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Idaho women entrepreneurs seek funding in Zoom panel (access required)

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Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic that had cancelled a planned April 7 in-person event, the Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital conference held a deal forum over Zoom on June 4 to give four Idaho women entrepreneurs advice on how ...

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Government relaxes requirements on COVID-19 loan program (access required)

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Interested in a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the federal government? You only have until the end of the month to get it. While the Small Business Administration announced plans to implement the PPP Flexibility Act — passed by Congress on ...

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Idaho Falls expands fiber optic network to include residential (access required)

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Idaho Falls, which has provided so-called “dark fiber” to government organizations and businesses in the city for decades, plans to offer high-speed fiber optic connections to all city residents in the next four years. “People were constantly coming to us ...

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Federal action could boost Idaho’s vanadium mining industry (access required)

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Idaho once led the United States in the production of vanadium, which is used in the production of strong but elastic steel alloys, particularly critical for the aerospace industry. Because of Idaho’s vanadium resources, it may be relevant that the U.S. ...

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Boise assessing COVID-19 outbreak through sewage testing (access required)

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The city of Boise is partnering with Massachusetts-based company Biobot to track the spread of COVID-19 using data from sewage samples. The data could reveal if safety measures are slowing the spread of the virus and could be used to ...

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Crush the Curve teams up with Kinsa smart thermometers (access required)

Across the country, as businesses and schools look to reopen in the coming months, many are pursuing ways to ensure the health of employees and students at a safe distance. Crush the Curve Idaho has received 10,000 Kinsa smart thermometers ...

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COVID-19 offers businesses opportunities for renovation (access required)

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While many construction projects were delayed or cut back during the COVID-19 emergency, some Idahoans used the pandemic-related shutdown of essential business to renovate. Though most renovations appear to be concentrated in the restaurant or entertainment sectors, the Chubbuck-Pocatello School ...

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Mortgage statistics offer good news, bad news (access required)

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The bad news is that mortgage delinquencies are up. The good news is that mortgage applications are also up along with rebounding home sales. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from ...

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