The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is driven by a partnership of communities, institutions, chamber organizations and businesses in the area. BVEP offers free, customized, confidential services and site location assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs interested in relocating, starting up, or expanding in the Boise Valley. We work to keep, grow and attract jobs for the region.
In the last 5 years, our organization has more than doubled our goals for project activity and face-to-face meetings.
5 Year Running Results: June 2011-Current
Tax Reimbursement Incentive
Idaho Opportunity Fund
Launch of: www.bvep.org, www.GrowIdeasHere.com, & news.GrowIdeasHere.com
If you would like to get more information about BVEP and how to become one of our partners, please contact Lisa Holland at (208) 472-5229. We would love to meet with you.
BVEP Project Announcements:
The Blower Shop (Announced July 2016)
The Blower Shop, a high-performance engine parts manufacturer for the automotive and marine markets, has announced that it is relocating its operations to Boise, Idaho from Simi Valley, California. In operation for more than three decades, The Blower Shop is recognized as a world leader in roots-style supercharging technology and manufactures superchargers as well as drive components for the professional racing industry along with street and marine enthusiasts.
The Blower Shop plans to hire up to 20 full-time benefited employees within the first few years of operation, and will be working closely with the College of Western Idaho to support its training needs.
American Food Equipment Company (Announced April 2016)
American Food Equipment Company (AMFEC), a food-processing equipment manufacturer, breaks ground Monday, April 25 in Caldwell on its new manufacturing facility. The California company plans to bring close to 90 new jobs with total wages over $4 million annually to the Valley as part of its national expansion.
BOISE, Idaho – (November 5, 2015) – Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY), a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations, has selected Boise for a new expansion facility with plans to create more than 500 quality jobs.
“Paylocity is thrilled to be opening an office in Boise. With an expanding tech presence and a flourishing community and culture, Boise was the ideal choice for Paylocity’s newest location. We look forward to building a team in Boise to help us on our mission to elevate payroll and HR professionals from the backroom to the boardroom,” says Steve Beauchamp, Paylocity CEO.
Choosing the City of Boise was part of a seven-month process, which required a collaborative effort with many partners including the City of Boise Mayor’s Office, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Capital City Development Corporation, Idaho Department of Commerce, Boise State University, CBRE, Trailhead, community leaders and HR representatives.
“Paylocity is a welcome addition to our thriving downtown and rapidly growing high-tech sector, and they will create quality jobs for our citizens. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way Boise competed to bring them here,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “In this industry, they could operate in any city in the United States and they chose Boise.”
Paylocity plans to hire over the next five-plus years an estimated 500 jobs, including roles such as client service, implementation, technical services, software development and other related functions. Paylocity was approved for a Tax Reimbursement Incentive. Click here for press release.
BOISE, Idaho – Athlos Academies, an Idaho-based education service provider, has announced that it will be opening a new national training facility and corporate headquarters office in Boise, Idaho.
Athlos purchased the former Macy’s building in downtown Boise. The building will see a full remodel in the coming months, and celebrated a recent groundbreaking ceremony on November 5, 2015.
Athlos worked closely with the Idaho Department of Commerce, the City of Boise, Capital City Development Corporation and the Boise Valley Economic Partnership on its decision to expand its presence in Boise. Athlos will receive a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) award of 17% for eight years. The company will be creating 50 new jobs in Idaho with an average wage of $50,000, for a total of 70 employees. Click here for full press release.
Mother Earth Brew Co
NAMPA, Idaho – (October 6, 2015) – Mother Earth Brew Co., a San Diego County-based production craft brewer, has selected Nampa, Idaho as the location for its second brewery facility. This marks its first brewery expansion outside of California.
A collaborative effort between the City of Nampa Economic Development, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and private industry helped bring the brewery to the Valley. Working with Mike Fery at Rocky Mountain Properties, Mother Earth secured an existing 40,000 square-foot facility in the I-84 Industrial Park for its brewery, tasting room and corporate office space.
The brewery is currently ordering new equipment and plans on being operational by early to mid-2016. The goal for the facility is to double the brewery’s overall production capability and allow for expansion into additional Pacific Northwest markets.
