Butch Otter talks job growth in East Idaho
BLACKFOOT — Job growth in East Idaho was one of the topics Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter talked about during a brief visit to the Morning News on Thursday.
Otter is running for reelection to a third term as governor in 2014, seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20.
Otter said he and Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer are preparing to roll out a new "workforce development" program called "Accelerate Idaho."
"Accelerate Idaho" is a step toward boosting Idaho's economy on the heels of Otter's "Project 60," formed in 2009 in the midst of the economic collapse to help boost Idaho's gross domestic product.
Otter said "Accelerate Idaho" will focus on three strategies: advancing individuals by helping to cultivate careers and expanding high quality jobs; elevating industry by stimulating existing industries and empowering business opportunities and strengthening communities with vitality programs and infrastructure solutions.
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