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A word with Kathryn Jones of Idaho’s African American Chamber (access required)

With this year’s Black Lives Matter movement, a number of people are looking for ways to support Idaho’s Black-owned businesses. However, it isn’t always easy to find them. Enter the African American Chamber of Commerce. Chapters have been springing up ...

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Leadership Idaho Agriculture announces 25 in Class 41 (access required)

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Jessica Anderson is a second-generation Leadership Idaho Agriculture participant, and is one of 24 other participants in Class 41. Anderson grew up on a farm in Canyon County that grew onions, wheat, feed corn and a signature of the area: ...

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MoFi announces COVID loan program for businesses (access required)

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A Northwest organization that lends money to help small businesses start, and was a major participant in federal programs to loan money to businesses affected by the COVID-19 economic disruption, has started a new COVID-19 loan program. MoFi, formerly known as ...

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Twin Falls food innovation center feasibility study underway (access required)

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After receiving $65,000 in stakeholder grants, Region IV Development Association has announced it will oversee a regional feasibility study on the viability of a food innovation center and business incubator. “When you look at the resources we have in the ...

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A word with Cara Vierstra, owner of Remi Bleu stores (access required)

There are a number of adjectives one could use to describe Cara Vierstra: rodeo champion, twenty-something, farm girl, native Idahoan, young entrepreneur. No single one of them does her justice. The Idaho Business Review sought Vierstra out after the staff ...

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Applications open for INL economic development tech grants (access required)

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Idaho National Laboratory is taking applications for its 2021 technology-based economic development grants, which will support nonprofit organizations. INL’s economic development mission is “to stimulate economic development, support new business growth and recruit new talent and support entrepreneurship throughout Idaho.” ...

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You aren’t going to be able to find a bank branch in Filer (access required)

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FILER, ID – Filer will no longer have a bank. The south central Idaho city — 47th largest in the state as of 2017, with a population of 2,851 as of 2018 — will lose its single U.S. Bank branch ...

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Boise updating zoning ordinances using modern technology (access required)

The Zoom-and-Slido portion of Boise's virtual and interactive public meeting to start off the public consultation for rewriting the city's zoning. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

Boise hasn’t revised its zoning in 55 years. Now it’s doing so, using state-of-the-art technology. Despite the constriction of public meetings because of the pandemic, the City of Boise unveiled a novel multi-venue virtual and interactive approach to holding a ...

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Ada house prices drop slightly but home sales still up (access required)

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For the first time in many months, the median sales price for homes sold in Ada County dropped to $406,684 in October, down slightly from September’s $409,945. Regardless, the October price still represents a year-over-year increase of 14.7%. The Boise Regional Realtors calculated the median price ...

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Nonprofit Imagine Idaho working for improved broadband (access required)

Accessible broadband internet in Idaho has been limited and posed challenges for years; now, the coronavirus pandemic has “brought home how critical the needs were across our state,” said Kelley Packer, executive director for the Association of Idaho Cities and ...

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