Author Archives: Cody Allred

Success Story: Lamb Weston

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Since 1961, Lamb Weston has been a staple in Idaho. As the leading producer of frozen French fries, Lamb Weston has grown considerably over the years but has continued its presence in Southeast Idaho. Lamb Weston employs more than 500 employees in American Falls and more than 8,000 globally. The company sells its products in

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Idaho Companies Make Connections and Sales at Avalon

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Earlier this month, Idaho Commerce participated in the Avalon trade show in Geelong, Australia. The show took place February 28 – March 5, 2023 and is Australia’s largest international aviation and aerospace event. This year’s event attracted over 48,000 attendees from over 30 countries and nearly 800 companies participated along with 234 official delegations, making

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Meet with Experts to Discuss Markets in SE Asia, China and Mexico

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The Idaho Trade Offices in Taiwan and South East Asia, China and Mexico will be holding meetings with Idaho business owners.  Meetings will provide market information and research for each region, importing and sourcing information, and much more. Meetings with Taiwan and South East Asia Trade Office Manager Eddie Yen will take place April 3

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Success Story: Idaho Strategic Resources

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Mining has historically been a top industry in Idaho. With one of the best mineral endowments in the country for rare earth elements, it is no wonder that publicly traded and community-minded Idaho Strategic Resources has called Idaho home for decades. The company is led by John Swallow, who joined the company eight years ago

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Success Story: ASU

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When it comes to providing night vision solutions in the aviation industry, few companies compare to Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU). A leader in a niche market, ASU provides night vision imaging systems for first responders, training for pilots and crews to operate the goggles safely and modifications for aircraft to make them compatible with the

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Success Story: AeroLEDs

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The Singapore Air Trade Show is one of the largest aerospace and defense trade shows in the world. Nearly 13,000 people attended the show from more than 64 countries. Idaho companies that attended were able to meet with industry, government and military delegations from around the world. Four Idaho companies participated in the show: Aerocet,

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Success Story: Lincoln County

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During the pandemic, many children in Lincoln County had to sit on the steps in front of the Richfield Library to complete homework. In fact, a survey conducted by the county found that nearly 50% of students did not have internet access in their homes. Rebecca Wood, commissioner for Lincoln County, saw this struggle in

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Success Story: St. Maries

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Housing for workforce is a problem affecting nearly every city in the United States. St. Maries, located in Benewah County, with a population of a little more than 3,000 residents, is no different. Beginning nearly five years ago, Alex Barta, a Rural ED Pro and executive director of the Greater St. Joe Development Foundation (Timber

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Idaho Gem Grant Applications Open

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Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Gem Grant now.  Eligible applicants are limited to city and county governments. The project must be in a city with a population of no more than 10,000 or an unincorporated community. Some of the projects eligible for this program include infrastructure and utility enhancements, public facility improvements and

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Success Story: City of Heyburn

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Following a $50,000 Gem Grant, the City of Heyburn was able to upgrade the sewer line at their industrial park, allowing the city to retain Worldwide Dehydrated Foods, a subsidiary of the Mart Group, one of the most sophisticated fresh packed potato suppliers in the United States. Mart Group is an Idaho company owned and

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