Idaho Economic Advisory Council Announces October 15


Contact: Kayla Church
Idaho Commerce

Idaho Economic Advisory Council Announces October 15 Meeting

BOISE, Idaho—Thursday, October 8, 2015— The Idaho Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will meet and review various programs and applications on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. MST.

The meeting will consist of Idaho Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program updates and project request review, a Rural Community Block Grant (RCBG) application review for the city of Burley, and a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) project overview by Idaho Commerce staff, followed by a review of TRI applications.

The TRI application review will be held in Executive Session as a result of the proprietary company information that will be discussed, per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d) “to review records and information exempt from public disclosure under Idaho Code 9-340D(6) and 67-4708.” Upon approval by EAC, the TRI awards would be announced in coordination with the company’s announcement timeline.

View the full meeting agenda here .

The Idaho Economic Advisory Council advises the Governor and the Idaho Department of Commerce on goals and objectives that further economic development within the state. The council makes recommendations to the Governor on applications for block grant funding and reviews industrial revenue bond allocations. Additionally, council members advise their regions on economic development opportunities and represent their interests to state government.

Beginning July 1, 2014, the Economic Advisory Council also gained statutory oversight authority for the new Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive. The council reviews and grants final approval for refundable credits on income, sales and payroll taxes of up to 30 percent for up to 15 years to qualifying new or expanding Idaho businesses.

For the full list of Idaho Commerce’s Economic Advisory Council members, click here:

To learn more about the Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive, visit


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