Forum: Can Idaho improve its standard of living?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Owyhee
Rod Gramer I Dr. Ted Epperly I Jeff Sayer
Forum organizer: City Club of Boise

 

On February 24th, this second forum in the series will continue the conversation about the disappearing middle class in Idaho and the nation.

How can our future policy help Idaho ensure a more balanced opportunity for its citizens to be self-sufficient and less dependent on government assistance? The success of an educated and healthy labor force will attract employers with good paying jobs to Idaho. Our three speakers will identify specific state or local policies that will help improve Idaho's economy and help raise the standard of living for our citizens. Join us to hear remarks by and ask questions of the panel.

Rod Gramer, Executive Director of Idaho Businesses for Education (IBE)

Dr. Ted Epperly, CEO of Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Jeff Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce

Sponsorships and reserved tables for 10 are available, including a discounted rate when purchasing a table at both forums. Contact Julia at 208-371-2221 for details.

As background in preparation for the February 24th forum, you may wish to review a handouts shared by United Way of the Treasure Valley and economist Mike Ferguson at the February 10th forum. Download United Way handout. and Download Idaho Personal Income handout.

Chair: Jean DeLuca
Moderator: Dick Gardner