Jan Rogers, the CEO of REDI (Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho), will be the guest speaker at the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation’s Lunch and Learn session this Thursday at Dixie’s Diner.
REDI was established in April 2015 as a public/private partnership established to help diversify and strengthen the economies of the 14 counties in eastern Idaho. As CEO, Rogers is charged with working closely with community partners to promote economic development, through expansion of existing business and by implementing a focused consistent marketing program to attract new businesses to the region.
Before joining REDI, Rogers was the executive director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization for 14 years. She has also spoken or participated as a panelist at several national, state and local economic development conferences. Since 2013, she has been invited by the International Economic Development Council and the U.S. government’s business investment initiative, SelectUSA, to attend the annual White House Economic Development Forum. She serves on the board of directors of the International Economic Development Council and is also past president of the Idaho Economic Development Association.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at noon. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.