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It's called 'bleisure,' and it's a tourism mix that can be a boon for Boise:


Westergard said a promising development is that Boise is attracting more "bleisure" travelers - business travelers who make time for vacation activities while in town or come back as vacationers, often ...


Growing Involta is working on data center tax exemption for 2019:


How is a data center like a tractor? Supporters of past failed attempts to exempt data center equipment from sales taxes will be trying another tactic in the upcoming legislative session: Equating data ...


Pack your bags! Boise gets hyped in 4 articles in past week. Including New York Times:


Less than one week after USA Today made the laughable claim that Boise is "the best-kept secret in the Pacific Northwest," http://www.matr.net/article-84114.html The New York Times has piled on. By ...


Idaho Travel Council Announces Annual Grant Awards - Over $5.5 Million Awarded for Tourism Promotion:


During its meeting held in Wallace this week, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted $5,590,819 in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention ...


It's no surprise that in Boise, this 'More Good' traveler found lots of kindness:


Her collection of happy stories is not meant to ignore that there's a lot of bad things happening. But her mission is to remind people that there's a lot of good around, too. By Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com Read ...


In aging rural Idaho, this town says it's benefiting from Boise's growth:


As Boise braces for more booming growth, rural Idaho has prepared for a very different challenge. Since 2010, more than half of Idaho's 44 counties have seen hardly any population growth. Thirteen ...


The best-kept secret in the Pacific Northwest:




Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


It's hot in Idaho this time of year and what a better way to cool off than in one of the multiple VR arcades around the state! Missed the VR & Architecture event? Next week CSHQA is presenting again ...


Top 10 U.S. cities for flipping houses. Idaho has 2 in top 3:




One more year, and you can surf, kayak or paddle in Boise's expanded whitewater park:


Surfers, kayakers, paddle-boarders and other wave junkies should be splashing away in the second phase of Boise's Whitewater Park next summer -- as long as construction stays on schedule. February ...


Fitch Analysis: Idaho May be Biggest Victim in U.S. / China Trade War :




Experiment with the nation's only co-presidents is a success at College of Idaho:


We have now been officially on the job co-presidents at The College of Idaho https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/ for more than three months and we can honestly say we are more optimistic about the future ...


Prepare your business for Idaho's rapid population growth:


Idaho has attracted a steady stream of new residents in recent years. And with good reason: the state and its cities offer excellent job opportunities in a growing range of industries, easy access to ...


Need to rent an affordable apartment in Boise? It will be harder than you think:


It's hard to miss the panic in Facebook posts, Craigslist ads, letters to the editor: I can't find an apartment to save my life. Can you help me? Please? By Maria L. La Ganga mlaganga@idahostatesman.com Read ...


Idaho National Laboratory specialists left plutonium in their car. In the morning, it was gone:


Two security experts from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit ...


Japanese investors visit Idaho:


A group of Japanese businessmen recently toured southern and eastern Idaho looking for business opportunities. Seven representatives from Japanese companies traveled to Idaho July 10-13 to learn more ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


VR is transforming the design process for architecture firms. Join us for our July member meeting next Wednesday for an in-depth conversation on this topic. CSHQA shares why they feel VR is powerful ...


Nampa nonprofit's "Shoe That Grows" has helped kids abroad. Now it's going commercial:


For three years, The Shoe That Grows https://theshoethatgrows.org/ , a Nampa nonprofit, has been distributing an expandable shoe to children in developing countries. Turns out that not just kids think ...


Four years after their convictions, these 4 Meridian business execs are headed to prison:


Four executives of a Meridian property-management company that collapsed in the Great Recession will soon head to prison, four years after they were convicted of fraud. The U.S. Supreme Court has ...


Cable ONE Business Launches 2 Gigabit Piranha Fiber Internet Service in Downtown Boise:


Businesses in downtown Boise now can enjoy up to 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical internet speed with the launch of Cable ONE Business's new service, Piranha Fiber - Ferociously Fast Internet. "Piranha ...


Idaho call center lays off more than 600 workers:


More than 600 workers have lost their jobs at a southwestern Idaho call center. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that Sykes Corporation's call center in Boise made the layoffs of 640 workers ...


This Nampa, Idaho site may house an Amazon distribution center, bringing 'thousands' of jobs:


Nampa might soon get an enormous Amazon distribution center that its developer says could bring "thousands of jobs" to the city. Local officials aren't talking, but a permit application filed by ...


Here's your first glance at what Boise's new library might look like.:


World-famous architect Moshe Safdie and a team that includes architects from Boise firm CSHQA have been working on the plan for the past few months. Initial drawings of a proposed new main library ...


Memo to Mayor Bieter: Growth-roundtable participants love Boise, want their voices heard:


Memo to: Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. Re: Your first community workshop on growth. After welcoming participants to the workshop Wednesday night, you left the auditorium at Saint Alphonsus Regional ...


$192,000 for his wife. 81 uses of a lobbyist's home. Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo's election funds draw scrutiny:


Lax campaign finance reporting and ongoing payments to family have prompted new scrutiny of Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo's https://www.crapo.senate.gov/ election funds. In 9 of the past 11 years, Crapo's ...


'Inspire Idaho' promotes low-cost tech training programs for both urban and rural residents:


Tech executives like Google's Sundar Pichai have become fond of saying that in the future, people will have to become continuous learners in order to keep up with the pace of technological change in the ...


Skeptical crowd wants 'Idaho first,' questions Avista sale to Canadian utility:


North Idaho residents expressed deep suspicions Thursday night about the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility partly owned by the government of Ontario. "As an American citizen, I don't ...


Premier Technology adds 70,000 square feet in Blackfoot:


A Premier Technology Inc. expansion adds 70,000 square feet to the 250,000-square-foot Premier custom manufacturing plant in Blackfoot. The space will be filled with the latest in high-speed metal ...


Eagle, Idaho based startup SpriteRE has raised $200,000.:


CEO Adam Stein says SpriteRE helps match online consumers with digital lenders and expedite that process using artificial intelligence. It is part of a new program at Boise State University intended ...


Idaho's one of the worst states in the country for working moms. What about for dads?:


Analytics website WalletHub has released the follow-up to its study on best states for working moms, and the news for Idaho dads isn't promising, either. Last month, the site declared Idaho the worst ...

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