September 2020

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Dear Business Plus Partners,

We are excited to share with you our new look, logo, and tagline!

Our new tagline Where Leaders Do Business reflects the network of our leaders and the value of this network as a united, pro-business group. Business Plus leaders invest in opportunities, as stated in our mission: Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy. The four-arrow symbol represents our vision: Strong Partnerships Supporting a Vibrant Regional Economy

To leverage our network and economic development community, we are launching Facebook and LinkedIn business pages. We invite you to Like and Follow Business Plus on social media:

Link to Page Here
Link to Page Here

To enhance this network, we invite you to share your stories and the ways your business is creating opportunities, growing or celebrating. 

Look forward to next month as we unveil our new website!

If you are not an investor and are searching for a way to increase business opportunities, we invite you to join Business Plus. We are a unique network of local business leaders that are solely committed to growing business in the Magic Valley.  

Wishing you the best,

Rebecca Wildman - Director

A Word from Todd Wadsworth, Business Plus Treasurer

Business leaders want to grow their business. It is vital to have a vibrant business community and economy. Giving back real dollars to your community is one way to invest in the economic vitality or our region. Business Plus is business leaders pooling their resources and giving back to (investing in) the Magic Valley economic region that is providing a livelihood for our families."

Todd Wadsworth, Cooper Norman CPAs Partner

A Southern Idaho Revitalization Program

Operation Facelift is a regional project created to revitalize areas throughout Southern Idaho, build community pride, and encourage activity and new business development. From a new park bench to a beautiful mural, the annual project encourages Magic Valley cities to complete projects, big or small, to create a better community. 

This year they are seeking sponsors for specific projects. Here is a link to more information and how to get involved.

New Regional Economist for South Central Idaho

Join me in welcoming Bonang Seoela as our region's new labor economist. Seoela replaces Jan Roeser, who is now covering Idaho's Southwestern Region. Read IDOL's press release here


Bonang Seoela
South Central Regional Economist

Jan Roeser
Southwestern Regional Economist

Here is a link to the IDOL's latest Labor Market and Economic Report, and for more information on Idaho's labor market, see

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Region IV Development Association's mission is to develop partnerships to promote economic opportunities by acting as a catalyst in providing resources that foster resilient communities across Southern Idaho.

They are seeking public input on the 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Here is a link.

Workforce Development & Training Catalog

CSI Workforce Development has a variety of class categories including: Business & Professional Development, Computer Technology, Health Care and Trades & Safety.

Click Here for Catalog

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

Thank you to our New and Renewing Investors!




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
American Real Estate and Appraisal*
Dot Foods
EHM Engineers, Inc.
Farmers Bank
Givens Pursley, LLP
Intermountain Gas Company*
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 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
McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.
Minidoka Memorial Hospital

BRONZE (Cont.)
Nelson & Co.
Nu-Vu Glass
Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn
    Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites
St. Luke's Jerome
Thornton Oliver Keller
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
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
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
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 - Director