October Newsletter 2022


Monthly newsletter from
Region IV Development Association, Inc.

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"I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
Lucy Maud Montgomery,
Anne of Green Gables

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

Thank you from all of us at the All Business Conference!

This year the All Business Conference focused on "Building Successful Teams"

with inspiring messages from

Zach Rinard, Rinard Media

Bryan Wright, Wright Physical Therapy

Abbey Louie, Leadership Coach and Trainer

Muffy Davis, Motivational Speaker and 3-time gold medalist in the Paralympic Games.

As Muffy always says,
Don't Just Survive....Thrive!
Thanks again to everyone who joined us, we will see you next year!


We are honored and excited to announce that

Region IV Development Association

has been selected to receive the

2022 Aliceann Wohlbruck

National Association of Development Organizations

Impact Award

for Resilience in South-central Idaho!

The annual Impact Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional economic development and improving quality of life. The award recipients have made significant impacts on their regions and demonstrate the diversity of services and program delivery provided by regional development organizations across the country.
The 2022 class of awardees consist of 107 projects from 71 organizations spanning 28 states.
Region IV Development captured the only award to the state of Idaho!
As part of our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Resiliency Chapter identifies regional vulnerabilities and allows us to develop an action plan to ensure disaster recovery and economic resiliency. It serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives.

Thank you to NADO for recognizing our efforts in creating an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen our regional economy!


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

October SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 6.22%

20 Year - 6.13%

10 Year - 5.33%


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:

Our Team:

Adeanna Jenkins - Community Development Planner
(208) 732-5727 x3008, adeannajenkins@csi.edu

Brenda Hastreiter - Project Specialist
(208) 732-5727 x3007, bhastreiter@csi.edu

Dr. Michele McFarlane - Community Development Planner
(208) 732-5727 x3005, mamcfarlane@csi.edu


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.


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.


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