Summit looks at growing Eastern Idaho economy

Summit looks at growing Eastern Idaho economy

If there was an overriding theme to the recent Eastern Idaho Outlook economic summit, aside from a consensus that things are going better than anyone could have expected in a state where the economy is firing on all cylinders, it’s that now may be the right time to take on big-picture challenges.

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Dr. Mary C. Daly, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to Speak in Idaho Falls on Nov. 12, 2018

Dr. Mary C. Daly, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to Speak in Idaho Falls on Nov. 12, 2018

Daly’s Eastern Idaho visit is her first public speaking appearance since assuming her new role, garnering national attention and media.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Nov. 9, 2018 — Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) is pleased to announce its hosting of Dr. Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, in her first public speaking engagement since assuming her new role. At an event held in Idaho Falls on Monday, Nov. 12, President Daly will address current and projected economic conditions in the context of the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices as well as prospects for bolstering U.S. employment conditions over the longer term. Dr. Daly’s address is expected to receive nation-wide attention with national media outlets in attendance. The event is by invitation only.

“We are honored to host President Daly in her first public speech as president and CEO of the San Francisco Fed, “said Dana Kirkham, CEO of REDI. “Dr. Daly’s perspectives and expertise in labor market dynamics will provide immense insight for the growing communities of Eastern Idaho.”

Dr. Daly is a widely respected expert on labor markets. Her published work on economic inequality, wage and unemployment dynamics as well as increasing output through workforce development is frequently cited by other prominent economists. She took office as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Oct. 1, 2018, succeeding John C. Williams, who became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York this year. As president of the San Francisco Fed, she is a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which decides monetary policy, including whether to raise or lower interest rates.

“Eastern Idaho is growing at an unprecedented rate,” added Kirkham. “Its regional leaders and cooperative efforts will greatly benefit from Dr. Daly’s advocacies.”

eCOBALT’S SALMON AND BLACKFOOT OPERATIONS, AND  REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR EASTERN IDAHO  RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD

eCOBALT’S SALMON AND BLACKFOOT OPERATIONS, AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR EASTERN IDAHO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD

 

IDAHO FALLS, ID –  May 9, 2018 – eCobalt’s mining operations in Salmon and proposed refining facility in Blackfoot, along with Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), have received the Corporate Investment & Community Impact award from Trade & Industry Development, a leading national trade publication dedicated to site selectors.

With hundreds of project submissions throughout North America, eCobalt and REDI were recognized for eCobalt’s investment in Eastern Idaho for cobalt mining and refining as one of only 15 finalists in the Impact Division of the Trade & Industry’s Annual CiCi Awards.

“For eCobalt’s Blackfoot and Salmon operations and REDI to be nationally recognized for eCobalt’s significant mining and refining investments in our region is an important achievement,” said Jan Rogers, CEO of REDI.  “It’s an honor to receive a CiCi award and speaks highly of the region’s strong business climate.  Site selectors are likely to draw their attention to Blackfoot and Salmon as a result of this significant economic development achievement.”

CiCi Awards’ Community Impact category recognizes projects that will make a big impact on their respective community and local economic development organizations that work in lockstep to attract this kind of development.

“The City of Blackfoot is very pleased to have been selected as the site for eCobalt’s refining facility,” said Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll.  “We are looking forward to the positive impact this refining operation will have on area jobs and to the local economy.  Light manufacturing companies can be challenging to attract to smaller communities, but we are very proud and excited to have been selected as the future home of eCobalt.”