About Us

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. In the past six plus years, our organization has welcomed more than 30 companies and over 6,000 jobs to the Boise Metro. We work to keep, grow and attract jobs for the region.

Why we do...
- To ensure the prosperity of our region. New and growing companies expand our tax base, contribute to our infrastructure, become part of our philanthropic ecosystem, and infuse our metro with energy, creativity and ideas
- To weather the inevitable next dip in the economy. So that people of all backgrounds and experiences have a variety of opportunities to improve their lives
- Create jobs for those who live here. Giving those who grew up here more reasons to stay; and for those who left, reasons to return home and continue their careers
- To broaden industry base. Diversification of jobs under rooftops, and investment in our community’s infrastructure and opportunities

Executive Board

Bill Connors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

Cece Gassner, BVEP Chair

Boise State University

Deb Nelson, BVEP Vice Chair

Wells Fargo Bank

Beth Ineck, Working Group Chair

City of Nampa

Clark Krause, Executive Director

Boise Valley Economic Partnership

John Cunningham, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Chairman

Intermountain Gas

Justin Smith, BVEP Treasurer

U.S. Bank

Board of Directors

Phil Archer

Fidelity National Title

Michael Ballantyne

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate

Joel Barker

J.R. Simplot Company

Odette Bolano

Saint Alphonsus Health System

John Brunelle

Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC)

Todd Cooper

Wells Fargo

Chris Cramer

Boise Cascade

Mason Dykes

Idaho Central Credit Union

Jess Flynn

Red Sky Public Relations

Hart Gilchrist

Intermountain Gas Company

Bert Glandon

College of Western Idaho (CWI)

Felipe Hardy

Blue Cross

Carolyn Holly

Saint Alphonsus Health System

Leann Hume

Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors

George Iliff

Colliers International

David Jensen

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Beau Manwaring

Hawkins Company

Nic Miller

City of Boise

Kerrylyn Miller

Mike Brown Group, SilverCreek Realty

Tom Mortell

Hawley Troxell

Kent Oram

Idaho Central Credit Union

Adam Richins

Idaho Power

Eric Ritter


Kelly Robertson

Zions Bank

Michael Satz

University of Idaho

Scott Schlange


Dave Self

St. Luke's

Gary Smith

Regence Blue Shield

Brian Stone

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.

Dave Swenson

Intermountain Gas Company

Dave Terrell

Washington Trust Bank

Mark Tidd


Kim Tower

Pacific Source

David Wali

Gardner Company