Boise, Idaho is a singular economy not dominated or defined by a specific industry or niche market. By intentional design, our capital city stands out in the state and in the region for its diversity of talented workforce as well as our enviable mix of manufacturing, high tech, agribusiness, startup and international brands transformed by innovative business thinkers and doers.



Boise Business Snapshots

Founded 2014
8 Employees

Data science company that connects healthcare organizations with a market of rich analytic content.

Founded 1978
30,000+ Worldwide Employees

20,000+ patents and the number 1 employer in electronic design in 2015.

Founded 2002
76 Employees

Motorcycle industry leader in clutch performance technology and innovation.

Founded 1929
10,000+ Worldwide Employees

Created the first commercially-viable frozen French fries.


Founded 2009
46 Employees

Provides healthcare performance management solutions to help transition to value-based care.

Founded 1894
5,000+ Employees

Four-hospital system, dedicated to serving 700,000 in Idaho and Oregon.

Founded 1939
250,000+ National Employees

Operates over 2,200 grocery stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants across the U.S.

Founded 2005
15 Boise Employees

Multi-family wealth advisory B-Corporation that customizes financial solutions for individuals and families.


Founded 1976
17,733 Worldwide Employees

Leading distributor of animal health products across the United States and United Kingdom.

Founded 1902
11,000+ Employees

Only Idaho-based, not-for-profit health system, ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide for clinical excellence.

Founded May 13, 2011
24 Employees

Idaho’s largest brewery, the company currently runs a 15-barrel brewing system.

Founded Mother’s Day 2006
54 Boise Employees

Happy Family is a mom-founded and -operated premium organic food B-Corporation.


Founded 2002
42 Employees

Family run commercial distillery equipment manufacturer. Designed and hand-built in Boise, Idaho.

Founded 2013
40 Boise Employees

Vynyl is a team of technologists, developers, designers, product and marketing experts who build great software for amazing clients.

 
 

OVER
$1 BILLION
INVESTED IN
DOWNTOWN


Between Jan.’14 — June ’15

3,000+
High-tech employers
in Boise

A Ready,
Balanced
& diverse

workforce

20 Non-stop Destinations to and from
BOI Airport


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Start a business
in Boise


Boise was founded by entrepreneurs and today is no different. We’re working to make it easier than ever for those risk-takers to start a business in Boise. Learn more about what we’re doing here.

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Entrepreneurs start here


Founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Trailhead is the place to find resources, explore new technologies, and create something all your own.

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Entrepreneurs start here


Founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Trailhead is the place to find resources, explore new technologies, and create something all your own.

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Meet the startup community

Startup Grind Boise hosts monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

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Meet the startup community

Startup Grind Boise hosts monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

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Boise is Happening!


Boise’s economic development events and activities abound. Start here to view public meeting notices, discover upcoming networking, workshop and seminar opportunities or simply join the conversation. Explore more events by visiting the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Boise Association.

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1 Million Cups Boise

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Continuing improvements

Boise’s economy is the result of natural evolution and cultivated planning by public and private sector visionaries. The community is collaborative, well capitalized and connected to create innovative change.

With a growing urban research university minutes from our downtown business core, Boise is fostering deeper connections… to the benefit of our international brands, startups and growing midsize companies. All to ensure new generations of homegrown talent and a convenient, fertile test bed for exploration of new business ideas.
Helping Boise workers compete for the best jobs our market has to offer requires investment and sweat equity. Working with volunteers and other members of the Boise tech community, Boise Codes helps introduce local men and women to the well-paying and rewarding field of computer programming.
Startup in a Day is the City of Boise’s effort to make starting a business in Boise easier than ever. From an online tool to our in-person guidance, you’ll find all the resources you need to launch your business and get to work.