Clark Krause has been the Executive Director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) since September 2010. In that time, Clark has been instrumental in restructuring the organization, and creating a new mission based on measurable and accountable actions and goals. In the past four years, our organization has welcomed 11 companies and over 2,000 jobs to the Boise Metro.
Clark has been on dozens of national sales missions promoting the Boise Valley to companies and consultants, rebuilt the marketing program & Public Relations outreach, coordinated a new effort to assist valley entrepreneurs, and actively advocates for local and statewide programs that will jumpstart economic-based job growth in our communities. He was also instrumental in helping pass two new incentives through Idaho's legislature with the Idaho Opportunity Fund and the Tax Reimbursement Incentive. Clark's knowledge of state incentive programs has helped Idaho be more competitive in economic development. Out of Clark’s leadership, GrowIdeasHere.com was launched in 2014 as an initiative to assist local Boise Valley tech companies in attracting talent. Showcasing a day in the life, the website identifies six personalities of tech talent that live and thrive in the Boise Metro.
Clark came to BVEP with a strong history and experience in economic development, most recently as the former President and CEO of the New Mexico Partnership. During six and half years with the New Mexico Partnership, Clark and his team were tasked with out of state recruitment of economic-based jobs into New Mexico. Under his leadership, the Partnership attracted 45 companies and created over 14,000 jobs in the state. Prior to his time in New Mexico, Clark was the Director of Economic Development for Cedar City/Iron County, Utah, where he recruited nine companies, 1,150 jobs and $185 million worth of industrial development. He also spent seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah, and ten years in sales and marketing for American Honda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
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