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'Inspire Idaho' promotes low-cost tech training programs for both urban and rural residents:


Tech executives like Google's Sundar Pichai have become fond of saying that in the future, people will have to become continuous learners in order to keep up with the pace of technological change in the ...


Skeptical crowd wants 'Idaho first,' questions Avista sale to Canadian utility:


North Idaho residents expressed deep suspicions Thursday night about the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility partly owned by the government of Ontario. "As an American citizen, I don't ...


Premier Technology adds 70,000 square feet in Blackfoot:


A Premier Technology Inc. expansion adds 70,000 square feet to the 250,000-square-foot Premier custom manufacturing plant in Blackfoot. The space will be filled with the latest in high-speed metal ...


Eagle, Idaho based startup SpriteRE has raised $200,000.:


CEO Adam Stein says SpriteRE helps match online consumers with digital lenders and expedite that process using artificial intelligence. It is part of a new program at Boise State University intended ...


Idaho's one of the worst states in the country for working moms. What about for dads?:


Analytics website WalletHub has released the follow-up to its study on best states for working moms, and the news for Idaho dads isn't promising, either. Last month, the site declared Idaho the worst ...


Idaho, the top-performing economy among U.S. states, relies heavily on international trade.:


Idaho has fewer people than Houston, still grows the most potatoes, and outperforms all 49 other states with a 21st-century economy that shows that the U.S. does best when it puts the world first. by ...


As dual credit grows in Idaho, will rural students get left behind?:


Idaho is desperately trying to boost its college graduation rates, and meet the changing demands of employers. Advanced opportunities is one of several state programs designed to help high school ...


Idaho, Where Self-Driving Vehicles Aren't Currently Allowed, Forms Committee to Study Them:


The Idaho Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment Committee will hold its first meeting May 30 to begin the process of creating a framework for autonomous vehicle use and testing. by ...


Chubbuck, Idaho based Hair Hub owner applies advertising skills to salon:


"Let your hair do the talking" is a popular quote among hairdressers, and it speaks the truth about advertising yourself and your personality to the world around you. And if any hairdresser knows ...


University of Idaho's president to leave next spring University of Idaho's president to leave next sprin:


The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that University of Idaho President Chuck Staben's contract will not be renewed in 2019. The board announced May 26 they came to a mutual agreement ...


Idaho State government hacked twice in three days:




Idaho- based Dome Technology building structures across the world:


In 1967, Barry South and his brothers David and Randy came up with an idea for a business that changed the shape of potato cellars for some eastern Idaho growers -- they wanted to construct domes. The ...


Enjoy America's first dark sky reserve on your summer camping trips:


The glittering diamonds of the Milky Way over the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will be preserved for future stargazers, as the International Dark-Sky Association in December approved the nation's ...


This California employer is relocating to Idaho. Many of his employees are coming with him.:


A California pump company from Sonoma's wine country has announced it will relocate to Caldwell before the end of the year. Price Pump Manufacturing Co., an 86-year-old company that has ...


Hundreds celebrate Idaho's CEOs of influence:


Idaho Business Review recognized some of the state's top business leaders during the eighth annual CEO of Influence awards program. About 200 people turned out for the May 10 celebration at the Boise ...


Visiting Kentucky leaders ask about race, diversity, and Boise's lack thereof:


The Kentuckians came to Boise to talk about change, about how the City of Trees became a national media darling, how its Downtown has been transformed, how technology companies have been drawn by ...


Ketchum, Idaho Innovation Center:


Mission To cultivate an innovative business ecosystem inspired by mountain town living. Our mission is based on four foundational pillars: Mentorship: Create connection and economic synergies ...


This study named Idaho the worst state for working moms. Here's why.:


Analytics website Wallethub has some less-than-stellar news for Idaho moms just in time for Mother's Day: Our state is the worst place in the U.S. to be a working mom, according to a compilation of ...


America's Housing Crisis Is Spreading To Smaller Cities:




New Idaho beef plant adds local option for producers:


A beef plant that opened in southern Idaho earlier this year gives the area's dairy producers a local option on where to send their cows. Dairy producers had to typically ship their cows to out-of-state ...


Chobani - Idaho company praised for parental leave policy:


Chobani is setting a new standard by offering six weeks of 100 percent paid parental leave for all employees. Chobani now offers six weeks of 100 percent paid parental leave for all employees. It's ...


Recreation? Idahoans are making it happen:


When we decided to dedicate an issue of Square Feet to recreation spaces in Idaho, we had no idea how difficult it would be to choose from all of the action-oriented projects that are recently completed, ...


Big Cedar Media - With his grant-winning startup, Idaho veteran tells inspiring stories via video, nature:


A common misconception about Trailhead is that we're an incubator for tech startups. While we have some of those, our 350 members come from all sides of entrepreneurialism. Forty-five percent work ...


Gap between Boise's richest and poorest grows dramatically - #7 in top 100 metro areas :


The Treasure Valley is growing quickly in myriad ways, and with that has come a massive leap in the gap between the Boise metropolitan area's richest and poorest households, according to a Bloomberg ...


In Idaho and across U.S., politicians push to prosecute women over abortions:


Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such ...


European Trade Show Yields Significant Results for Seven Idaho Outdoor Recreation Companies:


Idaho Department of Commerce exhibited at the IWA Outdoor Classics in Nuremberg, Germany March 9-12 to assist seven Idaho-based outdoor recreation companies specializing in the production of guns, ...


Finalists Named for Boise State President:




VR & Storytelling (Plus our April Member Meeting!):


VR and storytelling is a theme we're exploring right now. Make sure you read Professor Gauthier's article on this topic and join us for a panel discussion on VR & Film one week from today at our April ...


Idaho Commerce Announces George Lynch As New Economic Development Advisor:


Idaho Commerce Director Bobbi-Jo Meuleman has announced the hiring of George Lynch as Senior Economic Development Advisor. Mr. Lynch will start his new role at Idaho Commerce on April 17. "As ...


Mayor Bieter to Boise: We can't 'mobilize' at borders, keep growth out:


What a difference a day and an audience make for a mayor struggling with one of the most critical issues facing his city in decades. On Tuesday, in front of the Downtown Boise Association, a ...

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