Sun Valley Economic Development held its annual Summit last Wednesday, November 2 in Sun Valley, ID. This year’s summit, National Trends – Local Responses, focused on critical factors the Sun Valley region needs to consider for future economic viability. Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion on Challenges and Opportunities: Planning for Future Changes in Our Ecosystem. Fry provided insight into policy alternatives that may be useful in supporting a year round economy, talent attraction, and workforce housing.
Prior to joining Boise State University, Fry was a Blaine County resident and a co-founder of Sustain Blaine (now Sun Valley Economic Development). As a co-founder, Fry focused on creating a regional economic development strategy for all of Blaine County. Fry’s current work and research at IPI focuses on the role of multi-sector, evidence-based solutions in addressing persistent social, environmental, and economic issues.