Mother Earth will start hiring initial employees in the spring of 2016 and anticipates growing to 75-100 employees in Idaho within the next five years. Interested applicants can pass on their resumes to email@example.com. Click here for full press release.
NAMPA, Idaho – (September 21, 2015) – Heartland Recreational Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, (NYSE:THO), one of the world leaders in recreational vehicle manufacturing, has selected Nampa, Idaho as the location for its new manufacturing facility to produce the company’s popular Heartland line of travel trailers. Once completed, Heartland expects to use the manufacturing facility to expand production for West Coast markets.
The total estimated investment is approximately $11-12 million for the 248,000 square-foot facility located at 900 Karcher Road in Nampa. Heartland expects to employ approximately 120 new workers and begin production in the first quarter of calendar 2016. Click here for full press release.
BOISE, ID: (July 9, 2015) The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Boise Valley Economic Partnership would like to welcome Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated to the Boise Valley. SYKES will open a new customer support center in Boise.
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated has leased building #8 on the HP Campus and is in the process of hiring its first wave of employees for its customer support center. SYKES will hire more than 300 employees by the end of 2015, ramping up to 900 in 2016, and then potentially expanding in the future.
SYKES chose Boise without receiving any economic incentives and the company has been quick to get involved with the Boise community. “SYKES chose Boise because their executives understand the quality of our workforce and the business-friendly environment here in Idaho,” said Bill Connors, President & CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber. Click here for the press release.
Gayle Manufacturing Company
BOISE, Idaho (January 26, 2015) – Gayle Manufacturing Company (GMC), a national provider of structural steel for multi-story buildings, is expanding its presence in the Boise Valley by relocating its headquarters from Woodland, California to Caldwell and building a new steel fabrication manufacturing facility. The company has an existing operation in Nampa.
The company plans to invest approximately $25 million in capital expenditures to build the corporate office and main fabrication plant, and will employ more than 70 full-time employees within the first year of operations at wages well above the Canyon County average. GMC considered multiple locations in the West before deciding on Caldwell. Click here to continue reading the press release.
Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) (Announced November 2014): Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS), LLC, a subsidiary of Critical Process Systems Group, has announced that they are expanding their Boise operation to meet growing market demands. The new expansion will move the company from their existing 11,000 square foot facility to a space of over 40,000 square feet with a capital investment of nearly $1,200,000. DFS is the second company in the Boise Valley to receive a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) award to assist in the investment decision.
Projected to hire 50-60 full-time, benefited employees to service the expansion, the average annual wage is expected to exceed the Ada County average annual wage. Positions targeted for hiring include fabricators, technicians, engineers and professionals in human resources, IT and finance. Job seekers can apply for the new positions online at http://www.cpsgrp.com/Jobs.php.
DFS LLC, a privately held subsidiary of Critical Process Systems Group (CPS) manufactures a variety of fluid blending and distribution systems for many industries such as semiconductor, solar/photovoltaic, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.
SkyWest Airlines (Announced September 2014): SkyWest selected the Boise Airport for the location of its new maintenance facility ($20 Million facility, up to 100 high-wage jobs). SkyWest plans to immediately hire for and operate an interim facility at the Jackson Jet Center until its new maintenance facility is constructed. Groundbreaking on the new 100,000 square feet of hangar space and 35,000 square feet of office space is expected in the fall of 2014.
SkyWest is the first company to utilize Idaho's new Tax Reimbursement Incentive.
SkyWest is projected to hire 50 full-time, benefited employees in 2015 to service the interim facility, with an estimated expansion to 100 employees over the 12-year term of the incentive. When the project is fully staffed, the economic impact to the state of Idaho will include new total wages in excess of $5.4 million a year and new sales and income tax revenues for the state of approximately $350,000 a year. The projected average annual wage is $52,000, well above the average Ada County wage. SkyWest is approved to receive a TRI credit of 25% for a term of 12 years, and a community match from the City of Boise for more than $2.5 million through provision of infrastructure build out and financing. For more information and press release, click here.
