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Twin Falls economic development hires spokesdog (access required)

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To help promote its economic development efforts, Twin Falls is going to the dogs. The city, which became a Metropolitan Statistical Area in January 2018, launched a website, www.twinfallsidaho.org, to help promote the region and was looking for the perfect ...

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FCC expands rural broadband internet program (access required)

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A grant program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve rural broadband internet has been expanded, which could mean better service for parts of Idaho. The program is called Alternative Connect America Cost Model, or A-CAM. To comply, providers ...

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Data center tax exemption likely dead for session (access required)

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As the Idaho Legislature winds down for the session, another business-oriented bill appears to be falling by the wayside, this one a sales tax exemption on equipment for data centers. After several similar attempts failed over the past few years, ...

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Cities protest Legislature’s proposed urban renewal bill (access required)

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Idaho cities that have used urban renewal funding for economic development purposes are concerned about a bill working its way through the Legislature that would require a vote of the people for a wide variety of such projects. The bill, ...

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