As the lead economic development agency for the State of Idaho, the mission of Idaho Commerce is to create jobs, strengthen communities and market the state by:

  1. Building the economy by assisting the growth of existing Idaho businesses and attracting new businesses to the state
  2. Assisting Idaho businesses in the exportation of goods and services to nations throughout the world
  3. Cultivating the development of new businesses and job opportunities across all industry sectors
  4. Expanding Idaho’s tourism and recreation industries
  5. Creating partnerships between the private sector and universities though innovation programs

Learn more about Idaho Commerce in our overview one-sheet

Idaho Commerce Management Directory

Jeffery Sayer 

Director

208.781.5152

Contact Director Sayer’s Executive Assistant, Megan Hill, with any inquiries. 

 

Megan Ronk

Chief Operations Officer; Public Information Officer

208.334.2470

Contact Megan for all legislative relations, and financial and administrative affairs.

 

Matt Borud

Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer

208.287.0772

Contact Matt for information regarding national outreach, tourism, department marketing, and the IGEM grant.

 

Chrissy Bowers

Chief Industry & Community Services Officer

208.780.5139

Contact Chrissy for questions regarding Idaho business services, community grants, general international services, and Idaho PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center).

 

Susie Davidson

Business Attraction Manager

208.287.0783

Contact Susie if you are a business, or site selector, looking for information about expanding or relocating to the state of Idaho.

 

Diane Norton

Tourism Manager

208.287.0785

Contact Diane for all Idaho Tourism questions, as well as any VisitIdaho.org or Idaho Travel Council grant questions.

 

Jennifer Verdon

International Trade Manager

208.287.3165

Contact Jennifer for information about exporting, the State Trade and Export Promotion Grant, Idaho’s international trade offices, and export services.

 

Dennis Porter

Community Development Manager

208.287.0785

Contact Dennis with all questions regarding Community Development Block Grant and Rural Community Block Grant.

 

Carmen Achabal

IGEM Program Manager

208.780.5146

Contact Carmen with all Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) inquiries or for information on Idaho university research and our state’s innovation ecosystem.

    

Kayla Ruiz

Public Information Specialist

208.287.0784

Contact Kayla with all media inquiries, public records requests, and questions about Idaho Commerce marketing and advertising.

   

General Commerce Information

208.334.2470