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Coeur d’Alene Area EDC (Jobs Plus)

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The Coeur d’Alene Area Economic DevelopmentCorporation (CdAEDC) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership that recruits new businesses and assists existing companies that want to increase operations in Northern Idaho. CdAEDC/Jobs Plus was formed in 1987 with the mission to enlarge and diversify the economic and employment base of Kootenai County while maintaining the quality of life that is synonymous with our area.

Their website, www.cdaedc.org, features the services they provide to businesses interested in moving into the area or expanding their existing operations, along with a listing of companies that have relocated to the area. It also highlights key operational reasons why businesses succeed in the area, tax advantages, and financial resources available for businesses, along with information on the exceptional quality of life that helps businesses retain and recruit talent for their organizations.

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce has many REALTOR® members who are ready to assist you. Find one of our realtor members using our business search tab. To search for properties, and general information on buying or selling a home, visit the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors at cdarealtors.com.

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Starting a Business in Idaho?

Visit the Business Wizard at www.idahobizhelp.org to obtain a customized checklist of local, state, and federal taxes and regulations that may affect your business. You will also find information on licenses and permits, employee issues, as well as information on registering your business name and entity type in Idaho.

This website is brought to you by the combined efforts of more than 20 local, state, and federal agencies. It was funded by a grant from the USDA Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.

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Panhandle Area Council

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The Panhandle Area Council Inc. (PAC) is a nonprofit certified economic development corporation organized to aid in diversifying and stabilizing the area’s economy. The council serves the five northern counties of Idaho and assists small businesses in their startup or expansion.

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Small Business Development Center

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NIC’s Idaho Small Business Development Center (Idaho SBDC) offers confidential, no-cost business coaching and low-cost training to business leaders to help their businesses thrive and grow. An Independent study indicates Idaho SBDC clients outperform their peers by over 700%. The SBDC is located in the Hedlund Building, Suite 145 on the North Idaho College Campus, 420 North College Drive.
Idaho SBDC services include:

  • Improving your business margin and profit
  • Hiring winners and improving your leadership
  • Expanding your business successfully
  • Reaching new markets effectively
  • Improving your business operations
  • Taking new technology/invention to market
  • Gaining capital to launch or grow your business
  • Buying/selling your business
  • Exit strategy
  • Exporting to global markets
  • Thinking about starting a business
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Arts & Culture Alliance

www.artsandculturecda.org

Established in 2005, the Arts & Culture Alliance brings to our community ArtWalk, Music for the Wise, the Riverstone Summer Concert Series, Kids Draw Architecture, Art from the Heart, and the CDA Artists Studio Tour. In addition, we host Arts Buzz every first Friday, a networking/sharing event for artists, arts organizations, and community members looking to stay in touch with the arts in our area.

The arts are essential to creating a healthy, vibrant and safe community. The Arts & Culture Alliance’s role is to foster creative outlets for artists, challenge convention, and inspire new thinking.

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CDA 2030

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CDA 2030 seeks to guide the greater Coeur d’Alene community in realizing its vision for a bright future – together. CDA 2030 reflects a conversation shaped by the diverse ideas, perspectives, and points of view of our community, including 3,000+ vision input participants.

The organization was designed to build community awareness and collaboration based on sound information and open, constructive dialogue. As a nonprofit organization, CDA 2030 helps local businesses, government, and community organizations carry out the Vision and 180-action Implementation Plan.

Now, CDA 2030 is gearing up for another year of progress toward the community Vision for greater Coeur d’Alene, with 90 actions implemented and even more underway as of December 2017.

CDA 2030 continues to support priority actions such as

  • Career skills/basic workforce skills
  • Community preparedness
  • East Sherman Avenue master plan
  • Activity and events center (performing arts)
  • Coeur d’Alene medical corridor
  • Opening Books, Opening Doors – an initiative to
    achieve100% grade-level literacy by third grade
  • To learn more, visit CDA2030.org.

Something remarkable happens when people unite around shared interests. Visions align. Ideas take shape. Communities thrive. Ignite CDA is Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency and is the lead public partner for leveraging the potential of public/ private partnerships within CDA’s Urban Renewal Districts to achieve Coeur d’Alene’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, sustainable superior public open spaces, and quality jobs and housing for all.

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Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association

www.cdadowntown.com

Located in northern Idaho, on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, this picturesque downtown is defined by blue skies, streets that lead to sparkling water and pine-forested mountains wrapping the skyline. Coeur d’Alene is known as the lakeside playground of the pacific northwest for five-star amenities in a stunning natural setting. Downtown Coeur d’Alene, founded in 1888, is an entertainment and shopping destination with more than 125 retail stores, restaurants and professional businesses. The Downtown Association hosts many events throughout the year. Please shop around our website and explore our members, events and all there is to do in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau

www.coeurdalene.org

Welcome To Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d’Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself.

There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene that’s hard to define, but begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across its waters at night. The perfect place to plan your next vacation and activities.

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ignite cda

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Something remarkable happens when people unite around shared interests. Visions align. Ideas take shape. Communities thrive. ignite cda is Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency and is the lead public partner for leveraging the potential of public/ private partnerships within CDA’s Urban Renewal Districts to achieve Coeur d’Alene’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, sustainable superior public open spaces, and quality jobs and housing for all.

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North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation

www.nictf.org

The North Idaho Centennial Trail is 23 miles long, extending from the Idaho/Washington state line to Higgins Point, 6 miles east of Coeur d’Alene at the end of Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. You can walk, jog, or bicycle on a Class I & II paved trail. Operation and maintenance of the Idaho Centennial Trail is a cooperative effort of the City of Coeur d’Alene, the City of Post Falls, Kootenai County, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.

A Centennial Trail monument is located at Independence Point by Lake Coeur d’Alene. This is a good way to show support for the trail, recognize special people, or establish memorials.

The non-profit North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation assists with maintenance and capital improvement of the Centennial Trail, as well as supports the development of new trails in Kootenai County. You can help the Foundation by becoming a sponsor, donor and member.

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