Materne's Go Go Squeez (Announced February 2014): The new food processing facility will create a minimum of 230 new jobs in the Treasure Valley. An $85 million investment will be made for a new state-of-the-art facility in Nampa and will be the company’s second U.S. location. Click here for press release.
Involta (Announced January 2014): The new $10.5 million facility will be a stable, predictable, high-performance data center complete with environmental systems and controls, redundant back-up power, specialized fire suppression and reinforced concrete building construction. The facility will be designed to achieve LEED-certification and feature 10,000 square feet of air-conditioned data center space. Involta anticipates the world-class facility will be fully operational before the end of 2014.
Cascade Aircraft Management (Phase 1 - Announced August 2013): Cascade Aircraft Management (Project Sportscar) is moving to Caldwell, Idaho! The new facility, at the Caldwell Airport, will sport a new paint booth, large enough for a King Air, plus upholstery, maintenance, avionics, composite fabrication, a builder-assist center, an office or two, and a customer showroom. The build shop and office is moving this month, and the maintenance, avionics, interior and paint shops will follow within the next few months (more details to come).
The City of Caldwell, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and the State of Idaho are excited to welcome this manufacturing company to the Valley. The company will benefit from the Idaho Opportunity Fund, new legislation passed in 2013, as part of their incentive package for relocating to Caldwell. This is a perfect example of how companies can utilize incentive tools, like the Opportunity Fund, to bring investment and infrastructure improvements to Idaho.
MAXIMUS (Announced June 2013): MAXIMUS is hiring permanent and seasonal staff for a new customer contact center. The majority of hiring is for customer service representatives. Additionally, MAXIMUS is hiring a team of operations support staff for the customer contact center. MAXIMUS emphasizes an environment that encourages creativity and innovation, while nurturing a commitment to public service and helping citizens.
The center will operate Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as employees provide customer service to handle and answer consumer inquiries from across the United States and its territories. The center will be located at 11311 West Chinden Boulevard, the currently unoccupied Building 8 on the Hewlett Packard campus.
Job seekers interested in learning more about MAXIMUS or completing an application, should visit www.maximus.com/careers and click on “Current Opportunities", or visit one of the Idaho Department of Labor offices.
Jongejans Dust Collectors (Announced October 2012): Agriculture machinery manufacturer out of Holland. Decided on Boise location and in the process of setting up warehouse and U.S. operations.
Central Garden & Pet Company (Announced April 2012): a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Boise, ID will be home to a new Central Garden and Pet shared service center providing transactional processing services for the Company’s U.S. operations. The new center will begin phasing in operations in June 2012 and is expected to be completely staffed within eighteen to twenty-four months.
BioLife Plasma Services (Announced September 2012): Industry-leading plasma collection company. BioLife operates and maintains state-of-the-art plasma collection facilities throughout the United States and collects nearly three million liters of plasma per year. The plasma collected is processed into a wide variety of life-saving therapeutics that benefit thousands of people everyday. BioLife is constructing a new building off of Eagle Road.
Guardian Survival Gear (Announced September 2012): Guardian is a multi-million dollar wholesale importer, manufacturer and distributor of emergency preparedness products including 72-hour survival kits, food storage, first aid products and more. Founded in 2005, Guardian is focused on helping people better prepare for emergency situations. Guardian selected the valley for its new distribution facility and office support. The Boise office will house the company’s sales team, leadership and primary warehouse distribution for their wholesale business.
ProService (announced October 2011): a customer service support center serving multiple clients including online retailer Balsam Brands, an Internet Retailer Top 500 company. Balsam Brands "manages a portfolio of ecommerce brands and businesses that sell specialty products in various niche markets." The Meridian center will assist in customer support as well as a small distribution center for their flagship Balsam Hill brand, the leading online retailer of high-end artificial Christmas trees and related home décor products. www.balsamhill.com.
Enphase Energy (announced June 2011): founded in 2006 and headquartered in Northern California, Enphase Energy is a leader in solar microinverter solutions. With over 25,000 installations in North America and 500,000 units shipped, Enphase has proven the viability of microinverter-based photovoltaic systems. Enphase brought its Tier One technical support center to the Boise area in June 2011.