Welcome to the Business Plus Newsletter!

March 2023

2023 First Quarter Meeting

Exploring Fundamentals of Economic Development: Waste and Energy

Business Plus held its First Quarter Meeting with topics on innovation in both energy and waste. Marsha McDaniel with the Idaho National Laboratory spoke about the lab's research on energy, environmental technology, cybersecurity, and advanced test reactors. The INL's economic impact for FY22 was over $3B. Nate Francisco with Southern Idaho Solid Waste spoke about potential new projects that will change how we manage waste and produce energy. SIR2 is an innovative public-private partnership that would utilize waste recovery and divert 50% of waste extending the life of the landfill and saving taxpayers billions of dollars.

Read Times-News March 3, 2023 article Landfill has plans to make energy from waste.

Speaker Slides

Marsha McDaniel

Idaho National Laboratory Senior Advisor

Nate Francisco

Southern Idaho Solid Waste, Executive Director and CEO

Videos of Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)

Video shown at the Business Plus meeting

Wasatch Integrated Waste Management's MRF in Davis county Utah

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Southern Idaho Economic Development News:

Food, Manufacturing, Energy and Innovation!

Check Presentations - Thank you!

First Federal

L-R: Rex Lytle, Jason Meyerhoeffer, Shane Jenkins, Rebecca Wildman, Kevin Welch and Keleigh Godfrey

Select Health

L-R: Rebecca Wildman and Amy Stahl

2023 Market Outlook for the Magic Valley

Idaho Department of Labor and

CSI Workforce Hiring Events

College & Career Fairs

Thank you New and Renewing Investors!

Campaign Investors


First Federal*

Blue Cross of Idaho

D.L. Evans Bank*

Idaho Central Credit Union*

Intermountain Gas Company*



Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+



Clif Bar

Cooper Norman, CPAs*

Dairy West

Idaho Dairymen's Association

Idaho Power*

St. Luke's*

Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 

  Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers



American Real Estate and Appraisal*

Atlas Technical Consultants

Crossroads Point

Dot Foods

EHM Engineers, Inc.*

Farmers Bank*

Idaho Milk Products NEW!

Les Schwab Tire Center NEW!

Mr. Gas*

NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly

Oasis Stop 'N Go / Travelers' Oasis / Canyon

  Crest Event Center / Redhawk NEW*

PBC Petersen Brothers Construction

PCA Packaging Corporation of America*

Select Health NEW!

Starr Corporation*


United Electric Co-op, Inc.*

Watkins Distributing*

WillTran, Inc.



Balanced Rock Insurance


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Idaho 

  Homes & Properties

Best Western Burley Inn

Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool & Spa

Cassia Regional Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare*

Collins Connection - Kent & Cindy Collins 

  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*

Con Paulos Chevrolet

Desert Creative Group

Flying S Title & Escrow (formerly First American Title Company)*

Float Magic NEW!

Goode Motor / Lease End

Ireland Bank

K&T Steel Corp*

Lytle Signs*

MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air

McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.

Minidoka Memorial Hospital

North Canyon Medical Center

Nu-Vu Glass

Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn

   Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites


Snake River Pool & Spa

True West Beef

Titlefact, Inc.*

Ward Orthodontics

Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 


Wills Toyota*

Zions Bank*


Columbia Bank NEW!

Family Health Services

Gem State Welders Supply*

Moss Greenhouses

New Energy One, LLC

New Leaf Properties

Oregon Trail RV Park


Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*

Stratus Communications, LLC

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*

Window Welder



Leonard Anderson NEW!

Rep. Maxine Bell (retired)

Doug Brown

Cindy Collins

Rep. Lance Clow

Jeff Harris

Rep. Linda Hartgen, and in memory of

   Stephen Hartgen

Alan Horner

Rex Lytle

Dave McAlindin

Mike McBride

Gregg Middlekauff

Gary Nelson

Dan Olmstead

Mayor Ruth Pierce

Jan Rogers

Doug Vollmer

Lee Wagner

Deb Wilson

John Wright




Best Western Burley Inn

Columbia Ban

Idaho Central Credit Union

Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


Mr. Gas

Nu-Vu Glass

Packaging Specialties of Idaho

PCA Packaging Corporation of America

PerforMix Nutrition Systems


Minidoka Memorial Hospital

Mountain West Realty

Oregon Trail RV

Starr Corporation

Stone House & Co.

Stratus Communications

TOK Commercial

Watkins Distributing

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)

Willamette Dental Group

WillTran, Inc.


*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003

+includes additional promotional investment

Our Mission:

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Our Vision:

Strong Partnerships Supporting a Vibrant Regional Economy

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