June 2021

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Welcome Project Fiber

Dear Business Plus Partners,

The Business Plus Board held its 2nd quarter meeting on May 20th, welcoming Hempitecture, a Ketchum-based company with plans to manufacture sustainable hemp-based insulation. Hempitecture plans to open a 20,000 square-foot facility in Southern Idaho, expected to be operational by May of 2022 with 5-10 new high-skilled jobs. Founder and CEO Mattie Mead shares his slides:

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Other Hempitecture News:

Hempitecture has raised over $1.8M in 3 weeks through Regulation CF. Learn more about the company and their WeFunder Campaign.

Mattie Mead, CEO/Founder 

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors! 

A Word from Dan Hoover, Business Plus Board Member

Business Plus is a dynamic group of business owners that work together to grow and maintain our Magic Valley economies. We understand the importance of a diverse and healthy business climate. We believe in supporting Southern Idaho Economic Development's efforts to gain national and international attention through advertising, social media and job fares, to attract new business and talent to our communities.
I see two areas of concern: workforce availability and training, and education of our local communities and businesses that do not know who we are. Business Plus is a member-based organization with a networking ability that helps grow our economy. PMT is a strong advocate for Business Plus and we are committed to help Business Plus grow and support Magic Valley's economy."

Dan Hoover, PMT President/CEO

Thank you Southern Idaho Economic Development for creating these maps! Download yours here.

Firework Frenzy

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Farmers Market Hop

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Magic Valley Hiring Events

Employers are finding it challenging to fill positions around the valley. These "Hiring Events" may help connect employers with job-seekers. Contact the Idaho Department of Labor to sign up: Oscar Escobedo (208) 735-2500 ext. 3405, or Randy Neerdaels(208) 735-2500 ext. 3653.


Twin Falls Airport Master Plan Public Open House
Learn More & Provide Input
June 30, 6-8 PM

South Central Idaho Labor Profile and 
Employment Situation, May 2021

Economic Snapshot and
Mixed Jobs Report, June 2021

Idaho Dairymen's Association 
Q2 Newsletter

Check Presentations

Con Paulos Chevrolet

Balanced Rock Insurance

L-R: Jason Bergsma, Rebecca Wildman and Lori Bergsma

Thank you to our New and Renewing Investors!



Campaign Investors

First Federal*
D.L. Evans Bank*
Idaho Central Credit Union
Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+
Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
Clif Bar
Cooper Norman, CPAs*
Dairy West
Idaho Dairymen's Association
Idaho National Lab (INL)*
Idaho Power*
Intermountain Gas Company*
McCain Foods
St. Luke's*
Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 
   Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers
American Real Estate and Appraisal*
Atlas Technical Consultants (formerly Materials Testing & Inspection)
Crossroads Point
Dot Foods
EHM Engineers, Inc.
Farmers Bank
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.
Watkins Distributing*
Wells Fargo Bank
WillTran, Inc.
Banner Bank
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Idaho 
   Homes & Properties
Best Western Burley Inn
Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool & Spa
Cassia Regional Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare*
Collins Connection - Kent & Cindy Collins 
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
Con Paulos Chevrolet
First American Title Company*
Goode Motor Auto Group
Ireland Bank
K&T Steel Corp*
Lytle Signs*
MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air NEW!
McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Nelson & Co.
North Canyon Medical Center
Nu-Vu Glass
Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn
    Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites
TOK Commercial
Titlefact, Inc.*
U.S. Bank
Ward Orthodontics
Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 
Wills Toyota*
Zions Bank*
Devil's Corral
Family Health Services
Gem State Welders Supply*
Moss Greenhouses
New Leaf Properties
Oregon Trail RV Park
Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
Stratus Communications, LLC
United Way of South Central Idaho
Watco (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*
Rep. Maxine Bell, Retired
Doug Brown
Rep. Lance Clow
Jeff Harris
Rep. Stephen Hartgen, Retired
Alan Horner
Dan Olmstead NEW! 
Ruth Pierce
Jan Rogers
Lee Wagner
Debra Wilson
(past 3 years)
Best Western Burley Inn
Idaho Central Credit Union
Mr. Gas
Nu-Vu Glass
Packaging Specialties of Idaho
PCA Packaging 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
TOK Commercial
Watkins Distributing
Willamette Dental Group
WillTran, Inc.
*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003
+includes additional promotional investment

State and Local Resources foCOVID-19

Governor Brad Little and Idaho Rebounds
Idaho Department of Commerce COVID-19 Page
Idaho Department of Labor Idaho@Work Blog and Unemployment Dashboard
Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA) COVID-19 Resources
Southern Idaho Economic Development COVID-19 Links
Region IV Development Website with Links to Loan Assistance
South Central Public Health District Information on Coronavirus
United Way of South Central Idaho Website

Become an Investor!
Give me a call! 

Rebecca Wildman