Contact: Megan Hill
Idaho Commerce
Idaho Economic Advisory Council Announces October 26 Meeting

BOISE, Idaho—Thursday, October 19, 2017— The Idaho Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will meet on Thursday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to review the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public park applications and budget, as well as one Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) application. The meeting will be held in the J.R. Williams Building East Conference Room, First Floor (700 W. State Street, Boise).

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 companies’ announcement timeline.

View the full 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, click here.