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3 Idaho tech startups find success (access required)

Idaho tech startups

Read More IBR Headlines In the words of Jay Larsen, founder, president and CEO of Idaho Technology Council, “Idaho is doing extremely well, really having a vision with respect to applied research and development.” That set the tone for the ...

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A note from the editor Jan. 6 (access required)

2023 is starting out strong for us.  Our Jan. 6 edition features in-depth looks into Idaho industries and products, inspiring stories of business owners launching new ventures, two Idaho companies’ impact in another country, local collaborations and more. We also have ...

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Year in Review: Housing situation prompts action (access required)

Read More “Year in Review” News Housing, more specifically a lack thereof, including affordable housing, played a significant role in at least several recurring circumstances at times challenging Idaho businesses. From the construction and real estate industries to sectors such ...

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Year in Review: Stakeholders collaborate to address workforce challenges  (access required)

Unemployment. Labor force participation rate. Employee retention. Skilled workforce.  Continuing from 2021, Idaho’s labor market was described as “tight” all year, as Idaho Department of Labor reported in April that the state’s labor force participation rate fell from pre-pandemic levels to ...

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A note from the editor Dec. 23 (access required)

Our annual Year in Review coverage looks a bit different this year. To reflect on and wrap up 2022, we literally looked back on our coverage from January 2022 to the beginning of December 2022 and noticed some unifying themes ...

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Industry stakeholders share current, future look at workforce, growth, and more at Forum on the Future event (access required)

Panelists tackled the (possibly) most pressing issues facing many, if not most, industries today — recruiting and retaining talent as Idaho continues to grow, with some pains — during Idaho Business Review’s annual Forum on the Future event, which intends ...

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Olson shares career journey, current look at Western States Equipment (access required)

There are a few key reasons why Kelly Olson is now leading Western States Equipment.  She learned what her passions were. First, Olson knew she wanted to pursue an education in finance, so she got her degree in accounting. She ...

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Hawley Troxell shares forward look as new attorneys join the firm (access required)

Hawley Troxell

Hawley Troxell will now have an expanded presence in Coeur d’Alene and a new presence in Spokane and Yakima as approximately 30 attorneys from Witherspoon Kelley are joining the firm. The move, announced in mid-November, is intended to expand and ...

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IMA hosts trade show and conference for companies to ‘reinvent and reimagine’ going into 2023 (access required)

Read More Business Headlines Manufacturers need to know that “We are entering a new era of demographic decline, lower trade levels, labor shortages and higher cost structures.” Why? Because “We are transitioning out of an economic era where abundant global ...

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