Bringing back semiconductor manufacturing to the United States is shaping up to be a big win for many states in the West, including Idaho. Boise-headquartered Micron recently announced a $15 billion expansion and 2,000 jobs at a facility in Boise. As part of its commitment to the state, it will also funnel additional investments to expand K-12 STEM education and deepen its partnership with universities. The company is also opening a world class childcare facility for its growing employees. Along with the semiconductor industry, food processing and advanced manufacturing are two fast growing sectors. Last fiscal year, 16 companies either expanded or located to the state due to the pro-business climate and economic resiliency.
Tax Reimbursement Incentive: Offers a tax refund of up to 30% of its income for up to 15 years for creating at least 20 jobs in rural areas and 50 in urban areas.
Idaho Business Advantage: Offers enhanced incentives for businesses that invest at least $500,000 in new plant facilities that create at least 10 jobs paying $40,000annually.
Workforce Development Training Funds: Offers reimbursement for the training of new positions being created or retained.
Information Technology Equipment Exemption: Offers a sales tax exemption on server equipment and construction materials used in the construction of a new data facility.
Economic Development Districts of Idaho commerce.idaho.gov/communities/economic-development-districts-idaho
Southern Idaho Economic Development
Boise Valley Economic Partnership
Nampa Economic Development
Formed in 2020, the Idaho Commerce Office of Broadband’s mission is to improve broadband access across the state. In its first year, the office awarded more than $38 million to fund 83 projects across Idaho, improving broadband infrastructure and service for Idaho households, businesses, libraries, healthcare clinics, hospital facilities, public safety organizations and local governments in 147 communities across the state.
2 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.