Regional development. Statewide success.
The Economic Development Districts of Idaho are regional development organizations working to strengthen local governments, economies and communities by facilitating regional cooperation, creating and implementing comprehensive development strategies, leveraging public and private resources, and developing public infrastructure investments that result in stronger regional and statewide economies.
Individual districts support business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts by providing technical assistance, infrastructure development, business financing for start-up and expansion projects, property leasing and referrals to other support organizations and resources.
The districts also take a leadership role in regional business sector development by organizing and coordinating business stakeholders and the resource-provider community to build economic cluster capacity through branding, marketing, supply chain development, workforce training and business education.
The following list provides an overview of each district and the counties they support.
- Panhandle Area Council serves the north Idaho counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone.
- Clearwater Economic Development Association serves the north central Idaho counties of Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce.
- Regional IV Development serves the south central Idaho counties of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls.
- Southeast Idaho Council of Governments serves the southeast Idaho counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power.
- East Central Idaho Planning and Development Agency (also known as The Development Company) serves the east-central Idaho counties of Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton.