Boise Companies

Boise is the headquarters for several major companies, such as J.R. Simplot Company, WinCo Foods, URS Corp. Washington Division (formerly Washington Group International, formerly Morrison-Knudsen), Boise, Inc., MWI Veterinary, Boise Cascade LLC, New Albertsons Inc., Albertson LLC, Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, Idaho Timber, Cradlepoint Technology, and Clearwater Analytics.  Other major industries are headquartered in Boise or have large manufacturing facilities present.  The state government is also one of the city's largest employers.

The area's largest private employer publicly traded and headquartered company in Boise is Micron Technology (NYSE: MU).  Others include:

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  • AT&T
  • American Ecology
  • Boise, Inc.
  • Capital One
  • Cascade Bancorp
  • ConAgra
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Home Federal Bancorp
  • Idacorp
  • Key Corp
  • Lithia Motors
  • MDU Resources Group
  • MWI Veterinary Sup
  • Manpower
  • McClatchy
  • Micron Technology
  • Microsoft
  • Office Max
  • Plexus
  • Qwest
  • Sears Holding
  • Supervalu, Inc.
  • Sybase
  • URS Corp.
  • U.S. Geothermal
  • US Bancorp
  • Wabtec Corp.
  • Walmart
  • Washington Federal
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weyerhaeuser

Technology investment and the high-tech industry have become increasingly important to the city, with businesses including Healthwise, Bodybuilding.com, Crucial.com, MobileDataForce, MarkMonitor, Sybase, Balihoo.com, Wirestone, and Microsoft.  The call center industry is also a major source of employment; there are over 20 call centers in the city employing more than 7,000 people including WDSGlobal, EDS, Teleperformance, DIRECTB and T-Mobile.

Boise began as a supply and service center for the mining camps in the nearby mountains.  It continues today as an important commercial hub for smaller towns and agricultural establishments in the northern Rockies.  In addition to mining, farming and timber have played important roles in the development of the Boise economy.

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