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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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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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Idaho hotel room rates outpace neighboring states (access required)

Idaho hotels lead the northwestern states in increases in the average daily rate at hotels but also had the largest decrease in room occupancy over the past year, according to a hospitality research report. The Marcus & Millichap Hospitality Research ...

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Idaho’s biggest incentive program creates jobs (access required)

At the end of June, Idaho’s Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) program, intended to help encourage more companies to come to and expand in Idaho, will be completing its fourth year, and it remains one of the Idaho Department of Commerce’s ...

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Idaho’s efforts to attract firearms, ammunition makers have paid off

A recent survey ranked Idaho as the state most dependent on the firearms industry. According to WalletHub, Idaho ranked first in the firearms industry, 10th in “gun prevalence,” and third in “gun politics.” Other states rounding out the top five ...

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