Welcome to the Business Plus Newsletter!

October 2022

2022 Annual Meeting

Join us November 17, 3:00-5:00 pm at Stone House & Co.



Nathan Foss, Lightcast


Jan Rogers, Interim Director

Thank you Meeting Sponsors!

Columbia Bank

Minidoka Memorial Hospital

Willamette Dental Group

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Exciting News about Local Companies!

Burley tech company named No. 1 fastest growing in Idaho

Lorien Nettleton, October 26, 2022 BURLEY — A tech startup that began in a car dealership has quickly become the number one fastest growing company in Idaho. Lease End is a digital financial tool that lets people explore their options at the end of an automotive lease. Brandon Williams, CEO and co-founder of Lease End... Read More

Lease End Expands Operations into Twin Falls to Support Rapid Growth

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -Lease End, the leading online platform empowering consumers to take control of their end-of-lease options, today announced the opening of its second office in Twin Falls, Idaho. As the company is experiencing rapid growth, 4,650% in 2022, the new office space will enable the company to expand its business, meet growth goals and position Idaho as a tech hub center. Read More

Behind the Business: Bare Beans

Nicholas Snider, October 26, 2022 RUPERT - We all know the Magic Valley runs on agriculture, and a newcomer to the area is looking to add yet another twist to the agricultural community. In this week's Behind the Business, we look at Bare Beans, and how they're putting a new twist on beans. Watch Here

The Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Bare Beans on October 20th

Nelson-Jameson breaks ground for distribution facility in Jerome

Lorien Nettleton, September 28, 2022 JEROME — A food processing supply distributor kicked off the construction of the first phase of what will ultimately be a 100,000-square-foot facility. At a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, executives from Nelson-Jameson were joined by Governor Brad Little, along with Jerome County and City... Read More

Nelson-Jameson Inc, holds groundbreaking ceremony in Jerome

KMVT News Staff, September 27, 2022 JEROME - On Tuesday, residents, business owners and state officials made their way to Jerome for the official groundbreaking for Nelson-Jameson, Inc's newest facility in the Magic Valley. Nelson-Jameson specializes in food processing supplies for the food and beverage industry. Watch Here

Welcome New Regional Economist

Welcome Seth Harrington, our new South Central Regional Economist for the Idaho Department of Labor. Seth is a recent graduate of BYU-Idaho, and was an Intern for the Research and Business Development Center in Rexburg, Idaho and for the Employment Securities Department in Vancouver, Washington. Here is Seth's Contact Information.

Conferences and Events

Leadership Symposium

November 1, 2022

All Industry Hiring Event - Veteran Focused

November 3, 2022

Sun Valley Econoic Development Annual Summit

November 9, 2022

Idaho Department of Labor Calendar

The Idaho Department of Labor's Event Calendar includes upcoming workshops and hiring events. Information is searchable and can filter for Southern Idaho. 

Zions Bank U.S. Jobs Report - October 7, 2022

Thank you New and Renewing Investors!

Campaign Investors


First Federal*

Blue Cross of Idaho

D.L. Evans Bank*

Idaho Central Credit Union

Intermountain Gas Company*



Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+



Clif Bar

Cooper Norman, CPAs*

Dairy West

Idaho Dairymen's Association

Idaho National Lab (INL)*

Idaho Power*

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 / Canyon

   Crest Event Center / Redhawk NEW*

PBC Petersen Brothers Construction

PCA Packaging Corporation of America*

Starr Corporation*


United Electric Co-op, Inc.*

Watkins Distributing*

WillTran, Inc.



Balanced Rock Insurance


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

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

True West Beef

Titlefact, Inc.*

Ward Orthodontics

Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 


Wills Toyota*

Zions Bank*


Family Health Services

Gem State Welders Supply*

Moss Greenhouses

New Energy One, LLC

New Leaf Properties

Oregon Trail RV Park


Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*

Stratus Communications, LLC

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*

Window Welder



Rep. Maxine Bell (retired)

Doug Brown

Cindy Collins

Rep. Lance Clow

Jeff Harris

Rep. Linda Hartgen, and in memory of

   Stephen Hartgen

Alan Horner

Rex Lytle NEW!

Dave McAlindin

Mike McBride NEW!

Gary Nelson

Dan Olmstead

Mayor Ruth Pierce

Jan Rogers

Doug Vollmer

Lee Wagner

Deb Wilson

John Wright




Best Western Burley Inn

Columbia Bank NEW!


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

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)

Willamette Dental Group NEW!

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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