FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 12, 2014
Lisa Bloomquist, Boise Valley Economic Partnership / (208) 472-5229 / firstname.lastname@example.org
New Tool (Approach) in the Fierce Battle for Tech Talent
Boise, IDAHO – Knowing the battle for tech talent is as fierce as ever, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), with the support of Idaho Commerce, has launched a new tool for area businesses to leverage as part of their recruitment arsenal.
It is the latest effort by the regional economic development organization to respond to needs of existing Boise Valley businesses. In this case, ratchet up the conversation about what it’s like to live, work and play here as well as tell our story more loudly and more broadly through real people.
Over the past several months, organizations like BVEP, Idaho Commerce, Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Technology Council, and many Valley tech companies have been working together to fill a need. “This site is BVEP's initiative to retain and recruit talented individuals to our Valley,” Clark Krause, BVEP executive director said. “We evaluated where we can make the biggest difference, and one area is making sure a talented, able workforce is drawn to our Valley. Being more vocal and visual about the opportunities, food, family, work-life balance, culture, recreation, and friction-free lifestyle is part of that.”
What makes the Boise Valley a top choice for tech talent to consider for their next professional move? Don’t just take our word for it; take theirs. That’s the approach of the new talent attraction website “Big Ideas Grow Here” (http://GrowIdeasHere.com/), which features video vignettes of those living and working in the Boise Valley and the tech industry.
The site features a day in the life of six individuals who represent the technology community in the Valley: Brandon from Kount, Christina from Balihoo, GianFranco from Micron, Matt from Hewlett-Packard, Michele from Sensus and Will from WhiteCloud Analytics.
The website will serve as a recruitment tool for companies looking to bring more talent to the valley. BVEP hopes the business community will share the site and videos to spread the word about opportunities in the Valley.
To explore the new website, visit http://GrowIdeasHere.com
About Boise Valley Economic Partnership
The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is the regional economic development organization for the Boise Valley, representing the southwestern Idaho counties of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee, and including the capitol city of Boise. With a long-term mission of creating jobs, attracting new businesses to the region and encouraging investment in the community, BVEP is actively involved in the economic vitality of the Boise Valley, and is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for businesses and families alike. For more information, visit www.bvep.org