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.
Kicking off a new five year campaign in 2011, BVEP re-structured and created a new vision for the organization. BVEP created accountable and measurable goals, and made a plan to have strong communication with stakeholders. BVEP holds quarterly stakeholder summits and sends out announcements to keep our partners informed.
Since starting the new campaign, our organization has more than doubled our goals for project activity and face-to-face meetings.
5 Year Running Results: June 2011-August 2014
83 Site Visits
33 Sales Missions
Tax Reimbursement Incentive
Idaho Opportunity Fund
Launch of: www.bvep.org and www.GrowIdeasHere.com
If you would like to get more information about BVEP and how to become one of our partners, please contact Lisa Bloomquist at (208) 472-5229. We would love to meet with you.
BVEP Project Announcements:
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.