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The sustainability of ESG investing

One of the biggest trends in global investing is the growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies. This generated even more interest following the 2020 election. Investors are looking for ways to invest in climate themes the current administration ...

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Idaho Republicans have no confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s ...

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Sources of capital in the post-PPP environment

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offered a lifeline to small businesses through forgivable loans that helped them retain workers and keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Zions Bank, we are proud to have processed more than 3,100 ...

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A note from the editor

Businesses that have been blaming the federal government’s extended unemployment payments for their not being able to hire workers are going to have to find another excuse, as Gov. Brad Little announced that Idaho would no longer participate in the ...

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HB 389: Poor policy, poorly written, bad for rural Idaho

Approaching the end of Idaho’s longest legislative session in history, the Legislature rushed through HB 389, an omnibus, 26-page property tax bill, in 48 hours. It is as ill-conceived as it is poorly written, and with it, the Legislature is ...

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Spring-clean your startup’s accounting with these tips

Now that spring is in full swing, are you looking for ways to make your startup operate better than ever? Yes, it is important to declutter your office, shred and recycle old client reports that are no longer needed and ...

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A note from the editor

Time to toot our own horn a little bit. The Idaho Business Review scored nine awards in the annual Idaho Press Club awards against tough competition. Most of the kudos go to our intrepid reporter, Catie Clark. Here’s what she ...

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Graduation season time for vital conversations

Some 22,000 students will graduate from Idaho high schools in the next eight weeks, as did a similar number a year ago. Some have plans. Many don’t. The unusual, semi-virtual school year, rising college costs, lingering effects of the pandemic ...

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