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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 ...


What historian David McCullough's new book can teach Idaho business leaders:


I seem to be quoting The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan a lot these days. A few weeks ago, she had an excellent column suggesting that leaders need to think more like artists than economists. ...


Supreme Court Patent venue decision has considerable import for Idaho business:


On May 22, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on the seemingly mundane topic of patent venue: In which federal district courts may a patent holder file a patent infringement case? The case ...


If you're a young professional, Boise is the place for you, Forbes says. Here's why.:


It's no surprise to most Idahoans by now: In everything from trick-or-treating to home-brewed beer, the Treasure Valley tends to show up in top 10 lists. We're often touted as the wildcard, and Boise's ...


Idaho's first medical school slated to open in 2018:


To any doubters of the proposed medical school in Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter has this to say: "You were wrong, we were right, and I'm glad with stuck with it." Otter spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony ...


CEO of Brighton, a major Idaho developer, says Boise is like Salt Lake 25 years ago:


It reminds me of where Salt Lake was maybe 25 years ago, where you hit this inflection point where you hit a critical mass. When you start getting your airline transportation, and transportation facilities, ...


ikuw Solutions Opening Boise, ID office:


ikuw Solutions is expanding their presence and establishing an office in Boise, ID. The expansion is to provide employers in one of the Northwest's largest tech hubs access to the graduates of the Apprentice ...


Trailhead Receives Grant from Idaho STEM Action Center to Deliver Idaho's First Apprentice Program for Software Developers:


Trailhead, a Boise-based nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs start and scale businesses and high-impact projects, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center to launch ...


Growing pains in Kuna, Idaho: Small-town, rural feel attracting more people:


Jeff Miller remembers when farmers would pull their trucks up next to each other in the middle of the street in Kuna, shut off their engines and catch up on the news. If a car came up behind them, ...


A new executive director takes over at Trailhead, Boise's startup accelerator:


A familiar face in the Boise tech world will take over as executive director at Trailhead http://trailheadboise.org/ , the Downtown nonprofit startup accelerator and coworking space. Dan Faricy, ...

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