Welcome to the Business Plus Newsletter!

December 2021

Business Plus Annual Meeting

Where Economic Development and Growth Meet: Taxes, State and Local Governments

The Business Plus Board held its Annual Meeting on November 18th with a panel discussion about growth in our communities and how critical services are funded.

"There's got to be a formula that would help," said retired state Rep. Maxine Bell, who moderated the discussion. "We can hope that there is, but hope is not a strategy, so perhaps they have some strategies for that."

Follow this link to read the Times-News article.

Thank you to our Business Plus Legacy Leaders for helping plan and sponsor this event!

The Associated Taxpayers of Idaho (ATI)

The Associated Taxpayers of Idaho (ATI) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that works on behalf of Idaho's taxpayers. ATI held its Annual Conference December 1st; read Betsy Russell's Idaho Press article.

The Spud Family Tax Burden is a flyer ATI publishes that calculates taxes for an average Idaho family. ATI updates it periodically to reflect new tax laws and other scenarios as they effect the average Idaho family and their tax obligations.

Twin Falls City Manager Goals

Travis Rothweiler shared these slides.

Thank you Panel Members!

Miguel Legarreta, President

Associated Taxpayers of Idaho (ATI)



Representaive Clark Kauffman

District 25, House Seat B


Check Who's My Legislator?

Travis Rothweiler, City Manager

City of Twin Falls



Brad Wills, Assessor

Twin Falls County



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Learn More!

Check Presentations - Thank you!

Idaho Central Credit Union

L-R: Angela Wells, Laura Smith, Kathrine Fiscus, Rebecca Wildman and Jennie Madrigal

Clif Bar Baking Company Twin Falls

L-R: Micah Robinson, Rebecca Wildman and Dale Ducommun

Desert Creative Group

L-R: Rebecca Wildman and Janeale Dean

Lytle Signs

Welcome New Investors!

Welcome new investor Desert Creative Group.

Desert Creative Group offers a full-service marketing agency including brand strategy, business development, campaign development, team training, product launches, content creation, social media and event marketing.

Owner Janeale Dean is one of two from Idaho serving on the National Small Business Association Leadership Council, and she is a Commissioner for the City of Twin Falls Public Art Commission.

Welcome new investor True West Beef.

Located along highway 93 in the heart of Idaho’s thriving Magic Valley, True West Beef is expected to create 350+ jobs in Jerome, Idaho. As a company already focused on satisfying the growing consumer expectations for high-quality, healthy, and sustainably raised beef, True West Beef will continue in this mission for Agri Beef and its partners. Hiring will begin in 2022.

Watch this KMVT news update: Construction continues at True West Beef Plant in Jerome

Read more in Beef Magazine, Progressive Cattle and The Times-News.

Economic News and Reports

Zions Bank December 2021

South Central Idaho's Unemployment Situation

Idaho Department of Labor Report November 19

Thank you New and Renewing Investors!

Campaign Investors


First Federal*

D.L. Evans Bank*

Idaho Central Credit Union


Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*

Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+



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

Crossroads Point

Dot Foods

EHM Engineers, Inc.*

Farmers Bank*

Mr. Gas*

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*

WillTran, Inc.



Balanced Rock Insurance

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

Desert Creative Group NEW!

First American Title Company*

Goode Motor Auto Group

Ireland Bank

K&T Steel Corp*

Lytle Signs*

MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air

McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.

Minidoka Memorial Hospital

North Canyon Medical Center

Nu-Vu Glass

Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn

   Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites


Snake River Pool & Spa

TOK Commercial

True West Beef NEW!

Titlefact, Inc.*

Ward Orthodontics

Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 


Wills Toyota*

Zions Bank*


Family Health Services

Gem State Welders Supply*

Moss Greenhouses

New Leaf Properties

Oregon Trail RV Park


Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*

Stratus Communications, LLC

Watco (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*



Rep. Maxine Bell (retired)

Doug Brown

Cindy Collins NEW!

Rep. Lance Clow

Jeff Harris

Rep. Stephen Hartgen (retired)

Alan Horner

Dave McAlindin

Gary Nelson

Dan Olmstead

Ruth Pierce

Jan Rogers

Doug Vollmer NEW!

Lee Wagner

Deb Wilson

John Wright



(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

Our Mission:

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Our Vision:

Strong Partnerships Supporting a Vibrant Regional Economy

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