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Jitasa adds former U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt to board of directors (access required)

The Boise-based accounting company Jitasa has added a new director to its board— former Missouri congressman Richard Gephardt — and plans to nearly double in size this year. Gephardt was offered the position in April, about a year after coming ...

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Group seeks to create Idaho Falls community college (access required)

Transformation could be in store for Eastern Idaho Technical College, a two-year school that serves 750 students in Idaho Falls. The city’s mayor and a group of supporters would like to see EITC become a community college capable of conferring ...

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Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand (access required)

The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is using ...

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Paylocity reaps large tax incentive for Boise move (access required)

Paylocity’s promise of 551 new employees in Boise won it the second highest tax reimbursement incentive in the 16 months the Idaho Department of Commerce has offered the tax incentive, or TRI. The Arlington Heights, Ill., payroll and human resources ...

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Interactive Agency uses in-house projects to build portfolio (access required)

It hasn’t always been smooth operating for the Nampa-based interactive agency Curious Media, but by developing its own passion projects on the side the company has begun to get the clients it wants, such as PBS Kids, Disney and Random ...

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Boise company receives $1M grant for at-home autism test (access required)

The CEO of a Boise medical technology company who said his son was diagnosed with autism much later than he should have been is trying to ensure future families won’t have the same problem. Ronald Oberleitner’s company, Behavior Imaging Solutions, ...

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Lawmakers discuss possible changes to Idaho’s veto rules

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke says better clarification surrounding when and how legislation is vetoed is needed to avoid the high-profile lawsuit that shut down lucrative betting machines across the state. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that ...

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A word with Rebecca Wildman of Business Plus (access required)

Rebecca Wildman is executive director of Business Plus, an industry group that supports economic development efforts in the Magic Valley region. Business Plus is the funding arm of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, or SIEDO, a two-person operation based ...

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Idaho small business numbers increase 3.3 percent (access required)

The number of small businesses in Idaho increased by 3.3 percent through 2014—an increase of 1,400 establishments, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. Department of Labor regional economist Christopher St. Jeor said the increase was the largest for businesses ...

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