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CCDC: The process is flawed (access required)

Boise’s Capital City Development Corporation claims it is the urban renewal agency for the city of Boise. The CCDC Web site says: “CCDC facilitates the ongoing redevelopment of downtown Boise and its neighborhoods, ensuring high quality physical environments and a ...

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Supervalu CEO Jeff Noddle: Boise vendors won’t vanish (access required)

Although some vendor consolidation started after Supervalu’s November 2006 announcement that the company would move its merchandising and marketing group from Boise to Minneapolis, Supervalu CEO Jeff Noddle said Feb. 20 that Albertsons vendors won’t vanish from the town. The ...

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Interior demolition, cleanup begins of former Pix Theatre (access required)

Efforts to restore and reinvent downtown Nampa’s landmark Pix Theatre entered the long-awaited gut/cleanup phase late last week. Workers prepared to start the interior work March 2, followed by community volunteers the next day. Ultimately, members of the nonprofit Pix ...

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Sellers of manufactured homes in Idaho may undergo background checks (access required)

The Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee last week voted to recommend passage of a bill that would require fingerprinting and criminal background checks for sellers of manufactured homes. The bill also creates new penalties for dealers that commit fraud. ...

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Developer to resubmit plan for 762 acres near Middleton (access required)

A Boise-area developer plans to submit a new plan for 762.7 acres off Purple Sage Road in eastern Canyon County, near Middleton. Dick Phillips, president of Willowbrook Development in Garden City, on Feb. 15 withdrew a rezone application before the ...

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Tax credit proposed for conservation easements (access required)

A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature would allow land owners to receive a tax credit if they place some or all of their land in a conservation easement. House Bill 262 offers tax credits of up to $500,000. A ...

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Director advocates for state’s retailers — Focus (access required)

Membership in professional organizations often means representation at the Idaho Legislature. Pam Eaton, president and chief executive officer of the Idaho Retailers Association, spends much of her workday during the legislative session at the Idaho Statehouse. At the end of ...

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Boise market of well-paid jobs aided by housing trends (access required)

The U.S. housing slowdown isn’t entirely bad news if you’re looking for a well-paying job in the Boise area, as Rich Davila sees it. His company, Professional Career Solutions, helps people find higher-paying jobs, which traditionally lag behind the supply ...

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HDTV, take two (access required)

I made a mistake on the BizBlog last week when I wrote that you'll need a high-definition television when the FCC ends analog transmissions in 2009. The HDTV Almanac blog took me to task in a recent post: In February ...

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