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Catching up with GIMM — as it trains the next generation of developers (access required)

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Boise State University’s Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology major, popularly known as GIMM, will be graduating its first cohort of about 26 students this spring, and five of them already have jobs. In fact, one of director Anthony Ellertson’s ...

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Idaho’s Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses

The director of Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can’t hire enough medical staffers. Director Marv Hagedorn told Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee on Monday that it’s difficult to ...

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Startup uses tech to help farmers compare seed prices

HOPE, N.D. (AP) — A company with roots in Silicon Valley is trying to shake up the farm economy — and hundreds of farmers in Minnesota and the Dakotas are dipping their toes in the waters. The Farmers Business Network ...

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‘Amenities creep’ a closely watched office market trend (access required)

Building owners in Boise’s Downtown core are going that extra mile – and sometimes investing heavily – in order to attract quality, long-term and happy tenants. Often, the strategy includes creating or retrofitting spaces so current and future tenants can ...

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New owners look to revive Plantation (access required)

The new owners of the Plantation Country Club want the property to remain in operation as a golf course, but a group of nearby residents who worried about the land sale is keeping a close eye on any future redevelopment ...

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Elmore County Board of Realtors merges with Boise Regional Realtors (access required)

Boise Regional Realtors is expanding down the interstate in a merger with the Elmore County Board of Realtors. Effective Jan. 9, BRR staff is handling administrative matters for ECRB’s 65 members, including government affairs, advocacy efforts, market statistics and grant ...

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Boise developer Alturas Capital Partners starts 2019 with new deals (access required)

Boise-based commercial real estate firm Alturas Capital Partners has been busy in Idaho and elsewhere. On Jan. 7, the company on its website said it plans to build a new 824 square-foot Dutch Bros franchise drive-thru in Colorado Springs this year. ...

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Strong economy does little to lift department store sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Many investors had expected department stores to enjoy robust sales over the holidays in light of a U.S. economy buoyed by low unemployment, higher wages, strong consumer confidence and cheap gas. So when Macy’s and Kohl’s ...

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Lawmakers can tap state experts to get grip on Idaho budget

Information is power, and Idaho lawmakers could have more of it this year with a new emphasis on sending non-partisan budget experts to House and Senate committees to explain the numbers in the financial requests of the state agencies they ...

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BVA says it will acquire Saltzer Medical Group (access required)

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With several new medical-related development projects of its own moving forward, Ball Ventures Ahlquist clearly sees business opportunity in the healthcare market. On Jan. 8, the commercial development and investment company said it will add to its portfolio with the ...

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