August 2018

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Business Plus Third Quarter Meeting
The Business Plus Board of Directors invites our investors, potential investors, and those interested in growing Southern Idaho's economy to attend our Third Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch.

" Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Mini-Cassia's Housing, 
and the City of Rupert

Connie Stopher, SIEDO Executive Director
Tom Murphy, CEO Minidoka Memorial Hosptal
Lloyd Smith, Broker/Owner Mountain West Realty
Senator Kelly Anthon, Rupert City Administrator

Thursday, August 16, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Rupert Elks/Country Club
85 S 200 W, Rupert, Idaho

Event generously sponsored by:   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
  and  PerforMix Nutriton Systems

Business Plus supports SIEDO's mission of building a healthy economy through a focus on labor, people, housing, business attraction, business expansion and retention, and marketing. Your organization can be part of our future by joining Business Plus.

If you are not an investor yet, let's talk...give me a call:  208-539-6470.

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director

WATCH:  "I wouldn't come here"

From waterfalls and desert land, to mountains and canyons, Southern Idaho offers unlimited adventure and beauty. Vibrant downtowns, festivals, and wineries and breweries are sprinkled throughout our region. Plus, there are diverse, high-paying career options (with a traffic-free commute).  

But, shhhh... not a lot of people know yet.  Want to get in on the secret? Watch SIEDO's new video:


SIEDO Hires Alexa Wilhelm as Rural Coordinator

Alexa Wilhelm,  REDS Coordinator
In May 2018 SIEDO merged with Southern Idaho Rural Development (SIRD) to collaborate on economic development services for the region. Rural Economic Development Services, or REDS, will provide economic and business development services to rural communities within Gooding, Lincoln, Twin Falls and Camas counties.  

SIEDO has hired Alexa Wilhelm as its new Rural Economic Development Coordinator. Wilhelm  is an experienced agricultural industry professional with a Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in community, environment and development, with a specialization in sustainable food systems. 

Please join us in welcoming Wilhelm to Southern Idaho. Read more here and here.

Connecting with Veterans

In an effort to reach out to veterans transitioning into civilian jobs, SIEDO has partnered with the Idaho National Laboratory, the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Division of Veteran Services, the Vet Center and the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Gowen Field. SIEDO staff attended veteran job fairs, and hosted a "Hiring our Heroes" training for employers. This training was the first of its kind in Idaho and focused on educating employers about the process and benefits of hiring veterans. Senator Mike Crapo and his office was instrumental in connecting SIEDO with veteran experts.   Read more

(L-R) Forest Syruws, Robert Feliciano, Doug Jacobson, Connie Stopher, Dan Ashley

Other Recent News

Japanese Companies visit Idaho:
Idaho Business Review:   Japanese investors visit Idaho

NewCold Idaho:

Chobani:   Chobani Expands Manufacturing Plant in Twin Falls, Idaho  

Thank You to New and Renewing Investors
  • Lytle Signs
  • Mr. Gas
  • United Electric Coop, Inc.

Check Presentation


L- R: Neil Christensen and Rebecca Wildman
BBSI is now located at 1502 Locust St N #500a, Twin Falls, Idaho

Campaign Investors

PLATINUM ($10,000-$25,000)
   First Federal*
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Idaho Central Credit Union
   McCain Foods
GOLD ($5,000-$9,999)
    Clif Bar
   Cooper Norman, CPAs
   Idaho Dairymen's Association
   Idaho National Lab (INL)*
   Idaho Power*
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
   St. Luke's Magic Valley*
   Woodbury Corporation
       Magic Valley Mall, Target, Best Buy
       & Dick's Shopping Centers

SILVER ($2,500-$4,999)
   American Real Estate & Appraisal*
   Dot Foods
   EHM Engineers, Inc.
   Elevation 486
   Farmers National Bank
   Givens Pursley, LLP
   Intermountain Gas Company*
   Magic Valley Electric
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas*
   NOVOLEX/Hilex Poly
   Oasis Stop 'N Go & Travelers' Oasis*
   PCA Packaging Corporation of America *
   Starr Corporation*
   United Electric Co-op, Inc.
   Washington Federal
   Watkins Distributing*
   Wells Fargo Bank
   WillTran, Inc.
  BRONZE ($1,000-$2,499)
   Alliance Title & Escrow*
   Banner Bank
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 
        Idaho Homes & Properties
   Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool 
        & Spa
   Cassia Regional Hospital - 
        Intermountain Healthcare*
   Clear Springs Foods*
   Collins Connection -  Kent & Cindy Collins
        Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
   Columbia Bank
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR)*
   Elwood Staffing
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First American Title Company
   Giltner, Inc.
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   J-U-B Engineers
BRONZE (Cont.)
   K&T Steel*
   Lytle Signs
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Nelson & Co.
   Nu-Vu Glass
   St. Luke's Jerome*
   Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone & Trainor
   Sterling Urgent Care
   Titlefact, Inc.*
   U.S. Bank
   Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact
        Athletic Club*
   Wills, Inc.*
   Wills Toyota*
   Zions Bank

COMMUNITY ($100-$999) 
    Boccard Life Sciences
   Cable One
   Family Health Services
   Gem State Welders Supply*
   Moss Greenhouses
    New Leaf Properties
   North Canyon Medical Center
   Oregon Trail RV Park
   Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
   Stratus Communications, LLC
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Cable One
   Century 21 Riverside Realty
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Dot Foods
   Elevation 486
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First Federal
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   Intermountain Gas Company
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas / Mr. Wash
   NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
   Packaging Specialties of Idaho (PSI)
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)
   Sorans Restaurants, Inc.
   Starr Corporation
   United Electric Co-op, Inc.
   U.S. Bank
   Watkins Distributing
   Wells Fargo Bank
   Willamette Dental Group

*indicates 10+ years of support since 2003

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director