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Idaho’s Melaleuca expands into Missouri with purchase (access required)

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Harley-Davidson closed its Kansas City plant in May and laid off hundreds of workers. It then put the 507,729-square-foot plant and its 314 acre site on the market $26.5 million. Melaleuca Inc. of Idaho Falls finalized its purchase of the former Harley-Davidson ...

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Idaho’s vanishing farmland follows Idaho’s vanishing farmers (access required)

This future Chevron station site on the Emmett Highway was a corn field last summer. Photo by Catie Clark.

The nation is in the middle of one of the greatest wealth transfers in its history and it will affect Idaho’s agricultural landscape significantly. Baby boomers own most of the nation’s assets. The majority of Idaho’s aging farmers belong to ...

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Rental management firms see little change in vacancy rates (access required)

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It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a number of unanticipated challenges in 2020, and the trouble has not been limited to isolation. Financial instability appeared as a result of the outbreak across the United States; ...

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Building on Idaho: Construction in 2021 (access required)

Construction cranes east of Capital Blvd. in downtown Boise, November 2020.

Idaho has growing pains, especially for roads. The many projects around the state are the most visible symptom of Idaho’s business and population explosion. Because these projects have been announced or are already in process, it doesn’t take a crystal ball ...

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Industry partners advance nuclear tech with molten salt (access required)

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Idaho National Laboratory, MicroNuclear LLC, The University of Idaho, and other partners are advancing nuclear reactor technology with newly developed testing — and plans for a future product — using molten salt as heat and fuel. The University of Idaho ...

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Financial institutions banking on growth in 2021 (access required)

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This article was updated on Jan. 14 to correct a title. Banks got a late Christmas present the evening of Dec. 27 from President Donald Trump when he signed a stimulus bill to extend the Payroll Protection Program into 2021. ...

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Residential real estate expected to continue upward trend (access required)

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A few economic metrics suggest that the pandemic housing market in Idaho will persist for most of 2021. A return to a normal residential real estate market would normally be in order given that the spread between 30-year mortgages and ...

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Study: Idahoans bumming out about working from home (access required)

For the past 18 years, Sharon Koifman has run three companies from his home, and sometimes a remote office, currently two blocks away from his home. When asked if he thought a lot of people have been struggling with remote ...

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Idaho Power plans to adjust payment to energy generators (access required)

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Idaho Power is looking at changing its solar energy compensation rate, but current consumers won’t have to worry about that change for 25 years. After Idaho Power, Idaho Conservation League and other stakeholders presented their thoughts and concerns to the ...

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