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Harvard professor: Stop incentivizing out-of-state companies and build up Idaho ones:


"People recognize clusters are good things because they help build networks, but clusters are also hard on businesses," Ketels said at his talk April 5. "They force companies to compete for talent and ...


Idaho calls for public input on school science standards, climate change:


After Idaho lawmakers this year rejected five new school science standards regarding climate change, state Department of Education officials are gathering public input for help. So far, meetings in ...


Boise tech luminary wins $5.5 million investment for a startup policing copycat apps:


Faisal Shah, who was part of the founder team that built and sold one of Boise's most successful tech startups, is back at it again with a company called AppDetex. Launched in 2012, AppDetex closed ...


Airbnb cheers as Idaho bill to limit local regulation of its hosts' homes becomes law:


“This bill is a major win for the 2,000 Idahoans, the vast majority of whom are women and seniors, welcoming visitors to their state,” said Jasmine Mora, a spokeswoman for Airbnb, in a statement. “This ...


Idaho Governor vetoes bill to keep quagga and zebra mussels out of Idaho:


Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter vetoed one of the Legislature's attempts to keep quagga and zebra mussels out of Idaho, but encouraged groups to continue to work on the issue. Quagga and zebra mussels ...


Idaho Governor Otter vetoes bills on civil forfeiture:


Idaho's governor has vetoed a bill that would have drastically limited when police can take a citizen's property. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's not aware of any allegations that Idaho's law enforcement ...


How will Idaho get more workers with degrees? Higher ed task force begins search for answers :


Idaho's 7-year-old goal of getting 60 percent of its workforce ages 25 to 34 equipped with post-high school certificates or degrees by 2020 has evaporated. When the goal was first created in 2010, ...


After N.C. enacted its bathroom law, this $2.5 million event moved to Boise :


A few months after North Carolina enacted House Bill 2 last year, the planners of a large national conference reached out to Lisa Edens at the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. "They contacted ...


One Treasure Valley (Idaho) tech company reimburses employees $1,500 for vacations. Does yours?:


In December, Matt Rissell, the CEO of Eagle time-sheet software company TSheets https://www.tsheets.com/ , shared some good news with employees at a company Christmas party. He told them their hard ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter :


Hackfort has come and gone and we are looking forward to next year's event! If you didn't make it this year, don't worry we've got the scoop for you. This week we also hear from a Boise company that ...


Boise Valley partnership will provide tiny houses for charity -- and train students to build them :


The tiny house that's nearly done being built at the Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency in Wilder is not your average tiny house, said Bryan Pina, a Marsing High School sophomore. The 192-square-foot ...


A Small Idaho Town Bucks the Perception of Rural Struggle :


Lost jobs, empty storefronts and shrinking populations. It's an image of rural America ingrained in many people's minds, and one that was often reinforced in the election. The reality is far more complex ...


Idaho says 170,000 job-seeker accounts compromised in hack:


About 170,000 job-seeker accounts set up through the Idaho Department of Labor were compromised in a computer hacking March 12-13, the agency said Wednesday. The hacking incident involved America's ...


Never paid sales tax on Amazon orders? Now Idahoans will, like it or not :


No, it's not an April Fools' Day joke. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on Idaho orders April 1. The Idaho State Tax Commission has issued Amazon a seller's permit, which allows the Seattle-based ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


There's a lot going on if you're in Boise this week. You definitely don't want to miss Hackfort which starts this week and be sure to download the Treefort App to view Hackfort and Treefort scheduling ...


Packed crowd for Idaho climate change hearing:


A Boise Democrat who was blocked by a key Republican lawmaker from holding a legislative hearing on climate change succeeded in securing more than 500 attendees when she decided to host her own event ...


No, it really is that slow. Idaho ranks dead last for internet speed despite some gains :


Idaho's internet speed was the slowest in the nation at the start of 2017, according to a report from Broadview Networks, a communications services provider on the East Coast. Idaho's average internet ...


Idaho Governor Otter Announces Membership of Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task ForcesOTTER:


C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 17:008 CONTACT: Jon Hanian (208) 334-2100 Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced the full membership ...


Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership:


The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit ...


Boise tech company Cradlepoint lands $89 million investment to fuel torrid growth:


Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern said the Boise tech company is positioned to keep growing fast after securing an $89 million venture-capital investment. The company, which began by making mobile Wi-Fi ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


Idaho's First VR Arcade Opens in Eagle Boise Library Gets VR Technology Chris Cullen - A Pioneer in Early Idaho VR VR at the BAM Gala Full Newsletter: http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4f6aa4dd6810e62979e24a8a8&id=086e3e7d58&e=407853b31a Idaho ...


Idaho Governor Selects Workforce Development Task Force Members:


The 36-member Higher Education Task Force and the 17-member Workforce Development Task Force are to study and recommend how best to address Idaho's "K-through-Career" education and job training needs ...


Data centers are bypassing Idaho in search of tax breaks:


About 20 states have tax incentives designed to attract data centers and five states don't have sales tax. The exemption would help Idahoattract data centers and additional investment in technology, said ...


Bill would offer incentives to Idaho's data centers:


Idaho would join 20 other states currently offering sales tax incentives to data centers under newly introduced legislation. Officials with the Idaho Department of Commerce are backing a measure ...


How one Boise man chases his tech-startup dream at Trailhead:


The startup game offers an intoxicating mix of validation (when we think we're smart enough to make it big), autonomy (shove it, boss) and lucrative earning potential. Bodybuilding.com, which neared ...


Fearing loss of workforce, Farm Bureau, dairymen promote study of immigrants' impact :


The Idaho Dairymen's Association estimates those workers make up more than 85 percent of the state's 8,300 dairy employees. The Trump administration's immigration rhetoric and proposals potentially ...


Idaho Software Company, LeanLaw, Closes Round with Gem State Angel Fund:


LeanLaw http://www.leanlaw.co/ , an Idaho based legal software (SaaS) company, is pleased to announce the closing of an extended Series Seed Investment, led by Gem State Angel Fund http://www.gemstateangels.com/ ...


Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum:


Lawmakers in Idaho have approved new K-12 science standards that do not reference the established science of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. The Feb. ...


Loss of Middle Eastern students leaves Idaho State University $12 million short Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/education/article128549094.html#storylink=cpy:


A decline in enrollment by Middle Eastern students in the past few years has left Idaho State University with a $12 million shortfall, President Arthur Vailas told legislative budget writers ...


Idaho Department of Commerce plans to increase spending on tourism:


Idaho is collecting more money than expected from its 2 percent travel and convention tax, and the Idaho Department of Commerce is asking the Legislature for authority to spend it. The Department of ...

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