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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

New tech spinoff combines bees and technology (access required)

Two former Micron Technology business directors are working with a local bee and wine expert on a new company, Kairosys, that will use high-tech sensors to help farmers manage bees and otherwise help farmers do their jobs better. “I’m calling ...

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Idaho credit unions continue nation-leading growth (access required)

Credit unions in Idaho continue to outpace their peers in other states. Idaho credit unions have the highest growth in loan volume and second-highest growth in assets and members for the first three months of 2015. Idaho credit unions also ...

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Boise State athletic director leaves for Syracuse

Mark Coyle, formerly the athletic director at Boise State University, was named athletic director at Syracuse University in New York on June 19. Boise State replaced Coyle on June 23 with Curt Apsey, a long-time Boise State athletic department administrator ...

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Lodging revenues show healthy growth in Idaho tourism (access required)

Tourism in Idaho has grown substantially in recent years. Lodging revenues topped pre-recession levels in 2013 and then grew another 10 percent in 2014. The head of Idaho’s tourism recruitment effort said the agency is now focusing on using digital ...

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Montana CDC gets $65 million tax credits for projects

The Montana Community Development Corp. received a $65 million New Market Tax Credits allocation from the U.S. Treasury Department on June 15. Montana CDC can work with investors and companies looking to grow to use those tax credits to fund ...

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Idaho, Netacent trying to sell its unemployment software to other states (access required)

A Boise software company that helped the state of Idaho build its new $7 million unemployment computer system is now trying to sell part of that service to other states. Until recently, Idaho’s unemployment system, which pays jobless benefits and ...

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Capital, workers are issues at ag-tech conference (access required)

Idaho has a large and well-known agricultural industry and a growing technology sector. The state can do more to help the two sectors work together, said speakers at the Governor’s AgriTech Summit on June 16. Todd Stevens, co-founder and managing ...

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‘Krazy’ coupon curators move toward mobile (access required)

Krazy Coupon Lady, which runs a website dedicated to helping people save money at grocery stores and online, is moving to new offices in Eagle and expanding its software development team as it prepares to launch an app for mobile ...

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Apparel brand Wear Boise to open storefront (access required)

Wear Boise, which sells T-shirts and other apparel with Boise- and Idaho-centric references, is opening a store at 828 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise in mid-July. Husband and wife Paul Carew and Lisa McGrath started the clothing company last ...

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Coiled moving to Telaya’s new Garden City winery

Coiled Wines will join Telaya Wine Co. at a new two-story winery set to open after this year’s harvest. Site work has started for the 11,000-square-foot building, formerly a parking lot for the Riverside Hotel. The site is just down ...

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