Economic Development

Economic Development

Proven Experience
After serving in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Marv began his civilian career where he spent another 23 years leading teams and developing small and large international businesses. Marv was able to grow Applied Technologies, a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company from $7 million annually to $100 million annually. After leaving Applied Technologies Marv and his father (also a veteran) started an import company that grew revenue generation from a small start-up to $3 million annually. Marv has three U.S. Manufacturing patents to his name, and has helped create, negotiate, and close international business contracts in excess of $200 million.

Bring Idahoans Home
Each year, thousands of Idaho high school and college graduates take jobs outside our great state. Marv believes that the most valuable source for the successful future of Idaho’s workforce are our highly talented and educated Idaho children. When our high school and college graduates have to seek employment outside the state just to pay off their student loans, we are exporting our greatest assets, rather than reaping our rewards for years of taxpayer and personal investment. Marv knows how to create the high-paying jobs our children are looking for. He knows how to boost our economy through specific tax regulations and reductions, and will use his years of proven experience and success to help drive Idaho’s economic development. It’s time to bring Idaho’s kids home.

Preserve Rural Idaho
Idaho’s history is rich with stories of our rural communities and citizens. These rural communities are the social and economic backbone of our great state. Having grown up in the small town of Potlatch, Marv understands the challenges unique to our rural Idaho and will help to preserve our heritage. To remain relevant and grow, our rural communities need focused, tactical support including advancing broadband access, funding rural infrastructure, and deepening the workforce development programs throughout the state, not just providing those opportunities in major cities or areas like the Treasure Valley.

Simplify Taxes
Our state tax system needs to be simple, predictable, and competitive. In order to recruit the best and brightest companies and employers to our state, and to support and encourage small business, start-ups and entrepreneurs, we must be leading the effort for changes to the state tax code. Marv believes Idaho's tax code should be a tax strategy for economic development. A strategy that will keep Idaho relevant and prosperous in a rapidly changing national and international environment.