idaho economy

Ferguson Wellman

There was more market activity and angst in the last six months than we sometimes see in a full year, or even a few years. So, how are things shaping up as we enter into the third quarter of 2020? 

John Minchillo


As the United States begins to re-open there is still so much uncertainty, especially as it relates to our financial future. One question that has come up is whether values-based investing change in the wake of this pandemic, and will corporations in turn shift their culture to become more employee-focused and less reliant on traditional office work systems. 

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio


The first round of the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, was a flop for many business owners. The program is part of the CARES Act, and was supposed to help small businesses prevent laying off their employees. Now, the state of Idaho is taking matters into its own hands, using $300 million of federal money to support Idaho’s small businesses.

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The coronavirus outbreak could thrust economies around the world into a deep freeze for up to six months. Countries across the globe have effectively shut down. With that said, the markets are shifting and changing as quickly as the pandemic is. 

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Idaho Matters considers the economic impacts Idaho is already seeing because of the spread of Coronavirus. 

Molly Messick/ Boise State Public Radio

Consumer spending is strong and unemployment is low, but some say some financial forces could signal a cooling of the economy.

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Tariffs and trade wars have been buzzwords for national headlines, but these issues also have an impact on local communities. Financial Analyst Jason Norris with Ferguson Wellman joins Idaho Matters to explain the effect of these issues on local communities.

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Cities in the Mountain West are seeing some of the strongest economic growth in the nation. That’s according to an annual analysis by the Milken Institute.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

This week in the Idaho Legislature, lawmakers spent time on budgets and human trafficking bills, while LGBTQ supporters came to the capitol to advocate for an anti-discrimination bill.

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Molly Messick / Boise State Public Radio

While Idaho’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s lowest, wages continue to lag far behind the rest of the country, according to a new study.


Research from the Climate Impact Lab shows that in the next 20 years, the number of days below freezing at major ski resorts could drop by weeks or months.