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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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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