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Long-planned Wal-Mart branch is finally approved (access required)

The long-planned, much-debated Wal-Mart at Glenwood and State streets in Garden City is a ‘go,’ but changes in the project’s site plan have pushed back an anticipated opening about seven months to summer 2002.The 202,054-square-foot “supercenter” originally was targeted to ...

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Eagle Concrete Pumping moves to Meridian (access required)

Eagle Concrete Pumping expects to move into a new building in Meridian in early September.Construction is concluding on a 4,100-square-foot building of tilt-up concrete construction on East King Street near Franklin Road, in Meridian Business Park.The building, on about 3/4-acre, ...

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SCP Global Technology cuts workforce to 650 (access required)

SCP Global Technologies, a Boise-based supplier of semiconductor processing equipment, last week laid off 152 people, reducing its workforce to 652 due to the technology slump. The company, in a statement, said the 152 layoffs were less than a previously ...

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to buy Boise tech. co. (access required)

In-System Design Inc. President Lynn Watson says the company’s forthcoming acquisition by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. “will enable us to move into new markets and technologies.”He added that Cypress “will further establish the Treasure Valley as a major player in the ...

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Allied Construction to regroup under Ch. 11 (access required)

Allied Construction Inc., Boise, filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code earlier this month.Allied voluntarily entered an initial petition Aug. 8 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boise, listing 184 creditor businesses. Allied, which also does business ...

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Diesel engine distributor builds new facility (access required)

Cummins Intermountain Inc. plans to move to a building of 22,000 square feet in southeast Boise by early February.Branch Manager Rob Bacus said the building under construction at 8949 S. Federal Way – off Interstate 84 across from the Micron ...

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Small Business Survival Committee rates Idaho on entrepreneurship (access required)

Several business-advocacy groups question the validity of a recent survey ranking Idaho’s business climate 26th in the nation. The Small Business Survival Committee’s sixth annual Small Business Survival Index rated states based on their entrepreneurship and policy climates. Ratings reflected ...

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Idaho lakefront property continues to get pricier (access required)

McCALL – Limited supply and high demand from an increasingly international field of buyers have pushed properties fronting “big” Payette Lake into seven-figure territory.Paying $1 million, $2 million or more for a place on the lake has become increasingly common.Consider ...

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Two hotel condos being combined into one unit (access required)

Workers from Boise Steel Erectors Inc. labored last week on structural alterations to two condominium units on the 16th and 17th floors of the Grove Hotel building for Albertson’s Inc. CEO Lawrence R. Johnston.According to a Boise City building permit, ...

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40 acres bought for industrial park development (access required)

A group that promotes industrial growth in Caldwell has purchased 40 acres of land for the development of an industrial area called Skyway Business Park.Caldwell Unlimited, a for-profit entity founded in 1957, bought the land – half a mile east ...

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