Clark Krause

Clark Krause has been the Executive Director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) since 2010.  In that time, Clark has been instrumental in creating a new mission based on measurable and accountable actions and goals.  In the past six plus years, our organization has welcomed 23 companies and over 4,300 jobs to the Boise Metro. 

Clark has been on dozens of national sales missions promoting the Boise Valley to companies and site consultants, built a marketing program & Public Relations outreach and actively advocates for local and statewide programs that will jumpstart economic-based job growth in our communities.  He was also instrumental in helping pass two new state incentives: the Idaho Opportunity Fund and the Tax Reimbursement Incentive.  Clark's knowledge of state incentive programs has helped Idaho become a nationally competitive player in economic development. Clark’s Team has created “Grow. Ideas. Here.”, an initiative that launched in 2014 to assist local Boise Metro companies attract new workforce talent.

In 2017, Clark redesigned the organization, strategically adding two workforce talent experts to the team; BVEP is now uniquely positioned to help companies in the next decade grow workforce talent. An organization dedicated to helping the community grow, find and keep the talent needs of the future. 

Clark came to BVEP with a strong history and experience in economic development, spending 7 years as President and CEO of the New Mexico Partnership. During his tenure at the New Mexico Partnership, Clark and his team were tasked with out of state recruitment of economic-based jobs into New Mexico. Under his leadership, the Partnership attracted 45 companies and created over 14,000 jobs in the state. Prior to his time in New Mexico, Clark was the Director of Economic Development for Cedar City/Iron County, Utah, where he recruited nine companies, 1,150 jobs and $185 million worth of industrial development.  He also spent seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah, and ten years in sales and marketing for American Honda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company.  

 

Clark Krause | ckrause@bvep.org | (208) 863-9675

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Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
ckrause@bvep.org
Charity Nelson
Director of Economic Development
Mobile: 208-863-8521
Phone: 208-472-5240
cnelson@bvep.org
Ethan Mansfield
Project & Research Manager
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
emansfield@bvep.org
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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