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Commerce director a welcome visitor to region



Opinion Lorie Palmer 983-1200

In a day when many of us feel we have had enough government interference in our lives, we also need to give credit where credit is due – yes, even when it’s due to a government employee.

Megan Ronk, Idaho Department of Commerce director, visited North Central Idaho last week, spending several days in the county. She not only met with, under the guidance of Ida-Lew, a variety of business owners, but also spent time exploring the area with her family.

Rather than sit behind a desk in Boise and make decisions and judgments about places she has never been to, she came to play in our backyard. And for that, we should be thankful.

Ronk has a desire to see Idaho’s economy prosper. And why not? She’s a product of Idaho – raised in Mountain Home where her parents were business owners and educated at College of Idaho. She is also the first woman in her position as director of Idaho Department of Commerce.

Born and bred, educated and grounded in the great state of Idaho, Ronk, 37, has the job of helping to grow Idaho’s economy. This means listening to the challenges, needs and goals — as well as the successes – of all of Idaho’s businesses.

After all, it’s not just her future she’s concerned about. She and her husband are raising two Idahoans themselves.


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