Leeds Look Listen Plans Headquarters In Blaine County, Idaho
The company, which spells in name in all lower-case letters, is focused on the sale and installation of bespoke, high-definition audio systems for the residential market. leeds will establish their headquarters and bring their manufacturing to rural Idaho, currently being contracted in upstate New York.
“Sun Valley has been an excellent proving ground for our business. Idaho affords us the opportunity to consolidate operations closer to our customers and achieve efficiencies in design, engineering, and manufacturing that will allow us to scale our business nationally and internationally,” says CEO Gary Leeds. “The availability of a motivated workforce and the support we have received from local and state organizations has convinced us Idaho means business.”
As an incentive, Idaho Economic Advisory Council approved leeds to receive a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) of 18 percent for a term of 9 years.
“We are thrilled that leeds look listen is making a meaningful and significant investment in the rural town of Carey with their beautiful designs and innovative products,” Idaho Commerce Director Megan Ronk said. “The Wood River Valley continues to attract new and growing businesses, and we are especially excited about the meaningful job opportunities that this company will offer in one of Idaho’s smallest communities.”
“Sun Valley Economic Development welcomes leeds to Blaine County as a unique opportunity to increase our manufacturing base and provide new employment opportunities,” said Harry Griffith, the Executive Director of Sun Valley Economic Development. “We hope that leeds will be able to leverage the Sun Valley brand to become a global player in the international high tech audio marketplace.”
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