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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.

Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or Semi ...

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HealthCast healthcare security company acquired by Houston firm (access required)

A Boise-based security company specializing in the healthcare industry has been acquired by a Houston security company. Identity Automation, which provides access management, identity governance, and multifactor authentication software, purchased HealthCast Inc., which makes enterprise single sign-on and virtual desktop ...

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With autonomous vehicles, security is a looming concern (access required)

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After the most recent hearing of the state’s autonomous vehicles committee, which focused on security, attendees were frightened. “The consensus is, this is pretty scary stuff,” summarized Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), after hearing from each ...

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Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant

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Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center. None of the applicants for a Small Business Administration grant received a passing grade on the grant applications, said Christian Pennington, lender ...

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Department of Labor predicts 1.4 percent annual job growth through 2026

New projections from the Idaho Department of Labor forecast that the state will add more than 105,000 jobs by 2026, bringing total statewide employment to approximately 841,000. In 2016, statewide employment was 735,000. This new projection indicates expected growth of ...

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