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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

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FOUNDED 2014
8 EMPLOYEES

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

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FOUNDED 1978
30,000+ WORLDWIDE EMPLOYEES

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

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FOUNDED 2002
76 EMPLOYEES

Motorcycle industry leader in clutch performance technology and innovation

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FOUNDED 2002
76 EMPLOYEES

Created the first commercially-viable frozen French fries.

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FOUNDED 2009 
46 EMPLOYEES

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

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FOUNDED 1894
5,000+ EMPLOYEES

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

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FOUNDED 1939 
250,000+ EMPLOYEES

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

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FOUNDED 205 
15 BOISE EMPLOYEES

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

OVER
$1 BILLION
INVESTED IN
DOWNTOWN

Between Jan.’14 — June ’15

3,000+
HIGH-TECH EMPLOYERS
IN BOISE

Source: Brookings

A READY,
BALANCED
& DIVERSE
WORKFORCE

Source: Boise Valley Economic Partnership

21 NON-STOP DESTINATIONS TO
AND FROM

BOI AIRPORT

Source: Boise 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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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.

Event Calendar List

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

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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.

BOISE CODES

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.

START YOUR BUSINESS

Start Your Business Tool 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.