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ITD saves $41 million in bond refinancing (access required)

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Refinancing existing debt in the wake of the COVID-19-fueled interest rate crash of 2020 turned into a bonanza for property owners in the nine months that followed. It also created savings for municipalities, counties and taxing entities in Idaho. Now ...

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IRG acquires former Naval facility in Pocatello (access required)

The former Naval Ordinance Plant in Pocatello.

Industrial Realty Group (IRG), one of the country’s largest owners of commercial and industrial properties, announced on June 21 that it acquired a 150-acre industrial park at the north end of Pocatello. The property is currently branded as the Gate ...

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Micron expected to announce higher earnings March 31 (access required)

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Micron is scheduled to release its next quarterly results on March 31, and the company recently raised expectations on those results. The company announced that revenue, which it initially expected to be from $5.6 billion to $6.0 billion, would be ...

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A word with Sarah Benken of the KNOW Women (access required)

Being a working woman in Idaho isn’t easy. The state ranks among the lowest in the country for the ratio of women’s earnings to men’s, at 74.2%. What’s worse is that the ratio is getting worse, not better; after reaching ...

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A word with Dave Armga about ConDoc software

The traditional image of a construction site shows a sheaf of blueprints with workers standing around them, and in a large part of the construction industry, that’s still the case. According to the 2018 ConTech Report, 40% of construction companies still ...

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Can Boise businesses require masks? and other questions (access required)

With the potential for more aggressive demonstrations in downtown Boise at the Capitol, local business owner Mike Rogers is prepared for protesters to enter his business, but he’s not worried. For businesses looking to be prepared for more demonstrations, such ...

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How should Idaho cities value parking lots? speaker asks (access required)

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How should growing Idaho cities be planning for parking? Community Planning Association for Southwest Idaho hosted “Valuing Parking and the Land on Which it Stands,” in early December, given by Norman Garrick, a University of Connecticut professor who teaches courses ...

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Idaho Legislature: Property taxes, surplus and COVID (access required)

Monday is slated to be the formal opening day of the Idaho legislative session, with Gov. Brad Little giving his State of the State address laying out his agenda for the upcoming year. How much of an effect COVID-19 will ...

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A word with Laurel Sayer, CEO of Midas Gold Corp. (access required)

Late last year, Laurel Sayer, who was already CEO of Midas Gold Idaho CEO, was promoted to CEO of Midas Gold Corp. and Midas Gold Idaho, becoming one of a few female mining CEOs nationwide. The British Columbia, Canada-based company is seeking ...

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Local labor market data firm looks at Idaho talent attraction (access required)

A screenshot of the nation's and Idaho's largest counties in Emsi Talent Attraction Scorecard 2020.

Recently, data experts are saying that, in addition to being attributed as one of the most livable places in the country, Ada County is in the top percentile for attracting workforce talent, including from once-attractive large cities. Ada County has ...

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