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Don’t confuse shortage with scarcity  

A sign in the window of the front office of the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley this past weekend asked people to be kind because they are short staffed. Regardless of staffing, that’s a reasonable request generally. As to the reason, though, the ...

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Charting a different path for Idaho 

“What’s wrong with the Idaho Legislature?” I’ve been asked that question often since leaving the Capitol in May. Prior to arriving in Boise in January, I was told to expect a vastly different environment than what I had experienced during ...

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3 tips to manage small business cash flow 

Cash flow is critical to the success of a small business. Even more than profitability, cash flow is important because it allows companies to buy inventory, keep the lights on, and their employees paid. While small businesses continue to try ...

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It’s time for Idaho’s private business owners to up their ‘Exit IQ’  

As reported by Idaho Business Review (IBR) in September 2019, Idaho’s businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail. That article, reported slightly before the COVID-19 pandemic, noted a total of 15,000 businesses in Idaho, also noting that two out of three put up for sale don’t ...

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Back to school during uncertain times

The new school year began with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, ...

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Why is Cleantech good for Idaho? 

What is Cleantech? Cleantech is a broadly inclusive term that refers to companies and technologies that create jobs and deploy new innovations that improve environmental and social sustainability. Why Idaho? To start, Idaho is rich in natural resources that make cleantech ...

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Middle market enters expansion mode after one year of pandemic impacts 

In its second quarter 2021 survey, KeyBank asked 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses — defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range — how macroeconomic conditions and government policies have impacted their businesses. The survey found that the middle market is back ...

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AIC responds to House leadership op-ed 

City leaders read with great interest the editorial opinion from the Idaho House of Representatives leadership challenging cities to use one-time government aid to reduce city budgets in the upcoming year. Apparently, our leadership team in the House of Representatives doesn’t know that city budgets were ...

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