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Lodging revenues show healthy growth in Idaho tourism (access required)

Tourism in Idaho has grown substantially in recent years. Lodging revenues topped pre-recession levels in 2013 and then grew another 10 percent in 2014. The head of Idaho’s tourism recruitment effort said the agency is now focusing on using digital ...

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Montana CDC gets $65 million tax credits for projects

The Montana Community Development Corp. received a $65 million New Market Tax Credits allocation from the U.S. Treasury Department on June 15. Montana CDC can work with investors and companies looking to grow to use those tax credits to fund ...

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Idaho, Netacent trying to sell its unemployment software to other states (access required)

A Boise software company that helped the state of Idaho build its new $7 million unemployment computer system is now trying to sell part of that service to other states. Until recently, Idaho’s unemployment system, which pays jobless benefits and ...

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Capital, workers are issues at ag-tech conference (access required)

Idaho has a large and well-known agricultural industry and a growing technology sector. The state can do more to help the two sectors work together, said speakers at the Governor’s AgriTech Summit on June 16. Todd Stevens, co-founder and managing ...

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Boise earns national bike-friendly recognition (access required)

The bicycle world now knows Boise is a force to be reckoned with as a bicycle-friendly community. Boise was listed at the silver level as a Bicycle Friendly Community for 2015 by The League of American Bicyclists, a national organization ...

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‘Krazy’ coupon curators move toward mobile (access required)

Krazy Coupon Lady, which runs a website dedicated to helping people save money at grocery stores and online, is moving to new offices in Eagle and expanding its software development team as it prepares to launch an app for mobile ...

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Ballet Idaho means business (access required)

Ballet Idaho ended the season this year without debt for the first time in eight years, officials said. Executive Director Jenny Weaver, who joined Ballet Idaho last spring, ended the fiscal year $25,000 in the black. When she took the ...

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Nampa will become primary producer of GoGo SqueeZ (access required)

Materne’s GoGo SqueeZ factory in Nampa will be the French health snack food company’s flagship production facility to serve North America. GoGo SqueeZ, a squeezable pouch filled with applesauce, first appeared on American shelves in 2008 as an import from ...

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A word with Don Tolmie of Treasure Valley Seed (access required)

Don Tolmie is general manager of Treasure Valley Seed, a Canyon County company that exports dry bean seed around the world. He’s also a director of the eight-member Idaho Bean Commission, a quasi-governmental group made up of growers and processors ...

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Data security experts: you need to stay ahead of fraudsters (access required)

Fraud doesn’t just affect the targeted businesses; it affects businesses that work with them, say experts who spoke at Zions Bank’s Fighting Fraud conference. Rich Stuppy, chief operating officer at Boise anti-fraud technology company Kount, said criminals change their tactics ...

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