February Newsletter 2023


Monthly newsletter from
Region IV Development Association, Inc.

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

"If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers... February is for doers."

-Marc Parent


Region IV Development Office Closed:
Presidents Day - February 20th


Region IV Development Loan Programs

Looking for financing for your business? Give us a call to see if we can assist your business with one of our loan programs.

Contact a loan officer today-
Rob Atkins, Loan Programs Manager
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3002
Amy Brinkman, Loan Officer
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3006

January SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 6.313%

20 Year - 6.286%

10 Year - 6.166%


Small Business Spotlight - Tacos El Guey

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Tacos El Guey is all about bringing good food and good times to people all over the Twin Falls area. How did they get started? When Katrina's son was sick, she promised him that if he got better, she'd make the food truck a reality. Now that her son is doing better, Katrina is holding up her end of the bargain.

The Martinez family love visiting everything from weddings to Quinceañeras and making sure nobody leaves hungry. In their own words, "Our family is proud of our fun, animated customer service and is excited to be able to bring our grandmother's recipes to life".

Reach out to Tacos El Guey today for more information about their current location or how you can schedule them for your next event.

Small Business Grant Opportunity


The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is here, and so is your chance at $30K. You've been all in for your business since day one, now share your passion, success, and story with us for e opportunity to win big.

More information here:
Fedex Small Business Grant Contest


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).

Our 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 us today: 

Our Team: 

Adeanna Jenkins - Community Development Planner

(208) 732-5727 x3008, adeannajenkins@csi.edu

Brenda Hastreiter - Project Specialist

(208) 732-5727 x 3007, bhastreiter@csi.edu 

Dr. Michele McFarlane - Community Development Planner

(208) 732-5727 x3005, mamcfarlane@csi.edu


Grant Funding Opportunities


Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Gem Grant now.

Eligible applicants are limited to city and county governments. The project must be in a city with a population of no more than 10,000 or an unincorporated community.

The application deadline is March 20.

Grant Funding Opportunity


Calling all small towns with populations fewer than 50,000! The next round of the

T-Mobile Hometown Grant program is now open.

Brought to you in partnership with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, the T-Mobile Hometown Grant program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities! 

Since the program's start, T-Mobile has given more than $6.6 million dollars to kickstart over 150 community development projects, including the latest winning recipients. 

Towns with 50,000 people or less can apply for a grant of up to $50K to fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your community. For example, you could implement tech upgrades at your library, refresh a local park, or break ground on a new place where neighbors can connect.

Need more time to submit your application? The next round of funding opens April 1, 2023 with a deadline of June 30, 2023.

Learn More

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy contributes to effective economic development by utilizing a locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process. Our regional plan is strategy-driven and will enable RIVDA in creating an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen our regional economy.

The RIVDA CEDS analyzes the regional economy, addresses regional economic problems, and serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives.

 Click the CEDS to read more.

Jeff McCurdy
President and CEO


Region IV Development Mission

To develop partnerships to promote economic opportunities by acting as a catalyst in providing resources that foster resilient communities across Southern Idaho.


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