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Kuna considers resurrecting urban renewal district

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In an effort to improve its infrastructure to attract business, Kuna is looking at a number of mechanisms to raise funding, including resurrecting an urban renewal agency. Kuna set up the urban renewal agency in 2011 in response to bills ...

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Idaho laws are grounding drone business, owners report (access required)

Idaho could be a market leader in drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but state and local laws get in the way. That was one conclusion of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Situational Awareness Workshop, sponsored by the ...

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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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Construction companies fight workplace injuries, deaths

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The surge in construction is bringing on another surge: Construction deaths and injuries. Construction companies are looking for ways to reduce these incidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational injuries, and breaks them out into categories. For example, ...

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Looking for a job? DevOpsDays exhibitors are hiring (access required)

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At most computer shows, exhibitors are selling their products. But at the recent DevOpsDays Boise, exhibitors were selling themselves: All but a handful were recruiting, rather than demonstrating their wares. The conference, now in its fourth year, is intended to ...

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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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Catching up with Continuous Composites as it breaks the mold in manufacturing (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Sometime in the next 12 to 30 months, Tyler Alvarado wants to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. His company, Continuous Composites, was founded in 2015 and is already producing some products, though Alvarado’s focus is on bringing its ...

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How high can Idaho go with its aerospace industry? (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Idaho isn’t typically thought of as an aerospace hub, but the annual I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo featured plenty of Idaho presence, ranging from individual vendors to a speaker postulating Mars colonies. Originally, Idaho and Washington ...

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