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The City of Post Falls works to create, diversify, and enhance job growth and to promote business development and stability. Idaho is teeming with opportunities for business. Idaho is ranked 9th in the nation of top states for business by Forbes and 10th for our economic climate.

Mayor Jacobson

“I invite you to use the resources on this site to learn more about why Post Falls is a great place to expand or relocate your business.” –  Mayor Ronald G. Jacobson

Shelly Enderud

Whether you’re an existing business considering expansion or a new business considering Post Falls for your facility, our staff is ready to assist you through the process and with the opportunities Idaho offers. ” – Shelly Enderud, City Administrator 

Gynii Gilliam, Jobs Plus President

Post Falls has long been an economic development magnet, at least in part because the city is so efficient. Post Falls moves so quickly. I think industry hears about it. Realtors hear about it.” – Gynii Giliam, Jobs Plus President (May 2016 NI Business Journal)

Business News

View of the Rathdrum Prairie

Follow this link for updates on City of Post Falls projects and major projects in the City.

A 245-acre technology park community has been proposed for Post Falls on the Rathdrum Prairie.

Buck Knives and Remington photo

Buck Knives announced a partnership with Remington Outdoor Company as the new official licensee of Remington cutlery.

Buck Knives announced a partnership with Remington Outdoor Company as the new official licensee of Remington cutlery.

Kootenai Memorial Hospital

Kootenai Health is embarking on a $10.5 million, two-story, 22,000 sq ft expansion project.

Orgill welcome

Orgill Project wins one of only 15 national Community Impact (CiCi)i Awards from Trade & Industry Development .

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More Business News….

