Sayer pitches fund shifts for Opportunity Fund, workforce training as key to growing economy

Two big fund shifts – one for $3 million from the state general fund to refuel the state Commerce Department’s “opportunity fund” to close deals with companies by funding infrastructure in Idaho; and another for $5 million for “industry sector grants” of workforce development funds through the state Department of Labor – are key to building Idaho’s future economy, state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning.


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