Economic Development

Economic Development Lewiston & the Lewis-Clark Valley

The City of Lewiston, Idaho is a great place to live, work and play. Our city is business-friendly and works closely with the State of Idaho Department of Commerce, local utilities and other partners that support business retention, expansion, and recruitment.

Market & Trade

Lewiston is in the county of Nez Perce and supports a market and trade area of approximately 180,000 people in nine counties of North Central Idaho and South East Washington. Lewiston serves as a hub and destination point for the central Pacific Northwest with an excellent recreational climate and agricultural growing season.

Travel Modes

All modes of travel are available in Lewiston - air, river, rail and roadway - supporting commercial and recreational activities.


View the following video for a demographic overview of the City of Lewiston

Visit our Partners in Economic Development page for additional resources and information.

Lewiston’s Waterfront Vision

As part of the City Council’s fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2009 budget process, a Strategic Planning Workshop was conducted on April 16, 2008. The City’s 2028 vision was created and ten year benchmarks were established including items entitled "Downtown and Waterfront Redevelopment". However, as follow-up meetings and discussions took place and initial planning and scoping began, the idea of planning for the entire waterfront for a more far-reaching benefit came into being.

The following quote was taken from a community response survey: "Not many cities have the opportunity to develop a waterfront. My vision is to see a diverse people-friendly recreational, residential community with entertainment amenities that overlook the downtown riverfront".

These links will take you to the vision: Waterfront Future Planning Page 1 (PDF) and Page 2 (PDF).