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Company Spotlight: Saalt

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In only its fourth year, Saalt, a Boise-based company, is already breaking records. Since its launch in 2018, Saalt has grown from a start-up to an eight-figure company with products in major retailers across the US including Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. In just its second year of business, Saalt launched in all Target stores nationwide. So,

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Company Spotlight: Verified First

In a tightening labor market, it’s important for companies to quickly vet top candidates and onboard them seamlessly into their workforce. Background and drug screenings are a critical part of the hiring process, but there are inefficiencies that cost companies time, productivity, and sometimes top talent. Two serial entrepreneurs, Devon Dickinson and Tommy Cheng, felt

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SIEDO wins food-processing award

TWIN FALLS — Southern Idaho’s food processing and production has once again garnered national attention. The region was honored by a national publication for economic development. Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Expansion Solutions, a magazine for site selection consultants and corporate real estate brokers. The award noted SIEDO’s

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Boise Valley Welcomes Priefert Manufacturing

Boise is a place where family-owned businesses have deep roots. Companies like Simplot and Albertsons have thrived here because of the founders that believed in building a legacy for their business and their families. J.R. Simplot started one of the nation’s largest food production companies in the country out of Boise. The height of his

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Attention All 2C Entrepreneurs — NEO is calling you!

The Nampa Entrepreneurs Organization (NEO) is an organization made up of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs!  NEO helps those aspiring to become an entrepreneur, and business owners who want to take their business to the next level.  NEO was developed through a partnership between the City of Nampa’s Economic Development Department and Boise State University’s TECenter, with

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Think Big Festival Recap

By Carmen Achabal, IGEM Program Manager Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday a team from Idaho Commerce was thrilled to travel to Coeur d’Alene and participate in the 2nd Annual Think Big Festival. The Think Big Festival focuses on educating attendees about innovative technologies, specifically new robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, while exploring the ethical

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Supporting Idaho’s Emerging AgriTech Industry

Recently, Idaho has recognized an opportunity to assist an emerging, joint-venture effort in the state. AgriTech, or agricultural technology, is not a new concept. Idaho’s agriculture industry has continuously remained on the cutting-edge of new technologies in order to keep up with the growing demand to feed the world. However, we have identified an opportunity

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Idaho’s Aerospace Solution

Idaho’s Aerospace Solution As the airline industry continues to consolidate, oil prices increase, and consumer expectation for reduced price continues, the margins of the aerospace industry are becoming increasingly thin. This pressure permeates through the supply chain, and is the driver of the critical location factors for aerospace companies looking to start, expand or relocate.

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Social Media Audit Offers Hints to Help Your Business

The Idaho Division of Tourism is constantly looking for ways to improve our effectiveness, especially when it comes to getting the message out. Social media has become an integral part of this strategy in recent years. With this mission in mind, we recently enlisted the services of Think! Social Media to audit our social media strategy.

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