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LEAP, St. Alphonsus-funded land trust to build affordable homes (access required)

The groundbreaking ceremony for Caritas Commons

Fourteen lucky families will soon own new four-bedroom houses within Boise city limits for just $212,000 apiece — $200,000 below Boise’s median price — courtesy of the Treasure Valley’s first-ever affordable-housing land trust. The LEAP land trust is the joint creation of ...

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Forbes ranks top Idaho credit unions for customer service (access required)

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According to Forbes, the top five credit unions in Idaho for customer satisfaction range from small to large and local to multi-state. The youngest is a mere six and a half decades old. Only one is headquartered in the Treasure ...

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Breakfast Series report: Exploring Idaho’s food culture (access required)

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While the humble potato may be Idaho’s most famous product, the Gem State is home to a burgeoning food scene with flourishing fine dining restaurants, farmers markets, wineries and breweries. On July 14, the Idaho Business Review connected with some ...

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Construction up, delinquencies down between May and July (access required)

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One interesting observation about the commercial real estate market in Idaho is that the amount of real estate statistics released by brokerage firms around the state has fallen since the beginning of the pandemic, especially for the markets outside of ...

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Boise State entrepreneurial program, leader change focus (access required)

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Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 29 to correct references to VentureCapital.org. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Boise State VentureCapital.org program has been adjusted a bit, and its former executive has taken a new position. However, it ...

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Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news July 23 as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even ...

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A word with Char McArthur on innovation at Idaho Transportation Department (access required)

Over the last several years, the Idaho Transportation Department has been on a trajectory of behaving more like a business and less like a government bureaucracy. Part of its business strategy is the Innovation ITD initiative, which started in 2014. ...

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GM CEO expects virus to ebb, economic recovery by early 2021 (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — The auto business used to be pretty simple. Crank out vehicles that people want to buy and collect profits. It’s gotten a whole lot more complicated since Mary Barra took over as CEO of General Motors in ...

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