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Boise’s escalating rents bargain compared with other cities (access required)

Two new rent studies using different datasets and different methodologies came up with Boise apartment rental statistics that are remarkably similar. The first study was conducted by, a national apartment broker. Because the firm’s own rentals tend to the ...

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Idaho Wheat Commission stalking a new building. Here’s rye (access required)

Boise architect Cornel Larson's preliminary conceptual drawing of the potential new IWC building.

The Idaho Wheat Commission wants to shuck the shell of its current 75-year old office building and build a new one in the same spot. The land in question is surely more intriguing than the current home of the Wheat ...

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Ty Johnston hired as assistant project manager by IMCO

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IMCO Construction has hired Ty Johnston as assistant project manager based out of the company’s Boise regional office. Johnston will support IMCO’s Southern Idaho opportunity pursuits and projects, including the recently awarded $28 million Orchard Combat Training Center Railroad Tracks ...

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Man pleads guilty to bribing FBI official over contract

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to bribing an FBI official to help him win lucrative construction and maintenance contracts worth more than $12 million for an Idaho data center. Robert Bailey, 63, of Centreville, Virginia, ...

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Columbia Bank opens innovative branch in downtown Boise (access required)

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Columbia Bank has opened its “NeighborHub” in Boise, the second in its initiative to create a neighborhood gathering space as well as offering banking services to communities. The company, based in Tacoma, Washington, had hinted at the development this spring ...

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Bright Bank plans to open second branch in December (access required)

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Just months after opening its first branch in Idaho, in downtown Boise, Bright Bank is opening its second: in Meridian in Fairview Village near Eagle and Fairview — in, like its downtown branch, a former Mountain West Bank location. The ...

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A word with Wayne Hammon, CEO of Idaho Associated General Contractors (access required)

Wayne Hammon, CEO of the Idaho Associated General Contractors, issued an economic overview of construction firms in Idaho and their ongoing need of employees at the beginning of October, based on an analysis by AGC of America’s Chief Economist Ken Simonson. ...

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Treasure Valley has variety of options to boost cycling infrastructure (access required)

In the Treasure Valley, a growing population is putting more cars on the road and more pollution in the air. Transportation is the number one source of air pollution in Idaho, said Eric Willadsen, conservation program manager with the Sierra ...

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Airports gain new flights, infrastructure (access required)

For a state to have robust air service, it demands two things. First, it requires the infrastructure to provide places for the airplanes to take off and land. Second, it requires airlines to provide service both within the state — ...

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Idaho organizations work to promote electric vehicles (access required)

As people look to cut their carbon emissions, electric vehicles are growing in popularity across the country. In Idaho, state agencies, utilities and nonprofits are working to promote electric vehicle adoption, helping residents and businesses overcome the barriers to choosing ...

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