The Development CompanyEast-Central Idaho Planning & Development Association, Inc. (ECIPDA) was created in 1976 as a private, non-profit corporation serving nine counties in eastern Idaho, with the purpose of providing community and economic development. East-Central Idaho Development Company (ECIDC) was then created in 1982, to act in concert with ECIPDA to provide small business lending and assistance. They now work together as “The Development Company”.

The Development Company is based on voluntary associations of local governments and community organizations. The Board of Directors for each of the companies consists of representatives from each of the participating units of government as well as from various community organizations and private enterprises. These independent Boards direct the work of the corporations.

We were organized to assist local entities and citizens in seeking cost-effective solutions to area wide problems; to provide a forum for area wide policy development, community planning, program management, small business lending and technical assistance; and to serve as a coordinating link between cities, counties, small business, and regional, state and federal agencies. Additionally, we provide staffing to the State of Idaho for services through the Workforce Investment Act.

In 1992, ECIPDA received the Economic Development Administration’s Region X Award of Excellence, for the creation of the Business Development Center in Rexburg, Idaho. There are now several other Development Centers, created by ECIPDA, working in other areas throughout the region. In 1990, 1994, and 2002, ECIDC received the NADCO Top Production Award for CDC’s in the nation, of the same size category. These awards only demonstrate our basic motto, which is: “Our Future Success is built on the efforts we make today.”


We provide SBA 504 and other loans in the nine county area of our region. This program works in conjunction with a participating private third party lender to fund business growth.learn more
If your company is expanding, we may be able to aid you in accessing Workforce Development Training funds, which can be used to offset costs associated with employee training.learn more
If you’re a small business looking to grow, we offer discounted rent on office space, helping business owners free up capital which can be used to hire employees or purchase equipment.learn more