Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Job Creation/Retention Council Formed to Improve Economy in Boise County

Garden Valley, Idaho –To address economic growth in Boise County, volunteer community and business representatives from Garden Valley, Idaho City, Horseshoe Bend and the Boise Basin founded the Boise County Job Creation/Retention Council (BC JC/RC) as a non-profit organization. It will focus on projects common to all of the local JC/RCs. Examples are marketing plans, cell service, high-speed Internet, advertising, a web page and working with prospective employers to bring jobs to Boise County.
In order to attract employers, the councils will focus on improving infrastructure in the county and match them to available resources. That includes sewer and water improvements, downtown beautification and transportation.

At a kickoff meeting on June 16, in Centerville, the BC JC/RC hosted representatives from the CuMo Exploration Project, to discuss the potential for as many as 50 near-term exploration jobs in the county, as well as the necessary vocational skills and education required for future mining positions. Volunteer members of the BC JC/RC are active in their respective communities and have a shared vision of economic growth in Boise County

Those interested in participating in job creation/retention councils should contact John Cottingham, BC JC/RC President & Secretary, phone 462-3178 or

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