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A note from the editor Feb. 18

As promised in my (digital) note from the editor last week, this week’s edition features coverage recapping our Feb. 10 Breakfast Series event, news in health care, developing, well, construction projects, and more.

Flipping through the first few pages of our print edition, you’ll find Idaho’s current support of federal legislation introduced, again, to protect individuals and organizations hoping to clean up mining sites; raised grants and scholarships for two higher education institutions with close ties to Idaho’s industries; new and established businesses in the Treasure Valley, an update on (potential) data centers; our takeaways from the annual BOMA Idaho symposium and pending state legislation from minimum wage adjustments to COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

In the middle of our paper, you’ll find our focus section on health care, which, in addition to updates concerning COVID-19’s impact on the industry, also has an update on goals needing funding presented to the Legislature by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (as provided by our partners at Idaho Capital Sun). And then, nearly immediately after, is the Breakfast Series recap that discussed potential Legislative actions that could impact the business community. We at Idaho Business Review wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to our panelists, moderator and supportive sponsors. We’re already looking forward to our upcoming discussion in April that will revisit some of February’s insights.

To round out this edition’s coverage, our focus section on construction highlights several new projects in the area, and a new company joining the sector. In a related industry, our Power List featuring individuals in the residential real estate sector is inserted in this week’s edition.

Something I feel to be special in this edition: several articles this week marry themes of then and now. The phrase “those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it,” has come to mind. While the doom part may still be a distant possibility, some are watching, and concerned for, its approach. I’m starting to hear more often that Boise, and much of Idaho, has a lot of good things going for us; we have to be cautious and conscious of our next steps to preserve the good things we have while adding more. A recurring suggestion: pursue partnerships both in industry and outside of it.

To close, I’ll leave you with a different look ahead: this coming week, our coverage will be digital first, so be sure to check our website daily for all kinds of updates.

— Alx Stevens is the managing editor for the Idaho Business Review. Contact her at [email protected]

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