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Idaho to spend $4.7M more on computer network upgrades

The sudden shift from office work to working from home required substantial upgrades to the state’s computer systems.

The Second Round of The ReConnect Program Invests $10.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming

“Access to a high-speed internet connection is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. 

Idaho Broadband Task Force

In May of 2019, Governor Brad Little created the Idaho Broadband Task Force by Executive Order, in order to improve connectivity and broadband infrastructure across Idaho. 

Idaho legislators consider ways to increase air travel

Lawmakers in Idaho have considered ways to increase air travel in the state as flights have been reduced or eliminated in recent years, stunting economic growth. Horizon Air stopped direct flights from the Lewiston airport…

Manufacturing is a Ticket to Rural Prosperity

Manufacturing businesses are essential contributors to our economic health and wellbeing, infusing $2.38 trillion annually into the national economy.

The Agriculture Industry Didn’t Have a Data Platform–So Sara Menker Created One

Gro Intelligence’s software helps power the multitrillion-dollar agriculture industry.

The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State

Despite recent challenges, venture capital firms are still seeking out investment opportunities across the country. Since our last analysis of most active VCs in June 2020, we’ve seen shake-ups across 6 states.

Amazon starts hiring 2,000 for southwestern Idaho facility

Company officials on Friday said starting pay is $15 per hour and includes comprehensive benefits with medical and matching retirement funding.

Idaho (99.9%), 6 other states report highest census response rate

Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico joined Idaho at the top of the response rates.

Boise-based Cradlepoint gets new owner in huge billion-dollar deal

Ericsson said it will retain Cradlepoint’s employees, the brand name, and keep the unit’s headquarters in Boise.