Eastern Idaho’s Economy Continues to See Strong Growth

01 Jun, 2017

Leading ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global will expand its contact center operations in Rexburg, Idaho, to meet the demands of the company’s rapidly growing business and global customer base.

In addition, Utah’s modular home builder Zip Kit Homes has announced plans to expand their operations into the Pocatello-Chubbuck area this summer, possibly adding 40 new jobs.

“We continue to see positive growth in our region with business expansions including NAVEX and Zip Kit Homes,” says Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). “Eastern Idaho offers an opportunity for businesses to tap into our large skilled labor pool and enjoy a low-cost location to grow their businesses. We welcome them to our region.”

According to NAVEX, among the several positive aspects of the Rexburg location is the concentration of potential job applicants with multilingual skills, in part due to the proximity of BYU-Idaho. NAVEX Global’s international business growth has accelerated in recent years, necessitating a commensurate expansion in multilingual contact center staffing.

Zip Kit Homes has outgrown their Utah factory and decided Pocatello best matched their business needs. “We were looking for a place where there was a decent labor force and was a good mid-sized city, something that wasn’t too expensive,” Zip Kit Homes owner Chris Jaussi says. “And Pocatello came up on the radar. Because of the interest in our homes in the areas around Jackson Hole and other expensive mountain areas, we thought it would be nice to be closer to those locations.”

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