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Preference for ‘aging in place’ slows nursing home construction

While hospital construction is proceeding apace, that’s less true for nursing homes, primarily because of a preference toward assisted living facilities that enable senior citizens to age in place. “There’s very, very few new nursing homes being built,” due to ...

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Real estate is the prescription for a healthy medical practice (access required)

When it comes to real estate, the old expression “location, location, location” continues to be relevant — and no more so than for a medical professional starting a new practice or acquiring an existing one. But an equally important consideration ...

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In Portland, retail therapy presents a growing opportunity for builders (access required)

In just a few years, “retail” health clinics have become close to ubiquitous around Portland. These small acute care facilities, open late hours and on weekends, are popping up in commercial spaces around the metro area – strip malls, discount ...

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Building health: Future diagnoses (access required)

We have all experienced reports in recent months of bad air quality in the area due to nearby wild land fires, which are often accompanied by the suggestion to stay indoors to protect your health. While poor outdoor air quality ...

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Gymnastics center goes industrial (access required)

Andrea Allen would rather have had her Gym Stars Gymnastics Center on a major thoroughfare where endless drive-by traffic would have been free advertising for her new gymnastic gym. Instead, she’s the latest of a host of sporting entrepreneurs who ...

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Energy efficiency institute helps manufacturers find savings (access required)

If nesting birds are adding their song to the sounds of work in your factory, chances are there are leaks that cost energy and money. Birdsong is one of the things that Boise State University professor John Gardner looks for ...

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Industrial vacancies are nearly down to “functionally obsolete” (access required)

The industrial vacancy rate across the Treasure Valley rested at 4.7 percent in April and as low as 3.87 percent in Nampa. That may as well have been zero, said Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate agents Dan Minnaert and ...

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A property tax incentive for manufacturing investment (access required)

Businesses interested in investing in industrial and manufacturing capacity in Idaho need to be aware of the property tax benefits available under Section 63-602NN of the Idaho Code. This law was enacted by the Idaho Legislature in 2008 to allow ...

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Outdated industrial spaces find new life (access required)

As cities grow and change, what once was the industrial part of town often moves elsewhere, leaving the sometimes contaminated area as a hulking shell of its former self. But in many regions, including Idaho, those buildings are finding new ...

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