Tag Archives: Economic Development

Eastern Idaho unifies its economic development efforts (access required)

Eastern Idaho has unified on the economic development front. Pocatello is the last of the region’s larger cities to join the Idaho Falls-based Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho, or REDI. Rexburg joined REDI in January and Chubbuck joined it ...

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City of McCall adds economic development department (access required)

A view of Payette Lake in McCall. File photo

The city of McCall will expand its community development department Oct. 1 to formally include economic development. “It better reflects some of the work we are already doing,” said Michelle Groenevelt, McCall’s community development director. “We will be more intentional ...

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Twin Falls wants to convert historic warehouses for manufacturing (access required)

The 1926 Swift & Company Poultry and Creamery warehouse is one of 29 warehouses in downtown Twin Falls that the city would like to convert to small manufacturing. Photo courtesy of city of Twin Falls.

Century-old warehouse districts across the country have found renewed life, largely as popular entertainment districts, and now Twin Falls has its own ideas for empty warehouses at downtown’s southern edge. Twin Falls wants to fill warehouses with small manufacturers, especially ...

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

Idaho Statehouse. File photo.

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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Capital Matrix has $120,000 for economic development grants (access required)

File photo by Glenn Landberg.

Capital Matrix is accepting grant requests from nonprofits and local governments for economic development projects in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. Capital Matrix has $120,000 for grants. The money comes from the earnings from the certified development corporation’s U.S. Small ...

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Amy’s Kitchen to buy former Heinz plant in Pocatello (access required)

Convenience food maker Amy’s Kitchen is buying a former H.J. Heinz plant in Pocatello and plans to hire 200 full-time workers when it opens in December. Amy’s, which makes organic and non-GMO convenience food, announced Oct. 29 it would purchase ...

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