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East Idaho braces for hordes of eclipse tourists:


Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to travel to East Idaho later this summer for a rare solar eclipse. It's anticipated that this unprecedented influx of people will put massive pressure ...


Idaho companies are starting to climb aboard the sustainability bandwagon:


As a corporate sustainability professional, John Bernardo walks a tightrope. Bernardo, an executive in residence at Boise State University's College of Business and a sustainability strategist at Idaho ...


Idaho's higher education task force identifying changes:


Idaho lawmakers, business leaders and education experts met June 9 to begin identifying key changes to the state's colleges and universities to improve postsecondary access and graduation rates. The ...


Idaho governor to lead Paris trade mission:


Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he will lead 11 aviation and aerospace companies on a trade mission to Paris. Otter announced Friday that he will be traveling to the International Paris Air Show ...


Idaho will pay to retrain these Nampa workers. Then they'll get raises.:


Some workers at Sorrento Lactalis Inc.'s cheese plant in Nampa are about get an opportunity few workers receive: Take some state-subsidized job training, and your wages could increase by $3 an hour ...


Idaho loan fund set up for "nearly bankable" businesses by Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. and Boise-based Capital Matrix :


Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. https://mtcdc.org/ and Boise-based Capital Matrix http://www.capitalmatrix.org/ have set up a fund dedicated to loans for Idaho businesses. Both ...


Forbes flip-flops rankings. Boise ain't so great after all:


Sheesh, call it the 13th uncool thing about Boise. After shocking the planet last month by ranking Boise as the second best city for young professionals in 2017, Forbes magazine has flip-flopped ...


No revenue spike for Idaho so far from Amazon online sales tax deal:


Idaho tax revenues didn't spike during the first month of collecting online sales tax on internet purchases from Amazon, according to the most recent revenue forecast report. Earlier this year, the ...


Boise's WhiteCloud Analytics bought by North Carolina company:


Boise-based health care technology business WhiteCloud Analytics announced Tuesday it has been purchased by Relias Learning, a North Carolina health care learning management system. According ...


Now 26, Boisean dropped out of college and built multimillion-dollar company ConvertKit:


Nathan Barry has accepted the fact that his company, ConvertKit https://convertkit.com/ , might be well known in circles online but remains invisible in Boise. Barry's startup reported $6 million in ...


$100 million meatpacking facility opens in Kuna; jobs still being filled:


CS Beef Packers began work at the new Kuna plant on Tuesday to harvest and process cattle in the area; it is expected to employ around 700 people eventually. The 370,000-square-foot facility will ...


Idaho population forecast to grow at three times national rate for next decade, with biggest gain in retirees:


A new forecasting model developed by an Idaho Department of Labor regional economist with a math background suggests Idaho's population will grow at three times the national rate between now and 2025 ...


What historian David McCullough's new book can teach Idaho business leaders:


I seem to be quoting The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan a lot these days. A few weeks ago, she had an excellent column suggesting that leaders need to think more like artists than economists. ...


Supreme Court Patent venue decision has considerable import for Idaho business:


On May 22, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on the seemingly mundane topic of patent venue: In which federal district courts may a patent holder file a patent infringement case? The case ...


If you're a young professional, Boise is the place for you, Forbes says. Here's why.:


It's no surprise to most Idahoans by now: In everything from trick-or-treating to home-brewed beer, the Treasure Valley tends to show up in top 10 lists. We're often touted as the wildcard, and Boise's ...


Idaho's first medical school slated to open in 2018:


To any doubters of the proposed medical school in Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter has this to say: "You were wrong, we were right, and I'm glad with stuck with it." Otter spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony ...


CEO of Brighton, a major Idaho developer, says Boise is like Salt Lake 25 years ago:


It reminds me of where Salt Lake was maybe 25 years ago, where you hit this inflection point where you hit a critical mass. When you start getting your airline transportation, and transportation facilities, ...


ikuw Solutions Opening Boise, ID office:


ikuw Solutions is expanding their presence and establishing an office in Boise, ID. The expansion is to provide employers in one of the Northwest's largest tech hubs access to the graduates of the Apprentice ...


Trailhead Receives Grant from Idaho STEM Action Center to Deliver Idaho's First Apprentice Program for Software Developers:


Trailhead, a Boise-based nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs start and scale businesses and high-impact projects, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center to launch ...


Growing pains in Kuna, Idaho: Small-town, rural feel attracting more people:


Jeff Miller remembers when farmers would pull their trucks up next to each other in the middle of the street in Kuna, shut off their engines and catch up on the news. If a car came up behind them, ...


A new executive director takes over at Trailhead, Boise's startup accelerator:


A familiar face in the Boise tech world will take over as executive director at Trailhead http://trailheadboise.org/ , the Downtown nonprofit startup accelerator and coworking space. Dan Faricy, ...


How Rural Idaho Schools Are Coping With Deep Cuts To Timber Program Money:


"Eighty percent of Idaho County is non-taxable property and without Rural Schools, we would be forced to ask patrons to increase their taxes a whole lot to keep our schools at this level." By Frankie ...


Idaho Department of Labor: Overcoming digital divide will take more than equipment:


Economic developers usually address the digital divide, the gap between those who know how to use the internet to accomplish tasks and those who don't, by focusing on physical barriers such as lack of ...


Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Awards $100,000 in Seed Funds:


Student entrepreneurs shared $100,000 in seed funds awarded March 31 through the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide venture competition that aims to stimulate entrepreneurship at the Gem ...


Restaurant group tells Idahoans: Don't vacation in Utah:


A new Utah law lowering the maximum blood-alcohol limit doesn't take effect until the end of 2018. But a restaurant trade association isn't waiting to begin an assault on it. The American Beverage ...


Now even entry-level jobs go begging as Treasure Valley workers gain choices:


"Companies start poaching from one another, and it's not necessarily even from like businesses," he said. "Landscaping companies will poach the cooks. Construction starts to poach the landscapers." BY ...


Harvard professor: Stop incentivizing out-of-state companies and build up Idaho ones:


"People recognize clusters are good things because they help build networks, but clusters are also hard on businesses," Ketels said at his talk April 5. "They force companies to compete for talent and ...


Idaho calls for public input on school science standards, climate change:


After Idaho lawmakers this year rejected five new school science standards regarding climate change, state Department of Education officials are gathering public input for help. So far, meetings in ...


Boise tech luminary wins $5.5 million investment for a startup policing copycat apps:


Faisal Shah, who was part of the founder team that built and sold one of Boise's most successful tech startups, is back at it again with a company called AppDetex. Launched in 2012, AppDetex closed ...


Airbnb cheers as Idaho bill to limit local regulation of its hosts' homes becomes law:


“This bill is a major win for the 2,000 Idahoans, the vast majority of whom are women and seniors, welcoming visitors to their state,” said Jasmine Mora, a spokeswoman for Airbnb, in a statement. “This ...

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