Resources and Incentives

Boise is an exceptional place to start or grow a business, with a strong network of partners dedicated to your success. From state-level resources to local business associations, incubators and service providers, Boise offers a comprehensive ecosystem of support. Explore how the following organizations can help propel your entrepreneurial vision or company's growth in our thriving city.

State Resources

Idaho Commerce Incentives - The State of Idaho offers a a variety of incentives to help make Idaho an attractive place to do business. Incentives include:

  • Tax Reimbursement - A performance-based incentive, which features a tax credit of up to 30% for up to 15 years on new state tax revenues generated by companies seeking to expand in or relocate to the state of Idaho by adding new, qualifying jobs.
  • Idaho Business Advantage - If your business invests at least $500,000 in new facilities and creates at least 10 new jobs averaging $40,000 a year with benefits, you may qualify for a wide package of incentives, including tax credits, sales tax rebates, and property tax exemptions.
  • Property Tax Exemption - If your business invests $3 million in new manufacturing facilities, you may qualify for a full or partial property tax exemption for up to five years.
  • Idaho Semiconductors for America Act - Provides qualifying Idaho semiconductor companies with a sales and use tax exemption on the purchase of qualifying construction and building materials.
  • 3% Investment Tax Credit - On all new depreciable, tangible, personal property (machinery and equipment) used in Idaho.

Workforce Development - To support workforce development, Idaho Commerce offers services and support to employers which includes up to $3,000 in cash reimbursements for the training of full-time, new employees or for helping to retain employees facing permanent layoff.

Idaho College Savings Program Employer Tax Credit - Employers are eligible to receive a 20% tax credit for contributions made to an employee's IDeal college savings account.

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Local Resources

Project Management Program

Project Management Program
The City of Boise Planning and Development Services Department offers limited project management services for a variety of business projects. Those who participate in the program will be assigned a multi-disciplinary team, have early assistance meetings and work with a dedicated project manager.


Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC)
CCDC’s Participation Program provides financial assistance to developers and business owners for projects that advance economic growth and revitalization in Boise's downtown urban renewal districts.

Arts & History Grants

Arts & History Grants
The Boise Department of Arts and History offers two annual grant programs to support the local creative community and promote arts/cultural development in the city.

Energize Neighborhood Mini Grants

Energize Neighborhood Mini Grants
This grant program provides funding for community-driven projects and events that boost vibrancy, identity, and connectivity within Boise's diverse neighborhoods.

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Local Partners

Here are some of the many partners that the City of Boise collaborates with to support Economic Development that might be helpful: 

Idaho Commerce:

Our friends at Idaho Commerce are the state's lead economic development agency. They work hard to attract new businesses and investments to Idaho while also supporting the growth of existing companies. 

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Boise Metro Chamber:

The Metro Chamber is a fantastic organization that advocates for business-friendly policies and provides resources to help companies in our area thrive. They're true champions for Boise's business community. 

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Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP):

BVEP is our regional economic development organization focused on attracting quality companies and talent to the Boise Valley. Their initiatives foster continued economic prosperity. 

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Downtown Boise Association (DBA):

The DBA is dedicated to creating a vibrant, welcoming downtown business district. Their work enhances the urban core experience for residents, businesses, and visitors alike. 

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Visit Boise:

This dynamic team promotes Boise as an incredible destination for leisure and business travel. Their efforts drive tourism dollars into our local economy and showcase all that our city has to offer visitors. 

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Small Business Development Center:

The experts at the SBDC provide invaluable advising services to help small businesses plan, start, manage, and expand their operations.

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Trailhead cultivates Boise's entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering mentorship, capital resources, and collaborative spaces for startups to launch and grow their innovative ideas. 

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Boise State Venture College:

This forward-thinking program at Boise State equips students and community members with the skills and mindset to drive innovation and build successful ventures. 

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Boise Public Library:

Our library system is a true gem, providing access to knowledge, resources, and programming that empower entrepreneurs, businesses, and our overall community. 

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Small Business Association:

The SBA is a vital partner offering financing solutions, contracting opportunities, and counseling to support entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Buy Idaho:

This program celebrates and promotes Idaho businesses, products, and services – strengthening our local economy by encouraging residents to buy local. 

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