Idaho Technology Council

Idaho Statesman

The president's executive action is getting mixed reactions from the business community in Idaho. The spectrum of responses runs from concern for workers' families and the talent pool – to silence.

A clever poster depicts the Boise area’s high-tech industry as clusters of galaxies.  At the center of one is HP.  Hundreds of stars orbit the HP galaxy, symbolizing businesses related to the company, or founded by ex-employees. 

Matt Rissell is cofounder and CEO of local tech company TSheets.  He also chairs the Idaho Technology Council’s Software Alliance.   Rissell says, "Because HP carries so much weight in the area - when they do something - when HP sneezes, you know, there is a ripple effect."