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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.

State healthcare apprenticeship program adds skilled workers in Idaho hospitals (access required)

A healthcare apprenticeship program is helping Idaho hospitals obtain some of the skilled workers they need. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program, the Idaho Hospital Association, in cooperation with the Department of Labor, provides Idaho employers with tools for ...

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Micron results are good news for Boise (access required)

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To no one’s surprise, Micron Technology issued barnburning results on June 20. Total revenue was $7.8 billion, up 6 percent from the previous quarter and 40 percent from the prior year. Non-GAAP gross margins expanded to a record 61 percent, ...

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Boise Angel Alliance retools investment fund (access required)

The Boise Angel Alliance (BAA), an organization intended to help fund early-stage startups in Idaho, has retooled its investment fund to support larger projects. The BAA Board went through a process of strategic reassessment, beginning with a strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats analysis, said ...

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Affordable apartment projects are few and far between (access required)

With Idaho simultaneously the nation’s fastest-growing state, but stuck at No. 36 for housing affordability, there is an increasing need for affordable multifamily housing, particularly in the fast-growing Treasure Valley and resort communities such as McCall. “Affordable multifamily housing” means ...

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