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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

JPMorgan Chase expands business services (access required)

As part of a nationwide expansion announced in January, JPMorgan Chase is opening an office in Idaho intended for the “middle market” of business customers, including hiring an Idaho-based commercial banking market executive. Chase entered the Idaho market in 2008 ...

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Ketchum Innovation Center picks new location (access required)

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The Ketchum Innovation Center has moved to a 3,200-square-foot building at 180 6th Street W in Ketchum. The new office is within the Urban Renewal district of Ketchum, in the same block as the proposed new City Hall, the organization said. “KIC ...

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Banks face pressure for firearms industry decisions (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has criticized two banks for corporate decisions limiting firearms in the wake of incidents such as February’s shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. In a March 22 blog post, ...

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Utilities pursue economic development role (access required)

While business and economic development has typically been the purview of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations, increasingly utility companies are playing a role. “Across the country, utilities like Idaho Power have business development teams, providing that single point of contact,” said ...

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