Business Incentives

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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.

Visit the Idaho Dept. of Commerce opens in a new window and learn more about incentives in Idaho. Idaho offers hiring incentives and tax credits opens in a new window. See what state and federal programs are available to help train your employees while you earn tax credits for your business.

Compare costs of doing business in Idaho with other surrounding states. Download the Idaho Business Incentives Brochure opens in a new windowand the North Idaho Incentives for Business Brochure opens in a new window to learn more about why doing business in North Idaho would work for you.

Opportunity Zones –  opens in a new windowNew incentive for investing in designated low-income cities, counties, and tribes in Idaho. Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities. Private investment vehicles that place 90 percent or more of their funds into an Opportunity Zone can earn tax relief on the capital gains generated through those investments. Tax benefits increase the longer investments are in place. Post Falls Opportunity Zone Map opens in a new window

CONTACT US: For more information or assistance on relocating or expanding your business, please contact, Economic Development staff or call (208)773-8708 or toll Free (888)925-9961

NEWS: Governor Signs Unemployment Tax Relief Bill opens in a new window – 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.

YouTube play button opens in a new windowA great 6 minute video showing Post Falls, Idaho as a prime place to live, work and play presented by the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, this video shows various aspects of the benefits of being in Post Falls and specifically in one of the six urban renewal districts.