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Business Development

Welcome to the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene site for businesses and start-ups seeking to grow and prosper. The Coeur d’Alene Center works closely with the University’s Office of Economic Development and Technology Transfer. The economy in north Idaho continues to diversify, with aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology leading the way. Partnerships between academia, private and public sector, and non-profits is key to sustaining innovation and economic prosperity. The Coeur d’Alene Center provides the following programs:

  • Collaboration opportunities with University faculty and students
  • Access to resources that can assist with business planning and funding
  • Volunteer opportunities to promote technology careers and mentor students in local schools
  • Continuing professional development for business managers and executives
Karen Thurston, M.S., Business Development Specialist
phone: (208) 664-7024
fax: (208) 664-1272