Author Archives: Dani Grigg

Forum on the Future 2017 Report

Forum on the future panel (l-r) Moderator Anne Wallace Allen, editor of the Idaho Business Review; Idaho Associated General Contractors CEO Wayne Hammon; AppDetex founder Faisal Shah; Reid Stephan, associate CIO at St. Luke’s Health System; economist Brian Greber; and Carleen Herring, senior vice president and COO of Region IV Development Association, Inc. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Introduction: Forum on the Future 2017 With the recession in the rearview mirror, Idaho’s economy is going strong. Unemployment is low (2.9 percent in Idaho, compared to 4.1 percent nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), which is good ...

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Breakfast Series report: Data security

Cassie Clark works from her laptop at Coeur d'Alene Coffee Company Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Coeur d'Alene.

Cybersecurity Data breaches are on the rise, with 780 reported in 2015 and 1,093 in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Globally, the attacks are costing us hundreds of billions of dollars every year, with experts estimating ...

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Tastemakers: Restaurants & breweries (access required)


Introduction The restaurant and brewery industry in Idaho has been flourishing lately, with far more openings than closings. But it’s far from an easy business: Owners and managers have to constantly adjust their practices to stay on top of ever-changing ...

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Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)


Introduction: Forum on the Future Idaho has seen tremendous growth and change over the last few years, and 2016 was no different. New construction has changed the appearance of Boise’s downtown, and that change will continue into 2017. In the coming ...

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Krista McIntyre, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP in Boise


Curiosity is an essential characteristic for Krista McIntyre. It’s an important part not only of who she is but of what makes her successful as a lawyer and a leader. McIntyre is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP, heading up ...

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Low key & high tech: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)


Introduction: Low key & high tech More and more tech startups are making an appearance in the Boise area and throughout Idaho. That’s a good thing — the jobs pay well and attract highly educated and skilled professionals. But starting a ...

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Real Estate & Urban Renewal: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Construction started in October on the Inn at 500, on the corner of downtown Boise’s Capitol Boulevard and Myrtle Street. The six-story, 112-room hotel will also have restaurant space. The developers received $269,000 from CCDC to relocate utility lines and carry out other improvements, and nearly $200,000 for streetlights, trees, and benches located in the existing right-of-way. Photo by Pete Grady.

Introduction: Urban renewal as a tool for economic development Local economic development officials have long relied on urban renewal to encourage development and improve underused urban areas. In Boise, urban renewal has helped promote major construction projects, including Eighth and ...

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