Regional News

REDI: A Year in Review

Nov 21st, 2016 | By
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Journal Staff Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) has focused on its primary objective:  to diversify and strengthen the economies of the 14 counties of Eastern Idaho by retaining and attracting businesses to the region. “Defining, marketing and driving opportunity to Eastern Idaho has been at the forefront of all of our efforts the
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APNewsBreak: US Cancels Energy Leases In Sacred Area

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

By MATTHEW BROWN,  Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are canceling 15 oil and gas leases in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. The cancellation was aimed at preserving the 130,000-acre Badger-Two Medicine area, the
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Idaho unemployment rate remains at 3.8% in September

Oct 21st, 2016 | By
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Press Release Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent in September. Nationally the unemployment rate increased from 4.9 to 5 percent. As the current business cycle’s economic expansion matures, Idaho continued to produce large over-the-year job growth in September, ranking third nationally. Total nonfarm jobs had a net gain of 21,500, or 3.2
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Plan to Open a $35 million New Casino

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
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Photo of conceptual design showing the new casino and bingo hall attached to the existing hotel & event center. Press Release Fort Hall, Idaho- The Fort Hall Business Council passed a resolution approving the funding for a new $35 million Casino Expansion Phase II project. The selected construction contract is Ormond Builders, Inc. of Idaho
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Idaho DOL gets grant to help long-term unemployed find work

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
New Year’s Eve found a group of people trying to locate new jobs at the Pocatello Department of Labor Employment Resource Center. Extended unemployment benefits for about 6,300 Idahoans ended last week.

Journal Staff The Idaho Department of Labor was awarded a $1.09 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to improve the process of connecting dislocated workers, unemployment insurance claimants, the long-term unemployed and other job seekers to all available services. Idaho is one of more than 40 states and territories receiving funds from the Reemployment &
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US wants to build Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By

By KEITH RIDLER,  Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships through at least 2060. The new facility is needed to keep nuclear-powered aircraft
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HHS awards $398,026 to expand Idaho behavioral health workforce

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

HHS Press Release The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $398,026.00 in awards to 2 training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors in Idaho.  Nationally, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are funding
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Idaho unemployment rates holds at 3.8 percent

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By the Idaho Department of Labor BOISE – Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent in August. Nationally the unemployment rate also held steady at 4.9 percent. For the sixth time this year, Idaho was No. 1 in the nation for over-the-year job growth in August. An additional 22,000 jobs – a 3.3
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Idaho Department of Labor Receives $2.5 Million to Help Youth with Disabilities Become Employed

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By The Idaho Department of Labor The Idaho Department of Labor has received a $2.5 million grant to help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities ages 14-24. The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will be used to provide more training opportunities, build community partnerships and help youth transition from school to employment.
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Canyon Pipe & Supply opening in Rigby

Sep 15th, 2016 | By
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RIGBY –  Canyon Pipe & Supply is a family owned and operated wholesale plumbing distributor with six locations in Arizona. In September, they will be expanding the company into Idaho. “This year marks our 35th anniversary and we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with the Idaho market,” said Dana Hammack, a spokesperson for the
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