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A word with Char McArthur on innovation at Idaho Transportation Department (access required)

Over the last several years, the Idaho Transportation Department has been on a trajectory of behaving more like a business and less like a government bureaucracy. Part of its business strategy is the Innovation ITD initiative, which started in 2014. ...

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A word with Andy Beitia of Washington Trust Bank on PPP concerns (access required)

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The CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program has been a critical lifeline for many businesses, saving numerous jobs — but how many, exactly? That’s the question Washington Trust Bank is asking after flagging a concern with the Small Business Administration’s ETRAN system, which collects information ...

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A word with Christopher Pooser, partner at Stoel Rives, on the Main Street Relief Project (access required)

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for companies of every size, but small businesses are often more vulnerable to economic upheavals. Lacking the resources to weather the storm, many are battling to continue operations. To help these businesses survive, reopen and reestablish themselves, Stoel ...

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A word with Consul General of Canada, Brandon Lee (access required)

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No other country, aside from the United States itself, is as important to Idaho business as Canada. Our nearest foreign neighbor is not only the largest source of Idaho exports but also participates in many important partnerships ranging from agriculture ...

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A word with the Idaho Technology Council on the Deal Flow Report (access required)

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Private investment in companies is a critical driver of entrepreneurship and economic growth. Fortunately, Idaho continues to see expansion in the volume of investment, according to the latest Deal Flow Report, released June 11 at the Idaho Technology Council’s Capital ...

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