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Downtown Workforce: The center of Boise attracts employers looking for skilled, creative people

Today, more than 40,000 people work in the downtown area, and it’s an incredibly diverse group,” says Lynn Hightower, executive director of the Downtown Boise Association (DBA). The downtown features jobs ranging from dining to retail, from hospitality to tech. ...

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Q & A with Jeremy Field, regional administrator of the SBA

Jeremy Field is a Boise native who leads the economic development, small business initiatives and program operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region X Office — also known as the SBA Pacific Northwest Region — comprised of Alaska, ...

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Little-used federal program could help low-income Idaho credit unions expand (access required)

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Most of Idaho’s credit unions are eligible for a program to give them access to secondary capital for expansion, but only a few are trying to take advantage of it. Administered by the National Credit Union Association, the program allows ...

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Health providers struggle with electronic health records interoperability (access required)

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Doctors’ handwriting is notoriously challenging, but it turns out electronic health records (EHR) are no panacea either, especially when trying to interoperate between two different medical providers, according to IT experts. Many medical providers have moved to EHR, but each ...

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Kootenai Health scores kudos on workplace rankings (access required)

COEUR d’ALENE – Kootenai Health is Gallup-ing to the front of the pack of companies that create a culture of engagement. For the third consecutive year, the regional medical center is one of 40 companies in the world to win ...

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Report: Boise gets a paw-sitive nod on real estate front (access required)

The City of Trees is the cat’s meow, according to a new study from Redfin. The real estate brokerage and Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for pets, ranked the top 25 most feline-friendly places across the country, and Boise came ...

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Pocatello airport has new boss (access required)

POCATELLO – Alan Evans, a longtime employee of the Pocatello Regional Airport, has been appointed the facility’s manager by the city’s mayor. Evans, who has served as interim airport manager since March, has been employed at the airport for 29 ...

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Oregon governor ready to take lead on divisive climate plan

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday that she’s ready to use her executive power to lower carbon emissions following a political crisis in which Republican state senators fled the state for more than a week to ...

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