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Meet Your
New “BFF”
Post Falls is
“Business Friendly Focused”
We are committed to assisting businesses and
providing support as you grow and expand your
business. If you are looking for a new location,
considering expansion, or want to learn more
about incentives for businesses in Idaho, we can
help you find the resources you need to be
successful.
Our Community Development Department’s
Planning, Engineering, and Building Divisions are
ready to help you through the process whether
you are building a new facility, expanding your
current facility, locating to Post Falls or planning to
start a new business.
Community Development Department
(M-F 8am-5pm)  408 N. Spokane St.
Ph: (208) 773-8708
[email protected]
Planning Division
Jon Manley, Associate Planner
[email protected]
(208)773-8708
Engineering Division
Bill Melvin, City Engineer
[email protected]
(208)773-4235
Building Division
Justin Miller, Building Team Lead
[email protected]
408 N. Spokane St.
Post Falls, ID 83854
(208)773-8708
Find
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help
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need
Whether you are a small business or a large
corporation in Post Falls, hiring and retaining the
right people is crucial to the success of your
business. Let us help you find the resources and
incentives available to help you recruit the ideal
staff and train new and current employees.
Did You Know?
Idaho has some of the lowest overall costs of
doing business in the country and a variety of
incentive programs designed to assist business
start-up, expansion and productivity. Learn more
about available resources by visiting with our
friendly Community Development staff or at the
City’s website www.postfallsidaho.org for links to
hiring incentives, tax credits, finding available
commercial property, and resources to help you
grow your business.
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Let our staff help you locate your business in Post Falls
Step-By-Step Assistance from City Staff
About Post Falls
Post Falls’ Community Development staff is available to
help you through the process of expanding your
business. Contact us early so that you don’t waste any
time. We can help make the process clear and simple,
leaving you to focus on your business.
Post Falls offers an unparalleled quality of life, affordable
cost of living and business-friendly environment. Post Falls
is one of the fastest growing communities in Idaho with a
population close to 29,000. Post Falls is part of a larger
metro area with a combined population of over 600,000.
The Lifestyle
Post Falls, Idaho’s River City, provides access to countless
recreational activities and beautiful natural surroundings.
Boating and water sports are popular on the Spokane River
and Coeur d’Alene Lake. Winter sports are within a short
drive. Over 38 miles of recreational trails are in Post Falls,
including 12 miles of the 60-mile multi-use Centennial Trail.
Post Falls has 27 parks, over 100 rock climbing routes, two
golf courses, and access to both big city and resort
lifestyles.
Business Resources
To learn more about the opportunities for locating your
business in Post Falls, visit the following websites:
City of Post Falls http://www.postfallsidaho.org
(Under Quick Links, click on Economic Development & Business Lic.)
Jobs Plus www.relocatetoidaho.org )
Idaho Department of Commerce www.commerce.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Labor http: //labor.idaho.gov/
Panhandle Area Council: www.pacni.org
Contact:
City Administrator
Shelly Enderud
[email protected]
208-773-3511
Post Falls takes pride in our outstanding customer
service. Our staff can walk you through the necessary
steps to grow your business and/or expand the footprint
of your current facility. We can tell you if you need to go
through a site plan review, if you need building permits,
if you need to upgrade infrastructure, and if there will be
any fees.
Free and Low-Cost Assistance to Businesses
Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
North Idaho College’s SBDC offers free business consulting
and low-cost business courses to small Idaho businesses.
For information call 208.665.5085 or go online
www.idahosbdc.org
Idaho Department of Labor
The Department of Labor offers free assistance with hiring
and reimbursement for training new and existing
employees. For information call 208.665.5085 or go online
http://labor.idaho.gov
Panhandle Area Council (PAC)
PAC offers business counseling and loans to Idaho
businesses. For information call 208.772.0584 or go online
www.pacni.org
Existing businesses account for
98% of capital growth
The Competitive Advantage
Recreational and Natural Amenities
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Adjacent to the Spokane River, a recreational amenity
Rock climbing destination in the region
27 parks and 295 acres of parkland, with 2 indoor facilities
Tree City USA since 1997 and Sterling Tree City USA since 2010
 Available land
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Over 618 acres of vacant industrially‐zoned land
Over 500 acres of vacant commercially‐zoned land
Over 600 acres of vacant residentially‐zoned land
 Infrastructure
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The new Beck Road interchange is the state’s 1st project to be
funded through STAR (State Tax Anticipated Revenue)
Railroad tracks and spurs provide opportunities for industries
A fiber network (business Ethernet) by tw telecom will connect
Post Falls and the greater region
Post Falls, Idaho is…
- Ideally located between
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene
- On the Washington border
- Less than 30 minutes to an
international airport
- Along a major interstate (I90) and two state highways
- Part of a metro area with a
population of 600,000
 Educational and Training Facilities
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University of Idaho Research Park
North Idaho College Workforce Training Center
North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Riverbend Professional Technical Academy
Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC), a technology center for high school students
 Fiscally Responsible
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The City passed a balanced budget with no tax increases
The City has a Sewer Bond Rating of AA‐ and a Water Bond Rating of AA
Post Falls has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in financial reporting for
the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for 14 consecutive years
 Fastest Growing Industry is Medical
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Northwest Specialty Hospital, Kootenai Cancer Center, Kootenai Urgent Care, Life Care Center of
Post Falls, and North Idaho Medical Care Center are all located in Post Falls
Post Falls Pleasant View Surgical Center opened in early 2013
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest, a $11 million facility with 30 beds and 100+
employees, will open in late 2013/early 2014
 Public Safety
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Law Officer Magazine recognized Post Falls Police Department as one of Americas Finest
Post Falls offers a very low crime rate and an enhanced level of service to the community
Post Falls Police Department’s is a State Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
City Administrator
Shelly Enderud
[email protected]
208-773-3511
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