Newsmakers: How Costco ended up coming to Idaho Falls & the city’s economic development outlook

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and Idaho Falls Economic Coordinator Dana Briggs.

The main focus of the conversation is the Costco that is being built in Idaho Falls. Briggs and Casper give us the background on why the retailer decided to build here, what’s next with the project and if there are any other businesses coming to town.

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Casper and Briggs also discuss economic development plans for Idaho Falls and what the future holds for the city.

Watch the interview above for the entire conversation.

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SETH AARON HENDERSON – A TWO-TIME PROJECT RUNWAY WINNER & FIN FUN’S NEW LEAD DESIGNER

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