News & Events

Executive Director's Note:

Hello and Happy Fall. The Vandals are winning! And it’s the start of CEDA’s new fiscal year. We had a great 2022 with a lot of momentum in community development, regional planning, and workforce development activities that you can read in this newsletter. Our most exciting accomplishment, I believe, is selling our commercial building to […]
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CEDA Awarded EDA Planning Grant

CEDA has been awarded a three-year planning partnership grant by the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The investment will be used to support long-term economic development planning efforts in north central Idaho. The grant scope includes implementation and annual updates of CEDA’s comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS), coordinating economic […]
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CEDA Completes Sale of Building to NRS

CEDA and NRS representatives, and NRS’ newly acquired building from CEDA: Kathie LaFortune (Latah County Commissioner and CEDA board Vice Chair), Julia Parker (Moscow City Council and CEDA board member), Dodd Snodgrass (CEDA Executive Director), Mark Deming (NRS Chief Marketing Officer), Tony Mangini (NRS Chief Financial Officer) and David Blue (Chief Operations Officer). Photo credit: […]
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Planning for Dream It Do It HERE Conference Underway

The Dream It Do It Planning Committee has already begun working on details for the 7th Annual Dream It Do It HERE Conference which will be held Tuesday, May 16 on the University of Idaho campus. The committee began planning earlier than in prior years due to a record-breaking attendance of over 500 high school […]
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Manufacturing Technology – Work Smarter, Not Harder

CEDA, in partnership with the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturing Association, with funding support from USDA Rural Development, hosted a workshop on automation and robotics on September 29th at the Clearwater Casino Events Center. Titled “Manufacturing Technology – Work Smarter, Not Harder” the event featured Dr. John Shovic of the U of I Industrial Robotics Program, Regional […]
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Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Wraps up 2022 Season

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps has wrapped up their eight-week season and has a lot of accomplishments to celebrate. In 2022 the program operated five crews stationed in Grangeville, Kooskia x2 , Pierce, and Orofino. This summer we also hired one Wilderness Trail Crew position in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness were, providing an opportunity for […]
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CEDA Responds to Calls to Develop Supply Chains for Local Foods.

In response to the growing interest in consumption of locally produced foods, CEDA is prepared to apply for and implement the USDA Rural Development Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) that was announced in the summer of 2022. This USDA Rural Development program is intended to create a more resilient, diverse, and secure U.S. […]
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Idaho WDC Awards CEDA Funds to Address Workforce Issues

CEDA has accepted a subaward from the Idaho Workforce Development Council (WDC) to implement a Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) framework to establish employer collaboratives in north central Idaho to assist regional industries identify in-demand positions along with requisite skills, competencies, and credentials. CEDA will work with employers and education and training suppliers to modify existing […]
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