economic development lewis-clark valley
313 D. Street, Suite 201, Lewiston, ID

About Us

OUR MISSION

At Valley Vision, our regional economic development focuses on business recruitment, local business retention and expansion, and improvement of the overall business climate in the valley.

 

BUSINESS RECRUITMENT

Valley Vision concentrates recruiting efforts on projects that contribute to economic diversification and increase household earnings. The performance emphasis shifts from high volume job-creation to quality of new jobs, measured by average wages and skill requirements.

Valley Vision will build upon its marketing activities of the past to create a Valley identity in the business world. Corporate decision-makers and site selection consultants throughout the U.S. will continue to hear about the Lewis-Clark Valley as a favorable location for their projects.

LOCAL BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION

Valley Vision continuously communicates with local businesses, large and small. Information is a catalyst for investment and employment growth.

Valley Vision provides direct-service to businesses which sell goods or services outside the area, and provide resource referrals for all businesses. By focusing retention / expansion efforts on companies that comprise the economic base of the Valley, local market opportunities will increase for all other businesses.

 

BUSINESS CLIMATE IMPROVEMENT

Valley Vision will continue efforts to recruit additional commercial air service to the Valley, and encourage investments in infrastructure, workforce training and education. Continuous improvement of the Lewis-Clark Valley’s business climate is necessary in order to keep local companies healthy, as well as to create an environment where new companies will want to invest and create jobs.

Valley Vision will provide input into the consideration of economic development resources by the Idaho and Washington legislatures. A strong voice will help keep us competitive with other communities and states.

OUR PEOPLE

Jerry ChavezEmail

President/CEO, Valley Vision, Inc.

(208) 799-9083
Fax: (208) 799-9082
313 D Street, Suite 201
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Jerry Chavez comes to Valley Vision, INC. as the newest President/CEO after spanning a 27-year career in economic development.  Valley Vision provides economic development services for the Lewis-Clark Valley that encompasses Clarkston, WA., Lewiston, ID., Asotin County, WA., and Nez Perce County, ID.  The region is along the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers.  He began his career in economic development as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in 1994 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jerry has served as CEO-President served Minot, North Dakota and Marshall County in northcentral Indiana. with a combined tenure of over 17 years in that capacity.  He also served the communities of Flagstaff, Arizona, Great Falls, Montana, and a nineteen-county region in Mississippi.  His specialties in economic development are:

  • marketing and finding business expansion deals,
  • applying a “thinking outside the box” attitude to land business expansion deals,
  • developing and organizing teams to execute economic development goals and objectives,
  • he is extremely proud of charting successful pathways by executing initiatives that communities have struggled to implement,
  • and efforts he has led captured over $2 Billion dollars of business capital investment in the prior 27 years in small markets with populations under 60,000 that he has served.

Debbie BakerEmail

Business Relations Specialist, Valley Vision, Inc.

(208) 799-9083
Fax: (208) 799-9082
313 D Street, Suite 201
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Debbie has been with Valley Vision since 2007. She has an extensive knowledge of the business community in the Lewis-Clark Valley and uses her relationships there to assist both local businesses and companies looking to relocate.

She has been active in area economic development organizations, serving as a Board member, Treasurer and President of the Idaho Economic Development Association. She has also served as a Board member for the Region 2 Workforce Development Council and an Advisory Member for the Region 2 Educate Idaho Network.

Debbie received an Associates Degree in marketing from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/finance from Seattle Pacific University. She volunteers at local elder care facilities and with the Twin County United Way.   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VALLEY VISION MEMBERS

