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Utilities pursue economic development role (access required)

While business and economic development has typically been the purview of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations, increasingly utility companies are playing a role. “Across the country, utilities like Idaho Power have business development teams, providing that single point of contact,” said ...

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Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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State officials will travel to dig up mining investment (access required)

In an effort to develop Idaho’s mining industry, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Director of Commerce Bobbi-Jo Meuleman are leading a team of Idaho mining businesses to New York and Toronto later this month. If New York and Toronto seem ...

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POWER Engineers designs renewable energy storage system for California utility (access required)

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An Idaho company has received several awards for designing one of the nation’s largest energy storage systems. The Pomona Energy Storage Facility, owned and operated by AltaGas with its natural-gas fired peaking power plant in the Los Angeles Basin, is ...

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