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Companies say new incentives led them to choose Idaho (access required)

Two companies that received Idaho’s new Tax Reimbursement Incentives said that the tax credits were a key part of their decision to expand in Idaho. Andy Kopral, treasurer of Amy’s Kitchen, which bought the former Heinz plant in Pocatello for ...

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BVEP switches its funding model and focus (access required)

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The Treasure Valley’s economic development organization, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, is nearing the end of its $3.9 million, five-year funding from companies and public entities. But BVEP won’t ask business owners and other leaders for another five years of ...

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Idaho tax revenues more volatile than most (access required)

Idaho had the 17th highest volatility year-to-year in tax revenues, according to a new national analysis from the Pew Charitable Trust. Idaho taxes varied year-to-year by an average of 6.3 percent above or below the overall growth of tax revenues. ...

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Otter again calls for trimming income tax over time (access required)

For the second year in a row, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is seeking to gradually bring Idaho’s personal and corporate income tax below 7 percent. In his State of the State speech Jan. 12, the governor proposed the current ...

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MWI acquired by AmerisourceBergen in $2.5 billion deal (access required)

Boise-based MWI Veterinary Supply will be acquired by AmerisourceBergen in a $2.5 billion stock deal. MWI leaders, including President and CEO Jim Cleary and Chief Financial Officer Mary Pat Thompson, will stay on with the company after the deal, with ...

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A word with Joy Kealey of Chicago Connection

Joy Kealey owns Chicago Connection, a Boise-based pizza restaurant she purchased with her husband Tom in 1997. Chicago Connection had been started by a family from Chicago in 1982, and several family members stayed with the company when it changed ...

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Star company receives an FAA permit for unmanned aircraft

Advanced Aviation Solutions is one of only 13 companies in the U.S. that can now fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial purposes. The Star company received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration on Jan. 5. The company applied for ...

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Caldwell project is latest to get Idaho tax credits (access required)

An unnamed company has received Idaho state tax credits values at $496,000 for plans to add 150 jobs and make a $24 million capital investment in Caldwell. The Tax Reimbursement Initiative credit was approved Jan. 8 by the Idaho Economic ...

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Life Flight adding helicopter in Rexburg (access required)

Medical transport service Life Flight Network will add helicopter service at the Rexburg-Madison County Airport Feb. 20. Having an aircraft in Rexburg will allow Life Flight to transport critical patients to hospitals in Driggs, Salmon and Jackson, Wyo., as well ...

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