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IACI changing with the times (access required)

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the state's most influential lobbying group, has a new website. (The URL is www.IdahoProsperity.org.) The site is focused on getting the word out to the people who work for IACI member companies on ...

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Big hospitals want future competitors to prove a need exists (access required)

The Idaho Hospital Association is lobbying for the passage of “certificate of need” legislation that could limit the growth of new health care facilities. The proposed law would require an organization to demonstrate that a new facility is needed before ...

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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITS CITY OF BOISE PERMIT/TYPE    OWNER    BUILDER    LOCATION    VALUE 03151-tenant improvement    Statehouse Inn    not listed    981 W. Grove St.    110,000 03621-tenant improvement    ADI    Vertical Const.    9999 W. Emerald    82,000 02384-tenant improvement    David Bigelow, Bigelow Tea    not listed    315 N. ...

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Idaho Legislature considers four bills on grocery taxes (access required)

Expanding Idaho’s existing grocery tax credit would benefit low- and middle-income residents while not over-burdening retailers, state Division of Financial Management Chief Economist Mike Ferguson told the House Revenue and Taxation Committee Monday morning. He presented House Bill 80, which ...

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Business Briefs (access required)

Blackfoot awarded Block Grant to preserve jobs IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Idaho Commerce & Labor issued the city of Blackfoot a $500,000 Idaho Community Development Block Grant to help preserve 36 jobs and create another 26 at a local cheese plant.The ...

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President Bush to tour Micron plant in Virginia (access required)

Tomorrow morning Steve Appleton will show President George W. Bush around the Micron plant in Manassas, Virginia. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch KTVB (they broke the story first), the president will speak about "fiscal responsibility." I'm sure he'll thank Micron for the $1.5 ...

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New magnet school in Meridian emphasizes engineering curriculum (access required)

A new school opening in Meridian this fall promises to graduate a pool of skilled engineers ready to join Idaho’s work force. The new magnet school, Galileo Math and Science, will offer a project-based curriculum, with a heavy emphasis on ...

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SOx affecting mid-sized businesses, IT activities (access required)

It turns out that the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act does more than set standards for corporate governance, accounting and auditing. The 2002 law impacts information-technology activities. Ilya Kucherenko works as an account manager for Comsys in Boise. The publicly traded Comsys, ...

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Idaho touted as possible player in biofuels industry (access required)

Idaho and the Northwest have strong potential in the biofuels industry, eastern Washington farmer J. Read Smith said. Smith was a presenter at the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Boise Jan. 29. He is also the co-chair of the national ...

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Ada’s use of eminent domain could benefit CCDC (access required)

Capital City Development Corp. is attempting to refinance bonds issued to developer Civic Partners for property in the courthouse corridor along Front Street. The bonds, issued for approximately $20 million, financed the development and construction of the Civic Plaza Apartments. ...

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