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With its strong economy, does Idaho still need business incentives?

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With the strong economy and low unemployment rate, some are suggesting that states no longer need to offer incentives to companies to locate or expand facilities. Steve Scranton, chief investment officer for Washington Trust Bank, told the Treasure Valley Chief Financial ...

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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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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)

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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