Economic Development

Chamber of Commerce

About the Gooding Chamber of Commerce

The Gooding Chamber of Commerce believes that the business community is an integral part of the livability of any city. Our Chamber embraces the commitment to help enhance the culture of the city while promoting the business community that will make business owners and residents alike proud.

Gooding Chamber of Commerce Board


  • President - Shawna Jacobson (College of Southern Idaho)

  • Vice President - Beth Riddle (US Postal Service)

  • Secretary - Nancy Dunn (Lions Club)

  • Treasurer - Anna Stearns (Visions In Print)

  • Board Members

    Cindy Carter (Glanbia Foods), Jeremy Marr (Pioneer Federal), Aaron Guerts (Zions Bank) and David Clark (Julie’s Emporium)

Contact Information

Gooding Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development

SIEDO-REDS provides economic and business development services to the Magic Valley’s rural communities. REDS (formerly known as Southern Idaho Rural Development) will support the economic development needs of the rural communities within Gooding, Lincoln, Twin Falls, and Camas Counties.

Our Services

  • Business retention and expansion
  • Facilitate the development of local resources for start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Identify properties available for development or redevelopment
  • Link rural communities with resources to implement their economic development goals

Helpful Resources

  • Community Economic Development Resources & Partners
  • Idaho Department of Commerce – If you’re a new or existing Idaho company, you can apply for grants to cover almost any aspect of your business, like expanding your customer base, improving your access to community infrastructure, and more.
  • Idaho Small Business Development Center – Region IV – Provides no-fee business consulting & low cost business trainings
  • Region IV Development – Region IV Development works in the area of community development, economic development, downtown revitalization and business financing to encourage development and diversification in the economy of Southern Idaho.
  • Idaho Small Business Development Center Business Learning Network Global Classroom – Find courses in entrepreneurship, accounting & finance, and professional development.
  • Idaho Power “Energy for Growth” Marketing Grants – Idaho Power provides financial support to economic development organizations for strategic planning, marketing activities and prospecting campaigns.
  • Local First Toolkit – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
  • Small Town Growth
  • 101 Small Ways to Improve Your City
  • Agriculture Industry
  • Cultivating Success (Tools for small farms and ranchers)
  • Food for thought: A Call to Action on the Future of Sustainable Agriculture – Council for Sustainability and Innovation

Meet our Rural Economic Development Coordinator!

Mary Thompson is newly hired as the REDS Economic Development Professional. You can contact her at

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