West Central Mountains Economic Development Strategy Published

Logan Simpson’s Community Planning Team facilitated the development of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Strategy.  The Strategy represents the first time communities within the two-county area collaborated to develop an action-oriented, regional plan that nurtures a diverse economy while honoring the area’s socio-economic heritage.

“The project included over 1,000 participants, and 15 events in numerous cities and multiple online events in one of the prettiest valleys north of Boise,” said Principal Bruce Meighen, AICP. “It is a great grass-roots economic development plan that could lead to $3 million in funding.”

The region encompasses Valley County and portions of Adams County in West Central Idaho, and covers more than 3 million acres. 87 percent of land is national forest, making the area uniquely suited for every outdoor recreation activity. The process created regional communication avenues for cross-collaboration that will remain in place for years to come. Read the West Central Mountains Economic Development Strategy here.