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Hello. We’re glad you’re here and curious about the Coeur d’Alene area in north Idaho. We know you’ll find the region not only beyond beautiful, but you’ll also find that we’re a terrific location for your business. Our organization is here to help you from site selection to coordination for building permits to help with PR for your grand opening. Our aim is to help you and the company you represent get “to market” as quickly as possible. Together, we partner and collaborate to help you succeed and build a prosperous future. We welcome you to be an integral part of our community.



We are the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation or CdAEDC a non-profit economic development corporation formed in 1987 with a mission to “build a healthy economy for the region by strengthening the base, diversifying the economy, supporting the creation of new jobs, and advancing workforce development in cooperation with local, regional, and state economic partners, and existing businesses and industries to facilitate business retention, expansion, and attraction.” Simply put, we want to help you to grow this amazing region.


Let us utilize the connections with our partners (government, education, planning and zoning, workforce development, utilities, and the business community) to be your single point of contact to help facilitate your business goals in our community. Thank you for the time you have taken to visit this site and learn more about the area, from the culture and lifestyle, to the business climate and industries. We encourage you to connect directly with us to further explore this area.


Maybe you have come to this website after seeing Idaho in a national ranking, heard positive buzz in the business community, or previously vacationed here and enjoyed the lifestyle. Whatever the reason you have found an area that is ready to work with you. Over the last five years, the Coeur d’Alene MSA has been outpacing the nation in growth, growing at a rate of 11.3% versus 3.7%. While growing at an impressive clip North Idaho has not lost our small-town values of integrity, hard work, trustworthiness, and sense of community. 

These values extend to our local partners in education, government, and businesses creating a collaborative capital that is unmatched. Beyond working on current regional projects like the I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference but also continually seeking ways to engage further and share resources for the benefit of all. This is evident in site visits where several mayors and the county commissioners jointly attend to let businesses know that they understand their ‘time to market’ is critical and that all of them will work jointly to ensure the region meets the businesses’ timelines. In partnership with education and the existing business community, local officials answer the needs of businesses with custom programs, streamlined permitting, and ease of access.

Situated along the intersection of I-90 (a major east-west route across the US, linking Seattle to Boston) & US-95 (Links to I-15, creating a north-south route across the western states from Mexico to Canada) North Idaho provides easy access for your logistic needs. While being in a climate that boasts four seasons in a landscape that supports lifestyles as diverse as golfing and skiing.

All of these regional attributes are in a state with low taxes, a balanced budget and a commonsense regulatory environment that allows business to innovate and succeed.


#1 State for Job Growth 

(Kiplinger 2018)

3rd Most Moved to State 

(United Van Lines 2018)

Fastest Growing Metro

(US Census March 2018)

Best Economic Outlook 

(Rich States Poor  States  2018)


North Idaho’s quality of life is exceptional! Thanks to the region’s low population density, residents enjoy safe & quiet neighborhoods, very mild traffic and clean air. The cost of living –housing, groceries, transportation, utilities, taxes—are all below national averages and significantly less than in larger cities.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the Inland Northwest region has over 76 lakes and rivers and 6 state and 4 national parks that are easily navigated by an abundance of hiking and biking trails. Golfers have over 35 public and private courses to choose from and skiers can hit the slopes of 7 ski resorts with a variety of terrain. Visit the Idaho Tourism Website for more information!

It’s a region of vast natural beauty that manifests itself differently in each of our four distinct seasons. North Idaho is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination and for vacation property as more and more people discover the year-round beauty and diverse recreational opportunities here. The region offers a unique combination of metropolitan and small-town living while still supporting various volunteer opportunities through United Way, Rotary Clubs, Boys & Girls Club, and others. A quality-of-life that provides everything you want; a broad selection of recreational options, four distinct seasons, scenic outdoor spaces and an array of cultural and artistic entertainment awaits you in North Idaho.


“Just the reduction in property tax… love your rates in Kootenai County! From companies recruited by CdAEDC, it more than justifies our annual contribution to CdAEDC. The thousands of quality jobs created in the county is icing on the cake.”

Tom Stoeser – President and CEO, Jacklin Land Company

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