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ID Statewide Economic Development Agencies

Idaho Department of Commerce
Susan Davidson
Business Attraction Manager
700 West State Street, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID USA 83720-0093
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ID Regional Economic Development Agencies

Boise Valley Economic Partnership
Paul Hiller
Executive Director
250 South 5th Street, Suite 300
Boise, ID USA 83701

Lost Rivers Economic Development, Inc. (LRED)
Michelle Holt
Executive Director
159 North Idaho, P.O. Box 46
Arco, ID USA 83213
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Rural Magic Valley Economic Development Association
Kelly Bangeter
Economic Development Director
820 Main Street
Gooding, ID USA 83330

Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation
Vince Rinaldi
Executive Director
703 Cedar Street
Wallace, ID USA 82873

Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization
Anna Dovenmuehler
Executive Assistant
104 West Main Street, Suite 104
Jerome, ID USA 83338

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ID County Economic Development Agencies

Bannock Development Corporation
Gynii Gilliam
Executive Director
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, ID USA 83201
Grow Idaho Falls, Inc.
Linda K. Martin, CEcD
151 North Ridge Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID USA 83402
Jobs Plus, Inc./Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation
Steve Griffitts
P.O. Box 1088
Coeur d’Alene, ID USA 83816
Latah County E.D.C.
Margaret Howlett
Executive Director
121 Sweet Avenue
Moscow, ID USA 83843
Madison E.D.C.
Clair Boyle
Executive Director
310 North 2nd East, Suite 114
Rexburg, ID USA 83440
Valley County Economic Development
John Blaye
P.O. Box 127
Cascade, ID USA 83611

ID City Economic Development Agencies

Caldwell/Canyon Economic Development Council
Stephen Fultz
Executive Director
524 South 9th, Suite 101, P.O. Box 668
Caldwell, ID USA 83606
City of Boise
John Brunelle
Director, Economic Development
150 North Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID USA 83702
City of Jerome
Marlin Eldred
Economic Development Director
152 East Avenue A
Jerome, ID USA 83338
City of Nampa Office of Economic Development
Cliff Long
Economic Development Director
411 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID USA 83651
Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
Todd Christensen
President & CEO
105 North First Street, Suite 100
Coeur d’Alene, ID USA 83814
Twin Falls Economic Development Department
Melinda Anderson
P.O. Box 1907
Twin Falls, ID USA 83303-1907

Idaho State Incentives

The HIRE ONE TAX CREDIT rewards employers that create new jobs. Business that hire new employees to fill newly created positions can receive a refundable income tax credit for the gross wages paid during the first 12 months of employment. The new employer must make at least $12 an hour in counties where the unemployment level is 10 percent or higher and $15 an hour in counties with unemployment below 10 percent. The amount of the refund is based on the employer’s unemployment insurance tax rating.

Idaho Business Advantage: Businesses that invest a minimum of $500,000 in new facilities and create at least 10 new jobs averaging $40,000 annually, plus benefits qualify for a variety of incentives:

a. An enhanced Investment Tax Credit of 3.75 percent up to $750,000 OR 62.5 percent of tax liability in any one year.

b. A new jobs tax credit starting at $1,500 and climbing to $3,000 per job (note, this section may be used in lieu of the Hire One Tax Credit)

c. A 2.5 percent real property improvement tax credit up to $125,000 in any one year along with a 25 percent rebate on sales tax paid on construction materials for the new facilities

d. Upon request of the company, the respective county commissioners may also authorize a full or partial property tax exemption.

Customized Workforce Training is tailored to the specific needs of the company and designed to develop skills for their precise requirements. Financial reimbursement up to $3,000 per employee is available to eligible companies to cover the cost of training new employees or retaining ones facing permanent layoff.


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