Idaho Power to sponsor economic-development forum

From a news releaseApril 18, 2014 

Idaho Power, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership and the Idaho Department of Commerce will conduct an economic development forum Tuesday in Boise.

They're gathering city and county officials, economic-development professionals and other community leaders to discuss best practices and participate in a roundtable discussion.

“In just the past few years, we’ve definitely seen an uptick in activity here in the Boise Valley,” said Idaho Power Community Relations Representative Bryan Wewers. “This forum gives us an opportunity to gather everyone together and discuss collaborative efforts aimed at sustaining that positive momentum.”

Participants will discuss their roles in economic development and the resources they have available to help drive the attraction, retention and expansion of business in the Treasure Valley and across the region.

Idaho Power CEO Darrel Anderson will give a brief talk to begin the day. Jeffery Sayer, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, will discuss the agency’s latest initiatives. BVEP will host guest speaker Tim Cowden from the Kansas City Area Development Council, who’ll share his agency’s experience and successes in economic development.

The forum is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Idaho Power's headquarters at 1221 W. Idaho St., Boise.

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