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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.

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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