About Us

Our Vision:

“Sustainable economic growth throughout the Sun Valley region”

Our Mission:

“Preserve and advance the Sun Valley region’s economic vitality and diversity while recognizing the values of its citizens”

Our Priorities are to deliver services

and projects that….

ATTRACT - New Businesses and Jobs

PROMOTE - Business Growth and Success

EDUCATE & ADVOCATE - on Critical Business Issues

ENHANCE - the Economic Impact of Existing Assets

ATTRACT - Visitors and Events

INCREASE - Overall Economic Activity

Sun Valley Economic Development (SVED), originally formed in 2010 as SustainBlaine, is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit public-private partnership. Sun Valley Economic Development is the only organization focused on county-wide issues and works directly with the Idaho Department of Commerce and other Idaho state agencies.

Sun Valley Economic Development operates under the guidance of a full-time executive director and volunteer Board of Directors. SVED’s Board is a diverse and experienced set of leaders, with representatives from our region’s largest employers, public officials, and other influential community organizations.

Sun Valley Economic Development is funded on an annual basis by a mix of public and private sector monies. Anchored by a multi-year, renewable Idaho Department of Commerce grant, additional funds are contributed by Blaine County, its municipalities, and by more than 150 of the leading businesses in the private sector. These funds enable SVED to deliver relevant projects and services that provide concrete economic benefits on a cost-efficient basis. SVED continues to steadily reduce reliance on public sector funds and seeks longer-term economic sustainability through increased private sector funding and innovative fee-based mechanisms.