We're proud to announce aACE Software's expansion to Boise, Idaho. While the company will continue to maintain an office in Manhattan, the new location in Boise will serve as the headquarters for our general operations. This includes ongoing development of the core aACE product, technical support, documentation, and administrative functions.
A look at the recent publicity for the Boise area makes the value of this expansion clear. This long list of accolades compiled by the Boise Valley Economic Partnership demonstrates the many treasures found in the Treasure Valley. Publications across the country are recognizing Boise as:
- #3 Best Run City in America
- Top 10 Cheapest States To Live In 2017
- "Best Rocky Mountain Secret" and Top 25 Best Towns Ever
- 8 American Cities You Should Visit Before They're Too Popular
- Top 20 Best Cities for Young Professionals
- North America's Coolest Downtowns
- #4 Best Places to Retire in 2017
- 11 Satellite Cities Poised to Thrive in 2017
- Top 10 Cities for Young Families 2017
- 16 Under-Appreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To
- 2017's 2nd Best Capitol to Live In
- Top 10 Safest Driving Cities During Wet Weather
- #12 in Best Places to Live
- #3 Popular U.S. Growth Cities
- Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017
In more detail, Vogue magazine ranked Idaho as one of the world's Top 10 travel destinations, and in February the U.S. News and World Report's Real Estate section identified Boise as #12 in their ranking of the best places to live, with a drill-down of area attractions. Forbes magazine got more specific, focusing on excellent places to retire, and picked Boise out as number five in the top quarter, then also highlighting Boise as one of the top 20 cities for young professionals. And since business focuses on the bottom line, CNBC gave Idaho kudos for attracting workers with an affordable place to live.
Picking up from where the media leaves off, a quick analysis of the Treasure Valley's business benefits makes an even more persuasive case for growing a business in Idaho. We touched on the cost of living, but as a concrete example of this, in 2015 aACE Software Founder and President Michael Bethuy relocated to the Treasure Valley. The move had an immediate ROI: expenses were reduced enough to hire an additional full-time developer, who also relocated from the New York area to Boise. Likewise, the lower costs make opening and maintaining a Boise office much easier for a self-financed company like aACE Software.
Because we strive for excellence in everything we do, another aspect of the Boise area culture is especially valuable. The stability of a family-oriented region like the Treasure Valley helps drastically reduce employee turnover, allowing our employees to learn and grow within the company so that we’re able to consistently offer our clients the benefits of our knowledgeable, experienced staff. And as the company continues to grow, having a ready pool of experienced, reliable, tech-savvy workers — drawn to the area by large corporations like Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Micron — facilitates the recruiting of seasoned professionals.
New York City was the starting point of the aACE 5 vision for Art in ERP, and the office there will continue to play a crucial role. The primary emphasis for this group of developers and our skilled marketing team will be sales and R&D. This syncs well with the unique culture of Manhattan, with its talented designers and coders who focus on cutting-edge products. These continuing innovations in the aACE Software business suite will expand our selection of mobile apps and third-party integrations.
At aACE, we're excited to bring our vision of artisan software to the growing Boise technology scene. Along with organizations like the Boise Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Technology Council and Software Alliance dedicated to promoting success in the region, we're primed to help lead the way. This synergy between our Manhattan and Boise offices will help us continue to achieve our vision of Art in ERP.