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Author Archives: Sharon Fisher

What makes a makerspace?  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines A makerspace is, quite literally, a place where people go to make physical things, hands-on. It could involve anything from 3D printing and vinyl cutting to carving wood and stone, and everything in-between, including jewelry and ...

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How INL builds for innovation  (access required)

One of the most innovative companies in Idaho must surely be Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Consequently, if one is interested in best practices in designing innovation spaces for business, it makes sense to see what INL is doing.  And what ...

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AT&T provides better 911 location detection in Idaho  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines AT&T has announced a technology that makes it easier for Idaho first responders to detect the location of someone calling 911 from a cell phone.   The Locate Before Route feature uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) ...

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Idaho senators introduce Simplifying Grants Act (access required)

Idaho’s senators are working on a bill that would make it easier for smaller cities — including many of the ones in Idaho — to get federal grants by making the process simpler.  “We are a smaller city, with a ...

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Rexburg receives funding to create Teton River Business Center (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines An economic development agency in eastern Idaho has received a federal grant that will bring it closer to constructing a Rexburg business startup space.  The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Sept. 20 that the East ...

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Syngenta expands Idaho-based seed lab  (access required)

The Treasure Valley is going to seed. In this case, that’s a good thing. Syngenta Seeds is in the process of expanding its Nampa-based seed testing lab, which will make it easier for Treasure Valley farmers — who have long ...

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University of Idaho expanding industrial robotics program  (access required)

The University of Idaho (U of I) is partnering with several companies to expand its industrial robotics program in northern Idaho.   The expansion is spearheaded by Idaho Forest Group, a Coeur d’Alene-based company producing dimensional lumber such as 2 ...

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ACHD encourages businesses to be commute-friendly through mobility grants (access required)

In an attempt to establish more commute-friendly businesses beyond individuals driving cars, the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) has awarded Workspace Mobility Grants to a dozen Treasure Valley businesses.  “We do a lot of work with employers in the Treasure ...

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Organization recognizes historic preservation with Orchid, Onion awards  (access required)

Preservation Idaho, a nonprofit organization now in its 50th year that helps preserve Idaho’s historic places, recently held its annual Orchids and Onions award ceremony to recognize significant achievements — and duds — in the area of historic preservation.  Held ...

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