ABOUT US

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Inherent in the foundation of this organization and critical to its success, participation in The Partnership requires acceptance of the following principles and guidelines: economic development in Latah County is a team sport. In order for The Partnership to be successful, the economic development goals of the entire County must take precedence over the goals of any individual, organization, or entity involved in the organization. The Partnership represents the economic interests of all of Latah County. We believe economic opportunity can and should happen anywhere within the County. A “win” in Moscow is a “win” in Potlatch and vice versa.

THE PARTNERSHIP

Economic vitality is critical to the long-term viability of any community, county, or region. We all have an important role to play in creating jobs, building economic resilience, and introducing innovative solutions that improve the competitiveness of our communities here in Latah County. While economic development can be defined in many ways, it ultimately is the business of helping business expand and create jobs.

From a public perspective, local economic development involves the allocation of limited resources - land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship in a way that has a positive effect on the level of business activity, employment, income distribution patterns, and fiscal solvency. At its heart, economic development is about building healthy economies in order to have healthy communities.

The intent of The Partnership for Economic Prosperity (The Partnership) is to bring business, government, education and community leadership together for the purpose of strengthening the Latah County economy through the retention and expansion of existing business and industry, the attraction and recruitment of new businesses, and the continuing diversification of our economic base.

STRUCTURE

As the lead economic development consortium and under the direction of an established Board and Executive Committee, The Partnership serves as the sole economic development organization for all of Latah County. The Partnership consists of representatives from the University of Idaho, City of Moscow, Latah County, Moscow Chamber of Commerce, and private business interests.

PO Box 9464
1006 Railroad Street,
Moscow, Idaho 83843
director@pepedo.org
208.883.7151

2017 Vitality Report

OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gina Taruscio

Executive Director


Dan Ewart

President


VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Idaho

Paul Kimmell

Vice President


Business and Public Affairs, Avista Corporation

Gary Riedner

Treasurer


Moscow City Supervisor

Brad Flodin

Board Member


VP Commercial Team Leader, Washington Trust Bank

Dave McGraw

Board Member


Latah County Commissioner