Thursday, May 26, 2016


RSI has some good scholarship opportunities for Native Americans, high school students, and those looking for careers in HVAC:

Monday, April 4, 2016

SVEDC Annual Meeting Notice

The Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at the Wallace Inn - Wallace, Idaho from 12-1pm.
Gynii Gilliam, President of North Idaho EDC/Jobs Plus will be the Keynote speaker. 
Gynii has over 20 years of experience in the field, from rural settings in central Idaho to urban centers as large as Detroit. She was chief economic development officer in the Idaho Department of Commerce from January 2012 to November 2013. After that she ran her own consulting firm to help elected officials and others champion economic development.

Also on the agenda, the six open board seats and the officers to be voted on.  Meet your 2016-17 SVEDC board, Executive Director Loren Whitten-Kaboth and hear the good news from our local Economic Development Corporation. 

Our Mission: Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation (SVEDC) is operated exclusively for the promotion of economic development in the scenic north Idaho region situated along the Coeur d’Alene River system. The region includes the communities of Mullan, Wallace, Osburn, Kellogg, Wardner, Smelterville and Pinehurst. 

Our priority and focus is to create living wage job opportunities and growing the tax base by helping our local primary industry employers grow, assisting relocating businesses, and start-ups; improving the quality of life and standard of living for the people of the Silver Valley.  

Monday, December 21, 2015

2016 Membership Letter and Agreement

Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation 

The mission of the Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation (SVEDC) is to promote economic development in the Silver Valley.  Our goal is to improve the economic quality of life and the standard of living for the people of the Silver Valley.  At present, our major focus is to grow job opportunities from within our geographical region and local primary industry employers, but at the same time pursue potential external recruitment opportunities that might emerge.  As adequate road and utility Infrastructure, housing, and workforce development are mandatory for growth in primary industry businesses, we have taken a lead in providing solutions to shortfalls in those areas of Community Development.  For the business owners that we cannot help by any of these means, our focus is to increase the standard of living thereby providing more disposable income, which we believe will ultimately help any employer or business in the Silver Valley. 

We believe that with the effort of a united Silver Valley, we can and will have increased prosperity.  The SVEDC Board of Directors, our membership, and I are inviting you to invest in the probability of a better day for all Valley residents.  This investment will be utilized in meeting expenses that arise out of our endeavors to build jobs in the Silver Valley.  The enclosed Partnership Agreement sets forth suggested investment amounts.  These are only suggestions.  Please feel free to pledge as you see fit, but by all means invest in the future of our Silver Valley

Please fill out the enclosed Partnership Agreement and mail or deliver the investment to SVEDC.  If you have any questions concerning this request for your membership, feel free to contact me, or any Board member.  Thank you for caring about the future of the Silver Valley. 

We are looking forward to working with you on building a better future for all of us!


Marlene Martin, President
Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation

2016 Membership Agreement



Mailing address_____________________________________________________________________





Please check the applicable category and attach a check in the appropriate amount
Major Utility_____________        Bank_________________              Minor Utility___________________
Non-Profit_______________       Member-at-large_______            Per Number of Employees________
Suggested Investment
                                TYPE                                                                                                                      AMOUNT
                Major Utility                                                                                                      $2,500
                                Bank                                                                                                                        1,500
                                Minor Utility                                                                                                        1,200
                                Non-Profits                                                                                                             500
                                Member-at-large (individual)                                                                         50                     
If Not Listed Above
                                NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES                                                                               AMOUNT
                                1-3                                                                                                                             $120
                                4-10                                                                                                                            240
                                11-20                                                                                                                          360
                                21-49                                                                                                                          480
                                50 or more                                                                                                               600

Please make check payable to: 
Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation
703 Cedar Street, Wallace, Idaho  83873

Monday, November 2, 2015

Idaho Teachers Encouraged To Apply For Science Education Grants

Please pass the word about the availability of two different kinds of science grants for public and private schools and for teachers. Details are provided in the INL news release The application period opens today and closes on December 15, 2015.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Silver Valley Economic Development Director

Hello, my name is Loren Whitten-Kaboth and I am the new Silver Valley Economic Development Director for Shoshone County!  Today is my forth day on the job, so I thought it was time to introduce myself.  Please check out today's newspaper article with the Shoshone News Press to read a little bit more, as a wonderful article was written on page 8/9. Just click on "Today's Paper" to open up the article.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Employers value soft skills

Are you wondering how important your soft skills are in getting and keeping a job?   Check out this blog post from Idaho Department of Labor:  

Employers value soft skills

West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Meeting - Air Quality

The West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Committee is announcing their next meeting scheduled for Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Panhandle Health District Office, 114 W. Riverside Ave., Kellogg from 6 PM – 7 PM.

Committee members will continue their work to develop an air quality improvement plan aimed at helping the area attain compliance with air quality standards. Members will report back to the group on assignments to develop a Facebook page, logo and costs for outreach materials undertaken at the last meeting in April. 

Discussions will continue on potential emission reduction measures for the area as well as developing key messages and stratigies for community outreach and education.

Click here for the agenda.  

For more information, contact Ralph Paul at (208) 666-4609 or