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Small Business Resources: Idaho Innovation Center

The Idaho Innovation Center is a business incubator providing resources to small fledgling companies where entrepreneurs can confidently and aggressively start and grow their small businesses through collaboration, education, mentoring and shared resources. The Idaho Innovation Center stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation promotion, fostering growth and future business development in Eastern Idaho. Working as

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TAP Into the Idaho National Laboratory

The Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) enables the sharing of knowledge and specialized equipment to small businesses to be used for promoting national competitiveness. The INL TAP program: Provides assistance that is not otherwise commercially available in the region Supports up to 40 hours of INL technical assistance without charge to the

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Welcome! Andrea Vlassis-Zahn

We are so excited to have Andrea Vlassis-Zahn joining the Idaho Commerce team! Andrea (emphasis on the “Drea”) is the newest addition to our already-amazing Business Attraction team. Andrea is from a small town outside of Portland, Oregon called Happy Valley. And, “Yes – people are happy there!” She was introduced to Boise in 2000

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Director’s Blog: EORAC 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Idaho Legislature’s Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee on the progress of Idaho’s economy and our perspective on the future of the state’s economy. Over the last several years, rebounding from the “Great Recession” and growing steadily, Idaho has much to be proud of. And

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Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing

Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing TWIN FALLS — Drawn by local work force training and inexpensive land and labor, food and beverage processing companies are turning their attention to the Magic Valley, now more than ever. A new study rolled out this year by The Boyd Company — an independent site

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SIEDO wins food-processing award

TWIN FALLS — Southern Idaho’s food processing and production has once again garnered national attention. The region was honored by a national publication for economic development. Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Expansion Solutions, a magazine for site selection consultants and corporate real estate brokers. The award noted SIEDO’s

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“Turning ideas into businesses” – New Ventures Lab

New Ventures Lab is a hybrid co-working facility, an idea laboratory, and a community engagement and collaboration center.  They accelerate Meridian’s innovation-based economy by connecting ideas, people, and resources to create and grow new companies.   They focus on:  1) Building an entrepreneurial culture that supports and nurtures new firm formation 2) Encouraging and facilitating investment

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To Connect, Inspire and Support all Entrepreneurs – Kickstand

Founded in 2000 by a handful of brave Boise startups that believed they could achieve greater success together, Kickstand is Idaho’s oldest statewide non-profit entrepreneurial support group. “We invent, we create, we patent, we pioneer.”  Kickstand champions Idaho’s innovators – in any industry – who seek the support of the local community to succeed and

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Attention All 2C Entrepreneurs — NEO is calling you!

The Nampa Entrepreneurs Organization (NEO) is an organization made up of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs!  NEO helps those aspiring to become an entrepreneur, and business owners who want to take their business to the next level.  NEO was developed through a partnership between the City of Nampa’s Economic Development Department and Boise State University’s TECenter, with

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