Business Costs in the Boise Valley

In addition to our enviable weather, unparalleled natural scenery and limitless outdoor activities, the Boise Valley remains firmly rooted in the belief that what’s good for business is ultimately good for the community. The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) has worked diligently with leaders in both business and government to help establish and maintain one of the country’s most pro-business environments, attracting new companies and entrepreneurs to the region with the promise of lower business costs and a better – and more affordable – quality of life.

  • Overall business costs in the Boise Valley are nearly a third lower than in California and Washington
  • Energy costs are the 2nd lowest in the country according to the Small Business & Entrepreneur Council
  • Corporate taxes are the 17th lowest in the nation
  • Idaho offers among the lowest health insurance costs in the U.S. for employers
  • The Boise Metro ranks at 94.7% of the national average in ACCRA's Cost of Living Index.
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation index places Idaho as #3 Lowest Cost relating to Employer-Based Health Insurance (based on avg single premium per enrolled employee).

KPMG ranked Boise as #1 for lowest business costs in the Pacific US in 2012, 2014 & 2016.  In Corporate Services, Boise ranked at 81.2% of the international average for cost of doing business.  Click here to read KPMG's full report.

Mark Warner, Former Vice President and General Manager
Motive Power

“We compete with many firms on the east coast and in the Midwest, and we’ve found ourselves to be extremely competitive. The Boise Valley’s low energy costs, low insurance costs, competitive wage rates, and the general atmosphere of cooperation from government leaders have all contributed positively to our growth and bottom line.”  Read on.>>

Boise Valley Regional Overview

ACCRA Cost of Living Survey: 2016 Annual Review

Boise Valley Cost Comparison Sample: We would be happy to create a custom cost comparison for your company.

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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