Press/News Category Archives: Business

Idaho researchers program drones to find virus-infected potatoes

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Researchers at Idaho State University have programmed drones to be able to identify a potato-infecting virus. News sources report that researchers say they’ve been able to find individual plants infected with potato virus Y, commonly called PVY, with 90 percent accuracy using cameras mounted on drones. Full article here.

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National Guard contributes to defense, Idaho economy

BY DICK GARDNER There is a hidden giant in the Idaho economy, whose story deserves to be told. Its name is the Idaho National Guard. Most folks associate the Guard with the many deployments that are part of Idaho’s contribution to national security. Or they may think of the Idaho National Guard responding to emergencies

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Tamarack Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for Active Winglets

(Sandpoint, Idaho, January 3rd, 2017) – Tamarack® Aerospace Group, Inc. announced today that it received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Active Winglet system for the Cessna CJ business jet. The FAA STC follows the validation of the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) STC granted Dec 23, 2015.   Read full article

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Custom Audio Equipment Manufacturer Announces Relocation to Idaho

NEWS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Hill Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 megan.hill@commerce.idaho.gov Custom Audio Equipment Manufacturer Announces Relocation to Idaho The company will add 73 new jobs in Blaine County BOISE, Idaho—Wednesday, December 21, 2016— High-end design, engineering, and manufacturing company, leeds look listen, has announced its intention to create up to 73 new jobs

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Vie Active Announces First U.S. Headquarters in Ketchum

NEWS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Hill Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 megan.hill@commerce.idaho.gov   Vie Active Announces First U.S. Headquarters in Ketchum The company will add 43 new high-paying jobs in Blaine County   BOISE, Idaho—Thursday, December 1, 2016— Australian women’s activewear company, Vie Active, announced the creation of their first headquarters to Ketchum, Idaho. The

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Albertsons Companies Continues Expansion in Idaho

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Hill Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 megan.hill@commerce.idaho.gov Albertsons Companies Continues Expansion in Idaho The company is projected to bring 300 new jobs and $38 million in additional state revenue BOISE, Idaho—Friday, September 23, 2016— Albertsons Companies, LLC (Albertsons), following an extensive remodel of its corporate headquarters here, announced today that

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Nothing conservative about job growth

Editiorial: Nothing conservative about job growth Idaho leads the nation in year-over-year job growth, and many of those new jobs actually pay well, with good benefits. Yet one of the keys to that success story is under attack by conservative critics like the Idaho Freedom Foundation. The Tax Reimbursement Incentive is a weapon Idaho’s Department of

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Idaho Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Video Series

Idaho Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Video Series   NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact: Laurie McConnell Idaho Tourism 208.287.0781 laurie.mcconnell@tourism.idaho.gov Contact: Jennifer Lastra 360 Immersive, LLC 208.395.0007 jennifer@360immersive.com Idaho Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Video Series Videos showcase popular summer activities to promote Idaho outdoor recreation. BOISE, Idaho – July 28, 2016 – Idaho Tourism has

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Dow Announces Construction of New Facility in Burley

Dow Announces Agreement to Construct New STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation Manufacturing Facility MIDLAND, Mich. – July 6, 2016 – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today its plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to be located in Burley, Idaho. The new facility will be operated by Dow Building Solution (DBS), a business unit within

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