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Official: Idaho revenue drop due to extended tax deadline

Idaho’s general fund revenue in April plummeted from initial forecasts, but officials said Thursday that’s because the deadline for paying state income taxes was moved from April 15 to June 15 due to the coronavirus. Officials with the state Division ...

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Boise firm uses Taiwanese partnerships to fight COVID-19 (access required)

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A Boise company is leveraging its relationships with Taiwanese firms to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) to the U.S., including Idaho. SMHeuristics, an outsourced sales and marketing company, has memoranda of understanding with several Taiwanese companies and accompanied Idaho Gov. ...

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University of Idaho promised $2.5 million for cybersecurity (access required)

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and the University of Idaho are partnering on a program to fund cybersecurity education that will help train future workers in the field. SEL and U of I have entered into a rolling five-year agreement, with ...

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Funding helps startups expand, protect intellectual property (access required)

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Two Boise startups have received more funding. Melt Organic, which produces plant-based dairy products, received $350,000 from Sage Growth Capital, while Retrolux, a cloud-based software company for the lighting industry, received an unspecified amount from Ideaship to fund intellectual property ...

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Results mixed in first quarter retail, office real estate market (access required)

Is it too early to predict that the COVID-19 pandemic will amplify the ongoing retail apocalypse to create vacancies in more retail properties in Idaho? The casualties are already accumulating as the 78-year-old J. Crew chain, teetering on the brink ...

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How do Idaho’s job losses stack up based on occupation? (access required)

When it comes to unemployment in Idaho, there’s good news and bad news. After eight weeks of unemployment statistics, Idaho’s biggest losses were in the food services occupations, in terms of both the number and proportion of jobs lost. One ...

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