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Bank of Idaho opens permanent Nampa branch (access required)

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Bank of Idaho opened its newest permanent branch in Nampa on May 18. The branch is at 324 12th Avenue South, a building previously occupied by KeyBank. It is the company’s eighth full-service location statewide. The building is owned by ...

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Columbia Bank to open innovative branch concept in Boise (access required)

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It’s a bank branch. It’s an arts venue. It’s a meeting place. It’s a NeighborHub, and Columbia Bank is bringing one to downtown Boise, at 190 N. 8th St. “Columbia Bank is excited to be bringing our award-winning NeighborHub to ...

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Results mixed in first quarter retail, office real estate market (access required)

Is it too early to predict that the COVID-19 pandemic will amplify the ongoing retail apocalypse to create vacancies in more retail properties in Idaho? The casualties are already accumulating as the 78-year-old J. Crew chain, teetering on the brink ...

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How do Idaho’s job losses stack up based on occupation? (access required)

When it comes to unemployment in Idaho, there’s good news and bad news. After eight weeks of unemployment statistics, Idaho’s biggest losses were in the food services occupations, in terms of both the number and proportion of jobs lost. One ...

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Idaho’s land and industrial real estate markets show little slow down (access required)

While the COVID-19 pandemic is making waves with most of the economy, the commercial real estate markets to date don’t show much change at all. Commercial real estate in Idaho currently mirrors what been happening with the residential real estate ...

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California company lands INL naval spent fuel project subcontract (access required)

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, the contractor for the new Naval Spent Fuel Handling Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site, has awarded a $245 million subcontract to Granite Construction Inc. of Watsonville, California, for concrete placement construction. In 2017, officials ...

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McAlvain Construction participates in AGC stand-down (access required)

Construction workers line up six feet apart for a safety meeting during the AGC stand-down for COVID-19 safety.

The ability to keep America’s essential workforce safe during a pandemic has been underscored by worker protests at grocery store chains and e-commerce giants like Amazon. The construction industry has not been immune from this trend, as demonstrated by thousands ...

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Construction organizations offer free work zone COVID-19 safety materials (access required)

A number of construction industry organizations are offering free educational materials to help stop the advance of coronavirus. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has produced an eight-minute video to help employers train workers on how to prevent the spread ...

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Meridian’s planned urban renewal district advances (access required)

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Meridian’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new urban renewal district cut out of one that already exists during its April 16 meeting, moving the project forward. Creating urban renewal districts in Idaho is an involved process, requiring more than the ...

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Not much change in real estate sales yet despite COVID-19 (access required)

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Not much changed in the Treasure Valley residential real estate market during March, despite the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Idaho. In the March market report released by Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) on April 13, the surprise may be that ...

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