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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Meridian likely to be fastest-growing city in U.S.

Based on initial local population estimates, Meridian could rank as the No. 1 fastest growing city in the country once the U.S. Census Bureau releases its city populations estimates on May 24. Meridian’s population grew 8.25 percent in the past ...

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Boise State starts work on materials research structure

Boise-based Micron Technology Inc. is banking on Boise State University to supply its next generation of materials scientists and viable new materials for the future. Micron Technology Foundation supplied $25 million to the construction of the $50 million Micron Center ...

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Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine suits up for opening day in August (access required)

You can see the ICOM building from a mile away, its acronym boldly emblazoned in an upper corner. Idaho’s first medical school makes an architectural statement alongside Interstate 84 at Locust Grove Road in Meridian. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine ...

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Boise CBC Advisors office fate unknown in Colliers International acquisition (access required)

Toronto-based Colliers International Group on April 3 acquired Salt Lake City-based Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors, which also has a Boise commercial real estate office. The move gives Colliers a presence in Utah, but Colliers has had an Idaho presence in ...

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Jackson Hole Junction will be next large shopping center in Idaho Falls (access required)

A developer has started work  in eastern Idaho on what will be the area’s third largest shopping center. The first announced tenant for the 44-acre Jackson Hole Junction mixed-use development at the burgeoning south end of Idaho Falls is a ...

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Treasure Valley home prices leave average-wage homebuyers in the dust (access required)

Median home prices in Ada and Canyon counties – near $300,000 and $200,000, respectively – are not affordable for average wage earners, according to a new home affordability study. ATTOM Data Solutions, an Irvine, California property database company, determined that no county ...

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Rediscovered Books acquires Rainbow Books

Rediscovered Books owners Bruce and Laura DeLaney have expanded into the used book market with their March 29 purchase of Rainbow Books – the house, property, books and all. The DeLaneys, by arrangement with the seller, took over operations March ...

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