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Boise Metro Chamber slates golf event (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce plans the seventh annual Boise Metro Golf Classic Aug. 12 at SpurWing Country Club, on Chinden Boulevard west of Linder Road, Meridian. Morning groups tee off at 8 a.m., following registration ...

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Pocatello-based AMI opens India design ctr. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Pocatello-based AMI Semiconductor took steps to expand last week, opening a design center in Bangalore, India and announcing financing plans to acquire the semiconductor division of Singapore electronics manufacturer Flextronics. The new design center will increase AMI’s ...

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15 presenters sought for venture forum in October (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Intermountain Venture Forum is seeking up to 15 presenting entrepreneurs for its Oct. 5-6 event at Boise Centre on the Grove. The seventh annual forum connects early-stage companies from around the West with venture-capital firms and ...

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Seminars on global trade set this month (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The International Business Division of the Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor plans seminars on international trade opportunities around the state. The 10 “Local Communities, Global Customers” seminars will cover topics that include Idaho global trade, agency ...

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Idaho bankruptcies rise by 11.25 percent in 2nd qtr. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho bankruptcy filings increased by 11.25 percent in the second quarter to 2,759, compared to 2,480 in a year earlier. U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boise saw a sizable batch of new cases compared to the first quarter, ...

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Boise construction volume highest since '01 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise construction volume topped $247 million in the first half of the year, the highest first-half total since the $295.4 million recorded four years ago. Big gains in commercial and single-family home construction drove a 52 percent ...

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WGI secures toll-road work in Austin, Texas (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. recently won a four-year contract to perform operations and maintenance services on the Central Texas Turnpike Project, a 65-mile toll road in Austin. The $55 million contract with the Texas Department of Transportation runs through 2009 ...

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Alpha Lending launches two real estate funds (access required)

IBR Staff Report Boise-based Alpha Lending LLC has announced the launch of two real estate funds designed to meet private investor needs throughout the Pacific Northwest. These enterprises have already funded more than $10 million in economic development in the ...

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14,500-ft. bldg. due by Oct. at Central Valley in Meridian (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Rafanelli & Nahas expects to complete the 14,500-square-foot Mountain View Business Center office building in Meridian by Oct. 1. The Boise-based commercial real estate developer and manager expects to sign office tenants for the building, being built ...

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Central Paving makes lowest bid on Karcher project (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Central Paving Co., Boise, is the apparent low bidder to oversee construction of the Karcher Road interchange with Interstate 84 in Nampa. The company’s bid, $30,019,003, came in at 95 percent of engineers’ estimates, said Idaho Transportation ...

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