Many businesses choosing Jerome as their companies hub

“The biggest thing we’ve got is land,”
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM MDT
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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — There are 14 different projects going on within the city and county of Jerome right now.

Many businesses are choosing to relocate or expand to Jerome county. From dairy to housing to agriculture to truck stops, many businesses are choosing Jerome as their companies hub.

“A lot of it is that we have land, you know we have a lot of space for growth, to some extent in the city, we don’t have a lot more in the city, but we still have some, but a lot in the county,” said Larry Hall, the executive director of Jerome 20/20.

Bish’s RV recently moved their location to Jerome, for them it was all about the proximity to the interstate.

“The reason we moved here was simple, we wanted to be next to the freeway, moving here to this location here at crossroad point, we are able to be right next to the freeway, so we have a lot of freeway visibility,” said Marc Kinnison, the general manager of Bish’s RV.

He says it also makes it easier for their RV’s to be delivered, as most of them come from Indiana. He also says it opens up their company to more of the Magic Valley.

“That’s one of the reasons we chose this spot is, we are Bish’s of the Magic Valley here, as opposed to Bish’s of Twin Falls, we are Bish’s of the Magic Valley, we are accessible to all ends of the freeway.

When Scoular wanted to build a new plant, Jerome ended up being a perfect location for multiple reasons. Not only was it located near a consistent Barley supply, but it also had good access to the railroad and the interstate. It also has some possibilities for expansion in the future.

“Which is an important consideration for us, what are our opportunities to expand and are we going to end up in the right place in terms of possible future expansion,” said JC Olson, the program manager for Scoular.

Larry Hall with Jerome 20/20 says he is glad many companies are choosing Jerome.

“The biggest thing we’ve got is land,” said Hall.

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