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Jayson Ronk, state government affairs director, Micron Technology Inc. in Boise

    Looking at a list of thirty-seven-year-old Jayson Ronk’s accomplishments, it’s hard to believe he qualifies for this award – simply because it seems improbable that anyone could have accomplished all that he’s done before age 40. Now state ...

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Matt Rissell, CEO, TSheets.com LLC in Eagle

  As described by Forbes, TSheets is an unsexy product – timesheet software for small business – in the nontech hotbed of Eagle. And CEO Matt Rissell, 39, wants to build it into a $30 billion company. TSheets helps small ...

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Jessica Harrison, director of communications and government affairs, Idaho School Boards Association in Boise

  The past few years have been a really interesting time to be an education lobbyist with the Idaho Legislature. And, as the representative for the more than 100 traditional and charter school districts in the Idaho School Boards Association ...

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Amanda Ashley, assistant professor of community and regional planning in the school of public service at Boise State University

  Not many people get into urban planning from going on tour with rock bands, but then most people aren’t Amanda Ashley, 39. It was when she toured with bands such as String Cheese Incident and Steve Winwood working in ...

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For developers, industrial revenue bonds are a useful tool (access required)

They have limitations, but in the cases where they’re appropriate, industrial revenue bonds, or IRBs, can be a useful part of the economic development toolbox. IRBs – also known as industrial development bonds, industrial development revenue bonds, or economic development ...

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Darrel Anderson: Power Charger

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“Power” has many definitions – nearly 20, according to Merriam-Webster. Consequently, it’s not surprising that when you think “Idaho Power,” it can mean many things. But with great power comes great responsibility, and nobody is more aware of that than ...

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Brad Wiskirchen: Highflying achiever in Idaho technology

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Kount is not what you’d call a household name. Though it holds a fistful of awards for innovation, chances are you’ve never heard of it. At the same time, if you buy things online, you’ve probably used it. “Let’s say ...

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Caldwell looks for population growth to follow mixed-use development (access required)

After spending millions reimagining its downtown, Caldwell is missing only one thing: The people. But the city is hoping that a forthcoming mixed-use development will help with that. “The goal is to revitalize downtown,” said Keri Smith-Sigman, economic development specialist ...

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Mixed use is fundamental to Boise’s comprehensive plan (access required)

Mixed use is fundamental to the comprehensive plan in Idaho’s largest city. “Our comp plan is all about trying to create an urban environment where people have choices, the ability to get around, different forms of transportation, and convenience in ...

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