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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.

Boise State to offer less-technical cybersecurity certificate

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Boise State University is developing a cyber- and physical security certificate that isn’t predicated on people being computer scientists or engineers. While the details aren’t finalized, the CPS2ALL certificate, intended for full-time and part-time degree-seeking students, can be earned online, ...

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Programs expand innovation throughout Idaho

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While more than half of Idaho’s technology jobs are based in the Treasure Valley, a number of efforts are underway to look for entrepreneurs in other parts of the state and provide them with resources they need to be successful. ...

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Preservationists propose state tax credit to rehabilitate historic buildings (access required)

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Idaho’s State Historical Society plans to bring forth a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would give developers of historic buildings up to a 20 percent tax credit on money spent to rehabilitate them. There is already such a ...

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Idaho State University receives $2 million from Albertson Foundation to expand CTE (access required)

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The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is donating $2 million to the Idaho State University College of Technology capital campaign to help renovate a building on the Pocatello campus in which to consolidate some of its career technical education (CTE) ...

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MoFi receives additional $50,000 for small business loans (access required)

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A Northwest organization that lends money to help small businesses start has received a 33 percent increase in the amount of funding it receives from a Boise-based nonprofit. MoFi, a community development financial institution, has received $50,000 from Capital Matrix ...

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