October 2019

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

SIED'S 18th Annual Summit

"Looking to the Future"

Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED) held their Summit in Rupert at the Historic Wilson Theatre.  SIED's report focused on promoting the region through Business Recruitment, Talent Attraction and Rural Economic Development Services (REDS).  Business Recruitment  involved attending the  Site Selector Guild and SelectUSA conferences, digitally targeting dairy processing companies, hosting a Dairy FAM Tour, creating Site Selector Newsletters and mailers, and creating drone property videos. Talent Recruitment campaigns include "Don't Come Here" Videos, social media targeting, veteran recruitment and employer training, and creating talent recruitment newsletters. Rural Economic Development Services (REDS) conducted 56 business visits, launched the "Spend a Day" Campaign, helped with asset mapping, project facilitations, community capacity projects that include Urban Renewal and grants.

Links to presenters' slides are below and include regional demographics, forecasts, and opportunities (Roeser's Slides) and a site selector assessment of our region with its competitive wages and good cost of living (Foote's Slides).

Connie Stopher's Slides
Jan Roeser's Slides

James Cooper-Jones' Slides
Deane Foote's Slides

Attendees were treated to a tour of the Rupert Square and seeing the Big Idaho Potato Truck.

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 are the beneficiary of that 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 are not an investor yet, let's talk ... give me a call:   208-539-6470.

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director

A Word from Jim Capps, Business Plus Executive Committee Member

" Business leaders want to see the economy grow; however, they may be reluctant to contribute funding.  Is this because of lack of confidence that the funds will be used effectively? With the Magic Valley growing at a high rate, there are many opportunities for business growth. Through the efforts of Business Plus and SIED, we have an attractive and vibrant community. Being involved and investing in Business Plus is a fantastic way to ensure that we continue to have a strong local economy. "

- Jim Capps,  Sawtooth District Manager  Intermountain Gas Company

Business Plus 2019 Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend our Business Plus Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Clif Bar Bakery, Twin Falls, Idaho

Three, Five, Ten-year Challenges

Speaker Panelists: 
Travis Rothweiler, Twin Falls
Mark Mitton, Burley
Mike Williams, Jerome
McCurdy, Rupert
Larry Bybee, Gooding
Moderated by Con Paulos

Check Presentations

Farmers Bank
L-R: Avelina Bettencourt, Vince Hamilton, Lisa Pearson, Rebecca Wildman  and Pat Hamilton

TitleFact, Inc.
L-R: Mandy Claiborn, Cindy Collins (Business Plus Board), Tasha Schurger, Rebecca Wildman (Business Plus Executive Director) , Lila Orton, Lea Taylor, Jody Tremblay (Business Plus Board), and Sarah Jolley

Spotlight on New Investor

Safari Hospitality has over 22 years in hospitality management with twenty-four properties located in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Texas.  Plan your Twin Falls stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

Click on logos to reserve rooms for your corporate travelers, family and friends.

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*
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*
BRONZE (Cont.)
Materials Testing & Inspection
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Nelson & Co.
Nu-Vu Glass
Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn
    Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites
St. Luke's Jerome
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)*
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