Yearly Archives: 2017

Company Spotlight: Verified First

In a tightening labor market, it’s important for companies to quickly vet top candidates and onboard them seamlessly into their workforce. Background and drug screenings are a critical part of the hiring process, but there are inefficiencies that cost companies time, productivity, and sometimes top talent. Two serial entrepreneurs, Devon Dickinson and Tommy Cheng, felt […]

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2017 Trade Mission Participant Spotlight: PKG

Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make […]

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2017 Trade Mission Participant Spotlight: Recall InfoLink

Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make […]

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2017 Trade Mission Participant Spotlight: Glanbia

Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make […]

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2017 Trade Mission Participant Spotlight: HMI

Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make […]

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2017 Trade Mission Participant Spotlight: Driscoll TopHay

Led by Idaho Commerce and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, 21 organizations representing Idaho’s diverse industries including agriculture, food processing, technology and defense are participating in a trade mission to Taiwan and Vietnam from November 10 – 18, 2017. Trade missions provide Idaho companies with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue potential business partnerships, make […]

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Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Council Announces November Meeting

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Megan Hill Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 megan.hill@commerce.idaho.gov Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Council Announces November Meeting BOISE, Idaho—October 31, 2017— The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The IGEM Council will hold its meeting in the Sawtooth Conference […]

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Welcome! Dawson Henshaw

Commerce is excited to welcome Dawson Henshaw to the team as our newest International Trade Specialist. Dawson was born in Taiwan and lived there in his early childhood before moving to Bellevue, Washington to do his schooling.  He moved to Boise to attend Boise State University for his undergraduate studies and fell in love with […]

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Director’s Blog: Walking alongside our leaders

In Idaho, we have world-class rivers, and mountains, and desert terrains that rival anywhere on Earth for outdoor recreation and stunning majestic beauty. We also have a thriving economy with a steadfast workforce and innovations coming out of every industry sector ranging from food production to technology and aerospace. We are truly fortunate to live […]

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State Support, Skilled Workforce, Quality Potatoes: McCain Foods’ Burley Facility Announces $200M expansion and addition of 180 jobs

State Support, Skilled Workforce, Quality Potatoes: McCain Foods’ Burley Facility Announces $200M expansion and addition of 180 jobs   It was a huge economic win for Idaho sealed by teamwork at its finest. McCain Foods, USA announced this month a substantial expansion to their potato processing plant in Burley, Idaho to the tune of $200 […]

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