About Us

Who We Are

We are public entrepreneurs facilitating solutions to problems, supporting access to resources, and leading practical collaborations between the private and public sectors. With professional staff and the vision of creating thriving, vibrant southern Idaho communities, the work of the organization is driven by a 25-member board of directors. Members of the board include representatives of Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls County Commissions, municipal elected and appointed officials, and individuals voicing the needs of K-12 and higher education, minority businesses and organizations, and the region’s industrial clusters and affiliated agencies.


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 economic development strategy planning). The Region IV Development team can assist with conducting town meetings, preparing funding applications, and implementing public investments.


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. The Region IV Development team can help small businesses from startups to expansions. We can partner with banks or work individually with entrepreneurs to provide financing for real estate, equipment, inventory, tenant improvements and working capital from the Magic Valley to the Treasure Valley.

Meet Our Team


Economic Development Department

Loan Department

Rural Economic Development Services

Areas We Serve

Including the communities within these counties.