• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Spring in Caldwell

    Angie Point

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland 2019 Festival

    Destination Caldwell

About Economic Development

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Small Town Feel, Big City Amenities

Caldwell, Idaho offers the convenience of a growing number of retail developments, restaurants and entertainment venues, while maintaining the benefits of a smaller community. The Caldwell Economic Development Department (CED), a division of the City of Caldwell, cultivates economic growth by attracting and retaining businesses, assisting with the creation of quality jobs, and embracing both small and large businesses and entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1987, CED has been offering services to businesses interested in relocating or expanding in Caldwell and sparking growth in strategic commercial corridors and historic neighborhoods. CED works daily to promote the community for new business attraction, and to promote the collective economic interests of existing commercial enterprises in the Caldwell area.

These efforts include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Marketing the community to business site selectors and large corporations for recruitment and expansion of their business into the Caldwell area
  • Connections to key local businesses, suppliers, and talent pools
  • Working hand-in-hand with existing businesses to assist in their growth and development
  • Assisting in obtaining grants for economic development projects
  • Site location assistance
  • Incentive and financing tools and programs
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for updated area demographic and business information and analysis
  • Developing, in cooperation with other organizations, symposiums to be available to area business owners and managers

Why Businesses are Selecting Caldwell

Shovel ready land, market access, affordable business costs, and a business-friendly city staff are all great reasons to locate your business in Caldwell. Organizations choose Caldwell, Idaho as the location for their business because we are dedicated to helping small, medium and large scale facilities succeed.

For more information about the City of Caldwell, please review our community publications by clicking the images below:

     Big Ideas Grow Here

  Caldwell Demographic Report


The Economic Development Department staff are involved in the following:

Southwest Idaho Manufacturers Alliance (SWIMA)

Idaho Department of Commerce

Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP)

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA)

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Education Committee


Steve Fultz - Director

Email: sfultz@cityofcaldwell.org)

Phone: 208-615-6135

Steven Jenkins - Specialist

Email: sjenkins@cityofcaldwell.org

Phone: 208-615-6972



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