February 2020

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Business Plus First Quarter Meeting

We have a few spots left,  RSVP today for our Business Plus Quarterly Meeting on  Thursday, February 27, 2020,  12:00-1:30 p.m. at  Morey's Steakhouse in  Burley. 

Our speakers are Tom Kealey, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, and Connie Stopher, Executive Director of Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED).

Thank you to our sponsors! 
  • Eastern Idaho Railroad
  • Goode Motor Group
  • KeyBank
  • Packaging Specialties of Idaho.

Dear Prospective Investor,

Businesses want to grow, and they can in a community with a thriving economy. People need jobs, good paying jobs, so they can buy homes, raise families, and enjoy the opportunities the community offers. Southern Idaho has seen fabulous growth and our businesses benefit from this growth. More companies want to land here to be part of our success. It is easy to be part of this success - invest in Business Plus!

If you would like to join our investor group, give me a call: 208-539-6470.

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director

A Word from Jim Evans, Business Plus Vice President 2020

"Business Plus brings together a group of like-minded individuals who understand that by working and investing in our community together, we can achieve results greater than individual investing. The trickle-down effect of bringing new business and employment opportunities to our area collectively makes all of our businesses benefit. Investing in Business Plus has a proven track record that brings economic prosperity into reality."

Jim Evans, D.L. Evans Bank, Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending

SLIDES from  Opportunity Zone Training

If you are a CPA, financial advisor, real estate professional, developer, investor, or leader of a community with an Opportunity Zone, you will be interested in this information.

Region IV Developm ent, Southern Idaho Economic Development and the SBDC hosted a training this month on Opportunity Zones. Speakers Melissa LaFayette, Jerry Miller and Nathan Murray shared information about Opportunity Zones and the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) census tract. Here are links to their presentation slides and the NMTC Map. 

Melissa LaFayette, Field Director
National Development Council

Jerry Miller, Economic Development Specialist
Idaho Department of Commerce

Nathan Murray, Economic Development Director
City of Twin Falls

New Markets Tax Credit Interactive Map

Southern Idaho has five Opportunity Zones. The Idaho Department of Commerce has put together a prospectus for the state and for each zone - below are links to our region's Opportunity Zones. Contact Connie Stopher or Jerry Miller if you have questions about our zones or how the incentive works.

United Way - Leadercast Women

The United Way of South Central Idaho is hosting Leadercast Women 2020 at Clif Bar Bakery in Twin Falls.

Last year's event SOLD OUT, so this year they are offering the event choice of two seperate days. Register and pay online for either date:

There may still be time to sign up as a sponsor -  read here for more details, or contact Sonya Haines at: 208-733-4922.

New Investor Spotlight


SimplicIT Technical Solutions is a division of TruLeap Technologies, formerly known as Filer Mutual Telephone Company, located in Filer, ID. SimplicIT has been in business since June of 2015 and is a part of a company that has over 100 years of experience in the technology and communications sectors. Filer Mutual saw a need for an established local company providing responsive managed services and out of this need SimplicIT was formed. SimplicIT takes the same technical expertise and processes from TruLeap and extends them to businesses and schools in and around the Magic Valley. SimplicIT is an expert in cybersecurity, cloud technology, HIPAA and PCI compliance, and technology consulting. Visit SimplicIT's Website Here.

Business Plus -  Working Together

We invite you to watch this video about Business Plus.  Thank you to KMVT and Tom Frank for producing.
Click to Watch

Check Presentations

Clif Bar
L-R: Rebecca Wildman, Dale Ducommun and Con Paulos

Become an Investor!  

Give me a call! 

Rebecca Wildman

Campaign Investors

First Federal*
D.L. Evans Bank*
Idaho Central Credit Union
Magic Valley Media*+
McCain Foods
Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
Clif Bar
Cooper Norman, CPAs*
Dairy West
Idaho Dairymen's Association
Idaho National Lab (INL)*
Idaho Power*
St. Luke's Magic Valley*
Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 
   Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers
Zions Bank*
American Real Estate and Appraisal*
Dot Foods
EHM Engineers, Inc.
Farmers Bank
Givens Pursley, LLP
Intermountain Gas Company*
Magic Valley Electric
Mountain West Realty
Mr. Gas*
Northwest Bank
NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
Oasis Stop 'N Go / Travelers' Oasis*
PBC Petersen Brothers Construction
PCA Packaging Corporation of America*
Starr Corporation*
United Electric Co-op, Inc.
Washington Federal
Watkins Distributing*
Wells Fargo Bank
WillTran, Inc.
Banner Bank
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Idaho 
   Homes & Properties
Best Western Burley Inn
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool & Spa
Cassia Regional Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare*
Collins Connection - Kent & Cindy Collins 
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
Con Paulos Chevrolet
Farm Bureau Insurance
First American Title Company*
Goode Motor Auto Group
HC Company, Inc.
J-U-B Engineers
K&T Steel Corp*
Lytle Signs*
Materials Testing & Inspection
Minidoka Memorial Hospital

BRONZE (Cont.)
Nelson & Co.
Nu-Vu Glass
Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn
    Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites
NEW!  SimplicIT
St. Luke's Jerome
Thornton Oliver Keller
Titlefact, Inc.*
U.S. Bank
Ward Orthodontics
Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 
Wills Toyota*
Boccard Life Sciences
CTR-Cleanup & Total Restoration
Devil's Corral
Family Health Services
Gem State Welders Supply*
Moss Greenhouses
New Leaf Properties
North Canyon Medical Center
Oregon Trail RV Park
Sparklight (formerly CableOne)
Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
Stratus Communications, LLC
United Way of South Central Idaho
Watco (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*
Wills, Inc.*
Rep. Maxine Bell, Retired
Doug Brown
Rep. Lance Clow
Jeff Harris
Rep. Stephen Hartgen, Retired
Alan Horner
Ruth Pierce
Jan Rogers
Lee Wagner
(past 3 years)
Best Western Burley Inn
Elevation 486
Idaho Central Credit Union
Mr. Gas
Packaging Specialties of Idaho
PCA Packing Corporation of America
PerforMix Nutrition Systems
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Mountain West Realty
Oregon Trail RV
Soran Restaurants, Inc.
Starr Corporation
Stone House & Co.
Stratus Communications
Thornton Oliver Keller
Watkins Distributing
Willamette Dental Group
WillTran, Inc.
*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003
+ includes additional promotional investment

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director