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Trade stakeholders tout success of virtual trade mission (access required)

Gov. Brad Little is touting early positive results from Idaho’s first virtual trade mission to Mexico made earlier this year. In a joint effort to promote international trade for Idaho businesses, Little and the Idaho Department of Agriculture and Idaho ...

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Stakeholders tout U of I advancements toward sustainability (access required)

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This article was updated on June 9 to correct a name. The University of Idaho has announced it has recently reached several noteworthy milestones in its pursuit of being environmentally responsible. U of I has prioritized the reduction of greenhouse ...

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BSU’s President Tromp announces business partnership plan (access required)

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Boise State University President Marlene Tromp was met with enthusiastic applause for two announcements shared at the annual State of the University event: the formation of the Boise State Business Partnership Hub and the launch of the Institute for Advancing ...

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Pet health care support industries show pandemic demand (access required)

Pet care stakeholders are reporting a revenue boom and growth of services following the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and industry personnel believe that the nationwide business shutdowns allowed for more people to adopt pets. Pet owners are helping grow the pet ...

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Despite national labor shortage, experts optimistic for Idaho (access required)

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Idaho-based labor market data company Emsi is warning business leaders of an upcoming “sansdemic” — a dramatic shortage of workers nationwide. However, Idaho looks like it will weather that better compared to the rest of the nation. The Pacific Northwest ...

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Idaho utilities seek to weatherize homes for cost, energy savings (access required)

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Power utility stakeholders are exploring ways to not only save money, but to also support energy efficiency and the local contractor network. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal nonprofit power marketer to 140 companies in the Northwest, has launched a ...

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Despite challenges, ISU president shows optimism (access required)

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During a time when the legitimacy of state-funded higher education programs is in question and more businesses are turning to local colleges for industry support, Idaho State University president Kevin Satterlee spoke virtually May 3 with the Boise Metro Chamber ...

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Health care facilities follow industry regulations in infrastructure (access required)

Power County Hospital District is celebrating celebrate two milestones this year — its 60th anniversary, and the completion of a nearly four-year new construction and renovation project. The hospital’s entire infrastructure — individual patient rooms, exterior and interior structures, workflow, ...

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GetMyBoat company makes splash as ‘Airbnb for boats’ (access required)

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Thomas Peterson and his wife have enjoyed hosting Airbnbs for years, so recently offering their pontoons near Lake Coeur d’Alene as shared boats was a natural next step. The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unexpected opportunity for the Petersons to purchase ...

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Kuna launches construction trade program at new high school (access required)

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Shortly after the school district approved the future construction of Kuna’s third high school, stakeholders from various industries partnered with school district administrators to design and outfit learning spaces for construction, automotive and diesel tech, health care and other in-demand, ...

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