Sep. 30, 2016

Albertsons Companies Continues Expansion in Idaho

by Idaho Department of Commerce

Albertsons Companies, LLC (Albertsons), following an extensive remodel of its corporate headquarters here, announced today that it is continuing to relocate pharmacy support and add other corporate office positions to their Boise campus, which will result in a projected 300 new jobs and $38 million in new tax revenue to the State of Idaho.

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Mar. 10, 2017

Bogus Basin Plans 4.3 Million Dollar Expansion

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area unveiled a $4.3 Million dollar plan to expand the ski resort to an all season adventure attraction. It will include a complete overhaul of the current amphitheater, expanded lodge seating, an upgraded dining experience, a zip line and ropes course, and the installation of a year round mountain coaster. The mountain coaster is scheduled to open August 1st, while the other improvements will be open by July 1st.

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Aug. 19, 2015

Micron Plans $200 Million Expansion in Boise

Micron Technology Inc. will expand research and development at its Boise campus by 30 percent in a major building project beginning October 2015. The project will add 50,000 square feet of clean-room space – the same amount created during the last expansion in 2011-12, which added about 200 jobs. The new space will be designed to allow further expansion at a later date and create room for further research as Micron looks to develop future generations of computer memory and storage. 

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Jun. 7, 2016

Maverik Plans $50 Million Expansion In Treasure Valley

Maverik Inc., a Salt Lake City convenience store chain that strives to bring an ambience of adventure to service stations, intends to invest $50 million in the Treasure Valley in the next five years to add and rebuild stores, a company official said.

Maverik started the push by closing three antiquated Boise convenience stores in March. Three new store locations have been announced and five or six more Maverik stations are likely for the Treasure Valley, said Aaron Simpson, Maverik’s self-described vice president of customer fanatics (marketing).

Maverik is currently rebuilding its convenience store on Boise’s Federal Way. In 2017, it will shift into construction mode. New stores for Cole Road and Fairview Avenue, Cole and Victory roads, Franklin Street and Orchard Road, plus two others in Meridian and one in Nampa where sites have not been announced, are in the planning, acquisition or design phases.

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Sep. 30, 2016

Caldwell Company Plans Major Expansion

Caldwell-based company Quality Machine Products plans to move into a new building soon that’s twice the size of its current facility, said general manager Rob Doyle.

The company is contracting with the Van Auker Companies to built a 30,000-square-foot building valued at $1.84 million next door to its headquarters on Industrial Way, according to building permit records provided by the city of Caldwell.

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Oct. 15, 2014

West Valley Begins $3 million Expansion to Improve Heart Care

This week West Valley Medical Center took the next step in bringing advanced electrophysiology treatments to Canyon County. The $3 million heart catheterization suite is the first of its kind in the region outside Boise. It will offer residents in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon more options when making important health care decisions. The existing suite will expand from 1,400- to 6,000-square-feet and contain upgraded X-ray and 3-D mapping equipment to provide highly accurate imaging of the heart and major vessels.
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Oct. 18, 2016

INL Plans $85 Million Expansion

The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to build two new facilities at its Idaho Falls campus, at an estimated cost of $85 million.

The Post Register reports the two proposed buildings would house the laboratory's growing cybersecurity program and a next-generation supercomputer.

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Jul. 14, 2016

College of Western Idaho Plans Nampa Campus Expansion

The College of Western Idaho continues to grow, and has even more growth already in mind. In just seven years, the college has grown to serve more than 20,000 students a year and is aiming to serve thousands more soon.

CWI unveiled their Nampa campus development plan entitled "Vision 2040" Wednesday. Included in the plan is a state of the art health science building and student success center aimed at centralizing student services.

The outlined 80,000 square foot health science building is focused on getting CWI students jobs in the quickly growing medical field in the Treasure Valley. The overall goal of the new expansion though is to create a comprehensive campus with a true campus environment for a growing student body.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Glanbia Announces $82M Expansion

Cheesemaker Glanbia Foods announced this week their plans to expand their current cheese making operations with a new addition to help meet the demand for whey. Glanbia was issued a building permit in September for the 7,415-square-foot building slated to be constructed by Big-D Construction Corp, according to the permit. Glanbia plans to add up to 50 jobs with the expansion. Plans for the expansion were announced after the economic advisory council of the Idaho Department of Commerce approved their incentive plans in accordance with the Tax Reimbursement Incentive, passed earlier this year. 

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Dec. 20, 2016

CBRE: Let Labor Lead Your Market Expansion

Here’s a question for the corporate decision-makers among you: What markets are you targeting in your geographic growth plan?

The secondary markets that will emerge as winners in the race for talent will be those that best replicate the live-work-play environment of the bigger cities—at a lower cost of living. This is true even in tertiary markets, such as Boise, Tucson or Ann Arbor, where corporations can “partner with local universities … to recognize the opportunities there for smaller-scale operations,” says Seeley. “They are not going to open a 2,000-person tech operation. But for incubators or niche operations, like R&D or cyber security, these are great locations.”

