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Fruitland tweaks Plan toward commercial growth (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Fruitland has updated its Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map, envisioning commercial development where agricultural land now predominates – along U.S. 95 between downtown and Interstate 84. Some Payette County residents and local ...

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Commercial real estate looks up (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Several commercial real estate firms grew, shrank or otherwise reorganized in the Boise area in the past year, but those changes had minimal bottom-line impact compared to how their individual brokers dealt with a ...

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Do you think the sixth sales-tax cent should be continued after 2005? (access required)

The 6 percent tax should be repealed as it makes Idaho businesses non-competitive with neighboring states. Many of us in the Treasure Valley go to Ontario to buy big items, food, and many other items just for that reason and ...

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Credit unions hope to make it their year (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Amid a fading home refinance market and improving stock market, Idaho credit unions are taking a fresh approach to growing assets this year, industry sources agree. Two of the state’s largest credit unions, Idaho ...

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Beef people await mad cow outcome (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Players in Idaho’s beef industry can’t predict how – or for how long – the discovery of mad cow disease in the U.S. will affect them. Concern continued in Idaho following the U.S. Department ...

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What does your company do for its employees during the holidays? (access required)

Our office is made up mainly of independent contractors (real estate agents) so there isn’t much gift-giving to employees. One or the other of the owners have a party at their house and we have a small gift exchange. The ...

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What do you want for Christmas? (access required)

I want to give everyone a little more patience & more time to do the things that they want to do, and more willingness to serve our community. Alan Head Owner Rampant Restaurants Boise From a personal perspective, I’d like ...

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Outplacement booms with push to be 'lean' (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Career outplacement firms, which help downsizing companies and displaced employees handle current and anticipated changes, remain busy. Over the last three years there has been “a significant trend toward assisting people from the high-tech ...

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