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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Idaho’s efforts to attract firearms, ammunition makers have paid off

A recent survey ranked Idaho as the state most dependent on the firearms industry. According to WalletHub, Idaho ranked first in the firearms industry, 10th in “gun prevalence,” and third in “gun politics.” Other states rounding out the top five ...

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New Idaho area code numbers to roll out next month

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Accustomed to dialing the 208 area code before an Idaho telephone number yet? Starting next month, telephone numbers with the 986 area code will be assigned to people and businesses. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory August 5. The 986 area code ...

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POWER Engineers designs renewable energy storage system for California utility (access required)

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An Idaho company has received several awards for designing one of the nation’s largest energy storage systems. The Pomona Energy Storage Facility, owned and operated by AltaGas with its natural-gas fired peaking power plant in the Los Angeles Basin, is ...

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Idaho business development team heads to Japan (access required)

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Idaho will send five representatives to Japan later this month to encourage foreign direct investment by Japanese companies in the state. Participants include Kelly Anthon, Rupert city administrator and state senator; Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development Corp. for ...

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Ketchum Innovation Center pivots to resources (access required)

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In an attempt to develop a year-round economy in the Wood River Valley area that isn’t dependent on tourism, the Ketchum Innovation Center is pivoting to a new role as an information resource for entrepreneurs. The nonprofit organization, founded in ...

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