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Best Western Plus opens in Nampa (access required)

Best Western Plus has opened adjacent to the Nampa Civic Center. Photo courtesy of Valerie Santillanes.

The 82-room Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn opened April 19 after starting construction in March 2016. The hotel is the Spokane-based Santillanes family’s first venture in Idaho with their Peppertree Hospitality Group, but project manager Chase Santillanes ...

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McCain Foods gets maximum tax incentive for $200 million Burley expansion

McCain Foods USA will receive Idaho’s maximum state Tax Reimbursement Incentive for a proposed $200 million expansion of its frozen French fries production facility in Burley that will add about 180 new jobs. McCain is only the second company to ...

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US construction spending slipped in March

Workers at a Boise construction project.

U.S. builders trimmed construction spending slightly in March, one month after building activity hit an all-time high. Construction spending slipped 0.2 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted $1.218 trillion, the Commerce Department reported May 1. In February, it rose ...

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Bi-Mart plans third Idaho store for Kuna

Eugene, Ore.,-based membership department store chain Bi-Mart awaits city approvals to build its third Idaho store in Kuna. Bi-Mart did not return calls to the Idaho Business Review. Bi-Mart has 76 stores clustered in the Willamette Valley with stores in ...

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Low vacancy rate shows high demand for multifamily housing in Twin Falls (access required)

Downtown Twin Falls. There are few new multifamily housing developments underway in Twin Falls, even though the city is growing rapidly with the success of its food processing industry. Photo courtesy of the city of Twin Falls.

If you’re looking for an apartment in Twin Falls, good luck. There aren’t many vacancies and few new developments are being built. But that may be changing. “The vacancy rate for multifamily housing is extremely low,” said Josh Palmer, public ...

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A missing catalyst for cross-laminated timber (access required)

Crews with RDF Builders install a cross-laminated timber panel on a modular classroom in Mount Vernon, Washington. WashingtonÕs Department of Enterprise Services received $5.5 million in funding to lead K-3 modular classroom demonstration projects in five school districts across the state. (Courtesy of Mahlum)

Supporters of cross-laminated timber are pondering a chicken-or-the-egg problem – which will come first in the tall wood revolution: demand for CLT, or the domestic supply chain? By now, many news outlets in the Pacific Northwest and around the U.S. ...

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