Advantage AdvertisingChuck Christopher313 D St. #100Lewiston
Airport Rent A SpaceCorlene Curry3406 4th StLewiston
Albright ExcavatingRoger Albright1806 Cedar Ave.Lewiston
Asotin County CommissionBrian ShinnPO Box 250Asotin
Atlas Sand and RockBrian DeAtley4341 Snake River Ave.Lewiston
AvistaMike TatkoPO Box 937Lewiston
Banner BankJohn VaagePO Box 1268Lewiston
Bennet LumberJan DimkePO BOX 670Clarkston
CableoneFrankie Paffile2320 Nez Perce GradeLewiston
Catalyst Medical GroupKarl Sundberg2315 8th StLewiston
City of ClarkstonMonika Lawrence830 5th StreetClarkston
City of LewistonKathy  SchroederPO Box 617Lewiston
Clearwater Economic Dev. AssociationDodd Snodgrass
1626 6th Ave. N.
Lewiston
Clearwater PaperScott CharneyPO Box 1388Lewiston
Clearwater Power Co.Bob PiercePO Box 997Lewiston
Coleman Oil Co.Bob Coleman355 Mill RoadLewiston
Columbia BankJodi Holthaus233 Bridge StreetClarkston
Credit Bureau of Lewiston-ClarkstonTroy Ledgerwood1324 Idaho St.          PO Box 777Lewiston
CropUSA InsuranceJohn TaylorPO Box 538Lewiston
D.A. Davidson & Co, Inc.Jeff NessetPO Box 1204Lewiston
DeAtley Family of CompaniesKen Schumacher4307 Snake River AvenueLewiston
Fazzari’s PizzaJohn Fazzari1281 Bridge StreetClarkston
GHC ManagementGary Hughes617 SycamoreClarkston
Granite ConceptsChad McVicars4020 Hatwai RdLewiston
Guy Bennett LumberJan DemkePO Box 670Clarkston
Hahn Supply, Inc.Larry Bean2101 MainLewiston
Happy Day CorporationBruce Finch1619 16th AvenueLewiston
Hells Canyon Grand HotelHeidi CopelandPO Box 1569Lewiston
Holiday InnDanielle Conklin700 Port DriveClarkston
Idaho Beverages, Inc.Rob Ramsey2108 First Ave. N.Lewiston
Idaho Forest GroupAdam Miller280 Sycamore Dr.Lewiston
Joe Hall FordJoe Hall1617 21st St.Lewiston
K & G ConstructionKevin Messick625 D StreetLewiston
Les Schwab TiresRick Warden1408 Main StreetLewiston
Lewis Clark Credit UnionDavid Durrant1626 17th StreetLewiston
Lewis-Clark State CollegeCynthia Pemberton500 8th AveLewiston
Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber of CommerceKristin Kemak502 Bridge StreetClarkston
Lewiston Morning TribuneA.L. Alford, Jr.PO Box 957Lewiston
Luper AutomotiveJames Luper, Jr.110 16th St.Lewiston
Martin InsuranceAnn Watkins1122 Idaho StLewiston
McCann Ranch & LivestockWilliam V. McCann, Jr.PO Box 445Lewiston
Meyers-Folsom DentalCari Meyers1336 5th StClarkston
Mike’s MechanicalJon Brotnov3504 9th StreetLewiston
My ArchitectTim Lynch504 Main St. Ste 480Lewiston
Nez Perce Tribal EnterprisesNikoli Greene17825 Nez Perce RoadLewiston
Nick’s WeldingTony Maoriano1625 Main St.Lewiston
Northwest Media ProductionsJeff Purcell208 Main StreetLewiston
P1FCUChris Loseth1015 Warner Ave.Lewiston
Poe Asphalt Paving IncMark PoePO Box 449Lewiston
Port of ClarkstonChris Rasmussen849 Port WayClarkston
Port of LewistonMike Thomason1626 6th Ave. NorthLewiston
Port of Whitman CountyKristine Meyer105 W. Island St.Colfax
Presnell, Gage & Co.Jackson DavisPO Box 555Lewiston
Printcraft Printing, Inc.Ryan Turnbow1628 Main StLewiston
Regence BlueShield of IdahoDave Pankey1602 21st Ave.Lewiston
Renaissance Marine GroupBruce LarsonPO Box 580Clarkston
Results RealtyCindy Perttu931 6th StreetClarkston
River Cities Real EstateDick White1015 F StreetLewiston
Rogers MotorsRyan Rogers2203 16th AveLewiston
Ronda RealtorRonda Laybourn920 Main StLewiston
Rousseau Co.Dale Aldredge1392 Port DriveClarkston
Seekins Precision MachineGlen Seekins159 American WayLewiston
SEWEDAErika Stricker1013 Bridge StClarkston
St. Joseph Regional Medical CenterTaylor Rudd415 6th StLewiston
Stonebraker-McQuary InsuranceDon McQuaryPO Box 9Clarkston
Su Brown, C.P.A., RetiredSu BrownPO Box 1454Lewiston
TD&H EngineeringMichelle Bly210 Main StLewiston
Tribune Publishing Co.A.L. Alford505 Capital St.Lewiston
Tri-State HospitalKym CliftPO Box 189Clarkston
Troy InsuranceDave Troy1822 18th AveLewiston
Twin River National BankJody Servatius1507 G StLewiston
Umpqua BankHeather Way303 Diagonal StClarkston
Vista OutdoorMike Overberg2299 Snake River Ave.Lewiston
Walla Walla Community CollegeChad Miltenberger1470 Bridge StreetClarkston
Washington Trust BankDan Rudolph, Jr.1518 21st St. 
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