Economic Development

Economic Development

Our Mission Statement
Clearwater County Economic Development will foster a thriving business  climate by facilitating proactive partnerships and leveraging available resources for the benefit of existing, start-ups and new businesses countywide.

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A Great Place for Business & Life
Clearwater County, Idaho

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  Located in North Central Idaho, Clearwater County offers businesses:  an   ethical workforce, low property taxes, business friendly local elected   leaders, a safe, clean living environment and more.                                                                                             
  The Clearwater County Economic Development Team is ready and willing to help expand existing business, recruit new business and foster   entrepreneurship to benefit the local economy.                                                                                                                   
  For a no-cost, confidential consultation, contact:  Susan Jacobson, Clearwater County Economic Development Director.


  • Provide Business Tools to Start, Grow, Develop, and Manage Business
  • Help Expand Existing Business
  • Recruit New Business and Foster Entrepreneurship to Benefit the Local Economy
  • Navigate and Leverage Resources
  • Provide Demographics for Business Relocation on Utility Rates, Labor Rates, Workforce, and Tax Incentive Opportunities
  • Provide Connectivity with Business Partners
What Local Businesses Are Saying:

Clearwater County Economic Development (CCED) is a great resource and regularly helps the Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce members achieve their existing business goals. CCED has also successfully helped new businesses start or relocate to the area.
Erica Holland, Director
Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce

CCED kindly offered time to discuss the "needful things" and where to go for more information. CCED also followed up on zoning questions regarding home businesses. I am very appreciative of CCED's willingness to listen and assist. I'm sure I'll be talking to them again!
David James, Owner
James Music Products

SJX Jet Boats Inc. would not be where we are today without CCED’s determination to help find suitable locations for our individual business needs. CCED continues to find the correct paths for those existing businesses in their area allowing growth & expansion as needed, facilitating success. Any business located in Clearwater County fortunate enough to experience the level of effort CCED provides, soon realizes that you are not just a business here, but you’re also part of this community, one big family!
Steve Stajkowski, President
SJX Boats

Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2018 4th Quarter/ Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report 

Fiscal Year 2016 4th Quarter/Annual Report

2017 Idaho Woody Biomass Utilization & Workshop summary & presentation links
Clearwater County Labor Profile & Statistics     

About This Department
Director:             Susan Jacobson
Address:              217 1st Street
                              PO Box 1826
                              Orofino, ID 83544
Office Hours:     
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F