Yearly Archives: 2017

Director’s Blog: From the Red Carpet to Rock Music

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my experiences at both the Sun Valley Film Festival and Treefort Music Festival.  How fortunate we are to live in a beautiful state where culture and outdoor living collide in such diverse, creative, and fun ways. The tourism industry – Idaho’s 3rd […]

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Company Spotlight: Asana Climbing Gym

Our Commerce BRE team had the pleasure of sitting down with Asana’s very own Jamey Sproull and Rory O’leary to talk about their new climbing facility on the corner of Glenwood and Chinden in Garden City.  This was right after they held their grand opening, and it was evident that Jamey and Rory were both […]

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Director’s Blog – Idaho’s Job Growth Success

The Idaho Department of Labor announced last week that Idaho topped the nation in over-the-year job growth. This is incredible news that serves as a testament to the success of our growing economy and the great work that Idaho companies are doing to offer new opportunities to the working citizens of our amazing state. It […]

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Welcome! Ewa, Kim, and Skylor!

We have been busy building our Commerce team and are excited to welcome 3 new faces to the bunch!   Ewa Szewczyk We are excited to welcome Ewa to the Idaho Department of Commerce Grants team. Born in Poland, Ewa immigrated to the United States as a baby and has lived in Boise for the […]

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Power to the People: Inergy Solar Power

POWER TO THE PEOPLE Idaho-based Inergy brings innovation, research and product development in solar energy to the gem state and with it— a mission to bring the world portable energy. By: Idaho Commerce About one fifth of the world’s population do not have regular access to energy. Regular conveniences that many in developed countries may […]

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2017 Idaho Commerce Proposed Legislation

Proposed Bill:  TRI 2.0 As I’ve traveled the state over the last year as Director, I’ve met with many of you economic development professionals in rural areas who are proponents of the TRI but said that projects creating 20 jobs is unachievable. This consistent feedback led us to our TRI “Micro” bill that would create […]

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Director’s Blog: SHOT Show 2017

What an incredible turnout at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week! I was so impressed that we had representation from 49 different Idaho rec-tech companies. While we at Idaho Commerce can boast about what a great state we live in and how great it is to do business here, testimonials from actual […]

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Director’s Blog: EORAC 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Idaho Legislature’s Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee on the progress of Idaho’s economy and our perspective on the future of the state’s economy. Over the last several years, rebounding from the “Great Recession” and growing steadily, Idaho has much to be proud of. And […]

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Idaho-Mexico Trade Office Vacancy Filled

Idaho-Mexico Trade Office Vacancy Filled Idaho has a new Director and Official Representative in Mexico! The state has hired ATTEND Marketing International and Fabiola McClellan out of Mexico City to represent Idaho full-time in Mexico and Central America. The Idaho-Mexico Trade Office will provide a wide range of services to facilitate trade and assist Idaho […]

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