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Skilled Workforce

Employ a Skilled, Community Minded Workforce

Our assets include a growing labor force, seven proactively business friendly high schools, close proximity to Lewis-Clark State College, employers who prioritizing safety and efficiency, a state dedicated to  offsetting the costs of training, strong community values... 

The labor market of Idaho and Lewis counties has grown by 20% between 1990 and 2010.  During the last four years our population has grown faster than the national average.

Seven high schools are located through out the major cities in Idaho and Lewis counties.  These schools regularly interact with local businesses to determine the most effective directions to take their cirriculum in.  They focus on growth by offering dual-credit and professional/technical classes.  Teachers are supported by business leaders to offer instruction that is currently being used on the job.

Lewis Clark State College is located next door to our two counties, in Lewiston.  Many community members are able to commute to on-campus training or take course work on-line.  Beyond degree programs, Lewis Clark State College also offers customized training courses, workforce training, apprenticeship and certificate programs.

The major employers in Idaho and Lewis county are serious about doing business in a safe, effective and efficient manner.  By offering on-the-job and classroom safety training, they are educating and protecting our local workforce.  Most of our large employers are actively engaged in incorporating lean business concepts into their daily operations.

The Idaho Department of Labor offers mulitiple programs that offset the costs of hiring and training employees.  The department has a local office in Grangeville that can be reached at (208) 983-0440 or  These programs can also be found on the web at

Community events, volunteerism, organizational membership all thrive in these two counties.  Workers take pride in their employment and their community. 

Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2012 16:01
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Contact Info

for assistance please contact:

Ida-Lew Economic Development


Phone: 208.983.8302


300 W. Main St. Ste 201

Grangeville, ID 83530

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