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A note from the editor Jan. 21

The 2022 legislative session is in full swing, and do we have news for you.  Sharon Fisher, a name you probably know well, reached out to business stakeholders to get their thoughts on repealing Idaho’s grocery tax — a hot topic for ...

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Right-wing chaos is bad business 

Chaos is the new norm after years of Idaho’s single-party politics. Idaho businesses are suffering as a result. The encouraging news is that it’s not too late to step off the destructive path that Idaho’s Republican Party has charted for ...

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A note from the editor Jan. 14

Did you see our online coverage this week?  Reporter Catie Clark and freelance writer Ken Levy intimately connected us with people as well as places, and there is a lot of positive news to share.   Through community support, Ketchum is ...

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Idaho’s infrastructure: Invest now  

In the upcoming session, it’s imperative we address the vast infrastructure needs facing our state, which continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Idaho’s nearly $2 billion budget surplus and $1 billion from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (and ...

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Leadership’s secret ingredient 

I worked for the Hewlett Packard Company (HP) in Boise for over 30 years. I retired when I was elected to the Idaho Legislature in 2018. A group of former HP employees were recently asked to recount their favorite Bill and Dave story ...

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Long live the consumer 

Recent economic data has shown a rapid inflation pick-up. We are seeing this firsthand in grocery stores and at the pump. While the most recent Consumer Price Index increase was the highest in 30 years, we believe this spike will normalize as we move into 2022. While prices ...

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A note from the editor Jan. 7

Hello 2022 — with your promise of new challenges, but also new opportunities.  In this first edition of the new year, Idaho Business Review (IBR) touched base with several industry stakeholders to ask about what they are preparing for and hope to succeed in. Construction: ...

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An incremental approach to measuring performance 

Measuring performance is integral to any organization, be it a private company or a public education system.  Improvement occurs when realistic goals are set, effective strategies put in place and people and institutions are held accountable. The State Board of ...

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