The Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) is the Economic Development District (EDD) designated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to prepare the CEDS. The Pathways are the tools local individuals and organizations use to reach economic prosperity in Southeast Idaho.
Vision for Region V: The heart of Southeast Idaho’s success is enhancing opportunities for the people of Idaho through our diversity, wealth of natural beauty and resources, expanding high tech sector, education and career development, agricultural abundance and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit.
In the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) resides the Idaho Pathways. The following three pathways are the result of the unrelenting commitment of leaders from business and industry, state and local government, and a diversity of other economic development stakeholders. The three Idaho Pathways are:
DYNAMIC ECONOMIES—Creating the environment for thriving industries that are diverse, sustainable, geographically dispersed and globally competitive.
EMPOWERED PEOPLE—Fostering a culture that enables people to lead productive, prosperous and meaningful lives.
VITAL COMMUNITIES—Enhancing our communities’ unique characteristics, strengths and assets to improve economic competitiveness.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a locally-based, regionally-driven plan for economic development. The CEDS addresses economic activity in the following seven counties:
Oneida • Bear Lake • Franklin • Caribou • Power • Bannock • Bingham