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As the lead economic development agency for the State of Idaho, the mission of the Idaho Department of Commerce is to foster a business-friendly environment to aid in job creation, support existing companies, strengthen communities and market Idaho to:

  • Grow and expand the economy by supporting the expansion and retention of Idaho businesses and attraction of new businesses to the state;
  • Cultivate the development of new businesses and job opportunities across targeted industry sectors;
  • Expand Idaho’s tourism and recreation industries;
  • Guide Idaho businesses in exports of goods and services to the world and encourage foreign investment in Idaho;
  • Encourage communities to be prepared for business growth through infrastructure development and site readiness;
  • Invest in development of new innovative research through public private partnerships.

Learn more about the Idaho Commerce team and our programs in the videos below, or check out our one-sheet.


Business Retention and Expansion Team


Business Attraction Team


Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI)


International Team


State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)


Broadband Team


Idaho Global Entrepreneurial (IGEM) Program


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


Tourism Team