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How many Idahoans will be able to afford to retire? (access required)

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Just how involved should state policy makers be in an individual’s retirement plan? The Office of Performance Evaluation is helping Idaho lawmakers this session answer this question with its report “Preparedness of Idahoans to Retire: Deciding the State’s Role.” “There ...

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Experts: Texas power outage event ‘unlikely’ in Idaho (access required)

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February’s disastrous power outages in Texas, coupled with unusually cold and snowy weather conditions, have electricity stakeholders asking: “Could that happen where I am?” For Idaho, what happened in Texas is unlikely, said Dave Whitehead, chief executive officer for Schweitzer ...

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New Boise manufacturing firm AZEK touts recyclables, jobs (access required)

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Having just signed the leasing papers and secured a location, The AZEK Company is the Treasure Valley’s newest addition to the manufacturing and housing construction support industries. AZEK touts its use of sustainable products — of which 54% of products ...

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Cosmetics manufacturer launches company in Hansen (access required)

A new business supporting the cosmetics industry has announced its launch in Hansen. Artisan Labs, which describes itself as a cosmetic contract formulator and manufacturer, plans to construct and open a 12,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, with approximately 15-30 new jobs, in ...

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INL announces MOU with Brazilian nuclear institute (access required)

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Idaho National Laboratory has announced it has enhanced its industry partnership with Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, a Brazilian institute with a focus on energy and nuclear research. The two institutions recently signed a memorandum of understanding around the ...

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J&M Sanitation adds Idaho’s first electric garbage trucks (access required)

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A family-owned Kuna business is pioneering the use of electric-powered refuse vehicles. J&M Sanitation has recently replaced two of its diesel-fueled vehicles for brand-new trucks from BYD. J&M Sanitation was able to capitalize on grant money through Idaho Department of ...

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Idaho, Northwest benefit from modular, affordable housing (access required)

Modular housing industry leaders tout the industry as providing affordable housing, which, lately, is being provided beyond Idaho’s borders as well. Manufacturing companies Autovol, in Nampa, and Caldwell’s indieDwell are said to be consistently producing units slated for projects primarily ...

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Boise State announces cybersecurity program options (access required)

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Five new cybersecurity programs at Boise State University were recently approved by the Idaho State Board of Education, and now, with industry partnerships, the university can move ahead with developing courses. Four of these programs are planned to come online ...

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Gardner Company buys Nampa Gateway Center to develop (access required)

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Local development business Gardner Company is preparing to make some changes to the Nampa Gateway Center. Gardner Company finalized the purchase of the Nampa Gateway Center, located off Interstate 84 exit 38, right around the New Year’s holiday. It comes ...

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Businesses, school districts use air purifiers against COVID (access required)

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An air purification system is gaining usage in the greater Treasure Valley area amidst the continuing pandemic and, in some cases, government incentive funding. Global Plasma Solutions has developed a technology that is described as, essentially, rendering pathogens — including ...

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