Why did TVCRC become a Buy Idaho member?
After all, unlike the majority of Buy Idaho members, we are a NON-PROFIT organization and we've never been in the business of selling anything - other than our annual Referral Directory. But by the very nature of what we do, TVCRC is in the business of connecting Idahoans to resources that make a difference in their lives.
Many of these resources are social service agencies that depend on government funding to enable them to provide assistance for those who need it. When the economy is weak, these agencies struggle with budget cuts and fewer employees, so the services they provide suffer. And so do the people who need their help.
A strong Idaho economy depends on a vibrant business community. Buy Idaho works to build Idaho by keeping Idaho dollars in Idaho. We like what the governor has to say about it...
"The 'Buy Idaho' message is simple but profound: When you buy Idaho, you build Idaho.
That was the idea 28 years ago when I helped found Buy Idaho, and it’s still the same idea today.
Idaho is a great place to live and work, and Idahoans can ensure our state’s prosperity by keeping our dollars here at home. It does more than the important work of creating jobs and supporting local economies. Buying Idaho also helps pay for the schools, services and infrastructure we all need to compete in the global marketplace.
Idaho is home to some of the most savvy, skilled business people you’ll find anywhere. In addition to their good business sense, these folks foster a fiercely independent entrepreneurial spirit that is unique to Idaho citizens. It is this unique spirit that makes the Buy Idaho program strong and dependable – just like our businesses.
If you are looking for a quality product that reflects the creativity, talent and innovation of its producer, look no further than your local Idaho businesses.
Please join me in supporting our great businesses and people by remembering to Buy Idaho!" ~ Idaho Governor Butch Otter
So it is in that spirit that we have expanded our Idaho Connections network to actively encourage support for our fine Idaho business men and women and do our part to help keep Idaho strong!