June Newsletter 2024


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.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
*Our office will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on June 19th, 2024.



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
Tommy Jorgensen, Business Development Officer
(208) 403-2403 - Treasure Valley


June SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 6.35%

20 Year - 6.44%

10 Year - 6.91%


Say hey to Riley Klimes - Region IV Development Credit Analyst Intern

Riley will be working with us while he is home from school for the summer. Riley is currently attending U of I where he is double majoring in Business Marketing and Ag Business. He is also an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

We've enjoyed having him on the team, if you see him out make sure to say hello!


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 and senior centers, and public parks) 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:

Dr. Michele McFarlane - Community and Economic Development Manager

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

Adeanna Jenkins - Community Development Planner

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

Brandy Lowe - Admin and Project Assistance

(208) 732-5727 x3001, belowe@csi.edu


We had a fascinating time touring the new Suntado, LLC facility in Burley! The company is the brainchild of two long-time Magic Valley dairymen,

Dirk Reitsma and Jesus Hurtado.

Through using a higher pasteurization process, the milk can be stored for an extended shelf life of up to 120 days in a refrigerator, as opposed to just two to three weeks for normal milk.

In Collaboration with Suntado, Region IV Development, and the Idaho Department of Commerce, the City of Burley was awarded a $460,000 RCIF grant to help upgrade the electrical power system that will serve Suntado's new shelf-stable, state-of-the-art, aseptic dairy packaging plant.

Rural Community Investment Funds (RCIF) help rural communities improve public infrastructure in support of economic expansion via job creation. Eligible activities include the construction or expansion of infrastructure or new construction and renovation of an industrial building owned by an eligible grantee that will be leased to a business.

Interested in learning more about RCIF funding? Call Region IV today.

Suntado is currently hiring, go to their website for more information. https://www.suntado.com/




Rural Economic Development Program administers Operation Facelift. We have some great projects in Gooding, Shoshone, Hazelton, and Richfield this year and are seeking corporate sponsors to donate so the projects can be completed. Please contact Cheryl for more information cviola@csi.edu

REDS has been busy meeting with the communities and learning their needs. The Farmer’s Market Magic Valley Maps are back, please follow REDS208 on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We have posts about the following: farmers markets, car shows, festivals, fireworks, fairs and rodeos. Shop local, check out the Pocket Ranch and Creamery, you can find them inside the Gooding Sinclair gas station on main street. They have cheese curds and unique flavors of local milk which includes, regular, peach, orange, root beer, huckleberry, banana, and Chocolate.

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June 19-21, 2024
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Jeff McCurdy
President and CEO


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