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Who Are Idaho’s Firearms, Ammunition, And Accessories Manufacturers?

Kayla Cuellar counts herself lucky.  She was born and raised in Idaho, and considers it a great place for the business she and her husband started a few years ago. It’s called Valiant Firearms and Ammunition, and it specializes in pistol and rifle ammunition.  Each cartridge is assembled by hand. Cuellar spends a lot of […]

Idaho Aims For Job Growth Through Gun Manufacturing

Molly Messick / StateImpact Idaho BJ Swanson is executive director of the Latah Economic Development Council.   Click above for an interactive map of all gun and ammunition manufacturers in Idaho. A few years ago, state leaders got the idea to promote Idaho to the outdoor industry, including gun manufacturers.  After all, Idaho is a more […]

Local Leaders Hope Foreign Trade Zone Will Lure Business

For the last year, the Caldwell Economic Development Council has been working to establish a foreign trade zone to service Ada and Canyon Counties. About 50 business people, realtors, local officials and others gathered at the Caldwell Airport today to learn about the potential benefits. First they had to learn the basics. Just what is […]

Hoping for An Economic Turnaround? Five Idaho Industries to Watch

These five industries, like construction and high-tech, hardly cover Idaho’s entire economy, but they have acted as some of the most volatile and crucial economic indicators over the last decade.  State economists say Idaho’s economic turnaround will be gradual, albeit it’s headed in the right direction. Services & Trade: The services industry includes everything from […]

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