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UPDATED: Venga Ventures quits the flexible-use market  (access required)

In 2008, Meridian-based Venga Ventures entered the commercial real estate market with a splash. It offered up its own, creative version of executive office suites in a 16,000-square-foot building that was a temple to green building and sustainable use of ...

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Bill to give ITD ‘design-build’ authority revived (access required)

A House committee has voted to print a bill that would give the Idaho Transportation Department power to hire contractors through a “design-build” bidding process, allowing administrators to forego a “lowest bidder” approach if it might save time and money. ...

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Bill that would restrict cities’ use of local improvement districts stumbles (access required)

A bill that would restrict Idaho cities’ powers to create special taxing districts to pay for infrastructure – an effort to target Boise’s proposed streetcar project – has been tripped up in a House committee. Mayors and councilmen from across ...

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Keynetics founder to highlight Stanford conference

Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Idaho’s privately held tech company Keynetics and its subsidiaries Kount and ClickBank, will participate in the Stanford Graduate School of Business on a panel discussion during the university’s annual Entrepreneur Conference. The conference, on Feb. 26, ...

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Western States Equipment beats food-drive goal by nearly fourfold  (access required)

Western States Equipment’s “Dump Hunger” food drive nearly quadrupled its goal of gathering 150,000 pounds of food for local food banks, ultimately raising a total of 587,861 pounds. The six-week, post-holiday food drive partnered 13 Western States branch locations with ...

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