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WELCOME

Letter from the CEO Welcome to the Boise Valley! It is a pleasure to welcome you to one of the most business-friendly metro regions in America where you will see business expansion throughout our valley. Construction cranes in downtown Boise are raising a whole new skyline for one of the West’s most rapidly growing urban destinations. Boise has been a booming business center throughout its history and continues to be a hub for a growing tech industry, as well as legacy industries in food, agribusiness, health care, state government, business, and financial services. Our goal is to provide a better place for you and your family to live, visit, and do business. This goal has become a reality by unifying the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Boise Metro Chamber into one organization located in one central new office location. By consolidating all three organizations to work together, our community gets more bang for their buck by eliminating the need for three separate office managers, accountants, receptionists, and other duplicative services. In most cities, these three entities compete for scarce resources and may not be strategically aligned. In Boise, it’s different — we work together to efficiently impact our economy by advocating for our members’ business interests; providing educational offerings, assisting with the creation and retention of jobs and talent; and attracting new businesses, visitors, and conventions to the region. Boise is also a welcoming city. Entrepreneurs looking for an affordable climate of innovation come from nearby coastal tech hubs, while refugees come looking for a better life in a place that has welcomed hundreds of new citizens from Africa and the Middle East. Boise’s economic boom is increasingly driven by international trade, investment, and a diverse entrepreneurial and human spirit. While we may be isolated, we are an internationally connected city on the rise in the beautiful American West. Boise has been named in more “best of” lists than we can possibly mention here, but you’ll find out soon enough what the buzz is all about. From our growing urban craft brewery scene to our increasingly respected winery trails, our hikeable and bikeable foothills trail system, our popular Boise River Greenbelt, our hip, happening downtown, our Boise State Blue Turf, our easily accessible state capitol rotunda, our semi-professional hockey and baseball teams, our world-class ski resort (Bogus Basin), our expanding convention facilities, as well as exciting hotel, restaurant, and arts scene, the Boise Valley will surprise you. On behalf of the nearly 2,000 Boise Chamber member businesses listed in this publication, we welcome you to America’s most livable and likeable city. Welcome to the Boise Valley! Bill Connors President & CEO Boise Metro Chamber

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Profile for Boise Metro Chamber

2018 Boise Valley Spotlight Magazine  

The Boise Valley Spotlight magazine is our annual membership directory. Together with our publishing partner, the Idaho Statesman, we share...

2018 Boise Valley Spotlight Magazine  

The Boise Valley Spotlight magazine is our annual membership directory. Together with our publishing partner, the Idaho Statesman, we share...