News from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership sheds light on a few of the latest companies relocating to the valley, as well as a kudos to Winco Foods, a local Idaho Business making national news.

If you haven’t heard of BVEP before this is what they are all about:

“The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is the regional economic development organization for the Boise Valley, representing the southwestern Idaho counties of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee, and including the capitol city of Boise. With a long-term mission of creating jobs, attracting new businesses to the region and encouraging investment in the community, BVEP is actively involved in the economic vitality of the Boise Valley, and is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for businesses and families alike.”

I would highly encourage a visit to their site regularly at frequently see the latest news! They are doing great things for our communities in the Valley!  

Some of the top exerts from this months news letter:

BioLife Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting:September 4th
Ribbon Cutting: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Open House: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
4120 N Eagle Road, Meridian
BioLife announced in September 2012 that they would be building a facility in the Valley, click here for the original press release. Help welcome them to their new building on Eagle Road!

Recruiting Best Practices Conversation

A knowledge-sharing event for recruiters and HR professionals working in and with Boise technology companies to fill the talent pipeline. Topics will include:

  • Utilizing LinkedIn
  • Power of Internship Programs
  • Marketing Positions Effectively
  • Full Company Team Recruiting

When: Tuesday, August 27th 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Hewlett Packard | 11311 West Chinden Boulevard

More Information and RSVP (space is limited):

Project Sportscar Coming to Caldwell!

Cascade Aircraft Management (Project Sportscar) is moving to Caldwell, Idaho! The new facility, at the Caldwell Airport, will sport a new paint booth, large enough for a King Air, plus upholstery, maintenance, avionics, composite fabrication, a builder-assist center, an office or two, and a customer showroom. The build shop and office is moving this month, and the maintenance, avionics, interior and paint shops will follow within the next few months (more details to come).

The City of Caldwell, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and the State of Idaho are excited to welcome this manufacturing company to the Valley. The company will benefit from the Idaho Opportunity Fund, new legislation passed in 2013, as part of their incentive package for relocating to Caldwell. This is a perfect example of how companies can utilize incentive tools, like the Opportunity Fund, to bring investment and infrastructure improvements to Idaho.

MAXIMUS Continues to Hire

MAXIMUS is hiring approximately 1,800 for a new customer contact center. Several representatives from MAXIMUS attended the BVEP stakeholder summit in July and gave some information about their upcoming hiring fairs. Job seekers can obtain more information about MAXIMUS or complete an application online at and click on “Current Opportunities” or visit one of the Idaho Department of Labor offices.

MAXIMUS will be filling Building 8 on the HP Campus, and they are part of a team selected for a customer support contract with the federal government.

With projects like these, there are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure that the company gets all the information, contacts, introductions and assistance that they need.  BVEP, Department of Labor, City of Boise, the state of Idaho, Colliers and Thornton Oliver Keller all worked together to assist different divisions of MAXIMUS for information, data and connections.  The Department of Labor has been invaluable in assisting with the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring process as the Company begins to hire and train their new workforce.  Thank you to all of the community partners that provide support in bringing new opportunities to the Valley.

Congratulations WinCo on the National Attention!

Meet the Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocery Chain Being Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’
by Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle | Aug 7, 2013
Time: Business & Money

Retail analysts say that the world’s biggest retailer has reason to fear a small grocery chain that’s based in Idaho and boasts a business model that allows it to undercut Walmart on prices.

So about that eye-catching Walmart quote. Those are the words of Burt Flickinger III, a widely respected supermarket retailing industry expert who works for the Strategic Resource Group. Flickinger was quoted in a recent Idaho Statesman story about WinCo, a chain of roughly 100 supermarkets in the western U.S., based in Boise.