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Idaho’s Travel Industry: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

  Introduction Like so many other industries in Idaho, the tourism industry is thriving right now. Visitors come for business, they come for adventure, they come for relaxation — and they’re coming in large numbers. Bed tax collections, which pay ...

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Public Transit in Idaho: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

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Introduction A coming need for public transportation Idaho is one of just two states without a dedicated funding stream for public transportation. That leaves politicians in the Treasure Valley in a tough spot as they look for ways to make ...

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Compensation: Idaho’s rate of pay (access required)

Introduction Rate of pay in Idaho: Where Idaho stands Idaho ranks near the bottom nationwide for wages. Its average wage of $39,770 comes in 13 percent below the nationwide average of $45,750. The competition for employees has highlighted where the ...

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Workforce development (access required)

Introduction Every two months, Idaho Business Review, Holland & Hart, Mountain West Bank and CenturyLink bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. On August 11, experts discussed building a more qualified workforce in Idaho. Many employers ...

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Downtown Housing (access required)

Defining the downtown core Derick O’Neill One key thing we’re working hard to do is to create a shared vision for downtown. If you asked everyone in this room to define downtown, they would each give you a different answer. ...

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Local to global (access required)

Entering export markets Andy Savin For us, it was kind of a stumble into international markets. It was before my time. One of our anchor customers was Taco Time, and they decided to expand into international markets, specifically Japan, 25 ...

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Baby Boomers want to be active, and do it in style (access required)

When Boisean George Tway retired from his job as an insurance executive, he turned to a leisure activity well loved by retirees: travel. He didn’t go traveling himself, however.  In 2010, he purchased a cruise planning franchise. Now Tway Travel ...

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An era of new retailers (access required)

The time is right for additional development Mike Christensen The overall vacancy for retail in the Treasure Valley is sub 6 percent today, which leaves us with very little quality property left on the market. There are certain submarkets with ...

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