BOISE — Jake Reynolds has been promoted to business development and operations administrator for the Idaho Commerce Department. He currently serves as the department’s business retention and expansion manager. He began in his new role on Monday.
Reynolds now oversees department efforts for Idaho in international trade, business attraction, community development and business retention and expansion. Additionally, he supervises the execution of grant programs such as the Idaho State Trade Expansion Program; Community Development and Rural Community Development Block Grants; the Idaho Gem Grant; and the Rural Economic Development Professionals Program, as well as incentive programs such as the Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive.
“Idaho communities and businesses are the backbone of our state. It is essential we foster an environment where existing Idaho companies can flourish; communities have access to economic development and infrastructure improvement assistance; and new companies find a welcoming business climate in all corners of our state,” Reynolds said in a statement. “When we take care of our businesses and communities, all Idahoans win.”
An Idaho native, Reynolds graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He served as the sales manager for In the Ditch Towing Products in Mountain Home, and also as an agricultural manager for his family’s farm.
Reynolds joined Idaho Commerce in January 2013 as an international trade specialist and was promoted to business retention and expansion manager in October 2016. He lives in Boise with his wife and two children.