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Fred A. Moreton & Co. to move insurance brokerage to larger Boise quarters (access required)

Commercial insurance brokerage Fred A. Moreton & Co. has stuck with its plan to moving to larger Boise quarters, even as the industry continues to face challenges. Moreton planned to open in its new building, at U.S. 20-26 and Explorer ...

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Money moves from stocks to commercial property (access required)

Weary of waiting for a sagging stock market to rise again, many people are trying to line up commercial real estate investments instead. Gary Bates, a partner in Michener Investments in Boise, characterized the Boise-area investment real estate market as ...

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Farberware opens in Boise Factory Outlets mall (access required)

Farberware, an old-line producer of cookware and kitchen accessories, has opened a store in the Boise Factory Outlets mall, boosting the mall’s occupancy to 72 percent. The century-old company, which makes pots, pans, cutlery, china and small kitchen appliances, was ...

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Boise office furnishings firm 'flourishes' (access required)

Budget Office Furnishings, which has increased its profits in a sluggish economy as clients look to cut expenses, plans to move to larger quarters on Cole Road near the law-enforcement complex on Barrister Drive. The Boise business has leased the ...

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Thrifty Nickel newsletter plans new building (access required)

Thrifty Nickel, a free-distribution weekly newspaper featuring classified advertisements, plans to triple its Boise office space with a new building slated to start construction next spring on its half-acre parcel on West Overland Road, near Latah Street. Doug Bourkland, Thrifty ...

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Medical building goes up near Mercy North Hospital (access required)

Construction has started on a new 15,000-square-foot medical office building, south of Mercy North Hospital near Interstate 84 in Nampa, slated for completion in December. Benchmark Construction Inc., Nampa, started building the single-story structure on the nearly 2-acre site in ...

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Boise construction sinks in fiscal year ’02 (access required)

Big declines in commercial and apartment sectors led to a 48 percent drop in construction value in the Boise city limits in fiscal 2002. The monthly Boise City Construction Report said construction permit values totaled $358 million for the 12 ...

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Boise builders adapting to new erosion-control permits, rules (access required)

Boise builders are gradually adapting to new rules and permits designed to reduce erosion and runoff from construction sites, but trade officials say the real test will come next year when the mandatory federal clean-water rules take effect in cities ...

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“Big box” contractor ESI covers 23 Western states (access required)

Wanted: Construction superintendents with a passion for building large commercial and retail structures. Must love to travel. That’s how a help-wanted ad might read for Boise construction contractors Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI). The firm concentrates on commercial construction, primarily major ...

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Job slump bodes ill for housing market (access required)

Sooner or later, southwest Idaho will need to see some job growth – rather than low mortgage interest rates – for the housing market to keep growing, observers say. Job creation and income growth, or a lack thereof, ultimately will ...

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