For more than 25 years, North Idaho College has provided in-demand job training that helps Idahoans improve their quality of life and helps employers find qualified local employees.
CdAEDC involved in different aspects of workforce development
Gilliam said three larger businesses decided last year to expand to Kootenai County, but those transitions take longer and are not done deals.
Chamber seeks connections with future workforce
Economic development groups aren't what they used to be. And that, Pend Oreille Economic Partnership's Brent Baker said, is a good thing. Instead of offering discounts, tax breaks and other incentives to entice businesses, Baker said the new trend is to build from within.
CNA program in Silver Valley evolves after NIC outreach center closed in Shoshone County
Idaho Workforce Development Council helps Idahoans find work, stay employed
Nearly 1 million civilians are employed in Idaho, which has experienced historically low unemployment in recent months and years. The Idaho Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate to be 3.3% in December 2023, lower than the national average of 3.7% as of January 2024.
When Brent Baker first thought about holding economic development workshops, his vision was to help businesses in Bonner County be better versions of themselves. Baker, who has lived in the community since 1977, was semi-retired and offering business consultations on a part-time basis. With a career that also includes owning and operating his own construction company, stints in real estate, resort management, ranching, forestry, and investment.
Population surge stimulating economy
Job growth is up across the state and the region, according to statistics from the Idaho Department of Labor.
Business comings and goings
Programs offer clear pathways for advancement
Idaho Forest Group's training programs are helping attract new employees and show potential career paths. Among them is IFG's registered apprenticeship program. Apprentices gain training and skills and companies can tap into a source of potential employees.
Idaho LAUNCH provides training opportunities for Idaho residents, whether they are looking for courses to boost their resume or enter a new industry.
In this era of rapidly changing technology, population growth and ever-shifting demographics, continued development of a skilled, adaptable workforce is more important than ever here in North Idaho.
In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements and ever-changing market dynamics, there's something remarkable about enterprises that withstand the test of time. These are the stalwarts that have woven themselves into the fabric of our communities and cultures, shaping the way we live and do business.
For 72 years and across three generations, Yates Funeral Homes have cared for Kootenai County families during their most painful times.
Valley Vista Barn, a recognized landmark for some and a fresh countryside view for others, sparks curiosity for many who drive by. Now it serves as a gathering place for local craft fairs and a location for a small business.