As Kristen Sexton, managing director of CBRE’s Labor Analytics practice, says: “The world is, indeed, flat. Just as capital knows no borders and flows around the world fluently, so too does talent.”

Frank Sinatra may have believed that if you made it in New York you could make it anywhere. Wonder what he thought of Boise?

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Dec. 16, 2015

Idaho Arts Charter School Plans New Expansion

Idaho Arts Charter School has been the green light to pursue a parcel of land for an expansion of the school at the location of the old Broadmore Golf Club. According to the executive director Jackie Collins the plans to expand the school’s size and student body have been in the works for about two years, but the project is picking up speed after the zoning was designated by the Nampa City Council on the parcel of land. 

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Nov. 19, 2015

AirBNB’s Expansion Into Vacation Rental Industry

Airbnb signaled its plans to integrate their software for vacation rental businesses earlier this year. After analyzing 87 different platforms, they chose one: LiveRez, an Eagle, Idaho based company. LiveRez is the leader in cloud-based vacation rental software and Tracy Lotz and his team are doing over $1 billion in transactions this year in an industry that is making huge waves across the globe.

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Oct. 6, 2015

Southern California’s Mother Earth Brew Co. Selects Nampa for Expansion

by Admin

Mother Earth Brew Co., a San Diego County-based production craft brewer, has selected Nampa, Idaho as the location for its second brewery facility. This marks its first brewery expansion outside of California. 

A collaborative effort between the City of Nampa Economic Development, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and private industry helped bring the brewery to the Valley. Working with Mike Fery at Rocky Mountain Properties, Mother Earth secured an existing 40,000 square-foot facility in the I-84 Industrial Park for its brewery, tasting room and corporate office space. 

The brewery is currently ordering new equipment and plans on being operational by early to mid-2016. The goal for the facility is to double the brewery’s overall production capability and allow for expansion into additional Pacific Northwest markets. 

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Apr. 21, 2016

American Food Equipment Company to Break Ground in Caldwell for Company Expansion

by Admin

American Food Equipment Company (AMFEC), a food-processing equipment manufacturer, breaks ground Monday, April 25 in Caldwell on its new manufacturing facility. The California company plans to bring close to 90 new jobs with total wages over $4 million annually to the Valley as part of its national expansion.  

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Nov. 9, 2016

Go Behind the Scenes with Bolin Guitars

Bolin Guitars Go behind the scenes, see how world-class guitars are made in Boise, Idaho.

Bolin Guitars father and son, John & Jake Bolin have made world-class guitars for Steve Miller, Billy Gibbons and Keith Richards. They live in Boise, Idaho,

Jan. 27, 2016

First Look at Central Addition Living

Don't blink.  Big changes are coming to Boise's Central Addition, the long-neglected neighborhood that, once upon a time, was a thriving area. Portland, Ore.-based Holst Architecture will stand before the city of Boise Design Review Committee in mid-May to unveil details of its planned seven-story, 204,000-square-foot apartment building at 401 South Fifth Street, which would see retail and live-work units on the ground floor and structured parking on the first and second levels.

The project is being called "Roost." According to architects, the development will include:
-"Farm-to-table" experience for residents, with garden plots and cooking/dining areas
-Five housing levels "to humanize the building with an organic, sinuous and lyrical volume, expressed as a rippling wave in plan"
- Second floor community spaces, as well as ground floor retail spaces
- A community open space along Broad Street

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Dec. 14, 2015

JUMP Opens its Doors for the First Time

JUMP, otherwise known as Jacks Urban Meeting Place opened its doors for the first time this week to allow an inside view of just what JUMP is all about. Cathy O’Neill, Community Engagement Director, admits that JUMP is very difficult to describe, so instead of trying to explain JUMP's mission, she described what's inside. JUMP includes five interactive studios where the public can participate in classes, performances, roundtable discussions or celebrations; the kitchen studio; an inspiration studio or "think-tank space"; a maker's studio for builders and inventors; a movement studio for dance, yoga and performing arts; and a multimedia studio for filmmakers. She says that JUMP's mission is to encourage people to try something new. And that is exactly why you will see the quote "When was the last time you did something for the first time" right when you walk through the front doors. 

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Nov. 12, 2015

Welcome to the New Boise Co-op in the Village at Meridian

The Boise Co-op opened it's doors at their newest Meridian location this week. While the North End location is the flagship store, the new 25,000-square-foot location is equivalent to the original market, the Co-op Wine Shop and the Pet Shop combined. The look and feel of the Village at Meridian store is also different from what longtime Co-op customers have come to know. The new shop also includes a cooking classroom complete with a kitchen slated to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

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May. 18, 2015

Albertsons Library Makes Room for New Student MakerLab

by Kathleen Tuck, Boise State University

Construction will soon begin on the first floor of Boise State's Albertsons Library to make room for the brand new MakerLab. The lab is a student center for creation, innovation and experimentation, featuring 3D printers, vinyl cutters, numerous tools for creating and designing computers, circuits and more. The space will also facet the new Gaming Interactive Media and Mobile (GIMM) technology degree program, part of the new College of Innovation and Design (COID). 

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