BLACKFOOT  The 2018 Gubernatorial Economic Development Forum will be held Thursday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S. Fisher St. in Blackfoot.

Candidates running for Idaho governor  Republican candidates Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist, and Democratic candidates Paulette Jordan and A.J. Balukoff  will participate on panels discussing the economic health of Idaho.

Moderators are Karole Honas and Jay Hildebrandt from KIFI Local News 8.

Economic development panelists are Shawn Barigar, president and CEO of the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce; Gynii Gilliam, president of the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corp.; Jan Rogers, CEO of the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho; and Ray Stark, senior vice president of the Boise Metro Chamber.