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How do you feel about 'offshoring' of U.S. jobs? (access required)

Ideally, I would like to see U.S. jobs stay in this country; however, globalization of the workforce is a reality. Although some argue that offshoring reduces the cost of goods and services, and that this savings is ultimately passed along ...

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Contracts (access required)

Contracts Skyline Development Corp., Boise, was awarded a contract to build a market addition at 10565 Lake Hazel Road, Kuna. Construction timetable not available. Cost estimate: $270,000. Carlson Leisure Travel Services, Boise, is the owner of a building slated for ...

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Auctions still pack allure for many buyers (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review They don’t use a gavel anymore to signify a sale, but Boise-area auction houses and auctioneers continue to serve a necessary niche for shoppers searching for a great deal and a good time. “Auctions ...

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Contracts (access required)

Contracts Verizon Wireless, Boise, is the owner of a building slated for alterations at 12877 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Contractor not identified. Construction timetable not listed. Cost estimate; $300,000. Key Construction Inc., Wichita, Kan., was awarded a contract to build ...

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Are you worried about mad cow disease? (access required)

I haven’t been too concerned about mad cow disease and have eaten beef since the discovery of the affected cow. It seems like the beef industry is taking the right steps and precautions – even pinpointing the source of the ...

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Net gaming center due in Meridian (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review A new venue for video gaming that utilizes the Internet is planned in Meridian this month. Called Rampage Gaming, the facility is intended for public arcade use and sanctioned tournaments, according to co-founder Scott ...

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Contracts (access required)

CONTRACTS Greenwood Construction, West Draper, Utah, was awarded a contract to do tenant improvements for Kiddie Kandids at Boise Towne Square, Boise. Construction is expected to begin within 30 days. Cost estimate not listed. Big D Corp., Salt Lake City, ...

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Six-story office bldg. planned on Broad St. (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review A six-story office building is planned by early 2005 at the northwest corner of Broad and Fourth streets in downtown Boise. According to plans filed with the City of Boise, Boise attorney Scot Ludwig ...

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Contracts Awarded (access required)

Contracts Edenbrook Inc., Boise, was awarded a contract to build Mountain View dental office building at the southeast corner of Gala Street and Millennium Way, Meridian. Construction is expected to start within 30 days. Cost estimate not listed. Robert Cooper ...

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Business folks know how to chuckle, too (access required)

Never let it be said that business people don’t have a sense of humor. In the busy, often serious world of wheeling and dealing, it’s reassuring to know that Treasure Valley business folks feel comfortable venting opinions in print for ...

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