The Western Treasure Valley has a diversified and strong workforce. The following table shows where the workforce lives and the commuting pattern in the valley.

Work force that live and work in area:  15,614 with 73.9%

Work force that commute into area for work: 5,507 with 26.1%

Education for our Workforce

Treasure Valley Community College, in Ontario, Oregon, serves the county and surrounding area. The college also supports economic development by providing services to businesses, including business advising, workshops and classes to enhance the skills of business owners and employees, and customized training to meet specific employer skill needs.

College of Western Idaho also serves the Western Treasure Valley providing numerous services and training programs.

Eastern Oregon University, one of the largest on-line colleges, offers 11 on-line majors, and 19 minors, without charging out-of-state tuition from their regional site in Ontario, Oregon.

Other colleges – College of Idaho, 20 minutes; College of Western Idaho, 20 minutes; Boise State University, 50 minutes; Eastern Oregon University, main location, 2 hours.More information is available:



Top video is Bayer Seed Corporation, formerly Nunhems Seed, which is a company that relocated from California to Idaho.

Bottom video focuses on the grass roots efforts in our community to educate our younger high school age workforce and lowering our poverty level!