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New startup incubator launching in downtown Twin Falls (access required)

Twin Falls business Desert Creative Group — a problem-solving agency that helps organizations grow through consulting services, team development and training — joined forces with the South Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office to form Downtown Wheelhouse, a community ...

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Hempitecture opens new manufacturing facility in Jerome  (access required)

In December, Hempitecture announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Jerome. The 33,000-square-foot building is the first U.S.-based energy efficient nonwoven facility to produce sustainable bio-based nonwoven products for multiple industries using renewable energy.  The building is located ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Farm Credit stockholders vote to form new association in the West (access required)

Stockholders of Northwest Farm Credit Services (FCS) and Farm Credit West have approved a merger of their associations to form AgWest Farm Credit — a $30 billion financial cooperative that provides financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial ...

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Small businesses to tackle long list of challenges in 2023 (access required)

Small businesses face a mix of old and new challenges as 2023 begins. A looming recession, still high (although easing) inflation and labor woes are some of issues carrying over from 2022 that small businesses will have to tackle. There ...

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Trailmix Pitch Competition winners eye new products, flavors  (access required)

Ancient grains make for modern popularity. Heather and Thomas Dilworth, partners in Big Sandy Organics of Montana, found this out when they pitched their ancient-grain Kracklin’ Kamut snack in the Trailmix Pitch Competition in October and captured the $50,000 grand ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ WSP USA adds employees, expands service offerings in Boise (access required)

Leading engineering, environmental and professional services consultancy, WSP USA, is growing in the Boise area with additional staff and diversified services for clients. WSP’s new Boise office on Entertainment Avenue is touted as having plenty of room to accommodate employee ...

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Hacking for Homebuilding winners hone concepts, build on ventures  (access required)

Eric Morrison, founder of Alley Homes in Boise, garnered the first-place, $10,000 award in the public track of the Hacking for Homebuilding competition last October through Boise State University for his proposal regarding accessory dwelling units. His student counterpart, Samuel ...

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University of Idaho Extension begins work-from-home training program  (access required)

More and more employees are looking for work-from-home options and employers are rising to meet that demand. To help ensure people get the training they need to make the work-from-home setup a success, the University of Idaho Extension recently launched ...

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studio\Blu’s New Product Development Center offers collaboration for entrepreneurs and students  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines studio\Blu, a student-centric program within Boise State University, is providing an innovation and talent pipeline for small- to medium-sized product manufacturing firms.   According to Catherine Cantley, center director, in the last two years, the center ...

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Iron Pine builds business with Idaho-inspired merchandise  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines The story of Iron Pine began when Maria Lopez sat doodling one day. A simple sketch turned into one of her first Idaho-inspired designs that she used for hats and T-shirts. After that, the designs kept ...

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