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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.

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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T-O Engineers merges with GDA Engineers of Wyoming

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T-O Engineers, Inc., a Meridian-based planning and engineering firm, has merged with GDA Engineers, a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Cody, Wyoming. “It opens doors to us geographically,” said Eva Fithen, marketing manager of T-O. “We’re in Idaho ...

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Boise State offers ‘Netflix for college’ (access required)

Boise State University is looking for partners for a program that lets employees or customers earn a bachelor’s degree online, paying month-to-month in a model that has raised comparisons to the Netflix movie subscription service. Officials from Boise State’s College ...

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Idaho Press acquires Boise Weekly (access required)

The fast-growing Idaho Press has acquired the Boise Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Boise. The company said in its announcement August 2 it intends to use the Boise Weekly office as its Boise news bureau. Boise Weekly Publisher Sally ...

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Federal trucking ELD regulations tough for livestock haulers (access required)

A federal regulation intended to help improve trucking safety has an unintended consequence for Idaho’s livestock industry. In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, commonly called MAP-21. Among other things, ...

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