Category Archives: Commerce

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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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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