Jan Rogers, the longtime executive director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, has accepted the position of CEO with the Regional Economic Development Corporation for East Idaho (REDI) effective Sept. 14.
Rogers’ move to eastern Idaho was first announced in a Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization news release.
Rogers has been with the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization for 14 years and was instrumental in the success of the Twin Falls-based organization, which brought several smaller economic development agencies together in the Magic Valley.
The result of the combined efforts has been called the “Magic Valley Miracle” because its successes included landing food manufacturing giants such as Chobani and Clif Bar.
“Jan Rogers has been an outstanding executive director for the past 14 years, taking our region’s economic success to new heights,” said Mike Schutz, chairman of the organization’s executive board, in a news release. “We recognize the need for continued economic development leadership in southern Idaho and have already begun the process of launching an aggressive search for this position.”
REDI, an alliance between Bingham County and Bonneville County economic development organizations, is modeled in part on the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization’s structure. It will seek to attract industry to the region.
“We are thrilled to have Jan Rogers join REDI as CEO,” said Park Price, president of REDI and chairman of Bank of Idaho, in a REDI news release. “She has an outstanding reputation in economic development and will provide exactly what REDI is looking for in regards to growing our region’s economy. We are confident she will be tremendously successful in promoting Eastern Idaho to businesses looking to expand or relocate.”