It's Your Business 2018: Idaho County number 12 on ‘financially healthy’ list

When it comes to being financially healthy, Idaho County isn’t a bad place to live. Idaho County ranks number 12 in the state for its financial health. To find the most financially healthy places, SmartAsset took a holistic approach, considering debt as a percent of income, bankruptcies per 1,000 people, poverty rates and unemployment rates. Nationally, Idaho County ranks at number 1,145. The percentage of the count’s debt versus income is at 1.28 percent, while bankruptcies per 1,000 are at 1.73.

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It's Your Business 2018: Idahoans value their on-line privacy at $1,218

Is someone hacking your Facebook? Sending messages via your e-mail? Online privacy is a fairly consistent hot topic. While many may have been rushing to change privacy settings, hide information from everyone except immediate family and best friends, or simply delete social network sites, many are just taking it in stride.

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It's Your Business 2018: Prairie Boosters: Cottonwood Boosters complement school activities

The Prairie Booster Club has long been providing for its Cottonwood students. The Prairie Boosters were founded in 1987, celebrating 30 years of supporting its schools last year. “We’re run by a team of volunteers,” explained current president Glenn Poxleitner. Additional officers are vice president Cara Uhlenkott, secretary Linda Nida and treasurer Denis Uhlenkott.

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It's Your Business 2018: Framing Our Community: Elk City

Framing Our Community (FOC) serves the Elk City Region by providing integrated programs that create jobs, improve forest and watershed conditions, and increase educational opportunities. FOC is a 501[c]3 Non-Profit organization founded in 1999 by community leaders who foresaw the economic and demographic changes that faced Elk City, the surrounding region, and rural west.

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It's Your Business 2018: Idaho sees increase in women-owned businesses

Idaho has an estimated 50,300 women-owned businesses, employing 39,700 and attributing to roughly $5,005,200,000 according to the eighth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express, a comprehensive report released today, analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and factoring in relative changes in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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It's Your Business 2018: Idaho County sixth in income growth ...

Where you live can have a large influence on how much money a person makes, and who doesn’t want to live in a place where incomes are rising quickly? SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently analyzed Census data for a five-year period to determine where incomes were growing the fastest, and Idaho County ranked among the top places in Idaho. Idaho County ranked number six (nationally, it’s at 892) and had an overall income growth of 2.1 percent from five years earlier.

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It's Your Business 2018: Advanced Welding and Steel named February Small Business of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Advanced Welding and Steel (AWS) of Grangeville, as the “Small Business of the Month” for February 2018. AWS was recognized in the Congressional Record of the Senate. “Growing from a 6,000 square-foot shop in 2003 to the current state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot shop, Advanced Welding and Steel is a great example of the determined entrepreneurial spirit found all across Idaho,” said Chairman Risch. “Ryan Uhlenkott's company provides an excellent product with exceptional commitment to their customers, and they make a sizable impact in the local and national fabricating industry. I would like to be the first to congratulate Ryan and his team on this well-deserved recognition.”

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It's Your Business 2018: Invest in your state: Buy Idaho

You can invest in Idaho. How? According to Buy Idaho, there are currently 1.5 million people living in the state of Idaho. If every Idahoan spent $100 at Idaho businesses, the state would generate $9 million in tax revenues for programs such as education, health and welfare, parks and recreation, transportation, fire department and law enforcement.

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