Posts Tagged ‘ recession ’

RV sales do well locally, nationally

Dec 26th, 2015 | By

By Cydney McFarland Sales of recreational vehicles in the United States are at their highest in nearly a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal. And John Myers, general sales manager at Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls, said the increase is a sign of economic recovery. “Banks are lending like they did before the
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Some industries rebound after recession in east Idaho

May 31st, 2015 | By
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Dan Cravens For the Journal The strength of agriculture and food processing in eastern Idaho sheltered the region to a degree from the past recession. Unemployment rates in most southeastern counties never exceeded 9 percent. Oneida, Franklin, Madison, Teton and Bear Lake counties all topped out around 7 percent. Health care was another sector that
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City ranks near top for developers

May 31st, 2013 | By

BY JOURNAL STAFF POCATELLO — The Gate City has been ranked in the top 25 percent in the nation out of 380 metropolitan areas by Area Development, a publication covering site selection and facility planning.   Area Development Editor Geraldine Gambale stated that the leading locations such as Pocatello “managed to thrive emerging from the
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Entrepreneurs Infusing New Life with a Twist on Old Furniture

Mar 28th, 2013 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Scott Phillips shows off some furniture he refinished or “upcycled” at the Finders Keepers store in Pocatello.

  By Vanessa Grieve Whether it is tough times or a creative urge to bring an item back to life, locals have breathed new life into old furnishings for decades. Love of home, space and necessity sparked in Pocatello’s Cam Pediangco the hobby of what people today call “shabby chic-ing,” refurbishing” or “upcycling.” About 
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Surviving the Recession: Schools cope with impact of economy

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By
Chuck Wegner

By Vanessa Grieve Preparing a workforce for the 21st century has come with many challenges in recent years. Chuck Wegner, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District director of curriculum, said educators have been working to develop curriculum to meet the implementation of the Common Core Standards, but with less money. The 2008 stock market crash not
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