• Useful Links

  • Listed below are some links to other online resources we hope you will find useful!

    Economic Development / Business Resources

    Tri-County Economic Development District - http://www.teddonline.com

    Tri County Economic Development District, a federally designated Economic Development District of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Economic Development Administration was created to encourage economic development in the region through planning, research and development. The District serves Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties in northeast Washington.

    Northeast Washington Trends -http://www.northeastwashingtontrends.ewu.edu

    Northeast Washington Trends identifies, tracks and compares key historical data in an easily navigable website from Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties in order for these counties to assess how they are doing in key quality-of-life areas, such as education, health, and the environment. The data is offered as neutral information for all parties involved in public policy issues.

    Tourism Information

    PORTA - Pend Oreille River Tourism Association - http://www.porta-us.com

    The purpose of the Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance is to create a responsible tourism economy in the Pend Oreille River Community in ways sensitive to the culture, heritage and environment of the region.  PORTA provides an organized forum through which all tourism interests in Pend Oreille County can come together for a coordinated, focused tourism development program and works to maximize additional overnight visitors and traveler expenditures, increase state and local tax revenues, and provide job opportunities.

    International Selkirk Loop - http://www.selkirkloop.org

    The International Selkirk Loop is a 450 km / 280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia.

    City, County & Tribal Information

    City of Newport - http://www.newport-wa.org

    The City of Newport, with a population just over 2,000, is the largest city in Pend Oreille County, located on the Washington/Idaho border just west of the Pend Oreille River. With an elevation of 2,160 feet, Newport is a four season city and the home of our Chamber's office and Visitors' Center.

    Diamond Lake Improvement Association -http://www.diamondlakewa.org

    Diamond Lake Improvement Association (DLIA) is an organization whose members are Diamond Lake area residents and property owners. DLIA members work together “to protect and preserve the water and enhance the quality of life on Diamond Lake.”

    Pend Oreille County - http://www.pendoreilleco.org

    The population of Pend Oreille County is approximately 12,000, leaving ample space for wildlife to thrive. There are 55 lakes, thousands of acres of forest, and mountains climbing to heights of 7,300 feet.

    Kalispel Tribe - http://www.kalispeltribe.com

    The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Usk, Washington, 55 miles north of Spokane in Pend Oreille County along 10 miles of the Pend Oreille River and 40 acres of trust land in Airway Heights.  The reservation is home to the Camas Center for Community Wellness which is part of the Kalispel Tribe’s vision for improving the standard of living among tribal members and the community. Located on tribal land, the center is operated by the Kalispel Tribal Government and is a comprehensive health care asset for the local community.

    Educational  & Vocational Facilities

    Newport School District -http://newportschools.schoolwires.net

    Cusick School District -http://www.cusick.wednet.edu

    Newport College Center -http://www.iel.spokane.edu/Locations/Outside-Spokane2/newport.aspx

    Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning Newport Center offers accredited college classes, adult basic education, GED, and non-credit classes to rural residents in Northeast Washington and adjacent Bonner County Idaho.

    Rural Resources, Community Action -http://www.ruralresources.org

    Since 1965, Rural Resources Community Action has helped residents of Northeastern Washington help themselves and each other. Through education, resources and support, we offer real hope to children, seniors and families, by working to create a stronger and more stable community for us all.

    Neighboring Chambers of Commerce

    North Pend Oreille County Chamber of Commerce - http://www.npochamber.org

    The North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Metaline, Metaline Falls and Ione in the northeast corner of Washington state.  Our vision is to develop a strong business economy by stimulating economic development in our community, and encouraging free enterprise.

    Priest River Chamber of Commerce -http://www.priestriverchamber.com

    Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce -http://sandpointchamber.org

    The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization composed of approximately 600 business enterprises, civic organizations, and individuals.  Their mission is to promote, develop and support the business community of the Greater Sandpoint area.

    Deer Park Chamber of Commerce -http://deerparkchamber.com/

    Greater Spokane Chamber of Commerce -http://www.greaterspokane.org

    GSI is the Area’s only Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. We’ve worked to build a stronger economy since 1881.

    Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce -http://www.spokanevalleychamber.org/

    The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and Business Center serves the greater Spokane Valley area including the cities of Spokane Valley, Millwood and Liberty Lake. The chamber also serves Eastern Spokane County.

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