Trade Mission To China Showcases Unexpected Idaho Businesses

Apr 17, 2012

The most recent trade mission to China organized by the state Department of Commerce and headlined by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is underway this week.

Computer and electronic products make up the lion’s share of Idaho’s exports to China, but that sector isn’t represented in the lineup of 15 Idaho companies working to explore and strengthen trade ties.

Instead, the companies on this trip represent a range of industries and business objectives, and run the gamut from familiar Idaho companies like Boise Cascade and Melaleuca to Intermountain Auto Recycling, a small after-market auto body parts distributor based in Rigby, Idaho.  Continue reading...