State of Idaho Archives: on Free Trade
His company recognized as "Cross-Border Deal of the Year"
In 2010, Jerry became a Managing Director of Headwaters MB, a Denver-based financial services firm. Headwaters advises entrepreneurs, corporations and business-owning families to help them grow, recapitalize, and otherwise achieve their financial goals.
In each of the last two years Headwaters was named firm of the year by the M&A Atlas. In 2012, Jerry advised on the acquisition of a Swiss defense electronics firm in a transaction recognized by The M&A Advisor as a "Cross-Border Deal of the Year."
Source: 2016 Idaho Senate campaign website, Sturgill4Senate.com
Aug 8, 2016
End tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas
Nels Mitchell today condemned Jim Risch's vote to kill a bill that would have ended tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas. This is the 2nd time in the last 3 years Risch has helped block efforts to close this loophole.
The Bring Jobs Home Act
would have offered an incentive for bringing jobs back to America and eliminated the tax break received by American companies for sending jobs overseas. "I can imagine that Washington lobbyists and special interests are happy with Risch's vote," Mitchell
said, "but Idahoans should be angry. Idaho jobs will continue to go overseas, and Idaho taxpayers will continue to foot the bill. That's just plain wrong. Idaho lost more than 18,000 jobs to China alone during one ten year period."
Mitchell pointed out
that on his website, Risch claims to support job growth. "Maybe he means job growth in Asia," Mitchell said, "because that's what his vote yesterday does. It hurts job growth at home and promotes outsourcing of American jobs to China and elsewhere."
Source: Nels Mitchell press release 2014 Idaho Senate race
Aug 1, 2014
Double Idaho’s exports
The Advisory Committee on International Trade is working to develop a strategic plan to expand Idaho’s trading opportunities. We are making progress. When I took office, I challenged [our state government] to double the value of Idaho’s exports by the
end of 2002. Since January of 1999, we’ve seen a 61-percent increase in export value - more than a billion dollars. Canada; Mexico; Asia - we’ve already been there. And we literally have kicked open the doors in these markets.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Idaho legislature
Jan 8, 2001