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Doing Business in Mexico

July 2020


Upcoming Events

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Interagency Investment Working Group

JUL 23


SEMICON 2020 in Taiwan

JUL 30


Doing Business in Mexico Webinar

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Idaho’s Mexico Trade Office will be conducting a Doing Business in Mexico Webinar on Thursday, July 30th, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MDT. Any interested Idaho company is welcome to attend. To secure your spot and receive a link to join the webinar, please be sure to RSVP via email to Chelsea.Conlon by Tuesday, July 28th, at 5:00 p.m. MT.

Topics that will be covered during the presentation include: current economic environment in Mexico, Mexican economy, travel, worldwide economics, monetary policies, and COVID-19 update, market and consumer trends, USMCA introductory overview, how it differs from NAFTA and what this might look like for Idaho companies and upcoming events and opportunities.

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BSU's TechHelp Receives CARES Act Funds

TechHelp at Boise State University received $300,000 in CARES Act funds to respond to the coronavirus pandemic by implementing strategies to support entrepreneurial ventures and to grow Idaho’s critical manufacturing sector. Learn more about TechHelp...

SWIMA to become Idaho Manufacturers Alliance (IMA)

In the coming months, the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers' Alliance (SWIMA) will convert to a statewide organization and become the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (IMA) with a new statewide manufacturing database and additional benefits members.


Virtual Site Visit Training


In the economic development world, site visits are an integral part of the site selection process. However, COVID continues to change the way businesses make relocation decisions. Virtual site visits are expected to become the norm and now is the time to prepare. 

Gem State Prospector is well positioned to help you succeed during a virtual site visit. On July 23, 2020 at 11am MT we will host a training to demonstrate how Gem State Prospector is used to generate proposals, host virtual site visits and aid Site Selectors in their search. Click the link below to register for this live training designed for Idaho's economic development professionals.

Click Here to Register for Training

Webinar login credentials will be provided upon registration.

Idaho Broadband Grants Update


The Idaho Broadband Grant application period closed Wednesday, July 15, 2020. More than 130 applications were received for more than $80 million in projects across Idaho.

The Idaho Broadband Grant will fund broadband projects that create and retain local jobs, improve telehealth capabilities, public safety resiliency, access to local government services, and increase the number of households that have access to broadband throughout Idaho.

Governor Brad Little has appointed a committee to review and make recommendations on Idaho Broadband Grants to Idaho Commerce. Learn more about the Committee members here.


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