|40-year-old front-page news in The Idaho Statesman announced HP's plans to expand to Boise|
|Pradeep Jotwani, HP Senior VP, and Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter, were on hand to help celebrate|
I am, of course, part of the history of HP in Boise, having been recruited by the company during the final weeks of earning my MBA in 1981, and then completing 25 years of employment in 2005. And while I still cover the company as a mostly-objective industry analyst, the event today was full of pure (and no doubt biased) pride, having played at least a small part of Idaho, and the overall technology industry's economic development, and future too!
|The late Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett posed during their later years in front of the Palo Alto "garage" where it all began in 1939. They spurred the move to expand the company to "outposts" like Boise, Idaho during the 1960's and 1970's|
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