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Scoular introduces barley program (access required)

Barley fields in the Palouse Valley of northern Idaho.

It’s old news that barley is Idaho’s other number-one crop, and most of that is for malting. Idaho growers plant around a half a million acres of barley every year, most of it in eastern Idaho and the Magic Valley. ...

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Cowork business opens in Eagle (access required)

Business owner Julie Franke and her son Andrew cut the ribbon to officially open the Nine to Five Cowork facility in Eagle.

Julie and Sean Franke’s three businesses once shared the same space in an office building they own in Eagle. When Sean moved his glider supply business across the street to a bigger space, the office was larger than Julie’s credit ...

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Internet on Idaho farms better than national average (access required)

photo of potato plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its every-other-year report Aug. 18 on computer and internet usage on farms, with statistics for every state. The numbers in the report are based on a national survey of 15,000 agricultural operations throughout the ...

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Treasure Valley industrial real estate still on a roll (access required)

The first building at the AI Northside Industrial Park under construction at the beginning of March.

The juggernaut of industrial real estate in the Treasure Valley just won’t slow down. Not even a pandemic and a growing housing shortage seem to have any effect on slowing shrinking vacancy rates and growing absorption, as reported by the ...

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Inspire Excellence event to fund Teens 2 Trades (access required)

The creation of the Inspire Excellence Inc. 501(c)3 nonprofit was announced on March 2, 2020. Its Teens 2 Trades program had the stated purpose of connecting teens to careers in the trades and industry.  The organization was the mutual brainchild of ...

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Morton Buildings lease approved for Pocatello Airport property (access required)

A building manufacturing facility is scheduled to land soon at Pocatello Airport’s industrial park. The Pocatello City Council approved a 30-year lease Aug. 5 for the Morton Buildings of Morton, Illinois, on 35 acres at the airport industrial park, with ...

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Is Idaho the new California? (access required)

Ada County and Boise home sales, 30-year mortgage rates and Boise supply of homes for sale for Jan. 2020 through July 2021.

In the middle of May 2018, Premier Technology Chief Business Officer Doug Sayer told Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll that he tried to hire three highly skilled craftsmen — and they turned him down because they could not find affordable housing. Since ...

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From parking lot to Cherie Buckner-Webb park (access required)

Artist Matthew Mazzotta and retired politician Cherie Buckner-Webb, who became Idaho's first Black state legislator in 2010.

Despite 97-degree heat, a crowd of several hundred people showed up for the dedication of Boise’s newest city park on Aug. 5 in honor of retired politician and native Boisean Cherie Buckner-Webb. The park is the result of a three-way ...

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Putting numbers on potential evictions (access required)

The graph shows the estimated percentage of Idahoans behind on rent or mortgage with low confidence of making payment for the next month. The data is from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey.

The federal eviction moratorium and the federal mortgage forbearance period both expired on July 31. To gain a meaningful measure of what this means for Idaho, the Idaho Business Review turned to U.S. Census data gathered every two weeks in ...

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