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 companies who love doing business in Idaho speaks volumes to companies who are looking to make a move.

I am thankful for the time that companies like Nemo Arms and Buck Knives spent with Lt. Governor Brad Little and myself, and meeting with customers to showcase their innovative new products and remarkable technologies. I’m especially excited about Idaho success stories like Kryptek that started as a small business and have become internationally recognized by their revolutionary signature camouflage pattern.

The sportsmanship and camaraderie at SHOW Show truly exemplifies the rec-tech sector and we love having the quality of life, diverse terrain, and staunch support of the 2nd Amendment to encourage that sector’s continued growth and innovation.

I’m excited to see what new companies will join our Idaho family after seeing what incredibly opportunities our state has to offer.

I’d also like to give a special thanks to the sponsors of our Idaho reception:
Howell Munitions & Technology
Hawley Troxell
Vista Outdoor
Washington Trust Bank
Tac-Pac
Eide Bailly
Eberlestock
Seekins Precision
Koda Adventure Gear
MGM Targets
Chris Reeve Knives
Lone Wolf Distributors
Valley Vision
Bannock Development Corporation
Snake River Economic Development Alliance (SREDA)
Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation (SVEDC)

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