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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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Idaho business development team heads to Japan (access required)

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Idaho will send five representatives to Japan later this month to encourage foreign direct investment by Japanese companies in the state. Participants include Kelly Anthon, Rupert city administrator and state senator; Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development Corp. for ...

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McCain Foods gets maximum tax incentive for $200 million Burley expansion

McCain Foods USA will receive Idaho’s maximum state Tax Reimbursement Incentive for a proposed $200 million expansion of its frozen French fries production facility in Burley that will add about 180 new jobs. McCain is only the second company to ...

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Boise housing summit: real estate reaches across the economic spectrum (access required)

The Treasure Valley real estate market, with tight supplies and soaring prices, is having a ripple effect across the economy, speakers noted June 23 at the mid-year housing summit staged by Boise Regional Realtors. The conditions might induce local college ...

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Threshold for business property tax breaks could drop further (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce wants to lower the floor for property tax exemptions for business expansion projects. The current $3 million requirement for capital investment would be dropped to $500,000 under a plan the Commerce introduced in the House ...

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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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