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Construction Combine offers potential workers a hands-on view of the industry (access required)

For many of Idaho’s building contractors, business is so good these days that crews are often short on workers. Concerned about finding extra hands in an economy that’s seeing low unemployment, construction industry members are looking to add more workers ...

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CBH built momentum in 2018 (access required)

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Meridian’s CBH Homes is making a significant impression on a list of top U.S. home builders. Builder Magazine, which tracks the industry, ranked CBH as the 37th largest home builder in the United States in 2018, up 16 spots from ...

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Experts Forum Report – Opportunity Zones

Introduction A provision of the jobs and tax cut act passed in December 2017, Opportunity Zones offer governors the chance to designate low-income census tracts for a federal tax incentive, and hopefully, boost development as a result. Under the rule, ...

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Investment group plans redevelopment of Idaho mall (access required)

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A California-based investment group is planning to spend more than $30 million to redevelop an Idaho mall, adding multifamily housing and a hotel to the site. Idaho Press reported Thursday that Rhino Investments purchased Karcher Mall ...

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Real estate title firm’s lapse exposes data in 885M files

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported ...

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Idaho has second city with population surpassing 100K mark

Federal data shows Idaho’s largest cities have grown larger, with the state getting a second city with the population topping 100,000 residents. The Post Register reported Thursday that new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the most dramatic growth ...

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Retail churn continues as stores open, close

While some national retailers like Dressbarn are pulling the plug on their brick-and-mortar locations in Idaho, off-price retailer Gordmans held a “grand opening” for its two stores in the Boise metro May 23, offering free gifts to visitors and checks ...

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