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Recruiting talent to Boise (access required)

Our sister paper in Long Island has an interesting story about the incredible incentives Suffolk County offered Canon USA to entice the company to move its headquarters there. Sound familiar? It got me thinking of a conversation I had with ...

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Where does public assistance meet private enterprise? (access required)

I spent the last three days knocked out with a cold. It was a rare chance to spend some quiet time at home. The few times I logged on were spent reading the discussion thread happening in the comments section ...

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IRS extends filing deadline (access required)

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service extended the tax-filing deadline by two days to April 17. The traditional April 15 deadline falls on Sunday, and the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day Monday, April 16.   In the past, similar deadline ...

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A fascinating interview (access required)

U of I engineering dean Aicha Elshabini The University of Idaho is working hard to spread the word about the 100th anniversary of the school's college of engineering. (And quietly trying to move forward from last year's scandals and financial ...

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Parma diesel facility plan pulled (access required)

An Idaho Falls businessman recently withdrew plans to build a large diesel storage and distribution facility near Parma. Kirk Hansen, vice-president of Conrad & Bischoff Inc., in a Jan. 25 letter to the Canyon County Board of Commissioners wrote that ...

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A public/private business success story (access required)

Private enterprise can solve most of the world’s problems, but it sometimes takes government to step in and introduce the problem to the solution. Take a recent Boise Weekly cover story, for example. The author writes about endocrine disruptor compounds ...

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Vacancies down in small rental properties (access required)

Area vacancies dropped during the year 2006 for small rental properties with fewer than 16 units.   “In 2006, investment purchases of real estate slowed compared to the pace that was in 2005,” said JJ Winters, owner of Apex Property ...

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Ideas Innovations Idaho (access required)

If you have a free moment today, stop by the Capitol for Ideas Innovations Idaho Day at the State Legislature. The event showcases Idaho’s science and technology industry to Idaho’s lawmakers. Several local tech leaders will make presentations, including Keynetics’ ...

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Bill aims to close non-store tax loophole (access required)

Closing a loophole that allows some online and catalog retailers to avoid collecting Idaho sales tax is the intent of a proposal in the Idaho Legislature. If a retailer has a storefront in Idaho, the business must collect state sales ...

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Legislators skip Innovation Day (access required)

I spent the better part of my day looking for stories while walking around the Ideas Innovations Idaho Day at the State Legislature. The event is supposed to showcase Idaho’s science and technology businesses to state lawmakers, but very few ...

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