Josh  Wise – Economic Development Specialist

Josh Wise grew up in the mountains of Victor Idaho where he learned to enjoy the outdoor amenities through snowboarding, camping, running, backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. He attended Eastern Oregon University where he completed an undergraduate degree in three years and went on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on economic development. Josh enjoyed serving others on campus by developing relationships, connecting resources, and facilitating discussions all skills he continues to use today to help businesses prosper. While attending college he met another Idahoan Lauren who is now his wife and loving mother of their children. The passion and enthusiasm for the home state of Idaho lead Josh to return after college to help individuals and businesses know about this great state at the newly formed Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho where he worked with numerous stakeholders to unify a region and maximize individual resources. As the Economic Development Specialist for the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation- Jobs Plus, Josh continues to work for the betterment of Idaho for the families and communities of this great state and region.


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