Category Archives: Communities

  • Success Story: St. MariesJanuary 27, 2023

    Housing for workforce is a problem affecting nearly every city in the United States. St. Maries, located in Benewah County, with a population of a little more than 3,000 residents,...

  • Idaho Gem Grant Applications OpenJanuary 23, 2023

    Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Gem Grant now.  Eligible applicants are limited to city and county governments. The project must be in a city with a population of...

  • Success Story: City of HeyburnJanuary 20, 2023

    Following a $50,000 Gem Grant, the City of Heyburn was able to upgrade the sewer line at their industrial park, allowing the city to retain Worldwide Dehydrated Foods, a subsidiary...

  • Support Local Gems This Holiday SeasonDecember 1, 2022

    Support Local Gems this holiday season! and the Idaho Department of Commerce today announced the third annual Support Local Gems: All Season Long initiative. Support Local Gems: All Season Long is a holiday...

  • Rural ED Pro Grant Applications OpenMay 11, 2022

    Applications are open now for the Rural Idaho Economic Development Professional Grant Program. The intent of the Rural Idaho Economic Development Professional Grant Program is to build economic development capacity...

  • Community Development Week: Challis Fire StationApril 15, 2022

    It’s our final post for Community Development Week! The North Custer Rural Fire District CDBG project consisted of the construction of a new fire station facility. The previous facility was...

  • Community Development Week: City of FruitlandApril 14, 2022

    This CDBG job creation project was recently completed in the city of Fruitland. The project consisted of construction of new street (NW 7th Street) east of Highway 95 in Fruitland,...

  • Community Development Week: City of Spirit LakeApril 13, 2022

    The City of Spirit Lake recently finished the construction of a 500,000-gallon water storage reservoir, funded in part by a CDBG grant. The water project will create a large enough...

  • Community Development Week: City of MaladApril 12, 2022

    The City of Malad recently completed a splash pad project thanks in part to funding from a CDBG grant awarded by Idaho Commerce. Funds went towards the construction of the...

  • Community Development Week: Mountain HomeApril 11, 2022

    As part of Community Development Week we’re highlighting some of our completed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects. Recently, the City of Mountain Home completed a project to improve its...