Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

New bill would place restrictions on Idaho bonds, levies


An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would require cities, counties and other taxing districts to wait one year before a failed bond or levy could be placed back on the election ballot. The House State Affairs agreed to ...

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With harassment in the news, companies seek education (access required)

Workers in an office.

A spate of news reports about high-profile sexual harassment cases has resulted in a flood of inquiries to lawyers and HR specialists from corporate leaders who are looking for ways to avoid such cases in their own companies. “I’m getting ...

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Changing skylines show Idaho’s growth since 2011


What a difference seven years has made. In 2011, office construction in Boise and elsewhere in Idaho was at a standstill. Many workers left the state, or trained for other careers. But things turned around fast after the Gardner Company ...

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Sales of small businesses rose sharply in 2017

A grinder in a machine shop.

A generous lending environment, strong business valuations and demographics combined last year to make 2017 a very strong one for small business sales. The number of sales transactions rose more than 26 percent nationally from the previous year, according to ...

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