  • Power Products Company Moves to Post Falls – This spring, Critical Power Products & Services moved into a new 18,000-square-foot building off Pleasant View Road in Post Falls, said a news release. The new facility houses Critical Power’s 24 employees, a warehouse, maintenance shop and extensive outdoor yard for storage of the company’s growing inventory of new, used and refurbished power generation and backup
    infrastructure equipment. – Coeur d’ Alene Press – June 8, 2018
  • North Idaho is Storage Toyland – Steel Structures of America has recently completed multiple large storage projects in Kootenai County, such as Eagle Rock RV & Boat Storage in Post Falls with 80,000 square feet of storage space. Coeur d’ Alene Press, May 19, 2018
  • Buck Knives Expands Everyday Category – More options in Rival series, new handle materials, and a new line of lightweight options now available. Press Release
  • Idaho’s state parks add $184 million to state’s economy in 2016. For every dollar Idaho taxpayers pay toward the parks, $54 is returned to the economy, according to the study. Spokesman Review – Feb. 8, 2018
  • Governor Signs Unemployment Tax Relief Bill – Idaho employers to save $115 million over three years. House Bill 335 – passed unanimously by both the House and Senate – will ensure the continuing solvency of Idaho’s unemployment reserve fund used to pay benefits. It lowers rates for taxpaying businesses retroactive to January 1, 2018.
  • Old Factory Outlets spaces to fill up in Post Falls –  Large amounts of space absorbed in buildings that had been mostly vacant. The former Post Falls Factory Outlets complex and the neighboring Post Falls Factory Stores building, both of which have been mostly vacant for roughly a decade, will be mostly occupied by the end of the year, current owners say. Spokane Journal of Business – Feb. 1, 2018
  • Post Falls ranked one of the Safest Cities in Idaho in 2018 (National Council for Home Safety and Security)
  • Post Falls Hopes City Center Parcel Provides Growth Spark. The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency has gone business hunting to provide another spark in the city center. “The city would like to see some type of commercial development that would assist with our growing downtown” city administrator Shelly Enderud said. Coeur d’ Alene Press – Dec. 19, 2017
  • Orgill To Use $151,000 Grant to Assist with Hiring and Training 167 Workers. The Workforce Training Fund grant will allow Orgill to hire and train 167 new workers for permanent full-time positions at its Post Falls distribution center. Coeur d’ Alene Press – Dec. 14, 2017
  • Post Falls Tech Park on the Horizon A 233-acre technology park is being planned on the west side of Hwy 41 and the same developers are marketing a 50-acre retail center on the east side. Developers are planning the Inland Northwest Technology Park with the intent of attracting technology and aerospace manufacturers to the site.  Coeur d’Alene Press – Oct. 11, 2017
  • Republic Kitchen and Taphouse opened over the summer in the only house in Post falls listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restored and renovated it is home to one of restaurateur Adam Hegsted’s latest endeavors with his partners, brothers Mark and Tom Latham. The taphouse offers elevated comfort and pub fare.  Spokesman Review – Oct. 10, 2017
  • Tedder Industries LLC, which makes gun holsters in Post Falls, is a finalist in two categories for the 2017 Idaho Innovation Awards. Tedder Industries is a finalist for the innovative company of the year award and the company’s ShapeShift Modular Holster System is a contender for consumer product of the year. Winners will be announced at the Idaho Technolgy Council “Hall of Fame” meeting on October 24th in Boise. Spokesman Review – Sept. 22, 2017
  • Quad Park LLC has bought nearly 4 acres of land at 3230-3370 Quad Park Court in Post Falls, where owner Mike Nichols, of Hayden, plans to develop multitenant office buildings. Craig Hunter, Rob Kannapien, and Brenda Burke, all of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty, handled the transaction. -Aug. 18, 2017
  • Avista was sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company called Hydro One, the companies announced July 19th. Avista will keep its corporate headquarters in Spokane and will operate as a stand-alone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Avista operates the Post Falls South Channel Dam, one of three dams that make up the Post Falls Hydroelectric Development.- July 19, 2017
  • NanaMacs Boutique leases warehouse in Post Falls – Macs Designs LLC, which does business as Coeur d’Alene-based online women’s clothing retailer NanaMacs Boutique, has leased a 21,000-square-foot warehouse at 6164 W. Seltice Way, in Post Falls. Craig Hunter and Rob Kannapien, both of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty, handled the transaction. NanaMacs Boutique also operates a retail store at 2018 N. Main, in Riverstone Village. July 13, 2017.
  • The Kootenai Providence Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed between Kootenai Health and Providence Health Care, will place pediatric specialists from Spokane in a Post Falls clinic operated by the Coeur d’Alene-based health system, says the Kootenai CEO Jon Ness. Spokane Business Journal – July 6, 2017
  • Quest Integration Inc., a Post Falls-based specialty manufacturing-design software seller and support provider, has expanded into Western Washington with a new office in West Seattle. Quest provides software applications and support for 3-D design and manufacturing, including electrical design, printed circuit board design, and virtual analysis. Spokane Business Journal – March 30, 2017.
  • Goodwill Industries opened the doors to their new 24 thousand sq ft facility on March 31st. The facility includes a Goodwill store, a drive-through donation center, a Workforce and Family Services Program office and regional transportation warehouse hub.
  • Nexom Inc., a Wisconsin-based wastewater treatment technology provider, has moved the former Blue Water Technologies Inc. office to Post Falls, says research and development manager CJ Strain. The Nexom office now occupies 1,900 square feet of leased space. Spokane Business Journal – March 2, 2017
  • Buck Knives announced a partnership with Remington Outdoor Company as the new official licensee of Remington cutlery. This partnership in the cutlery industry will enable Buck Knives and Remington the opportunity to create a new line of quality, dependable products.
  • Orgill, Inc. The world’s largest independent distributor of hardware products officially became plugged in to Post Falls on Thursday, Sept. 23rd. as local, county and state officials welcomed the Memphis-based company to the 500,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Kimball Office.
  • Kootenai Health is embarking on a $10.5 million, two-story, 22,000 square foot expansion project. The expansion will add on to the existing campus at 1300 E. Mullan Ave. and provide new space for additional clinic locations and ancillary services.
  • The local Ace Hardware stores owned by Sandy and Nancy Seright and their son, Brett, were awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s regional Family-Owned Small Business of the Year Award for 2015. Ace won the award for District X, which includes Washington and North Idaho.
  • Tedder Industries purchased the outlet mall in Post Falls. Tedder Industries manufactures Alien Gear concealed-carry holsters. The fast-growing company was founded in 2010 and employs about 300 people. The company will use about half of the space in the outlet mall and lease the remaining area.
  • Welcome New Businesses: Roger’s Burgers, Jimmy John’s, Popeyes, Green & Grounds Coffee Shop, Cricket Wireless. Silverlake Automotive, The Lean Bean and Dutch Bros. Coffee, Eagle Rock RV & Boat Storage

For information or assistance on relocating or expanding your business
Email: Economic Development Staff
Toll Free (888)925-9961

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For more information or assistance on relocating or expanding your business
Email: Economic Development Staff
Toll Free (888)925-9961