BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LINKS
Business Climate - Idaho Commerce
Dive deeper into the Idaho business climate. From economic indicators and regulatory environment to social, economic and jobs data.
Start or Grow your Business in Idaho
When your business succeeds, Idaho’s economy does too, and we’re not just talking about money. Strong companies spark new ideas, cultivate inspired leaders and attract more talented workers to the state. That’s why we’re invested in helping your business thrive. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to grow, here are a few tools and resources to help make your hopes and dreams a reality.
Idaho Biz Help
A great place to start. Answer four questions to receive a checklist of federal and state agency regulations, explore business essentials for starting your business in Idaho
Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho Department of labor has resources to help your human resources department stay in compliance and on top of Idaho labor news.
North Idaho Small Business Development – Start and grow your business
NISBDC help existing businesses or start-ups thrive and grow through no-cost confidential coaching, affordable training, and resources.
Secretary of State - Register your business and other tools
Many business services are available online which makes it easier to start and run a business in Idaho. These services include registering your business, filing an annual report, searching for a business entity, monitoring your business identity, and more.
Idaho Labor Market - Economic & Wage data and analysis
A toolkit that helps you understand the picture of all things Labor Market.
Occupational Employment & Wage Survey
What is the average wage in the area for your business? This tool will help you find that answer.
Whether you need start-up funding, financing for facility expansion or a crash course in how to best leverage Idaho’s tax incentives, Idaho commerce can help. Find information regarding Tax Reimbursement Incentive, Idaho Opportunity Fund, Business Advantage, and more.
For and overview – Idaho Commerce Incentives at a Glance
More detail – Idaho Commerce Business Incentive Manual
Idaho Workforce Development Council
Through advocacy, training funds and strategy IWDC is charged with “Increase the role and responsibilities of an industry-driven Workforce Development Council to champion the development and implementation of a statewide, strategic workforce development plan that meets industries’ needs today and tomorrow.”
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
SHOSHONE COUNTY AND CITY DEMOGRAPHICS
Community Profiles - Gem State Prospector
A snapshot and tools to dig deeper into our communities, demographics, consumer expenditures and more.
Shoshone County Indicators
This University of Idaho tool provides you with more characteristics to find the niche you can fill.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
PLANNING AND ZONING – LAND USE
Shoshone County 208-752-8891
Commercial – Industrial Real Estate
Gem State Prospector - Official site selection platform
TRANSPORTATION – PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS
Infrastructure and Access to Market in Idaho
Businesses cite Idaho’s easy access to key markets throughout the U.S. and beyond as a major factor in their decision to locate here. With major rail line access to key U.S. seaports in Portland and Seattle, one-to-two-day shipping to every western state, and nonstop service to nearly 20 major U.S. air hubs, Idaho’s in the strategic sweet spot for easy distribution of goods.
Silver Express Bus – Local public transit
Missoula International Airport
Idaho Freight Network and Highway Capacities Maps
Montana dept. of Transportation Maps and Info
Avista Utilities - Natural Gas & Electric
South Fork Coeur d’Alene River Sewer Dist. 208-453-0841
Central Shoshone County Water Dist. 208-786-9141 – Serving Osburn, Kellogg, Wardner, Smelterville, Page
East Shoshone Water Dist. 208-752-1174 - Serving Silverton, Wallace, Burke, Mullan
Pinehurst Water Dist. 208-682-3611
Cataldo Water Dist. 208-682-3581
Pinehurst Water Dist. 208-682-3611
QUALITY OF LIFE
Regional Medical Center Kootenai Medical Center
Silver Valley Christian Academy
North Idaho College Silver Valley Center