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Traditional Idaho flavors go well beyond the potato (access required)

Discover finger steaks, a Boise original, and some of the region’s iconic drive-in restaurants Put Idaho and food together in the same sentence and it must result in potatoes? Right? Well, not exactly. Let’s start off by getting a few ...

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Idaho quits and other labor trends (access required)

Idaho Labor Force Participation, Employment to Population Ratio, and Unemployment Rate from Oct 2019 to Oct 2021 showing that employment has mostly stabilized in Idaho

Is the “Great Resignation” in Idaho fueled by people quitting their jobs? The number of Idaho workers who quit increased every month for the period of July through September 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At ...

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Ada County new home prices set new record

A new record has been set in a Treasure Valley residential real estate market already jaded by two years of record-breaking high home prices and low inventory. In November 2021, the median price in Ada County for newly constructed homes ...

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Greyloch Custom Cabinetry breaks ground in Star (access required)

Greyloch groundbreaking ceremony in Star

Greyloch Custom Cabinetry broke ground on Dec. 8 for its new home in Star, at the intersection of state highways 16 and 44. The new facility will be 97,000 square feet and dedicated to manufacture Greyloch’s line of custom cabinetry ...

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Boise’s plans for its $570M water bond money (access required)

photo of the Inside of the City of Boise Lander Street Water Renewal Facility.

The City of Boise succeeded on passing a bond measure on Nov. 2 for $570 million with a voter approval rate of 81%. Now that Boise has the authorization to issue the bonds, the Idaho Business Review followed up with ...

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Idaho AGC 2021 awards honor ITD’s Ness (access required)

ITD's Brian Ness (at podium and on screen) received the National SIR award, the highest honor given by the AGC at the Idaho chapter's 87th Gala on Dec. 8.

The Idaho chapter of the Association of General Contractors (AGC) held its annual meeting followed by its 87th annual gala on Dec. 8, attended by over 600. This year’s theme was the roaring ’20s and one reliable source reported that ...

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Diversity, Micron style (access required)

photo of micron

Micron Technology just put its money where its mouth is when it published its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report on Dec. 6. It may seem that such documents are pro forma these days for any company hoping ...

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Scoular opens Jerome barley plant (access required)

photo of the Scoular Corporation's ribbon cutting in Jerome on Dec. 7.

A recent ribbon cutting showed that there’s more to Idaho barley than making malt and there’s more to Jerome’s industry than dairy processing. Agriculture (ag) corporation Scoular opened its new barley protein facility on Dec.7 with justifiable celebration. Scoular’s new ...

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Ketchum refuses to reconsider workforce housing approval (access required)

Despite approval by Ketchum’s planning and zoning (P&Z) officials, some Ketchum residents have attempted to block the Bluebird project for affordable apartments downtown. On Nov.1, Susan and Gary Martin, who live one block from the proposed project, delivered a letter ...

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