The City of Mountain Home Economic Development office actively works to attract new businesses as well as support existing business growth. The assistance we provide to businesses large and small translates into job opportunities and an increase in the tax base. We work to utilize local resources to enhance economic opportunities while improving our community in a sustainable way that preserves the character of Mountain Home. The Economic Development Office is always ready to assist you.
Our GoalsBack to Top
- Support city initiatives to make Mountain Home the best it can be…One town, one team!
- Create quality job opportunities
- Diversify the local economy
- Recruit new business opportunities to Mountain Home
- Assist in and support the development and expansion of existing businesses
- Function as a central point of contact for economic development resources
- Cultivate and participate in regional economic development cooperation
- Improve the overall quality of life in our community
Comprehensive PlanBack to Top
The purpose of the Mountain Home Comprehensive Plan is to develop a set of guidelines that the City will use to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of its residents who live in the City of Mountain Home and in its Area of Impact (AOI). To achieve this purpose, the City of Mountain Home will strive:
- To protect the property rights and enhance property values.
- To ensure that adequate public facilities and services are provided to the people at a reasonable cost.
- To ensure that the economy of the City of Mountain Home and its AOI is protected and enhanced.
- To ensure that the development of land addresses the physical conditions of the land. e. To protect life and property in areas of critical concern or that are potentially subject to natural hazards.
- To ensure that new development pays its own way.
The City of Mountain Home is currently underway on the 2019 Comprehensive Planning. A survey is set to be released on February 25 and will be opened through the month of March for community input. For more information on the 2019 Comprehensive Plan and survey CLICK HERE.
Community ProfileBack to Top
The City of Mountain Home, Idaho is blessed with nice weather, excellent business location and a high quality of life. Our low utility rates, inexpensive housing and abundant recreational opportunities make Mountain Home a place where life is lived to the fullest. The greatest asset of this small community may be its people. Our clean air and low crime rate make everyday a pleasure to be enjoyed. Mountain Home is close enough to Boise that we can enjoy the advantages of the city without the hassles of living in one. Look through the following profile of our community. You will see that there are great advantages to be had in our small town. Further information is available by contacting us.
IncentivesBack to Top
Along with Idaho’s low cost of doing business there are a wide variety of incentives that will help lower your costs and raise your bottom line. The city of Mountain Home works closely with state and local partners to earn your business. We pride ourselves on easy access to city officials and an expedited process to get your doors open faster!
Site LocationBack to Top
Commercial real estate is plentiful in Mountain Home! If you are looking to establish your business in Mountain Home or if you are ready to expand into a larger location we are here to help make your location identification process as simple as possible. Let us help you complete a real estate search! We can put together a custom package of options from greenfield sites to buildings for lease or sale. You can also browse some of the available properties through the Gem State Prospector.
Doing Business in Mountain HomeBack to Top
Workshops and Resources for Business Owners
Economic Development frequently partners with other state agencies (such as the Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Center, etc.) to provide workshops to help strengthen our businesses. We post upcoming classes on our community events calendar, Facebook page and send it through our business registry email list. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about, or if you’d like to be added to our business registry email list, please contact our office. We can also assist our local businesses figure out their target markets and provide local leakage information to better target their inventory to their customers. For more information contact our office. Idaho Small Business Development Center U.S. Small Business Administration Treasure Valley SCORE
Business Registry App
Did you know that Mountain Home has an app? Local business owners are able to use the app to encourage users to shop local and advertise your business! Post advertisements, services, coupons and more! This is a service that the City of Mountain Home provides to our Mountain Home businesses FREE of charge.
If you’re starting a new business, or expanding an existing business, visit the Economic Development’s Starting a New Business in Mountain Home page.
Current ProjectsBack to Top
The City of Mountain Home, in partnership with the Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency, has worked to develop a Downtown Master Plan since early 2017. After approximately one year of collaboration and public input, the Master Plan was adopted by City Council on March 26, 2018. While the Master Plan has been adopted by City Council, it does not mean that it must be implemented exactly as it appears. It does, however, show the level of commitment from the City to improve and address major issues and safety hazards in the downtown core. The Master Plan, still in its planning phase and remains flexible based on budget, time constraints and citizen input. At this time, citizen concerns are still being received and addressed. The next step for the Master Plan will be engineering. Once completed, the engineering will go to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for approval before construction can begin. No firm time-frames for implementation are available at this time but will be updated when available.
The Road So Far: Downtown Revitalization in the City of Mountain Home dating back almost 20 years!
Access Study – Idaho Transportation Department
The Idaho Transportation Department continues to work with the City of Mountain Home to assess future growth and needs for mobility in the area. ITD held an Open House in Mountain Home on May 1, 2018 to present concepts of an Interchange Redesign and Access Study. You can review the proposed concepts from ITD on their story map link. ITD Interchange Redesign and Access Study
Mountain Home Rail Industrial Park
Mountain Home Mayor Rich Sykes (4th from left) and Commander, 366th Fighter Wing, Col. Joseph Kunkel (5th from left) met May 3 to discuss current progress and the way forward regarding the conveyance of the Air Force rail spur to the City of Mountain Home. Also pictured are key personnel from the City of Mountain Home, Mountain Home Air Force Base, and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Lackland AFB, TX, who will be involved in the transfer. Congress authorized the conveyance with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. There are still tasks to complete in the coming months, including the ongoing land survey and upcoming environmental and historical studies. The Economic Development office estimates the rail spur will be owned by the City in about one year if all goes well. More information to follow.
For more details, view the proposed Mountain Home Rail Industrial Park page.