The City of Lewiston, Idaho is a great place to live, work and play. Our city is business friendly and works closely with the State of Idaho Department of Commerce, local utilities and other partners that support business retention, expansion and recruitment.
Lewiston is in the county of Nez Perce and supports a market and trade area of approximately 180,000 people in nine counties of North Central Idaho and South East Washington. Lewiston serves as a hub and destination point for the central Pacific Northwest with an excellent recreational climate and agricultural growing season.
All modes of travel are available in Lewiston - air, river, rail and roadway - supporting commercial and recreational activities.
The following links and webpages will provide local demographic and regional industry information from wages, workforce, industry clusters and much more.
As part of the City Council's fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2009 budget process, a Strategic Planning Workshop was conducted on April 16, 2008. The City's 2028 vision was created and ten year benchmarks were established including items entitled "Downtown and Waterfront Redevelopment". However, as follow-up meetings and discussions took place and initial planning and scoping began, the idea of planning for the entire waterfront for a more far-reaching benefit came into being.
The following quote was taken from a community response survey: "Not many cities have the opportunity to develop a waterfront. My vision is to see a divers people-friendly recreational, residential community with entertainment amenities that overlook the downtown riverfront".
These links will take you to the vision: Waterfront Future Planning Page 1 and Page 2.
An excerpt from the 2014-2019 CEDS prepared by the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) which covers Nez Perce County, of which Lewiston is the County Seat. Industry cluster shift-share analysis, labor-shed, retail-shed and workforce demographics can also be found from the CEDS.
An example of socio-economic data available from the Idaho Department of Labor. Click here to view report.
A look at Valley Visions goals and objectives for 2010 including business recruitment, business retention and expansion and the business climate for the Lewis Clark Valley. Click here.
Planner - Regional Initiatives
Phone: (208)746-1318 x 7261
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