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The world will feed the world (15545) (access required)

The axiom that the U.S. would feed the world just won’t hold true, incoming CEO of J.R. Simplot Bill Whitacre, told the more than 200 business people this morning at the KBOI/NNU Business Breakfast. “When we were in 4-H, we ...

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Meridian renewal agency seeks to fill board vacancy (access required)

Meridian Development Corp., the independent agency that leads Meridian’s urban renewal efforts, seeks to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners. Architect Kirk Morris held the position previously. He recently accepted a position at Washington State University, said Robert ...

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Layton Construction founder dies (access required)

Layton Construction founder Alan Layton died Nov. 5, 2009. He was 91 years old. Layton Construction has become a significant presence in Idaho over the last decade or so, building large projects like the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center; ...

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MWI Veterinary Supply shows strong 2009 (access required)

Meridian-based MWI Veterinary Supply continued to see strong growth in Internet sales at the close of  its fourth quarter and fiscal year. MWI reported completion of its fiscal year 2009 with $14.3 million of cash and no outstanding borrowings on ...

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Meridian development Oakcreek postponed (access required)

Developers of Oakcreek in Meridian have another year to take the next step in developing the community that could eventually have up to 1,300 homes, and they’re sitting tight for now. Thomas Coleman, president of Meridian-based Coleman Homes, is the ...

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No bottom yet, ULI panel says (access required)

There was a quiz at the end of a real estate forum in Boise this morning. It had only one question: Have we seen the bottom of the market? Correct answer: No. The outlook for 2010 is “mostly doom and ...

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Stimulus funds help bring tech center to Wilder (access required)

Construction began in early November on a $5 million-plus technology center that will serve five school districts in southern Idaho. Almost half of the funding – $2.5 million – comes from a federal stimulus grant through the Economic Development Administration, ...

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Muggsy’s owners plan bistro in former Chef Lou’s space downtown (access required)

Mike McGuinness recently purchased the assets of Chef Lou’s at 8th Street, which closed in June at 409 S. 8th St. in downtown Boise’s BoDo development. Mike and Gabriela McGuinness aim to open 8th Street Bistro by Christmas in the ...

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Potato production up 12 percent for year (access required)

Idaho’s potato production is expected to total 131 million hundredweight, up 12 percent from last year’s 116 million hundredweight and 1 percent above the 2007 crop, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported recently. Planted acres of 320,000 and harvested acres ...

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