Idaho Governor Brad Little visits NewCold Headquarters

Governor Brad Little and other Idaho officials were in Europe last week to foster economic relations with business leaders who have investment interests in Idaho. A visit to the Netherlands is part of an effort to bring new industry to the state. NewCold is already active in Idaho with its state-of-the-art coldstore in Burley.

When McCain Foods — the largest producer of frozen potato products in the world — expanded its operations in southern Idaho, it needed a larger storage unit. That’s where NewCold came in. This spring, NewCold opened a new temperature controlled, highly automated cold storage in Burley. The $90 million facility is 14 stories tall.

Earlier in the week, the governor and his team were in the Basque country and Ireland.

The Economic Development Board hopes the governor’s trip encourages other international companies to bring their businesses to Idaho. In particular, they see agriculture-related industries like storage and manufacturing as opportunities for further investment.

Below you can find a photo impression of their visit to NewCold’s headquarters in Breda. It was a pleasure to host them and to exchange plans and experiences.