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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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Director’s Blog: Walking alongside our leaders

In Idaho, we have world-class rivers, and mountains, and desert terrains that rival anywhere on Earth for outdoor recreation and stunning majestic beauty. We also have a thriving economy with a steadfast workforce and innovations coming out of every industry sector ranging from food production to technology and aerospace. We are truly fortunate to live

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Idaho’s First Medical School is Awarded Pre-Accreditation; Breaks Ground

Idaho’s first medical broke ground last week after having successfully completed the rigorous process of achieving pre-accreditation earlier this month. The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) was awarded pre-accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic Accreditation, marking an important milestone for Idaho’s first medical school. Pre-accreditation is a critical step in the

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Company Spotlight: Asana Climbing Gym

Our Commerce BRE team had the pleasure of sitting down with Asana’s very own Jamey Sproull and Rory O’leary to talk about their new climbing facility on the corner of Glenwood and Chinden in Garden City.  This was right after they held their grand opening, and it was evident that Jamey and Rory were both

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Director’s Blog: EORAC 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Idaho Legislature’s Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee on the progress of Idaho’s economy and our perspective on the future of the state’s economy. Over the last several years, rebounding from the “Great Recession” and growing steadily, Idaho has much to be proud of. And

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Idaho-Mexico Trade Office Vacancy Filled

Idaho-Mexico Trade Office Vacancy Filled Idaho has a new Director and Official Representative in Mexico! The state has hired ATTEND Marketing International and Fabiola McClellan out of Mexico City to represent Idaho full-time in Mexico and Central America. The Idaho-Mexico Trade Office will provide a wide range of services to facilitate trade and assist Idaho

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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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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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Idaho’s Agricultural History

Idaho’s Agricultural History Nationally, we are in an era of agriculture that is more efficient and environmentally-conscious than ever before. In Idaho, agriculture has been the cornerstone of the economy and way of life for generations. Our farmers and ranchers produce far more food than could ever be consumed in the state. This creates tremendous

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