Sundance spokesman Grove Hummert says Alaska Airlines has signeda 10-year lease for the building, and has an option to buy. AlaskaAirlines Spokesperson Jack Walsh says one of key considerations inselecting Boise as the site for the new center is the highavailability of labor.

The airline also wanted to choose a city it currently servicesso employees will be able to take advantage of travel benefits,says Walsh. The state of Idaho is providing Alaska Airlines with agrant to assist with the training of new employees.

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