Make a Difference
Over the past 30 years, we have joined like-minded leaders to grow our economy. In fact, our mission is to ensure that we all play a role in Southern Idaho’s growth and vitality. A strong economy supports job growth, business investment, recruitment, and training the best talent to fill those jobs. Southern Idaho is a thriving region, and you can be part of it.
Job Creation Drives Economic Growth
Southern Idaho is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Business Plus supports a broad range of initiatives for job creation with Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) and workforce training through our partnership with the College of Southern Idaho.
Over the years Business Plus Investors have contributed over $3.8 million to help attract and expand over 65 businesses. HERE is a list of our investments from 1987 through 2022.
Connect with the Region’s Most Influential Leaders
Join forces with Southern Idaho’s most influential leaders to create jobs and economic opportunities. See our Executive Team and Board of Directors here.
Over Three Decades of Economic Development Success
Business Plus direct grants to companies have created over 2,000 direct jobs and $1 billion in economic growth since 1987. Here is an example of how the multiplier effect works to multiply the economic impact in the community.
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Business Plus began in 1987 when area business leaders took a proactive approach by recruiting Trus Joist to bring well-paying jobs to the valley. Success continued with Dell, WOW Logistics, Hilex-Poly, Dot Foods, Chobani, Clif Bar and others, contributing to over $1 billion in economic impact to the Magic Valley.
Business Plus continues to partner with the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) to market the region, and the College of Southern Idaho for workforce training and development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is Business Plus funded?
Q. Are the funds raised invested in local opportunities?
Q. Can I support the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization directly?
The private business sector contributes to the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) through Business Plus. They are also funded through the College of Southern Idaho and the public sector through individual counties and cities throughout the Magic Valley.