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A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a planning process that an Economic Development District (EDD) completes in order to focus the region’s priorities with the intent to foster economic growth through job creation opportunities and public infrastructure improvements. With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration the RIVDA CEDS analyzes the regional economy, highlights RIVDA’s commitment to small business lending, identifies regional strengths and weaknesses, and establishes a regional action plan for economic prosperity.

Small Business Loans & Resources

Whether you’re a new business looking for start-up funding, an existing business looking for help with disaster recovery funding, or a community leader looking to make local improvements — finding the right resources for your project is the first step. 

This first step can also be the hardest, especially if you’ve never had to navigate these processes before. There are resources out there for every kind of business and community development project, you just have to know where to look and how to apply. That’s where RIVDA can help!

Business Lending

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*Updated June 11th, 2024

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Connecting You to the Resources You Need

When it comes to creating and improving the livability and sustainability of communities in Southern Idaho, there is no such thing as getting “too much help.” The Region IV Development Association, or RIVDA for short, exists to empower South-Central Idaho’s community leaders and business owners by connecting them with resources and technical assistance. 

RIVDA also helps grow the community in Southern Idaho by helping small businesses meet their financing needs. Whether a business is needing real estate financing, a loan to cover equipment and inventory costs, funds to aid in their disaster recovery efforts, or money to improve tenant housing — RIVDA is here to help people find the funding they need to improve the community around them.

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2. Find Resources

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Economic Development Strategy

What Does the Region IV Development Association Do?

Brownfield Assessment Program & RLF Program

Some commercial properties have undisclosed contamination, making them an extremely risky investment. These abandoned and contaminated properties are commonly known as “Brownfields,” and the cost of remediation can be extremely expensive. Common contaminants include lead-based paint, asbestos insulation, forgotten underground fuel tanks, and improperly stored chemicals that have leached into the nearby soil or water sources. This contamination can be costly and time-consuming to clean up. Completing an environmental assessment before purchasing can help you plan for the future and can provide you with liability protections.
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Community Development Division

For more than four decades, Region IV Development Association (RIVDA) has been providing hands-on technical assistance to communities throughout southern Idaho – from helping with basic infrastructure development (sewer, water, fire protection) to assisting with community building (training, visioning, and comprehensive planning). The Region IV Development team can assist with town meetings, preparing funding applications, and project administration.
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Business Lending Division

Region IV Development’s Loan Division focuses solely on the progression of small businesses. We will walk step by step with business owners to find financing that will meet their needs. Region IV Development can help small businesses from startups to expansions. We can partner with banks or work individually to provide financing for real estate, equipment, inventory, tenant improvements and working capital from the Magic Valley to the Treasure Valley.
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REDS Program

We work closely with the Idaho Department of Commerce and a broad range of organizations, businesses, and individuals to provide resources to strengthen the economy in rural areas. We serve cities and counties within the Magic Valley, and their businesses and community groups such as Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. Our service area includes Camas, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, and Twin Falls Counties for communities with a population of less than 10,000.
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