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 Northwest River Supplies. This deal is a win for Moscow/Latah County with the expansion of a popular and successful local company. And most importantly it will be a win for the Region. We will use the proceeds from the sale to invest in projects in north central Idaho that benefit, and are consistent with, the community economic development goals of the association. We anticipate implementing this later in 2023.

If you are an existing member of CEDA you received a letter from Board Chair Cari Miller and me asking for your continued support for FY23. The investment of your membership dollars supports our mission to assist business and communities by acting as a conduit of resources. Local dues serve an important need in our organization. These funds provide membership services, meet federal planning grant matching fund requirements, and leverage other funding opportunities such as business technical assistance and rural community development programs that benefits our region.

Finally, at CEDA we have many opportunities for you to be involved. We have advisory council openings serving our business finance program, workforce development and community/economic development programs. Feel free to reach out to me or staff. As always, CEDA staff are available to attend your governing board meetings if you have questions or have needs for projects.

Let’s Keep Things in Motion for the Region

Dodd Snodgrass

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