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The millennials are coming to Boise (access required)

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Boise is one of the cities that’s attracting millennials, landing at No. 25 on a list of top places for that demographic. The study by e-commerce financial services company SmartAsset used the most recently available Census Bureau 1-year American Community Survey ...

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Seattle, Denver, other tech hubs may have edge in housing recovery (access required)

Tech hubs have shown more resilience in housing sales as the nation reopens after COVID-19 thanks to their strong economies. For the week of June 13, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area topped a realtor.com list of Top 10 most recovered markets. Boston-Cambridge-Newton ...

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Hammering it home: COVID-19 fails to derail Americans’ plans for home renovations (access required)

A new national survey found that COVID-19 has not slowed home renovation plans. Seventy-three percent of homeowners are planning to renovate this year, according to a May 2020 LightStream home improvement pulse survey conducted by Wakefield Research. This is down slightly ...

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Commercial real estate still assessing effect of COVID-19 (access required)

Commercial real estate reports vary depending on the firm issuing the data. The latest numbers available include a little of everything: a near-real time snapshot of Idaho CRE trends, a look back at the previous two quarters for the Boise ...

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Retail soap opera: Sephora, JCPenney gloss over differences (access required)

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At first blush, it’s modern television melodrama: the well-heeled French fashionista threatens a separation from the ailing and aging significant other who is down on his luck; meanwhile, the scrappy hometown girl moves to salvage the family business in a ...

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COVID-19 offers businesses opportunities for renovation (access required)

Renovations at the Centre Theater in downtown Idaho Falls.

While many construction projects were delayed or cut back during the COVID-19 emergency, some Idahoans used the pandemic-related shutdown of essential business to renovate. Though most renovations appear to be concentrated in the restaurant or entertainment sectors, the Chubbuck-Pocatello School ...

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Idaho Panhandle tribes receive $1.5 million housing grants (access required)

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Several Northern Idaho Native American tribes have received government grants for housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on June 5 the competitive award of two Indian Community Development Block Grants totaling $1.5 million to the Nez Perce ...

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First wood column set as ICCU arena takes shape at U of I (access required)

A 90-ton crane sits just outside the concrete footprint of what will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena on the University of Idaho Moscow campus. On May 29, it swung its massive arm above the soon-to-be basketball court to set the first 35-foot-tall wood column, culminating nearly ...

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