Yearly Archives: 2016

Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing

Study: Magic Valley a top spot for food processing TWIN FALLS — Drawn by local work force training and inexpensive land and labor, food and beverage processing companies are turning their attention to the Magic Valley, now more than ever. A new study rolled out this year by The Boyd Company — an independent site […]

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SIEDO wins food-processing award

TWIN FALLS — Southern Idaho’s food processing and production has once again garnered national attention. The region was honored by a national publication for economic development. Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Expansion Solutions, a magazine for site selection consultants and corporate real estate brokers. The award noted SIEDO’s […]

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Welcome! Sarah Flick

Sarah joins the Idaho Department of Commerce Tourism Development team (and the Pacific Northwest!) from south of the Mason Dixon Line. She moved to Idaho with her husband after spending the last 12 years in South Carolina where she received a degree from the College of Charleston with a focus on Hospitality and Tourism. With […]

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Boise Valley Welcomes Priefert Manufacturing

Boise is a place where family-owned businesses have deep roots. Companies like Simplot and Albertsons have thrived here because of the founders that believed in building a legacy for their business and their families. J.R. Simplot started one of the nation’s largest food production companies in the country out of Boise. The height of his […]

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WELCOME (back)! Autumn Braase

We are excited to welcome back to the Idaho Commerce family, Autumn Braase! Autumn is a native Idahoan, wife of a wounded veteran, mother to her 11-month-old daughter, and experienced Business Attraction specialist. Born and raised in Idaho, she graduated from Boise State University (GO BRONCOS!) with a degree in Business Administration. While in school, […]

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Director’s Blog: West Central Mountains Economic Summit

It was my honor to join Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Lt. Governor Brad Little, and many other statewide and local leaders, like Albertsons CEO Bob Miller, this week at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit. The Valley County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with area chambers, America’s Best Communities team, and the West Central Mountains […]

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Director’s Blog: Eastern Idaho Adventures

Summer has arrived! On one of my trips to Eastern Idaho recently, I had the opportunity to do more than just meet with local businesses, elected officials, and economic development partners. I was able to see the eastern part of our state in a whole new light and am so excited to share with you […]

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Director’s Blog: Welcome!

Greetings, readers! I am thrilled to be in this new role at the Director of Idaho Commerce and part of that new role is sharing things that happen here at Commerce, during my travels around the state, or just cool news that I think is important to share. I hope you will follow along on […]

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Legal Considerations for International Business Seminar

U.S. Commercial Service and the Idaho District Export Council have teamed up to bring you a seminar presented by Holland and Hart, LLP focused on the crucial legal issues Idaho companies should consider when doing business abroad. When: February 10, 2016 All Day –  9:00am to 2:30pm – $35.00 Morning Only – 9:00am to 1:00pm […]

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