Doing Business Here


A company’s greatest asset is its people; the same rings true for a region. In the Boise Metro, you’ll discover an educated, ambitious labor force that, in 2019, grew nearly 250% faster than the national average. Additionally, the Boise Metro had a higher net migration rate than any other metro in the West. Doing business here comes with intangibles like accessible decision-makers, encouraged collaborations and a highly sought life/work integration. Plus, the cost of doing business here is nearly a third lower than our Western neighbors of California and Washington. The same intriguing opportunities that corporations like Simplot, Albertsons and Micron recognized in the region years ago are attracting companies across the country today. The pleasant realities of living life and doing business in the Boise Metro is what has brought them here for good.

Boise Valley News


While people and place were key elements in Paylocity’s decision, another important factor in Boise’s favor were state incentives like a Workforce Development Training Fund, a reimbursement program to help cover the costs of training and onboarding initiatives, and a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) of 28 percent for 15 years.

Why Paylocity Chose the Boise Metro

Paylocity's Story

For companies looking to expand west, Julian encourages the trip to Southwest Idaho. “Having explored many different places, the Boise Metro is a place that provides a wealth of opportunities,” he said. “There are strong synergies within the Boise Metro and Canyon County that give people like us the opportunity to be successful.”

Why the Boise Metro?

Heartland RV's Story

Headquartered in Boise, today the J.R. Simplot Company is a vertically integrated, global agribusiness powerhouse and one of the largest privately held companies in America, employing more than 10,000 people worldwide. Nearly a third of those employees reside in the Boise Valley.

Bill Whitacre

CEO, retired, J.R. Simplot Company


Learn More About Doing Business Here

Boise Metro Regional Map
Regional Overview


Beyond the proper way to pronounce Boise (it’s BOY-see not boy-ZEE), you likely have more questions about whether our metro is a fit for you and your business.

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