Idaho Professional Women Express Network
IPWEN Presenter's Biography - Linda K. Martin

Linda K. Martin - IPWEN's December 2011 presenter

Linda K. Martin, CEcD
Grow Idaho Falls, Inc. - Chief Executive Officer

Linda Martin is the Chief Executive Officer for Grow Idaho Falls Inc. giving special attention to the promotion of Idaho Falls/Ammon/Bonneville County, Idaho, for new business site location attraction, retention/expansion for existing companies, community development/quality of life activities, and advocacy and support for businesses (most notably the AREVA Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility, Idahoan HQ, Syringa Networks, and the recent passage of the Auditorium District for the Events Center). 

Due to those activities, our community and/or Grow Idaho Falls have received national recognition on such lists as: 

·        2010 Business one of the "Best Places to Raise Kids"
·        2010 CNN Money Magazine one of the "Top 100 Cities"
·        2010 one of the "Best Small Places for Business & Careers"
·        2009 National Geographic List of the "Top 100 Best Adventure Towns"
·        2009 Outdoor Life #3 of "Best Places to Live for Hunting & Fishing"
·        2009 Site Selection Magazine "Top 10 Deals in North America in 2008" for the
          AREVA Eagle Rock Enrichment Plant
·        2009 #6 on fDi Magazine "Top 10 Micro-Cities of the Future"
·        Bronze Award for the Business Facilities Magazine "2008" Deal of the Year" for
          AREVA Eagle Rock Enrichment Plant 

Formerly, Linda was with the Quad City Development Group, where she led over 20 location/‌ expansion projects, which resulted in approximately $157 Million in capital investment and over 2,000 jobs.  Additionally, she worked for several years with an electric utility, specializing in domestic and international rubber/plastics/chemicals clients, which resulted in 57 companies
selecting plant sites/locations in the state of Georgia, and created over 4,800 jobs.

She was also Director of Marketing for ATC Associates, a construction materials testing and environmental company in Atlanta.  Linda obtained her first real estate sales and brokers licenses by the time she was 21 in Missouri; and was in the Industrial Division of Grubb & Ellis, and a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors in Atlanta, Georgia.

Linda is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, with a B.A. in Government.  She received the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) in 1992.  In Idaho, she has expanded her education and professional network with the following organizations:

·        International Economic Development Council; Public Policy Advisory Committee
·        Idaho Economic Development Association; Former Board Member, Marketing Committee,
          Public Affairs Committee
·        Partnership for Science & Technology; Former Board Member, Advisory Board Member
·        Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce; Ex-Officio Board Member, Legislative
·        Committee, Science Technology Engineering Math Committee, Agriculture Committee
·        Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency; Board Member
·        Eastern Idaho Economic Development Partnership; Former Co-Chair, Board Member
·        Idaho State University Advisory Council; Board Member
·        Idaho Falls Higher Education Advisory Council; Board Member
·        Industrial Asset Management Council
·        Rotary International
·        The City Club of Idaho Falls


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