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Boise State’s TECenter receives $1M grant for expansion (access required)

The TECenter, Boise State University’s business incubator in Nampa, received word from the federal government Sept. 3 that it would get a long-awaited $1 million grant for a 10,000-square-foot renovation that will fill in the rest of the 38,000 structure. ...

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Unemployment rises even as labor force shrinks

Idaho unemployment was 8.9 percent in August, up from 8.8 percent in July and 8.5 percent in August 2009. “We were holding our own for a couple of months at 8.8 percent, but the economy is still struggling,” Idaho Department ...

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Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar to expand (access required)

A two-year, $22.1 million construction project at Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar plant has begun. Plant Manager Kent Quinney confirmed the company has begun installation of new sugar making equipment that is expected to increase sugar extraction from sugar beets at its ...

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Cactus Petes employees donate to Boise spine injury program

Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services received more than $61,000 to help with treatment for spinal cord injuries from resort casino Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nev.   The money was raised by employees of Cactus Petes, with 50 percent matching funds from ...

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Jerome builder pleads guilty in illegal alien case

A Jerome employer has pleaded guilty to hiring illegal aliens and assigning them to home construction projects in southern Idaho. Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Stacy Clark Miller pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to knowingly hiring undocumented workers between November 2008 and ...

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Idaho investors look for more angels (access required)

The co-founder of Idaho’s first angel investment fund wants to create another half dozen million-dollar pots of cash over the next few years in a bid to transform the financing infrastructure for early-stage companies in the state. Kevin Learned, co-founder ...

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Sports facility may occupy former Sam’s Club store in Nampa (access required)

Discussions are currently under way about turning Nampa’s vacant Sam’s Club store into an indoor sports facility. Nampa Building Official Jimmie Brown confirmed a company called Pacific Sports Complex has been in talks with the city to create a sports ...

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