Business Resource & Assistance Info

Panhandle Area Council, Inc. (PAC) is a non-profit, certified Economic Development Corporation organized to aid diversifying and stabilizing the area’s economy. The council serves the five northern counties of Idaho and members are elected officials and business leaders from the cities, counties and Indian tribes served by PAC. 208/772-051
 Services PAC provides include:

• Low interest loans  • Government procurement assistance    
• Free business counseling • Grant writing and administration   
• Job training assistance • Business incubator for start-up      
• Economic development planning and expanding small businesses • Off-campus small business training for North Idaho College       

Funding programs through Panhandle Area Council (PAC):

• SBA 504 Program                       • SBA 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program
• SBA Micro-Loan Program            • FMHA Business & Industrial Loans
• Industrial Revenue Bonds           • Infrastructure Financing
• Revolving Loan Program

Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is a small business assistance program serving prospective and existing small businesses in Idaho with business “extension service” assistance, focusing on areas of consulting, skill training and information research. Professional staff, higher education faculty, private sector and professionals are available to help with specialized needs. 208/769-3284

The ISBDC serves small business owners/managers, expanding and start-up businesses, home-based businesses, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, service and value-added agriculture businesses.

Services include:

               • Business plans                           • Marketing/advertising plans        
• Cost analysis                             • Market research
• Cash flow projections                • Loan assistance information
• Organizational development      • Purchase or sale of business
• New venture analysis


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