A recent study conducted by the Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturer’s Association emphasizes that Idaho is a firearms-friendly state with few or no restrictive gun laws. With Idaho’s history of embracing hunting and fishing, the state has a unique environment to attract firearms and accessories manufacturers.
Governor Otter’s office has capitalized on this environment to direct state resources and staff to recruiting gun- and ammunition-related manufacturers to Idaho. And the private sector appears to be in agreement, with new companies moving to Idaho and existing Idaho companies looking to expand, adding jobs and dollars to the state economy.
Lt. Gov. Brad Little and David Lehman, principal of GSA Direct, will join us to discuss what is happening in this arena of economic development and whether this is a short-lived surge caused by today’s political environment or a permanent and viable part of Idaho’s future. They also will take questions from the City Club audience.