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Idaho ski resorts invest in capital improvements  (access required)

While Thanksgiving means the beginning of the holiday shopping season for retailers, for Idaho ski resorts, it means something else: opening day. And many report that they’ve spent the off-season investing in infrastructure to improve skiers’ experiences. Unlike many other industries, ...

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Stakeholders tout opportunities following House of Design acquisition  (access required)

Recent area growth has been positive for Nampa’s House of Design Robotics, and with a recent acquisition, it is ready to do more growing of its own.  “In the beginning, we probably didn’t have a broad enough vision,” co-founder Ryan Okelberry said. ...

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Latest roundup on P4/Bayer Caldwell Canyon Mine lawsuit (access required)

The former Monsanto phosphoric acid plant, now owned and operated by the P4 subsidiary of Bayer AG, north of Soda Springs.

The ongoing lawsuit over the permitted Caldwell Canyon Mine continues to grind its way through the U.S. District Court of Idaho, with Judge B. Lynn Winmill presiding. Recent activity in the case includes the submittal of all the defendant responses ...

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Lamb Weston to issue new notes

photo of french fries as a background graphic. Caption:"Lamb Weston, headquartered in Eagle, produces a wide variety of frozen potato products."

Taking advantage of lower interest rates continues to be popular with Idaho firms and local governments and taxing districts. This time around, it is the french fry giant Lamb Weston jumping on the opportunity to reissue some of its debt ...

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A roundup of development news

Western Aircraft opens new hangar in Boise Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has announced its completion of the first phase of its $17M expansion with the opening of a new 53,000-square-foot hangar. The hangar is part of the 93,000-square-foot ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ 2 business updates and 1 new construction

Inkom business seeks funds to connect children with veggies Crowdfund Better’s Idaho campaign continues with a new fundrasier for The Mighty Microgreen, based in Inkom. Founder Margo Clayson is trying to fund scaling the educational offerings, which are intended to “inspire ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ More at Ten Mile Crossing, First Cobalt exploring Salmon area (access required)

The developer trio of Ball Ventures Ahlquist, Brighton and SCS Development broke ground on Oct. 7 on a new 75,000 square foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

Another groundbreaking at Ten Mile Crossing Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA), Brighton Corporation and SCS Development held a groundbreaking on Oct. 7 for a new 75,000-square-foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing, the commercial and office development in Meridian just north ...

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Snake River Holdings buys Kodiak America (access required)

A Kodiak America snowblower in action.

Kodiak America in Burley became part of Snake River Holdings on Sept. 29 in a move that brings this manufacturer of heavy snow removal equipment under the same corporate umbrella as another Burley company: potato equipment company Double L. “Kodiak ...

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Hemp manufacturer secures Jerome County location, over $3M in funding  (access required)

Hempitecture Inc. is closing in on its new Jerome County-based manufacturing plant following its recent location finalization and its nearly $3.7 million funding campaign, exceeding its goal by over $1 million. “The overwhelming response to our round I believe signals a strong interest and excitement in what ...

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Mama’s Best Bakery finds success with Idaho crowdfunding campaign  (access required)

Life is about to get a little bit sweeter in Twin Falls. That’s because Mama’s Best Bakery is planning to open a brick-and-mortar location in the area. Diana Blaylock, owner, head baker and otherwise known as “Mama,” got her start in 2017 when she started baking apple pies for sale ...

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