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Idaho museums provide economic impact, attract business (access required)

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There’s more to the Idaho State Museum’s recent renovation and expansion than finding a better home for Deja Moo. Increasingly, museums provide a strong economic impact to regions and are amenities businesses expect when looking to move to an area. ...

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Catching up with Partner Hero

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Shervin Talieh knew he wanted to set up a new office for his company in Boise during breakfast at Goldy’s in a 48-hour whirlwind visit. “At the end of the day, it’s chemical,” said Talieh, CEO of Partner Hero, which ...

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Multicultural specialty groceries add spice to retail (access required)

Idaho may be famous for its potatoes, but increasingly you can find masa, doubanjiang, piment d’espelette and za’atar in its grocery stores. While some of these ingredients require a visit to a multicultural specialty grocery that carries international food, traditional grocery ...

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Are ‘culturally insensitive’ incidents hampering Idaho recruitment efforts?

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In a time when Idaho’s job growth is increasingly dependent on in-migration, to what degree do reports perceived as racist, such as the recent Middleton teacher costume incident, affect business’ ability to recruit out-of-state workers? Though the Aryan Nations compound ...

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Business community hopeful after election results (access required)

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Results of the Nov. 6 election in Idaho, with the victory of Lt. Gov. Brad Little as governor, signaled pretty much a continuation of policies of the past 12 years. “On the most part, it’s ‘keep on truckin’,’” said Rick ...

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Katching up with Kount

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Historically hidden in the back office, Boise’s Kount is stepping into the forefront, not only figuratively but literally. Kount, now with 158 employees tucked in the Lusk Neighborhood near Boise State University, is in the process of remodeling a new ...

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