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Idaho's Business Lobby: Idaho Association Of Commerce And Industry


The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, or IACI as it’s often referred to, is Idaho’s most powerful business lobby.

The group boasts more than 300 members, yet keeps their membership list private. We know Micron Technology, St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho Forest Group, and J.R. Simplot Company are a few of IACI’s more prominent members.

IACI was formed in 1974 after the Idaho State Chamber and the Associated Industries of Idaho merged.

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