Business Retention and Expansion
Nampa's Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program promotes business growth, capital investment, and job creation by connecting local business owners with the resources they need to succeed.
Why BRE Is Important
A healthy and vibrant local economy depends on the well-being of local businesses. With significant growth in recent years ranking Nampa among the top fastest growing cities in the nation with a population of over 110,000 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), the Business Retention and Expansion Program helps the Economic Development Department work with the local business community to strengthen and grow the economy.
While an increasing population and new business development contributes to the recent economic growth, we believe it is the success of existing businesses that boosts the local economy. By maintaining open lines of communication and building enduring relationships, we seek to aid our existing job creators as they hire more employees, add locations, invest in facilities, and continue to give back to the community.
What is a BRE Program?
A BRE program involves dialogue with local businesses to better understand their issues and concerns. Such efforts can show the city’s appreciation for business contributions and enable local leadership to identify economic development strategies informed by local business as well as inform the community at large about individual and community-wide business concerns.
Perhaps most importantly, however, a BRE program facilitates improved relationships among local development organizations and business leaders. This collaboration can lead to more effective communications and long-term working partnerships resulting in more cooperative community policy and decision-making.
Objectives of the Nampa BRE Program
- Engage regional companies through planned visits to cultivate further investment in Nampa to grow, expand and create jobs.
- Become an active partner with company leaders and management to identify and resolve business/community/workforce related issues and challenges unique to the Nampa market.
- Equity and inclusion throughout – Include businesses located in areas of economic disadvantage and owned by women, minorities and immigrants.
Impact of a BRE Program
- Improve the business climate of the community.
- Help local businesses remain competitive.
- Increase employment.
- Stabilize the local economy.
We are committed to helping our long-time business owners expand within our growing community. Let us help you explore the options and resources available and gain insight into planning and permitting.
Point of Contact
Our BRE team, located within the Economic Development Department, serves as the main point of contact for assistance with workforce training and hiring, permitting for expansions, business issues and general information about city policies and processes impacting your business.
Our current business community is an excellent resource for those considering the move to Nampa. Let us introduce you to business and community leaders who are happy to share their experiences and welcome you to the Nampa family.