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An $80 million investment for Boise company’s fraud detection business (access required)

The growth equity investment world is taking notice of Idaho with an $80 million infusion announced Dec. 16 to Kount Inc., a Boise-based online and mobile credit card fraud detection technology company. Online debit and credit card fraud just now ...

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Small business owner seeks changes in tax credit requirement

The Tax Reimbursement Incentive, or TRI, program is still drawing ire from some small business owners a year and a half after passage. Idaho Department of Commerce Business Attraction Specialist Kallen Hayes spoke in front of local business owners at the ...

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State falls further behind private market in employee compensation (access required)

The state has fallen further behind the private market in employee compensation despite increasing the pay rates of  its positions and creating a higher minimum salary for more than 800 employees. The Office of Performance Evaluation of the Idaho Legislature ...

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Idaho deal flow report aims to make investments more transparent (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council will compile an annual deal flow report in order to show investors that Idaho should be on their radar. The ITC released its first report in October and included 144 business transactions from 2014. Alison Johnson, ...

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Health coverage 101 for manufacturers (access required)

Many businesses that avoided providing insurance for the year 2015 won’t be able to in 2016. At a meeting of the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers Alliance Dec. 4, accountants and lawyers laid out the changing requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act ...

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Speakers at taxpayers group say the focus next year is education (access required)

Speakers for a taxpayers’ group say education is the most pressing concern facing the state. Policymakers at the Dec. 9 Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference didn’t reach consensus on improving Idaho’s education system. But there were promises to consider an ...

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Boise parking meters now accept payment by cell phone (access required)

Drivers can now use cell phones to feed the parking meters in downtown Boise. The Parkmobile mobile payment system now used in downtown’s 1,300 meters is the same one that has served Boise State University parking meters since 2013. Customers ...

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Two Boise organizations merge

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, or BCVB, have merged. The deal was made official on Dec. 1 through a filing with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office and it will allow the ...

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A word with Arlene Schieven of Visit Sun Valley

Arlene Schieven is the president of Visit Sun Valley, the marketing organization created in 2010 to perform the promotional work previously done by the Sun Valley and Ketchum Chamber of Commerce. Schieven’s group is also called the Sun Valley Marketing ...

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