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Opportunity Zone regulations get final revision

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The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury have issued what are expected to be the final regulations for Opportunity Zones. The new regulations were issued on Dec. 19 and comprise more than 500 pages in length. “For us, ...

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A word with Dr. David Pate, outgoing CEO of St. Luke’s (access required)

After 10 years as CEO for St. Luke’s Health System, Dr. David Pate will step down at the end of January. Pate received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine and began his career as a primary care physician ...

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County, governor support refugee resettlement in Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho became the latest state to signal its willingness to continue accepting refugees for resettlement despite a presidential order giving state and local governments the ability to refuse them. Twin Falls County commissioners unanimously approved ...

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Zions offers electronic loan application from Mirador (access required)

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Idaho banks are partnering with a Portland, Oregon-based company on electronic loan applications that can get responses back in a matter of days. “It is an easy system to use and a quick process,” said Jeff McDougall, project manager with ...

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Blackfoot to issue RFP for million pound bridge (access required)

The West Bridge Street Bridge in Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot will issue a request for proposal in mid-January for the preliminary engineering design to replace the West Bridge Street Bridge over the Snake River. The current bridge is a steel truss structure built in 1936. ...

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California technology credit union considering Idaho location (access required)

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A venerable San Jose, California-based credit union geared toward the technology community is considering setting up shop in Boise. Tech CU, formally known as Technology Credit Union, hasn’t filed paperwork with the state of Idaho nor received approval from its ...

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Idaho wine has a $209.6 million impact (access required)

Idaho wines are a big – and booming – business, according to new figures from the Idaho Wine Commission. According to a study released  on Dec. 17., the wine industry contributed $206.9 million in economic impact to the state through 2018, ...

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2019 a year of retail closures (access required)

The retail sector faced a string of chain store closures in 2019 across the nation with more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors during the year, according to market research firm coresight.com. Almost half of the store closures sold ...

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