Monday, March 4, 2019

2019 Idaho Investment Guide

Economic Development Guide
From its striking natural beauty to its sparkling business environment, the Gem State’s unique facets lead to growth and opportunity.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Economic Development Matters


"As the practice of economic development has evolved and become more nuanced – more scientific, data driven, results-oriented, specialized and broader – it has also come under increased scrutiny from stakeholders including elected officials, media, academia, and even some special interest groups.” 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park Featured in Legacy Magazine

CATALDO  (September 18, 2018) - Kathleen Durfee, Park Manager at Old Mission State Park, has been published with the cover story in the September/October issue of Legacy magazine. Legacy magazine is published by the National Association for Interpretation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. Legacy, NAI's premier periodical, offers a forum for professionals in the field to exchange ideas and information. Articles, columns, and commentaries deal with practical issues relevant to frontline interpreters, planners, and managers.

Click here for the Legacy magazine article

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Fort Worth, TX, October 09, 2018 --( North Idaho College and President Penelope Wills of Yavapai College Receive Top Honors.

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has named North Idaho College (NIC) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, as its 2018 Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year at its 16th Annual Conference, now underway in Fort Worth, Texas. Penelope Wills, Ph.D., president of Yavapai College (YC) in Prescott, Arizona, has been named NACCE’s 2018 Entrepreneurial President of the Year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business

Event Website

Cost: Free

Contact: Jamie Morgan - 208-665-5066 or email 

The North Idaho Small Business Development Center is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and grow with a free workshop.

WHEN: October 17th

WHERE: Here in one of our classrooms.  North Idaho College Hedlund Building, 420 N College Dr #145, Coeur d'Alene.

WHO: North Idaho Small Business Development Center

WHAT: Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business, a free workshop, in partnership with Google, to help small businesses get online.

WHY: Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs. And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

Before the event, you’ll need to create a Google Account to access the free online tools. If you already have a Google or Gmail Account, you’re all set. Just remember to bring your username and password. If you don’t have a Gmail or Google Account, you can create one for free at:

Please remember to bring your laptop or another device to get online.

And that’s it. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you grow your business.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Would you like to bid on government contracts?  Here is your chance to learn how to navigate the process.  

Register Here

2019 Idaho Investment Guide

Economic Development Guide From its striking natural beauty to its sparkling business environment, the Gem State’s unique facets lead to ...