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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.52 Million to Support Workforce Development in Lewiston, Idaho

PRESS RELEASE U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.52 Million to Support Workforce Development in Lewiston, Idaho
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
July 30, 2018U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.52 Million to Support Workforce Development in Lewiston, Idaho WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.52 million grant to Lewis-Clark State College of Lewiston, Idaho, to provide career and technical education equipment to support workforce development. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 391 jobs, retain 423 jobs, and generate $14.7 million in private investment. “The President and the Department of Commerce are committed to ensuring that American communities have tools necessary to meet the demand for a skilled workforce,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This Lewis-Clark State College program will help provide critica…

New life for the YMCA building in Kellogg

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Nick Smoot 6-14-2018 -  "Demo is underway on our first work/live/play/learn/create facility. Previously we have partnered on projects to do work/play/learn/create. Too many of you keep asking for lofts, so here you go! The #InnovationVillage Kellogg will be right by the ski hill, high speed internet, a members pool, a cigar room, offices, co working, conference rooms, theater etc and.... lofts/apartments."


The mission of the Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation (SVEDC) is to promote economic development in the SilverValley.  Our goal is to improve the economic quality of life and the standard of living for the people of the SilverValley.  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 Silv…

SVEDC Strategic Plan

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Click here to see our organization's goals, objectives and strategies for the coming years.

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