BOISE, ID – Governor Butch Otter’s $5 million jobs plan got a boost Thursday. A state Senate committee agreed to send IGEM to the full Senate for a vote.
Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission, or IGEM, is meant to bring companies, universities, and labs together to move research into the marketplace. It’s based on a Utah program called USTARS. But Governor Butch Otter says his office also looked at similar initiatives in Texas, Colorado, and Virginia.