Community Development


Developing, Strengthening and Revitalizing Communities Across Southern Idaho

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Economic Development Strategy

Building Strong Communities
Takes Time and Resources

Idaho’s rural leaders need all of the help they can get to create more livable and sustainable communities. With tight budgets and limited staff, finding resources to improve community infrastructure or develop strategic plans for economic and community development is often the last on the long list of demands. 

However, in South-Central Idaho, our community leaders find that getting help as simple as a phone call to Region IV Development.


What Can RIVDA do for
Your Community

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.

Funding Programs We Work With

Region IV Development currently operates or has involvement in a wide variety of programs, projects, and activities that directly impact communities across the region. Whether you are looking for help with community infrastructure planning or implementation, the RIVDA team can help. Some of the programs we work with include:
The Association operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to assist local units of government with economic development planning and community development planning activities. One function under this program is the annual development and compilation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning document. This document outlines the resources for and the constraints to growth being experienced by the cities and counties throughout the Region. The CEDS includes the "Community Wish-List", providing a focal point for prioritizing development efforts.
King Hill Broadband Installation. Pictured: Tom Kealey - Director of Idaho Department of Commerce, and Eric Forsch - Broadband Development Manager (DOC) with RIVDA Economic Development team Adeanna Jenkins and Brandy Lowe.

Start Your Project

1. Contact Us Today

We’ll set up a meeting with you where we’ll discuss your needs and find ways that we can help.

2. Get Resources

Once we know what kind of assistance you need, we’ll help you find and apply for financial and physical resources.

3. Strengthen Your Community

With funding and resources taken care of, pursue your goals and help your local community thrive!
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Economic Development Strategy