Bringing the Economy Home

Department Of Commerce Unveils Three Year Plan To Grow Idaho’s Economy

Idaho Department of Commerce

Jeff Sayer became the Dept. of Commerce director Oct. 3, 2011. He was appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

The director of the Idaho Department of Commerce and members of the Idaho Economic Advisory Council are meeting in Pocatello this week to tour area companies, talk with local county and city leaders, and explain the director’s plan to grow Idaho’s economy.

Director Jeff Sayer took the helm of the Commerce Department in October 2011.  His plan for strengthening Idaho’s economy includes generalities like: look at what other states are doing to develop business, evaluate projected growth, and develop communication strategies.

The plan also includes some specifics. The department wants to track Idaho’s 2 percent lodging tax as a way to measure tourism growth.  It also wants to create a web portal designed as a “one stop shop” for business, track and monitor companies that go on trade missions, and fully launch the governor’s Global Entrepreneurial Mission or IGEM.

You can read the full plan here:

The Economic Advisory Council’s meeting kicks off tomorrow morning in Pocatello and goes through Thursday.


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