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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.

Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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Rising Canyon County land prices threaten agriculture (access required)

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Agriculture land in rural Canyon County is becoming too expensive to farm. That’s a problem, because agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. In fact, Idaho ranks No. 4 ...

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Third time’s the charm for an Idaho Women’s Business Center? (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is trying again to pay for the creation of a Women’s Business Center in Idaho, after two unsuccessful launches. The agency announced on May 8 that a $150,000 grant was available for a nonprofit ...

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Micron is constructing its next building for people (access required)

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Micron has built a number of buildings over the years to expand its fabrication capacity, most recently last year, but its latest  construction efforts are aimed at its people. The company is working on a new office building, as well ...

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Impact acquires three more companies

Impact Group, which has been on an acquisition tear since 2016, has acquired three more companies in the Midwest, which are intended to help the Boise-based grocery broker expand its presence in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as in mass ...

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