Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP)?
The Boise Valley Economic Partnership is a regional economic development initiative designed to keep, grow and attract jobs for the communities of the Boise Valley.  We are a non-profit organization that is funded from the investments of the local communities and business leaders.  Our partnerships include 20% public-sector stakeholders and 80% private-sector stakeholders.
What kind of initiatives is BVEP involved in currently?
BVEP is working off of the Competitive Edge Initiative, which is a five-year focused initiative targeting business recruitment, advocacy, as well as business retention and expansion efforts.  The goal of the initiative is to create 3,000 economic-based jobs by targeting industries that will succeed in the area and trying to recruit companies in those industries to expand or relocate to the Boise Valley.
How does BVEP affect the communities of the Valley?
BVEP works as a one-stop organization for companies that are looking for information about the area.  We spend time putting together their research requests, setting up meetings for them, and hosting their company representatives when they would like a site visit of the Valley. We partner with all of the cities in the Valley to attract growth for the region. BVEP represents the cities of Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Star and Mountain Home when we are working with clients.  We see a "win" (a company expanding or relocating, local growth, positive legislation, etc) for any of the cities in the region as a "win" for all of the cities. 
BVEP also works to support the needs of the cities in the Valley by assisting with talent attraction, advocacy, and business retention and expansion. We meet with a representative from each city on a regular basis to stay updated about the needs in each community. 
What would you like Treasure Valley residents to know about BVEP that they may not know?

As an economic development agency, we have learned that business is what sells business.  Knowing that, BVEP constantly works with our investor companies and local cities when we are bringing in clients to try and sell the Valley. 
We also focus on aggressive recruitment through sales missions to some of the larger cities in the United States.  By visiting consultants and companies who work within the industries that do well in the Valley, we generate leads that hopefully turn into projects. Our primary target industries include: Food Processing and Agribusiness, Technology, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Recreation Technology, and Health Sciences.
How do I contact BVEP?
The BVEP staff is always available to answer questions and offer assistance. For more information about our organization, please feel free to contact the following individuals:

Clark Krause, Executive Director,, 208-863-9675

Charity Nelson, Director of Economic Development,, 208-863-8521

Ethan Mansfield, Project & Research Manager,, 208-921-4686

Lisa Holland, Marketing & Content Manager,, 208-340-6990

Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Charity Nelson
Director of Economic Development
Mobile: 208-863-8521
Phone: 208-472-5240
Ethan Mansfield
Project & Research Manager
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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