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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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Melaleuca continues 20-year growth streak, sales top $702 million (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT IDAHO FALLS – Melaleuca, The Wellness Company, a manufacturer of 350 health and wellness products sold directly to consumers around the world, recently reached a milestone by setting a new total-sales record in each of its first ...

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Settlement reached in University Place suits (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The University of Idaho and its foundation will split an $8.3 million settlement that puts to rest several lawsuits filed in connection with the failed University Place project. University Place was planned as a $140 million, multi-building ...

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Oliver Russell announces grant recipients (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise-based brand marketing agency Oliver Russell has awarded $165,000 in financial grants and in-kind services to several regional charities and arts programs in its 2006 O-pen Purse grant program. Oliver Russell awarded the grants to the Idaho ...

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Workshops address senior prescription coverage (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Seniors eligible to enroll in the Medicare Part D prescription plan by the May 15 deadline can attend free workshops this month in Boise. Medicare Today, a nonprofit organization established specifically to educate seniors about Medicare Part ...

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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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