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CITY & REGIONAL OVERVIEW
Nampa's offerings are alive and well. IT'S JUST ALL ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES!
Nampa is part of the Boise-Nampa Metro area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area).
Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and 6 miles west of Meridian. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area), and is centrally and ideally located to reach all western U.S. markets.
Nampa has become not only the retail and restaurant hub of the western Boise Valley, but is home to many successful food processing and manufacturing companies. The City of Nampa's target industries of food processing, agribusiness, technology and manufacturing continue to flourish, while back office/shared services, recreation technology, healthcare and bio sciences take on a peaking interest and are industries that are emerging quickly.
The city has access to highway, air and rail, and is located just 400 miles from the seaport terminal of Portland, OR, and 360 miles Northwest of Salt Lake City, UT. Nampa's central location allows a market reach to over 66 million consumers within a 750-mile radius. The Boise airport is located less than 5 miles from downtown Boise and handles more than 3 million travelers each year.
In Nampa, you will do more than live and work, you will thrive in an environment rich in endless natural beauty, local history, culture and economic well-being. Nampa has a long history of providing a business friendly atmosphere, low operating costs, skilled employees and a great quality of life.
Located just minutes from Boise, Nampa brings metropolitan amenities together with a relaxed pace of life and true sense of community spirit. That is why so many successful world-class companies from many industries have chosen Nampa as their place to operate - this includes companies like: Amalgamated Sugar, Plexus Corporation, Micron Technology, Great American Appetizers, Woodgrain Millwork, Fleetwood Homes, Union Pacific Systems, Sorrento-Lactalis, Materne North America, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Nestle-USA, J.R. Simplot and many more.
Several national restaurant chains and retail also call Nampa home; Starbucks, Quiznos, JcPenney's, Kohl's, Jimmy John's, Panera Bread, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Hobby Lobby, Red Robin's, Cost Plus World Market, Gordman's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Texas Roadhouse, along with many others popping up in multiple locations throughout the city.
An outstanding selection of K-12 education opportunities exist within our community, along with a plethora of post-secondary educational offerings, including Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Western Idaho provide new and growing companies access to training opportunities, not to mention a large pool of trained employees in the Boise Valley market.
The Valley consistently ranks among the top 10 locations for business and family in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's and Forbes, among others.
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WHY NAMPA? That's easy ...
The City of Nampa is a leader in progressive, business-friendly environments, and we take pride in our development process which features:
- "One-Stop Shop" plan reviews with building, fire, planning & zoning and public works departments
- Fast Permitting
- Efficient and Limited Design Review Process
- Competitive Fees
- Pre-Conceptual multi-department plan review and discussion meeting, at no cost to you
- The City has a forward looking approach to ensuring critical infrastructure is available to support development
- Assigned Staff Liaison to guide you through every step of the way
- Nampa's Fire Department has a Class II rating, which means businesses in Nampa pay less for insurance
What Else Do We Have To Offer?
- Low Cost of Doing Business and low cost of Living
- Pro-Business Climate that reflects a "What Can We Do For You" attitude
- Highly trained workforce, full of talent and expertise
- AND ... an Economic Development Team dedicated to helping businesses succeed and expand in our strong and growing market.