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Valley Initiative for Prosperity director outlines goals (access required)

Boise State Bronco football has the nation looking at Idaho’s largest city, said Paul Hiller, executive director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, and he intends to keep their attention. Hiller heads the Valley Initiative for Prosperity, a $5 million ...

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North Wind named state’s top woman-owned business (access required)

North Wind Inc. recently received acclaim from DiversityBusiness.com. The Internet site, which focuses on multicultural issues, named the Idaho Falls company the top woman-owned business in Idaho and the 54th best in the U.S. North Wind offers waste-management, remediation and ...

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We gotta talk tech (access required)

The recent BizBlog posts about technology touched a nerve. In addition to the comments posted here on the site, I’ve received phone calls and e-mail messages from people who are simply fed up with the way this state’s tech industry ...

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Lofts project in former feed and seed warehouse “tops out” (access required)

Gary Christensen and Robert Kaylor held a topping out ceremony for their project, R Grey Lofts in BoDo, Monday afternoon. The 100-year-old, three-story building at Eighth and Myrtle streets was formerly the O.W. Smith Mercantile Feed and Seed warehouse, according ...

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Otter's recommendations disappoint tech council (access required)

The Wednesday meeting of the Governor’s Science and Technology Advisory Council was a somber affair. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter chose not to include in his budget all but one of the recommendations made by the 17-member council. He was not ...

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Some smart people are seriously bummed out (access required)

After Gov. Butch Otter spoke today to an assortment of state councils, including the science and tech group we’ve been discussing here all day, IBR reporter Eddie Kovsky jumped into the fray and asked the governor a couple of questions ...

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Broker: Trader Joe’s looking for Boise location (access required)

Trader Joe’s wants to open a location in the Boise area, according to commercial broker Ramona Hildebran of Capital Commercial Properties. The company has not decided on a location yet, she said. But Trader Joe’s corporate site selectors have talked ...

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Trader Joe's in Boise? (access required)

Cheap, good coffee. Lots of tasty chocolate. Inexpensive flowers. Yes, Trader Joe’s is apparently looking for a site in Boise. It’s a name that sends shivers down the backs of people who run places like the Boise Co-op. While Whole ...

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Micron to pay out $91 million in settlement (access required)

Micron’s recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of its memory products will result in a $91 million payment by the Boise company, according to Micron’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Committee. The cash payment ...

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A major donation for BSU? (access required)

We’re hearing a lot of chatter about the possibility, even probability, that Boise State University will receive a very large donation this month from a prominent Idaho person or company. It’s been a tough story to nail down. If you ...

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