August 2022 Newsletter


Monthly newsletter from
Region IV Development Association, Inc.

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"Real Change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Region IV Development office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Thank you to all who attended our Twin Falls Today event on August 9th...

Special shout-out:
Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
TownePlace Suites Twin Falls
Garden to Go Catering
Camil's Cookie Co.


Region IV Development Team:

Left: Jeff McCurdy, Adeanna Jenkins, Amy Brinkman, Michele McFarlane, Tedi Thompson, Brandy Lowe, David Rasmussen, Rob Atkins, Mary Hollenbeck, Jennifer Krohn. Not pictured: Brenda Hastreiter, Karen Short.

We are excited to announce that the Rural Economic Development Services (REDS) Program is now housed under

Region IV Development!

REDS is here to help link rural communities to economic development resources in Twin Falls, Camas, Gooding, Jerome, and Lincoln County.


We would like to welcome Mary Hollenbeck to the team as the new REDS

Economic Development Professional.

Mary grew up in Rupert, Idaho and attended CSI before transferring to

U of I, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology. After graduating from U of I, Mary worked in the non-profit sector, tackling major issues of disproportionate corporate taxes on small businesses and tax avoidance of large multinational corporations. In her previous work, advocating for small domestic businesses has been a top priority to Mary and she is excited to bring her expertise and passion for helping others to the rural communities of South-central Idaho.


Welcome Mary!



Internal Loan Programs

Before you give up on your project due to financing challenges, give us a call to see if we can assist your business with one of our internal loan programs listed below.
We are happy to consider start-ups, turnarounds, and other non-conventional circumstances.
Contact a loan officer today!

Rob Atkins, Loan Programs Manager and Loan Officer
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3002
Amy Brinkman, Loan Officer
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3006

August SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 4.98%

20 Year - 4.89%

10 Year - 4.97%

Lower Rates!!!

Small business owners can access cash from the equity in their real estate by way of the SBA 504 debt refinancing program. 

In addition to refinancing existing debt on more favorable terms, you can get cash out to pay operating expenses or other purposes. 

As with all SBA 504 programs, you can lock in a repayment term of up to 25 years at below-market interest rates.


For more than four decades, Region IV Development Association has been providing hands-on technical assistance to communities throughout southern Idaho – from helping with basic infrastructure development (sewer, water, fire protection, community centers and senior centers) 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.

Are you a community leader with a wish list full of infrastructure improvements to your city or county?
Call our office today to see how we can help.


All Business Conference October 5th, 2022


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