Build your community.

Idaho’s natural beauty is often the focus of much oohing and aahing, but we know what’s really at the heart of our state: our communities. Idaho’s cities and towns are so vibrant largely because of the efforts of the people who live, work and play in them.

Citizens often lead the charge in beautifying their communities and making them more prosperous. If you’re passionate about enhancing your hometown, chances are you’ll find help at Idaho Commerce. We offer community block grants, training and technical assistance, and other resources that can help your community thrive economically and culturally. Explore our resources below.

  • Community Grants

    These grants support public infrastructure improvements to help pave the way for economic expansion and public safety.

  • Idaho Main Street Program

    This program helps communities revitalize their downtowns and neighborhood business districts by focusing on preservation.

  • Northwest Community Development Institute

    This in-depth training equips community leaders and economic developers with tools for building and sustaining strong communities.

  • Economic Development Districts of Idaho

    Learn how regional economic development organizations help communities throughout the state.

  • Economic Advisory Council

    This council advises the Governor and Idaho Commerce on Community Development Block Grant and Tax Reimbursement Incentive applications.

  • Existing Idaho Business Support

    These tools focus on opportunities to support business growth and expansion, no matter the size.

  • Opportunity Zones

    A new incentive for investing in designated low-income cities, counties and tribes in Idaho.

  • Virtual Roundtables

    Economic development webinars focused on a variety of topics ranging from Idaho businesses and industries to economic development strategy, tools and resources.