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Pandemic halts, delays projects nationwide, AGC survey finds (access required)

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than one out of four contractors to halt or delay work on current projects, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. The survey results show how quickly market conditions have ...

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Analysis: The economics of COVID-19 nursing home testing (access required)

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To reboot the nation’s economy, one of the many steps recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is testing all nursing homes for COVID-19. The estimated one-time cost to do so is $440 million, according to an estimate by ...

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State’s Rebound program awards more than 3,000 grants (access required)

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More than 3,000 Idaho businesses had received funding from the Idaho Rebound Grant program, as of May 26, the most recent date for which data are available by press time. Up to 30,000 Idaho small businesses are eligible for grants ...

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Governor announces movie theaters can reopen on May 30 (access required)

Movie buffs got some good news on Thursday — theaters will be reopening sooner than expected. On May 28, Gov. Brad Little announced that Idaho would advance to Stage Three of the state’s economic reopening plan. Little also advanced the reopening of ...

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Idaho Business Review takes awards events virtual (access required)

With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to curtail large gatherings, the Idaho Business Review is turning to virtual events to honor its award winners. Two upcoming awards programs — CEO of Influence and Icon — will be delivered virtually thanks to the work ...

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On the menu: Economic disarray, caused by coronavirus (access required)

Shortly after the March 16 lockdown in Maryland, Brian Boston began takeout service at his fine dining restaurant in Sparks. Thanks to loyal customers who frequented the establishment, the restaurant broke even. But by week two, Boston was losing $1,000 ...

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Ziply improving North Idaho broadband internet service (access required)

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HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber, which recently took over Frontier Communications’ telecommunications services in four Northwest states, including Idaho, has purchased Wholesail Networks to help improve broadband internet connectivity in the region. “The key is that they have a backbone network that ...

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ISU in Meridian receives $150,000 grant for renovations (access required)

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A $150,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation will help support the second phase of renovations at Idaho State University’s health campus in Meridian. ISU started a $2.3 million renovation at the Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center in Meridian ...

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Angels will keep investing, but conservatively, survey says (access required)

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Angel investors still expect to keep investing in early-stage startups despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but are likely to be more conservative in doing so, according to a recent survey performed by the Angel Capital Association. “There’s less investing going ...

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Nampa waives some permit fees to boost business (access required)

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the Nampa mayor’s name In an effort to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nampa city council unanimously voted last week to temporarily waive permit fees for catering, temporary parking ...

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