Simplot To Build New Downtown Boise HQ

The Simplot Company has grown from humble beginnings to a 900-employee company with employees scattered around the Treasure Valley in multiple locations.

The company will soon begin construction on its new downtown Boise nine-story headquarters.

The new building will be built adjacent to the new JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place) project that’s currently under construction.

When completed, the new building will allow the company to consolidate its employees into one location.

The JUMP projected is scheduled for completion in 2015.

The new Simplot headquarters building should be completed sometime in 2015.

Downtown Boise continues to grow up!


Idaho Unemployment Rate Drops Again

We’re putting people back to work in Idaho!

Idaho’s unemployment dropped to 5.2% in March, the lowest rate in the past  5½ years.

Much of the drop can be attributed to our robust construction industry with residential and commercial construction sprouting all around the Treasure Valley.

The national unemployment rates was 6.7% in March.

Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained below the national unemployment rate for the past 12 years.


Interesting Boise Area Street Names

I recently discovered an interesting website that listed Boise Area street names and spent way too much time on it.

As expected, there were names of numbered streets and streets named after people, gemstones, food, places, and animals.

But, there were also some thought-provoking street names on the list.

Let your fertile mind roam as you contemplate how people conjured up these street names:

  • Chipper
  • Dainty
  • Redhead
  • Wild Sheep
  • Rattlesnake
  • Stormy
  • Sly Fox
  • Postage Due
  • Broken Horn
  • Bills
  • Banker
  • Baron
  • Giggle
  • Iota
  • Ambush
  • Vixen
  • Tiger Perch

I even found a Hoover Street!