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Tax breaks await energy-efficient builders (access required)

Developers facing ever-rising input costs as they plan to construct new buildings or to renovate existing structures might want to consider spending even more. Federal tax breaks await those who spend more on their buildings to make them energy-efficient, under ...

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Golden parachutes aside, Albertsons board has point (access required)

Has the performance of Albertsons Inc. stock been bad enough in the past five years to justify the board’s decision a few months back to sell the entire food-and-drug chain? People continue to debate whether a whole-company sale was needed ...

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'Empty-nester' developers should get ducks in row (access required)

Residential developers catering to a growing contingent of “empty-nester” buyers in southwest Idaho might want to check with a housing agency or attorney before breaking ground or launching a marketing campaign. As we report on more planned-unit developments offering a ...

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Medicaid proposal could harm state's economy (access required)

A bill proposing changes to the Medicaid program in Idaho is likely to reach the Senate floor this week. House Bill 776 would provide a framework for the state to charge premiums to low-income working adults on Medicaid and low-income ...

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Team approach favorable to some brokers (access required)

Is a team approach taking hold in the traditionally one-on-one business of commercial real estate brokerage? Recently, more transaction announcements that appear in our weekly “Roundup” column say that multiple brokers with the same firm represented one of the parties. ...

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Advertising: no 'one-size-fits-all' answers (access required)

I was asked recently to host a seminar on the “do’s and don’ts” of advertising to a group of small business owners. I jumped at the chance. The obvious answer is Do Advertise! But that would make for a pretty ...

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Boise commercial market following U.S. trends (access required)

A recent report on the U.S. commercial real estate market points to continued strength this year. NAI Global Commercial Real Estate Services, Princeton, N.J., in its 2006 Global Market Report, also expects rents to increase. NAI’s predictions generally echo those ...

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All business is local – Does Supervalu know? (access required)

Jeff Noddle sounds like a decent sort. At least, that was our impression from a telephone interview two days after the sale and breakup of Albertsons was announced. But whether Noddle, chairman and CEO of Supervalu Inc., is a nice ...

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Film tells tale of Boise as a creative place (access required)

The Idaho Legislature may have gone a little overboard last year in its assessment of the impact of Napoleon Dynamite, the cult movie filmed in Preston, Idaho. In the resolution the Legislature passed to praise filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess, ...

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Community colleges – the time has come (access required)

Good schools and an educated, well-trained workforce are two major elements executives look at when considering whether to move their business to an area, economic development experts say. Idaho has made it a goal to recruit businesses from other areas, ...

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