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Idaho National Laboratory a major contributor to Idaho’s economy

INL News Release Sarah Neumann, 208-520-1651, sarah.neumann@inl.gov Lori McNamara, 208-520-6066, lori.mcnamara@inl.gov Idaho National Laboratory a major contributor to Idaho’s economy IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (February 26, 2019) — An annual economic impact summary shows that Idaho National Laboratory continues to be a major contributor to Idaho’s economy. Highlights from the “INL Fiscal Year 2018 Economic Summary” […]

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Forbes names Idaho No. 3 state people are moving to

  Idaho’s major industries include food processing, lumber/wood products, chemicals, paper, mining and tourism. The state produces nearly one-third of the potatoes grown in the U.S. One of the biggest sectors is science and technology led by semiconductor maker Micron Technology. Other companies with a major tech presence in Idaho include Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and ON […]

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Treasure Valley has yet to see much investment from ‘opportunity zones,’ but officials are optimistic

  The Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reduced taxes on businesses and individuals, and it gave economic developers across the country a new tool intended to revive struggling corners of America. Alongside changes to the tax code, the bill included an incentive program called “Opportunity Zones,” aimed at encouraging business owners and […]

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Meet the Women Pioneering Idaho Wine

  Not only are women making some of Idaho’s best wine, but they’re shaping the future of this Pacific Northwest state’s budding industry. In a nascent wine industry that includes only 50 or so producers, one fact stands out: Women are not only making some of the state’s best wine, they are also making the […]

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Tariffs hit some Idaho produce, but exports strong overall

  BOISE — Exports contributed nearly $4 billion to Idaho’s economy in 2017. Though tariff wars with trade partners over the past year have hit some Idaho producers’ profits, overall exports are strong, and heads of Idaho’s foreign trade offices see opportunities on the horizon such as exporting hops for craft beer in the Asian […]

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Idaho lab protects US infrastructure from cyber attacks

  It’s called the “Dark Side” because the 50 workers there prefer to keep the lights low so they can dim the brightness on their computer screens. Or maybe it’s because of what they do in cyber research and development. Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the United States’ […]

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Idaho Wants Mining Investors to Know it’s Open for Business

From Alastair Sharp In Toronto, courtesy of Mining Journal When the global financial crisis hit several years ago, the state of Idaho had to cut back. With its annual operating budget shrinking from US$3.2 billion in 2007 to $2.2 billion in 2010, Governor CL ‘Butch’ Otter said the state divided its spending plans into nice […]

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Standridge Color Corp. builds facility in Burley, plans to employ 30

LAURIE WELCH lwelch@magicvalley.com  Sep 7, 2017   BURLEY — Standridge Color Corp. is constructing a 58,000-square-foot facility that adds color to plastics. “We are excited about our new facility in Burley and look forward to being part of this wonderful community,” said Henry Stowe with Standridge Color. The company’s site is on West Railroad Avenue […]

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Bloomberg: Idaho is Top-Performing Economy in the U.S.

Trump-Friendly Idaho Doesn’t Put America First The top-performing economy among U.S. states relies heavily on international trade. By Matthew A. Winkler Idaho has fewer people than Houston, still grows the most potatoes, and outperforms all 49 other states with a 21st-century economy that shows that the U.S. does best when it puts the world first.  Read full article here.

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