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Industry leaders tout Idaho’s financial rebounding (access required)

The Idaho Central Credit Union in Star. Photo courtesy of ICCU.

State finance leaders believe Idaho’s banks, credit unions and other financial institutions are headed into a good year, and did well over the past year, considering the pandemic. The Idaho Department of Finance has released its 115th annual report, this ...

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Cryptocurrencies’ presence in Idaho grows with more ATMs (access required)

Virtual cryptocurrency is establishing a physical presence in Idaho, with three ATMs already installed in three cities — Chubbuck, Idaho Falls and Pocatello — and CoinFlip CEO Daniel Polotsky has the Boise area on his radar. A total of 40 ...

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Pacific Northwest businesses rebounding from COVID-19 (access required)

Idaho businesses are more optimistic about their revenue next year, but have a more negative view of how their state handled the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with neighboring states, according to the results of a recent study from Washington State University ...

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Longtime Idahoan opens meat, potato delivery business (access required)

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Twin Falls native Travis Dixon has been connected to Idaho’s meat and potato industries for decades, and now, through his recently launched delivery business, Dixon is working to share local beef, pork, chicken and potatoes with all Idahoans, and the ...

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Boise ‘flagship project’ by LOCAL Ventures underway

A Missouri-based development company has broken ground for its Idaho flagship project. LOCAL Ventures has started construction on a six- and seven-story, 249-unit residential project on Myrtle Street in downtown, called LOCAL Boise. The project also features roughly 13,000 square ...

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Efforts underway to address direct care worker shortage (access required)

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Providers of direct care services are mobilizing to address a concerning, and challenging, shortage of Idaho workers. Direct care workers assist the elderly and those who have physical or mental disabilities — and qualify to reside in an institution or ...

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U of I partial recipient of $2.2 million for nuclear research (access required)

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The University of Idaho has announced receiving over $800,000 in nuclear research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, including through its Nuclear Energy University Program and its Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies. DOE awarded a total of approximately $2.2 million ...

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IDL makes moves toward new endowment land uses (access required)

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Residents across the Treasure Valley, Valley County and Owyhee County are seeing some action around Idaho’s endowment lands, and the revenue they generate. Idaho Department of Lands manages Idaho’s endowment lands. The Endowment Fund Investment Board plans to give approximately ...

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Twin Falls developers open opportunity zone food hall (access required)

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Dave and Lisa Buddecke of Twin Falls have celebrated a few milestones in recent weeks: Introducing Idaho’s first-known food hall as one of the state’s first Opportunity Zone projects, known to date. “I think the city is really looking for ...

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BSU survey shows state optimism, offers opinion resource (access required)

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Idahoans are optimistic lately, despite continuing tension around the coronavirus pandemic, Boise State’s School of Public Service reports. Jeffrey Lyons, a primary author of the report, and Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, interim director of the Idaho Policy Institute, hope business leaders, ...

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