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Economic development funds shorted (access required)

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has vetoed $3 million in funding for an economic development and worker training grant program run by the Idaho Department of Labor. The governor asked lawmakers for $5 million for the Industry Sector Grants, which ...

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The Core, WBI partnering on med-tech event (access required)

The Core and the Wayne Brown Institute are partnering for a two-day event in September focused on helping medical technology companies in Idaho connect with one another, grow and raise money.  On Sept. 16, WBI will hold one of its ...

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Business offers a 3D puzzle with escape as the prize (access required)

Boise couple Anik Montpetit and Blake Furlow have launched Boise Escape, a downtown Boise entertainment option for people who like to solve puzzles. Being locked in a room with roughly an hour to escape, teams of two to six people ...

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Announcing IBR’s 2015 Accomplished Under 40

For 16 years, Idaho Business Review has been recognizing professionals under the age of 40 who have already made big differences at work and in their communities. They have vision. They are leaders, not for the future, but for now. ...

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Cradlepoint raises $48 million to keep growing (access required)

Cradlepoint Technology in Boise has raised $48 million from investors to help bolster its international expansion efforts, expand the cloud platform connected to its wireless routers and potentially acquire other companies. The series B round of growth equity funding was ...

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Bike sharing will start in Boise this month (access required)

Bike sharing will roll out in downtown Boise during April. Boise’s bike share program, called Boise Green Bike, will start with 15 docking stations and 114 bikes in the greater downtown area as far out as Boise State University, the ...

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Kindergarten enrollment drops across the state (access required)

Kindergarten enrollment dropped in 2014 in Boise and across the state, and Boise district superintendent Don Coberly has a theory about what happened. He links the dropoff to the Great Recession from five years earlier. The economic downturn may have ...

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Lawmakers want a say on broadband

Before the state writes a new contract to provide high school broadband, lawmakers want their chance to weigh in. Both the Idaho House and Senate have passed resolutions to create a legislative “interim committee” to study the issue. The moves ...

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Eastern Idaho counties combine economic development efforts (access required)

Grow Idaho Falls and Bingham Economic Development Corp. are joining forces under the new name Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho, or REDI, becoming the latest region of the state to combine economic development and business attraction efforts. The ...

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