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MPC Computers wins award 3 times (access required)

Nampa-based MPC Computers recently won the “Best Mid-Market Solution Hardware” Midsize Enterprise Innovation award for its DataFrame storage device, the third year in a row it has won the award. Senior information technology executives attending the annual Midsize Enterprise Summit ...

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FDIC: Idaho a top performer in '05 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho remained one of the fastest-growing states in 2005, according to a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. report issued this month. The state’s job-growth rate accelerated from year-ago levels to 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, the third ...

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Quarterly home sales, prices jump in Ada, Canyon counties (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Total home sales increased by 36.5 percent in Ada County and by 42.6 percent in Canyon County in the first quarter, according to a report by the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, Boise. Median prices increased by 27.9 ...

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Boise Cascade invests $72 million in mill (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise Cascade Co.’s board recently approved a $72 million capital project to expand production of pressure-sensitive paper at its Wallula, Wash., mill. The project involves adding new equipment and capability to the mill’s existing 250″ No. 3 ...

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Council hears grant requests (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Idaho Economic Advisory Council plans to meet in Boise April 18-19 to hear requests from cities and counties to fund $10.3 million in economic, public facility and senior/community center projects. The meeting will be held in ...

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Leather goods company building in Kuna (access required)

IBR staff report Buckaroo Leather Products has announced plans to build a 6,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kuna. The company, located in Diamond Spings, Calif., manufactures equine riding equipment ranging from bits and spurs to ranchwear, saddles and cowboy training equipment. ...

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Mountain region grows non-farm jobs (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Mountain region enjoyed the fastest job growth of the U.S. Census Bureau’s nine regions from December 2004 to December ’05. Non-farm employment increased by 3.6 percent in the Mountain region compared to 1.4 percent nationwide, a ...

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Tamarack's Whitewater lot sales: white-hot (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Buyers snapped up all 44 properties at Tamarack Resort’s sixth residential sale, plus nine added due to high demand. Tamarack took in $42.7 million – an average of $805,660 per property – earmarked for further development of ...

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MPC releases new storage device, computers (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Nampa-based MPC Computers last week introduced three new products, the DataFrame 240 iSCSI Storage Area Network, TransPort T2400 notebook computer and ClientPro 212 desktop computer. The DataFrame 240 offers a memory cache up to 4 gigabytes and ...

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Chapala plans eatery in Star (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Chapala Mexican Restaurant will open at the end of this month in Star. The restaurant leased half of a new 5,000-square-foot building at Hercules Drive and Star Road in the Celestial Village mixed-use development, said Ron Bath, ...

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