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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Unemployment taxes dropping (access required)

The drop in unemployment in Idaho in 2012 is good news for workers, but it also will start saving money for employers. Businesses will pay $50 million less into the state’s unemployment insurance in 2013, since the state is now ...

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Car sales strong in Idaho, nationally (access required)

U.S. auto sales hit a five-year high in 2012, as low interest rates, improving consumer confidence and great new cars drew in buyers. Sales in Idaho were also up sharply in 2012 and could continue to rise in 2013. Nationally, ...

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Big Jud’s planning bigger burger joint (access required)

Big Jud’s could have a new, larger restaurant to go along with its one-pound and two-pound hamburgers. The restaurant, located south of Boise State University, submitted a design review application to the city of Boise on Jan. 8 for a ...

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Homes cheaper in Pocatello, Mountain Home (access required)

Homebuyers can get the most for their money in Pocatello, Mountain Home and Canyon County, according to a house pricing survey released by Coldwell Banker. While northern Idaho homes have higher prices relative to the rest of the state, the ...

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Universities top state pay list (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is the chief executive of Idaho, but 266 state employees have larger paychecks. They’re led by a trio of Boise State University leaders: football coach Chris Petersen, men’s basketball coach Leon Rice and President Bob Kustra. ...

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Project Update: 10 Barrel Brewing

Work on a remodel for the new downtown brewery restarted in December after the Bend, Ore.-based brewery elected to work with a distributor to import beer from Oregon. The $1 million project on the corner of Ninth and Bannock streets ...

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Otter proposes streamlining new hire tax credit (access required)

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wants to simplify and potentially broaden a business tax credit he championed in 2010 that’s had an uncertain impact so far. The Hire One Act offers employers a credit for new hires who get a ...

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Otter calls for secure mental health facility (access required)

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter on Jan. 7 put his support behind a plan for the state Department of Correction to build a secure mental health facility near Boise. Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke hopes to issue $70 million ...

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Dutch Bros. eyeing former burger stand on Milwaukee (access required)

Drive-thru coffee stand Dutch Bros. could add its sixth Boise location at the old Good Times Burgers on Milwaukee Street, north of the Boise Towne Square Mall. Owner Brian Wight said the store will open in late February. The former ...

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BSU sports staying in the Mountain West (access required)

The Boise State University football team won’t move to the Big East Conference, as the university has elected to stay in the Mountain West Conference in all sports. Boise State President Bob Kustra said the MWC’s new TV deal and ...

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