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Vacasa goes public at $4.5 billion in valuation (access required)

Vacation rental management company partners with TPG Pace Solutions (in SPAC deal), Marriott and Meyer Vacation Rentals Vacasa LLC, a vacation rental management company headquartered in Boise and Portland, produces technology intended to help property owners rent and maintain vacation ...

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New developments: Morton Buildings breaks ground in Pocatello 

Morton Buildings breaks ground in Pocatello  Morton Buildings broke ground on Dec. 14 for its new manufacturing facility at the Pocatello Regional Airport Business Park. The Pocatello City Council approved the lease for the new building in August. The new manufacturing plant ...

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Boise State building food and dairy innovation center  (access required)

Boise State University has received about $3 million in grants to help it found a food and dairy innovation center for Idaho’s food processing industry.  The university received $2.1 million from the Higher Education Resource Council Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Grant Program, ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Urban Land Institute report for Expo Idaho

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Urban Land Institute report for Expo Idaho The Urban Land Institute (ULI) issued its final report on Expo Idaho on Dec. 7. The Ada County Commissioners asked the ULI in the spring of 2021 for its evaluation on what to do with ...

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‘Disruptive:’ Idaho nonprofit associations now offering health care option to members (access required)

A “disruptive” health care organization and two nonprofit associations are partnering to offer a competitive advantage to their small business stakeholders, among other benefits. Representatives from FARE Idaho — which serves agriculture, restaurants and food and/or beverage establishments — and ...

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Panelists offer insight into growth, workforce, other challenges

Nine panelists tackled navigating four of the hottest, and possibly most pressing, topics facing nearly every Idaho business today: growth, development, wages and the workforce. This panel discussion — Idaho Business Review’s annual Forum on the Future event — took ...

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Greyloch Custom Cabinetry breaks ground in Star (access required)

Greyloch groundbreaking ceremony in Star

Greyloch Custom Cabinetry broke ground on Dec. 8 for its new home in Star, at the intersection of state highways 16 and 44. The new facility will be 97,000 square feet and dedicated to manufacture Greyloch’s line of custom cabinetry ...

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Diversity, Micron style (access required)

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Micron Technology just put its money where its mouth is when it published its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report on Dec. 6. It may seem that such documents are pro forma these days for any company hoping ...

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Scoular opens Jerome barley plant (access required)

photo of the Scoular Corporation's ribbon cutting in Jerome on Dec. 7.

A recent ribbon cutting showed that there’s more to Idaho barley than making malt and there’s more to Jerome’s industry than dairy processing. Agriculture (ag) corporation Scoular opened its new barley protein facility on Dec.7 with justifiable celebration. Scoular’s new ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ An explosive sentence

An explosive sentence Loren Kim Jacobson, age 66, was sentenced on Nov. 19 to a month in federal prison, five months of home confinement, three years of supervised release and a $15,000 fine for lying to the Occupational Safety and ...

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