November 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.

Office Closures:
November 23rd, 24th
December 25th
January 1st


A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a planning process that an Economic Development District (EDD) completes in order to focus the region’s priorities with the intent to foster economic growth through job creation opportunities and public infrastructure improvements. With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration the RIVDA CEDS analyzes the regional economy, highlights RIVDA’s commitment to small business lending, identifies regional strengths and weaknesses, and establishes a regional action plan for economic prosperity.If you would like to review and discuss the CEDS with Community Development Planner, Dr. Michele McFarlane, please join us on November 30th, 4-6 pm at the Region IV Development Office.

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Small Business Saturday
Shop Small November 25th, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool, and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Historically, reported projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $17.9 billion according to the 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey commissioned by American Express.

The highly successful team of SBA, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express will be kicking off the 2023 holiday season by encouraging consumers to support our nation’s nearly 32 million independent businesses this Small Business Saturday and all holiday season long.



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


November SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 7.11%

20 Year - 7.12%

10 Year - 7.33%



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).

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,

Brenda Hastreiter - Project Specialist

(208) 732-5727 x 3007, 

Dr. Michele McFarlane - Community Development Planner

(208) 732-5727 x3005,

Brandy Lowe - Admin and Project Assistance

(208) 732-5727 x3001,




Jeff McCurdy
President and CEO


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