Expand & Relocate
Nampa can provide the business environment and support that your business needs to start and grow. Where your business possibilities and opportunities are endless when considering a business expansion or relocation.
The City of Nampa is built on the philosophy that recruitment of new business into Nampa, along with business retention and expansion, is a vital component to economic prosperity and offers connectivity and rooted values to the economic profile of our community.
Nampa's biggest advantage to its friendly business climate, low unemployment rate, affordable cost of living and low cost of doing business. While most think of Idaho being synonymous with agriculture, the economy in Idaho today is rooted in technology and food processing. Nampa is home to many successful well-known companies and entrepreneurs, that began as small start-up companies.
On top of that, there is great institutional support for entrepreneurs. Our City is home to one of the top technology and entrepreneurial centers, Boise State University TECenter, along with the College of Western Idaho (CWI) and Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). In addition, there are many other private and public schools/universities right in our back yard.
Nampa has seen retail trade and services expand in the community over the years; such as Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s regional medical centers, two large shopping centers, and increased commercial activity in Downtown Nampa all provide goods and services to the city’s growing population.
In addition, Nampa is well known for being a family oriented community where the average age is 30, 7 years younger than the national average. We have nearly 90,000 residents and are located just 12 miles west of Boise. As part of the Boise-Nampa MSA, Nampa businesses have access to the largest and most diverse labor pool in the state. We are centrally located within the metro area and an ideal location to reach all western US markets. As a full-service community, here is just a "taste" of what we have to offer.
As a region, the Boise Valley has great commutability with an average commute time of 20 minutes. Each of the cities within the valley experience both inflow and outflow of employees, truly creating one labor shed.
We have a progressive city government that was the first to adopt a wastewater incentive policy to support industry. With that history we quickly established a local incentive fund when the Tax Reimbursement Incentive was introduced in order to support business and participate with local match. We recognize that time is of the essence; our expedited and phased permit process will assist you in getting your new buildings constructed quickly.
There are multiple potential sites for new construction within the area, along with various existing buildings. When you begin to evaluate real estate options to meet your needs, you will find that Nampa has endless opportunities.
Our Economic Development Department helps local businesses stay, grow and be successful. We lead the charge for attracting new investment and new companies to Nampa, and help existing business maximize their opportunities. Our team realizes that working to expand or getting a new business located can be challenging, and our staff is here to help you through the process every step of the way.
Our office performs Business Retention Visits to enable us to learn more about Nampa businesses and develop strong working relationships. We can:
~Connect businesses with the right information, resources and programs.
~Facilitate dialogue with appropriate entities to address business issues.
~Act as a liaison, advocate and point of contact for Nampa business issues
~Provide information regarding workforce, training, incentives and more
~Provide customized information for your business
Interested or want to learn more? Click on the icon to the left to request a Business Retention and Expansion Visit.
For a personalized commercial search of available land or buildings, please contact Beth Ineck at (208) 468-5488, or Robin Collins at (208) 468-5416, OR click on the icon to the right to request a personalized commercial listing package of available land or buildings. Our team will create a listing of sites in Nampa that fit your specific criteria and needs.
The City of Nampa partners with local and regional organizations; and with the City's redevelopment agency (Nampa Development Corporation) to help provide solutions to businesses. Whether you are looking to start a new business, relocate, expand an existing business, or just seeking assistance, the City of Nampa's Economic Development Department can provide you with all the resources you need.
For a list of resources and agency partners, please click on the icon to the left.