About Us

Our Mission

We welcome you to RelocatetoIdaho.org. Since 1987, over 100 companies have taken the opportunity to expand or relocate to the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. The strong and vibrant economic options of North Idaho are surpassed only by the quality and beauty that surrounds us. As a business owner, you will embrace the financial benefits of Idaho which allow for low taxes, affordable housing and a trained workforce. CNN Money ranked Idaho the

#1 State for small business.

#1 in regulatory and tax code friendliness.

I look forward to working with the Kootenai County communities to create that balance of taking care of our existing businesses, growing entrepreneurial activities, and recruiting new businesses to help diversify and strengthen our economy. Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation has had a long and successful program, and I know that together we can create further success to give our region a brilliant and vibrant future.

– Gynii Gilliam


We offer confidential business services, free-of-charge and customized to your specific needs. Think of our office as an extension of your business development division. Our services include:

  • Identifying potential sites in partnership with our local commercial brokers and building/property owners
  • Coordinating and managing all logistics for site selection trips
  • Providing economic and business development data about the region
  • Identifying local and state incentive programs and navigating the application process
  • Facilitating permitting processes at state and local levels
  • Organizing strategic meetings with business leaders and government officials, from local to state level
  • Connecting companies with a workforce by making screening, interviewing, hiring and training easy
  • Connecting companies with agencies and organizations relevant to business needs and community involvement
  • Establishing B2B relationships within north Idaho and eastern Washington to strengthen and build businesses
  • Promoting businesses and organizations through marketing and PR
  • Creating tailored services to meet businesses’ needs


Chair – Brad Marshall, J-U-B Engineers
Vice Chair – Mike Kennedy, Intermax Networks
Treasurer – Chris Meyer, Parkwood Business Properties
Corporate Secretary – David Flood, STCU
Mayor Steve Widmyer – City of Coeur d’Alene
Rep: Troy Tymesen
Mayor Ron Jacobson – City of Post Falls
Rep: Linda Wilhelm
Mayor Steve Griffitts – City of Hayden
Rep: Brett Boyer

Mayor Vic Holmes – City of Rathdrum Rep: Leon Duce
Commissioner Chris Fillios – Kootenai County
Brad Hagadone – Hagadone Corp.
Dr. Rick MacLennan – North Idaho College
Gary Schneidmiller – Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
Dr. Charles Buck – University of Idaho, Cd’A Campus
Tag Jacklin – Riverbend & Jacklin Land
Scott Marikis – Empire Airlines
Danny Klocko – Kootenai Health
Michael Wolsten – Idaho Central Credit Union

Linda Davis – Moxie!
Alivia Metts – ignitecda
Dr. Steven Cook – CdA School District 271
Todd Kiesbuy – Avista Utilities
Joel Hazel – Witherspoon Kelley
Jessica Bauman – Express Employment Professionals
Pam Houser – Jobs+ Action Committee
Wally Jacobson – Panhandle Area Council
Representative Paul Amador – Idaho State Legislature
Gynii A. Gilliam – President & CEO




josh@cdaedc.org   |   loren@cdaedc.org