Business News

Sep 20, 2023

Amazon seeks to expand Idaho workforce with 1,500 new jobs

The company is actively offering a range of roles, such as packing and picking to sorting and shipping.

Sep 15, 2023

Monthly Building Permits for September 2023

Monthly Building Permits Garden City Kuna Moscow Pocatello Twin Falls

Sep 15, 2023

Building Permits for the Week Ending 9.15

Weekly Building Permits Boise Caldwell Coeur d’Alene Eagle Meridian Nampa    

Aug 7, 2023

Monthly Building Permits for August 2023

Monthly Building Permits Garden City Kuna Moscow Pocatello Twin Falls

Jul 12, 2023

Tamarack Resort names new Executive Chef Eric Aldis

Tamarack Resort announces Executive Chef Eric Aldis as the newest member of its hospitality team, responsible for overseeing the all-season destination’s growing food and beverage offerings. The award-winning culinary professional brings a breadth of experience that includes leading kitchens at Bellagio Las Vegas, Four Seasons Hotel Houston and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, launching multiple [...]

Idaho gas prices
Jul 10, 2023

Idaho gas prices retreating from $4 mark, for now

BOISE – After weeks of hovering near the $4 mark, Idaho gas prices are slowly falling.  According to AAA, today’s average price for a gallon of regular is $3.93, which is three cents less than a week ago and four cents less than a month ago. Meanwhile, the national average currently sits at $3.54 per gallon, which is the same as a week ago and five cents less than a month ago. Idaho cur[...]

Clean Eatz Boise
Jul 7, 2023

Clean Eatz to introduce Boise’s first 2 franchise locations

BOISE, ID Clean Eatz, a health food and meal prep restaurant franchise, has signed a multi-unit development deal that will bring two new locations to the Boise area. These locations will be the first-ever for the franchise in the state of Idaho, and the company says it expects to expand that footprint in the coming years. Dominic and Lindsay Tapia, the husband-and-wife franchisees responsible fo[...]

Idaho budget surplus
Jul 3, 2023

State’s budget surplus means new programs, tax cuts

A big budget surplus has provided the State Legislature with an opportunity to fund education and other initiatives beyond promised tax cuts, according to state officials. Idaho experienced a significant increase in revenue during the pandemic, surpassing all previous records in the state's history, according to Idaho Division of Financial Management (IDFM) administrator Alex Adams. The surplus[...]

Jun 30, 2023

Amalgamated Sugar names Malecha new CEO

BOISE, ID – Fran Malecha has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Amalgamated Sugar Company, a leading grower-owned sugarbeet processing company. Malecha will take over as CEO on July 31, 2023. John McCreedy, the retiring CEO, will serve as an advisor during the transition as he concludes his over 8-year tenure as CEO. McCreedy joined the company in 2004 and served in va[...]

Jun 15, 2023

Interior Department announces $38.2M in payments to Idaho communities

WASHINGTON —The Department of the Interior Thursday announced that 44 local governments in Idaho will receive a total of $38.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2023. Because local governments cannot tax federal lands, annual PILT payments help to defray the costs associated with maintaining important community services. The program compensates communities for supporting t[...]

Jun 7, 2023

Bankers reviewing the impact of special assessment

The FDIC recently proposed a special assessment to make up for the losses caused by the failures of SVB and Signature Bank. The proposal would impose a special assessment on the excess of an independent bank’s estimated uninsured deposits more than $5 billion as of last 12/31/22. There is a 60-day comment period. “While the Idaho Bankers Association (IBA) is still reviewing the details of t[...]

Jun 7, 2023

The story behind Juneteenth and how it became a federal holiday

Americans will soon celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. For generations, Black Americans have recognized the end of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history with joy, in the form of parades, street festivals, musical performances or cookouts. The U.S. government was slow to embrace the occasion — it was only in[...]