Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter

“Idaho has a lot to offer companies looking to expand or relocate, but one of our best assets is the ability to 'run at the speed of business' and ensure that government is not an impediment to growth. Following the achievement of Project 60 by reaching $60 billion GDP in 2014, Accelerate Idaho is my new strategic plan to grow the state's economy and expand career opportunities for Idaho citizens.”

— Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Running at the
Speed of Business

Accelerate Idaho is the state’s commitment to being a national and global leader for economic growth and prosperity. This means that, more than ever, we’re harnessing Idaho’s resources and talent to create unmatched opportunity for our citizens, communities, and industries.

Advance. Elevate. Strengthen.

Advance Individuals

Idaho’s future generations depend on our ability to advance the educational opportunities and economic potential for all citizens. We’re focusing on creating a world-class educated and skilled workforce that can lead Idaho into the new global economy.

Engineer. Cultivate. Expand.

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Elevate Industry

Idaho businesses are already key contributors to national and global economies. By further supporting our industries, creating consistent business environments, and embracing innovation, we can elevate Idaho’s economy even more.

Energize. Empower. Invigorate.

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Strengthen Communities

Strong and resilient communities are the backbone of our state’s heritage. Idaho is inspiring even more positive changes by offering community trainings, anticipating infrastructure needs and rallying neighbors for regional collaboration.

Inspire. Advance. Galvanize.

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Direct Connect

Agile, accessible, responsive — Direct Connect to Idaho Commerce is your link to the information you need when you need it.

Rapid Response Team

"The Rapid Response Team formalizes the great partnerships already working in our agencies to ensure that we're rolling out the red carpet to employers by providing them with a one-stop resource to move projects forward at a speed that other states can't match."

— Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter