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2016 year in review – some of IBR’s top stories (access required)

Every New Year, Idaho Business Review chooses some of the most popular stories from the year before. Here’s a selection of some of the events that shaped and defined 2016.  January New brewery would be Idaho’s largest Mother Earth Brew ...

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US considers mining limits in West to save sage grouse

The Obama administration offered five possible plans Dec. 29 for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn’t saying which it prefers. The options range from banning new mining activity ...

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Tests planned on Idaho nuclear waste treatment component

A small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado, federal officials said Dec. 29. The U.S. Department of Energy said Engineers at ...

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Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Introduction: Forum on the Future Idaho has seen tremendous growth and change over the last few years, and 2016 was no different. New construction has changed the appearance of Boise’s downtown, and that change will continue into 2017. In the coming ...

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What to do before and after a cybersecurity breach (access required)

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As the chief technical officer for the Garden City, New York-based Integris Security, Blake Cornell has heard many reasons why business owners and officials chose not to invest in cyber security protection:  “It would never happen to us” or “We ...

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Moscow author shares insights of self-publishing (access required)

Like many, many people who write novels, Nathan Barham fielded a year’s worth of rejections from agents and publishers and got no closer to seeing his words in print. This Moscow author/English teacher didn’t let rejection hold him back; he ...

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Mediterranean fruit flies found in New Jersey port

A destructive agricultural pest has been found in a shipment at the Port of Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Federal authorities said the presence of Mediterranean fruit flies, also known as MedFly, was detected during a Dec. ...

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Changes to research and development tax credit help startups

Many startups filing taxes this spring might qualify for a research and tax credit that historically hasn’t applied to new businesses. This year will mark the first time businesses can take advantage of changes Congress made to the R&D Tax Credit ...

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Report: immigrants are vital to Idaho’s economy (access required)

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign focused heavily on reducing the number of immigrants the U.S. accepts each year, but a recent report says that could hurt the economy, especially in Idaho. New American Economy, a partnership of more than 500 Republican, ...

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Division of Human Resources recommends another pay increase for state employees

The Idaho Division of Human Resources is asking the Legislature to approve a 3 percent merit-based increase to state employee wages — again. The Legislature has increased its state employee compensation structure in three of the last five years, but state ...

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