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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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McCain marks official opening of Burley plant (access required)

Following the completion of a $200 million expansion last fall that added a third production line to the company’s frozen French fry manufacturing plant in Burley, officials at McCain Foods USA decided this week that a formal grand opening celebration ...

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Shelf life: Albertsons to raise its private-label profile (access required)

Boise-based Albertsons Cos. is upping its private-label game. With one industry analyst placing grocers’ sales of in-store brands at 25% of sales, Albertsons recently announced it will update branding of its Signature Select line and roll out more than 300 ...

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Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it ...

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Catching up with Continuous Composites as it breaks the mold in manufacturing (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Sometime in the next 12 to 30 months, Tyler Alvarado wants to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. His company, Continuous Composites, was founded in 2015 and is already producing some products, though Alvarado’s focus is on bringing its ...

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Construction Combine offers potential workers a hands-on view of the industry (access required)

For many of Idaho’s building contractors, business is so good these days that crews are often short on workers. Concerned about finding extra hands in an economy that’s seeing low unemployment, construction industry members are looking to add more workers ...

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How high can Idaho go with its aerospace industry? (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Idaho isn’t typically thought of as an aerospace hub, but the annual I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo featured plenty of Idaho presence, ranging from individual vendors to a speaker postulating Mars colonies. Originally, Idaho and Washington ...

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Wine commission touts growth of industry in state

Grape things are happening this June in the Gem State. That’s the goal when restaurants, wineries, cideries, vineyards and grocery stores around the state host special events and tastings to celebrate the 10th annual Idaho Wine and Cider Month. The ...

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Former ICOM dean to launch Kansas osteopathic school (access required)

Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy who last year opened Idaho’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, will be joining The Kansas Health Science Center as its founding dean and chief academic officer, the ...

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