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Walgreens, Les Schwab to go up in Kuna

Kuna is an anomaly in the Treasure Valley. Last year, while homebuilding ground to a halt just about everywhere else, the number of homes built in Kuna rose 20 percent over 2008 to 240 homes. And commercial developers have taken ...

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D.R. Horton posts profit for Q1

D.R. Horton posted its first quarterly profit in three years Tuesday and predicted it would stay in the black at least through the first half of this year. Homebuilders have seen orders improve in recent months due to low mortgage ...

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Ground Floor is another piece of Meridian downtown puzzle (access required)

When Meridian Development Corp. was approached about providing a business incubator in its downtown center, chairman Craig Slocum said he knew it was going to be a hit. The concept was simple, build a space for emerging business in the ...

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Meridian contractor Ridgeway Industrial closes  (access required)

Ridgeway Industrial, a Meridian full-service mechanical contractor, is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closing down for good. The announcement was made to division managers Jan. 28, and employees are now shutting down operations. Brian Schneider, business development manager at ...

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McMillen LLC lands major contracts with resource agencies (access required)

Engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC, Boise, recently received three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contracts through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic-stimulus program. The projects are: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Wyo.), construction of three residences and a ...

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BSU housing projects heads for summer start (access required)

With construction projects fewer and further in between these days, Boise State University seems to be pulling more than its share of weight. Earlier this year the school confirmed a spring start date for construction of the $37 million business ...

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Every state loses construction jobs in 2009

For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past twelve months. That gives Idaho plenty of company in its construction employment slump. Idaho lost ...

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