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Zions Bank adds two new branches to growing cities (access required)

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Zions Bank recently opened two new branches, in Meridian and in Twin Falls, to provide service as the cities grow. “We’re hearing a lot from our customers that they’re not wanting to have to go to the other side of ...

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Galena to develop eight more Opportunity Zone projects in Idaho

Galena Opportunity Fund, which has funded both of the Opportunity Zone projects in Idaho, has eight more Opportunity Zone projects coming down the pipeline, including one to provide workforce housing in McCall. “We will do three projects [that are] housing-related ...

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Google Fiber shuts down Boise call center

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A call center that served Google Fiber customers in other states has been shut down. Google never offered the high-speed internet service in Boise, but operated the call center in subleased space on the former HP campus on Chinden. “We’ve ...

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Banner Bank Building sold to Spokane company (access required)

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The Banner Bank Building, Idaho’s first to meet a stringent environmental building standard, has been sold to a Spokane-based company, which is planning to renovate the ground floor lobby. Centennial Real Estate Investments acquired the 11-story, 181,895-square-foot building at 950 ...

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Idaho National Laboratory develops, tests electric vehicle charging (access required)

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series on Idaho National Laboratory. IDAHO FALLS – Idaho National Laboratory is leading a charge for better battery technology in electric vehicles. INL, a stalwart in the study of nuclear energy, also ...

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McCall to open coworking space (access required)

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McCall is opening a coworking space intended for nonprofits and local startups. Known as “CUB McCall,” for “Community Hub,” the building will operate in partnership with Luminaire, a McCall-based business. “They’re handling the nuts and bolts,” said Andrew Mentzer, executive ...

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Idaho Opportunity Zones get new interest, challenges

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As an important deadline approaches, Idaho’s Opportunity Zones are getting more attention from inside and outside the state. At the same time, the state could lose two of its 28 Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones, a community development program established by ...

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