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Manufacturing: Jobs up, wages down (access required)

Manufacturing is a bright spot in Idaho business, growing nearly 20 percent from 2010 to 2016. “In 2016, Idaho saw a 3.6 percent increase in manufacturing employment,” said Jake Reynolds, business retention & expansion manager for the Department of Commerce, in Boise. “The manufacturing employment growth rate for southwest Idaho was 3.1 percent. Nationally, the manufacturing ...

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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.