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Idaho's Treasure Valley is growing quickly, but how fast is too fast?:


I hope I haven't seen a future scenario for Boise, but with our recent community growth, I worry a bit. In late July and August, I was in Hanoi, Vietnam, a place I've known and worked in for ...


Boise's Micron expands R&D, aiming for a bigger role in our work and personal lives:


Micron Technology Inc. has created in Boise what its CEO calls the largest semiconductor research center for memory technology in the Western Hemisphere. Its purpose: to help Micron take an increasing ...


Battelle Energy Alliance grant applications are open for economic development and community giving:


Idaho National Laboratory Battelle Energy Alliance, which manages Idaho National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, announced today that it is accepting applications for the fiscal year ...


Unheeded warnings, repeated mistakes put lives at risk at Idaho nuclear lab:


Ted Lewis knew the plutonium plates at the government lab where he worked could leak potentially lethal radioactive dust. He had seen it occur in the 1970s, when he was helping load some of ...


Anti-Californian sentiment has gripped Idaho for generations. Has anything changed?:


Some native Idahoans have a message for Californians: Stay away. That sentiment is so deeply entrenched, so common, that it is as familiar in Idaho as fry sauce and sagebrush. But what are ...


Video of run-in revives worries caused by Texas billionaires' Idaho land purchase:


A video showing a run-in between a security guard and a Valley County recreationist crystallized local worries about two West Texas billionaires' purchase of a vast swath of Southwest Idaho forest that ...


New Micron CEO sees a bright future for the Boise-based company:


Sanjay Mehrota, the new president and CEO at Micron Technology, Inc. https://www.micron.com/ , introduced himself to Boise July 27 with a story from his days as a student in India. Mehrota had been ...


New Idaho company PetIQ says its medicines would save you money on pet prescriptions:


Attention pet owners: A company you've never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ ...


Idaho is spending $12 million on courses that colleges don't always accept:


Some Idaho high school students are getting a surprise when they get to college: Many of the dual-credit classes they took to get a jump on their higher education -- paid for by taxpayer money -- ...


Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho:


Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one. The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce ...


New area code for Idaho means 10-digit dialing:


Changes to the way Idaho residents make calls will start in less than one month. Beginning Aug. 5, callers will have to dial in the entire 10-digit number of the person they are trying to reach, including ...


HotdeskHQ - Premium Botique Style Co-Working Site Opens In Boise, Idaho :


By the year 2020 over 40% of the workforce will be freelance workers. That includes start-ups, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and independent workers. The need for space to work is on the rise and becoming ...


Idaho's 65 and over population is booming. That's going to cost us all more, but pay us more, too.:


Idaho's population continues to grow and age faster than the rest of the country, and that has big implications for wages, jobs and the state economy, as Baby Boomers bump up into retirement age and, ...


This Idaho company is North America's top frozen-potato maker. No, it's not Simplot:


Like the J.R. Simplot Co., Lamb Weston has toiled for decades in the Treasure Valley while building itself into a global frozen-potato-products powerhouse. Unlike Simplot, whose name is splashed ...


Idaho leads U.S. in personal income growth:


Idaho's seasonally adjusted personal income grew 1.6 percent from $66.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $67.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. It was the fastest growth rate in the nation, ...


Belly up to the HandleBar. New Boise bicycle-themed pub is open:


Time to work up a thirst for beer. And pedaling. Bicycle-themed craft-beer hangout the HandleBar https://www.facebook.com/thehandlebarboise/ , which I previewed earlier this month http://www.idahostatesman.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/words-deeds/article155089474.html ...


Idaho's business tax incentives aren't what they seem:


In his annual address to the business community earlier this month, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter touted the economic benefits of the state's Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) program. He quoted Idaho Commerce's ...


Jelli Opens New Offices in Boise, Idaho and Expands Customer Operations in Order to Keep Pace With 266% Platform Growth:


Jelli (http://www.jelli.com), the technology that powers the programmatic platforms for the $40 billion global radio industry, announced an increase of more than 266% in gross media spend executed over ...


East Idaho braces for hordes of eclipse tourists:


Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to travel to East Idaho later this summer for a rare solar eclipse. It's anticipated that this unprecedented influx of people will put massive pressure ...


Idaho companies are starting to climb aboard the sustainability bandwagon:


As a corporate sustainability professional, John Bernardo walks a tightrope. Bernardo, an executive in residence at Boise State University's College of Business and a sustainability strategist at Idaho ...


Idaho's higher education task force identifying changes:


Idaho lawmakers, business leaders and education experts met June 9 to begin identifying key changes to the state's colleges and universities to improve postsecondary access and graduation rates. The ...


Idaho governor to lead Paris trade mission:


Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he will lead 11 aviation and aerospace companies on a trade mission to Paris. Otter announced Friday that he will be traveling to the International Paris Air Show ...


Idaho will pay to retrain these Nampa workers. Then they'll get raises.:


Some workers at Sorrento Lactalis Inc.'s cheese plant in Nampa are about get an opportunity few workers receive: Take some state-subsidized job training, and your wages could increase by $3 an hour ...


Idaho loan fund set up for "nearly bankable" businesses by Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. and Boise-based Capital Matrix :


Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. https://mtcdc.org/ and Boise-based Capital Matrix http://www.capitalmatrix.org/ have set up a fund dedicated to loans for Idaho businesses. Both ...


Forbes flip-flops rankings. Boise ain't so great after all:


Sheesh, call it the 13th uncool thing about Boise. After shocking the planet last month by ranking Boise as the second best city for young professionals in 2017, Forbes magazine has flip-flopped ...


No revenue spike for Idaho so far from Amazon online sales tax deal:


Idaho tax revenues didn't spike during the first month of collecting online sales tax on internet purchases from Amazon, according to the most recent revenue forecast report. Earlier this year, the ...


Boise's WhiteCloud Analytics bought by North Carolina company:


Boise-based health care technology business WhiteCloud Analytics announced Tuesday it has been purchased by Relias Learning, a North Carolina health care learning management system. According ...


Now 26, Boisean dropped out of college and built multimillion-dollar company ConvertKit:


Nathan Barry has accepted the fact that his company, ConvertKit https://convertkit.com/ , might be well known in circles online but remains invisible in Boise. Barry's startup reported $6 million in ...


$100 million meatpacking facility opens in Kuna; jobs still being filled:


CS Beef Packers began work at the new Kuna plant on Tuesday to harvest and process cattle in the area; it is expected to employ around 700 people eventually. The 370,000-square-foot facility will ...


Idaho population forecast to grow at three times national rate for next decade, with biggest gain in retirees:


A new forecasting model developed by an Idaho Department of Labor regional economist with a math background suggests Idaho's population will grow at three times the national rate between now and 2025 ...

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