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Capital Matrix has $120,000 for economic development grants (access required)

Capital Matrix is accepting grant requests from nonprofits and local governments for economic development projects in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. Capital Matrix has $120,000 for grants. The money comes from the earnings from the certified development corporation’s U.S. Small ...

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A word with Boise State President Bob Kustra

In the last eight years or so, the national discussion about higher education has focused on science, technology, engineering, and math – the so-called STEM areas where employers say they are having the most trouble filling jobs. Meanwhile, employers also ...

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Securities regulators warn of new spin on classic scams (access required)

Emerging investment schemes have latched on to the latest headlines, featuring scams related to digital currencies and the marijuana industry, say state regulators. Idaho Department of Finance Acting Securities Bureau Chief Jim Burns says that investors need to be wary ...

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Veggie Evolution private offering raised $100,000 so far (access required)

Veggie Evolution has raised $100,000 from investors out of a planned $400,000 round and its vegetable chips are now in 260 new Sprouts and Albertsons grocery stores, tripling the grocery store distribution for the Ketchum-based brand. Sheila Plowman, CEO of ...

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Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Monsanto Co. will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, but it was found in Oregon in 2013. That ...

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Idaho solar development is heating up

In two years, there could be 13 large-scale solar plants spread across southern Idaho, generating enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. State regulators are reviewing the contracts for all 13 projects, which could pay out $1.4 billion in ...

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