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Breakfast Series report: Agriculture in Idaho

Agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. Idaho is ranked first in the nation in the production of potatoes and barley, and fourth in the nation for milk and ...

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Breakfast Series report: Money matters

Introduction: Banking and financial services have experienced tremendous growth and change in the last decade as the nation has recovered from the recession and has implemented new rules for governing lenders. Leaders of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions ...

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Breakfast Series report: Data security

Cybersecurity Data breaches are on the rise, with 780 reported in 2015 and 1,093 in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Globally, the attacks are costing us hundreds of billions of dollars every year, with experts estimating ...

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Breakfast Series report: Small business and regulation

Introduction: Managing regulation State and federal regulation is a fact of life in small business. Even before the business gets off the ground, entrepreneurs need to be knowledgeable about the implications of choosing a business structure,  sophisticated about choosing a ...

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Breakfast Series report: A rapidly evolving retail landscape 

Introduction: Managing change online and on the ground Boise has made its way to the national radar when it comes to retail. Where once it used to be one of the last states considered for expansions, now it’s getting some ...

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Tastemakers: Restaurants & breweries (access required)

Introduction The restaurant and brewery industry in Idaho has been flourishing lately, with far more openings than closings. But it’s far from an easy business: Owners and managers have to constantly adjust their practices to stay on top of ever-changing ...

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Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Introduction: Forum on the Future Idaho has seen tremendous growth and change over the last few years, and 2016 was no different. New construction has changed the appearance of Boise’s downtown, and that change will continue into 2017. In the coming ...

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Low key & high tech: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Introduction: Low key & high tech More and more tech startups are making an appearance in the Boise area and throughout Idaho. That’s a good thing — the jobs pay well and attract highly educated and skilled professionals. But starting a ...

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Real Estate & Urban Renewal: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Introduction: Urban renewal as a tool for economic development Local economic development officials have long relied on urban renewal to encourage development and improve underused urban areas. In Boise, urban renewal has helped promote major construction projects, including Eighth and ...

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