I urge you to read Sunday’s Times-News feature “Getting over Simplot: how Mini-Cassia healed in 15 years since Heyburn plant closure.” It documented Simplot’s potato plant closure in 2002 and how the Mini-Cassia area has since recovered. Key factors include: embracing the costs of growth and a willingness to invest in infrastructure, creating an industrial park, supporting the vision of community leaders, marketing successes to put the region on the map with site selectors and focusing on attracting smaller companies that offered diversity. Over time the combination of these strategies resulted in increasing economic success for Mini-Cassia and the Southern Idaho region. READ MORE , . .