Tag Archives: economic development

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

Posted in Commerce, Technology

Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing

Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing TWIN FALLS — Drawn by local work force training and inexpensive land and labor, food and beverage processing companies are turning their attention to the Magic Valley, now more than ever. A new study rolled out this year by The Boyd Company — an independent site

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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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Director’s Blog: West Central Mountains Economic Summit

It was my honor to join Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Lt. Governor Brad Little, and many other statewide and local leaders, like Albertsons CEO Bob Miller, this week at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit. The Valley County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with area chambers, America’s Best Communities team, and the West Central Mountains

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Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter launched Accelerate Idaho – his vision for growing the state’s economy and increasing the earning potential for every Idahoan – on May 1, 2014.  Idaho is committed to being a national and global leader for economic growth and prosperity.  This means that, more than ever, we’re harnessing Idaho’s resources and talent to

Posted in Commerce