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Panel advises Little on allocating federal COVID-19 funds

Idaho’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee sent detailed recommendations to Gov. Brad Little on April 29 on how to spend just over $152 million of Idaho’s COVID-19 relief funds. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funneled money ...

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Middle market jolted by sweeping effects of coronavirus

Communities around the world have been socially and economically distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the business and public gathering shutdowns enacted to slow its spread. Middle market business owners and executives are not immune to its far-reaching impact. KeyBank’s ...

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Governor announces relief grants for small businesses

The State of Idaho will give coronavirus economic relief grants up to $10,000 to the state’s small businesses. Gov. Brad Little announced the Idaho Rebound Grant program at a press conference on April 30. Idaho will use $300 million of ...

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Idaho Falls encourages social distance shopping with prizes (access required)

Park Ave., downtown Idaho Falls.

One Idaho Falls organization went the extra mile to boost local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Association used a classic marketing incentive strategy to encourage consumers to patronize downtown businesses. IFDDA set up $20 gift ...

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16 Idaho nursing homes hit by COVID-19, state mum on details

Idaho nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with at least 150 cases reported at 16 different long-term care facilities in the state. So far, at least 26 people at such facilities have died from COVID-19. In ...

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McAlvain Construction participates in AGC stand-down (access required)

Construction workers line up six feet apart for a safety meeting during the AGC stand-down for COVID-19 safety.

The ability to keep America’s essential workforce safe during a pandemic has been underscored by worker protests at grocery store chains and e-commerce giants like Amazon. The construction industry has not been immune from this trend, as demonstrated by thousands ...

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