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The Idaho Falls Auditorium District announced that Board seats 3 and 4 are up for election on May 18, 2021.
Those interested in running for these Board positions should obtain candidacy forms from 410 Memorial Dr, Ste 201, Idaho Falls, ID or from the Bonneville County Elections Office at 825 Shoup Avenue, Idaho Falls. The deadline for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify nominees — to be placed on the ballot — for the May 18 election is March 19, 2021
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Idaho Falls is the hub of Eastern Idaho. It is the largest metropolitan area between Salt Lake City and the Canadian border and a major jumping off point for tourism in the Greater Yellowstone area. It is also a growing center of economic activity: since 2000, the population of the Idaho Falls area has grown a whopping thirty-one percent.
Along with growth comes the need for expanded cultural, recreational and business resources. Idaho Falls currently has no indoor facilities capable of hosting an event over 2,000 people nor does it have the capability to present large scale entertainment events such as Cirque de Soleil and Disney on Ice. Additionally, the area does not have the ability to host:
- Major sports events, including professional hockey, youth sports, rodeos and other competitions
- Large trade shows, business expos and conventions for more than 100 booths
- Larger performing arts productions and concerts
The planned Idaho Falls Events Center could soon change all this.
Major Economic Force
650 workers throughout 14-16 months construction phase
Millions of dollars in building supplies providing a boost to regional manufacturers.
60 full-time and part-time staff.
EAT – SHOP – SLEEP
Attendees will spend more than $2.5 million per year locally.
National and international profile of Idaho Falls as an entertainment destination.
Total annual impact for Bonneville County will be more than $4.5 million.