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Idaho Deal Flow report: Numbers down, dollars take big jump (access required)

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Private investment in Idaho companies dropped slightly from 2018 to 2019 — though Micron’s acquisition of IM Flash Technologies from Intel boosted the total dollars invested. Overall, investment deals jumped to $4.42 billion in 2019, compared with $1.65 billion the previous ...

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Idaho women entrepreneurs seek funding in Zoom panel (access required)

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Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic that had cancelled a planned April 7 in-person event, the Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital conference held a deal forum over Zoom on June 4 to give four Idaho women entrepreneurs advice on how ...

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Government relaxes requirements on COVID-19 loan program (access required)

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Interested in a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the federal government? You only have until the end of the month to get it. While the Small Business Administration announced plans to implement the PPP Flexibility Act — passed by Congress on ...

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Samantha Foster joins Asante Alliance as managing partner

Samantha Foster has joined Asante Alliance as managing partner and head of recruiting for the boutique IT recruiting firm based in Boise. After a successful 20+ year career as a commercial banking relationship manager, Foster brings her business acumen and ...

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Idaho Falls expands fiber optic network to include residential (access required)

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Idaho Falls, which has provided so-called “dark fiber” to government organizations and businesses in the city for decades, plans to offer high-speed fiber optic connections to all city residents in the next four years. “People were constantly coming to us ...

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Federal action could boost Idaho’s vanadium mining industry (access required)

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Idaho once led the United States in the production of vanadium, which is used in the production of strong but elastic steel alloys, particularly critical for the aerospace industry. Because of Idaho’s vanadium resources, it may be relevant that the U.S. ...

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COVID-19 dents used automobile sales in Idaho, nationwide (access required)

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Idaho’s used car industry saw a decrease in sales in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study conducted by iSeeCars.com, a used car shopping search engine. Sales in Idaho slowed the least of any state in ...

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Boise assessing COVID-19 outbreak through sewage testing (access required)

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The city of Boise is partnering with Massachusetts-based company Biobot to track the spread of COVID-19 using data from sewage samples. The data could reveal if safety measures are slowing the spread of the virus and could be used to ...

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Raquel Cuevas promoted to registrar at College of Eastern Idaho

Raquel Cuevas has accepted the registrar position at College of Eastern Idaho. Cuevas has worked in higher education for 17 years. She started her career in 2003 as a work-study student for Idaho State University – Idaho Falls in the Student ...

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