Idaho is home to some of the most vibrant, unique cities and towns in the world. Here, you'll be able to learn all about these amazing communities and also have access to resources that can help strengthen the places that you call home. To get started, click on an area to the right that you're interested in and find out more.
To strengthen communities through training, technical and financial assistance designed to enhance local community and economic development programs and practices.
Lists of strategies and best practices have been compiled for your use as you market your community or region. We hope this information will be helpful in your efforts to reach your desired target audiences and achieve new levels of marketing success.
Administered by the Idaho Department of Commerce, these grants are used to assist Idaho cities and counties in developing their public infrastructure. Examples of eligible projects include improving public facilities, revising public infrastructure to support new or expanding companies, and rehabilitating or expanding senior citizen and community centers.
Idaho is a diverse state. This section tells the story of our individual communities and helps you learn what makes them unique. These pages also include relevant statistics helpful for businesses, such as housing, education and social indicators, land ownership, and natural resources. New communities are added to this section once a month.
Founded in 1981, the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program helps fund businesses and programs that promote Idaho’s travel and recreational opportunities. The program encourages leveraging the power of the press by hosting convention planners, travel writers, and other representatives that can help increase Idaho’s exposure. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase visitor stays at Idaho hotels, motels, and private campgrounds.
The Northwest Community Development Institute (NWCDI) provides in-depth training to professionals seeking to improve their abilities to help build strong communities. NWCDI offers training in leadership development, fundraising, business expansion, strategic expansion, and many more relevant topics. This year, training will be available in Boise between July 12-16, 2010. Development Block Grants Administered by the Idaho Department of Commerce, these grants are used to assist Idaho cities and counties in developing their public infrastructure. Examples of eligible projects include improving public facilities, revising public infrastructure to support new or expanding companies, and rehabilitating or expanding senior citizen and community centers.
The Idaho Main Street Program is a comprehensive, incremental, self-help process for revitalizing historic and traditional buildings. The program is based on principles of self-determination and direct, inclusive community participation in the revitalization process. Main Street Programs are locally driven, funded, organized and run.