Incubators And Special Resources
Covering the full spectrum of enterprise
to bring the entire business community together
The Pocatello area is positioned for continued economic growth and prosperity. A trusted resource, Bannock Development Corporation works in tandem with a strong enterprise network to not only recruit new businesses, but also continue to support new and established businesses to further secure, support and sustain our region's growth.
The following organizations provide specialized support for new and expanding businesses, researchers and innovators.
Support for Fledgling Businesses
The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a non-profit, university-based resource serving the needs of small business and entrepreneurs. Located at the Idaho State University Business and Research Park, the Pocatello center is one of a network of six regional offices.
The development center's mission is to deliver up-to-date counseling, training, and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management, with a primary goal of helping small business owners and potential business owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business.
The services of the Idaho Small Business Development Center will be of special interest
to you if...
- You are thinking of starting a business
- You are trying to start a business and need help
- You own a business and want to expand
- You want to improve your current business operations
- You are ready to begin hiring employees for your small business
- You have an invention you wish to develop and market
Idaho State University SBDC
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
As a regional technology resource center, TechConnect East is positioned to assist new and growing technology enterprises achieve success in the marketplace. Located in the ISU Business and Research Park, TechConnect East offers entrepreneurs and innovators expert research and development advice, grant writing expertise, and a connection for avenues of funding. Services also include assistance with market research and development.
TechConnect East is the product of Former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne's Science and Technology Strategy for Idaho, a six-point plan that calls for increased investments in education, work force training, research and development, university/industry collaboration, venture capital and broadband connectivity. Pocatello was selected as the first of four planned regional science and technology support centers, in large part because of the area's existing high-tech infrastructure.
Contact TechConnect East if...
- You are a business owner or researcher with science or technology ideas, requirements or results to research, develop, and market
- You have a great idea or invention, but need help to take it to the next level
- You need connection or collaboration in your science or technology-based industry
A partial list of high-tech interest areas includes:
- Information Security
- Subsurface Technology
- Environmental Remediation
- Integrated Circuit Design
- Radiation and Materials Sciences
- Software Systems and Applications
- Network Systems and Applications
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Renewable Energy
Idaho Innovation Center
2300 N Yellowstone
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
ISU Business and Technology Center
Idaho State University
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
William T. Sellers, Executive Director, email@example.com
Encompassing approximately 300 acres and located just a mile east of ISU's main campus, the Idaho State University Research and Business Park provides building sites for lease to organizations or businesses wishing to develop research, educational, and/or cultural relationships with the University.
The park represents a cooperative effort between ISU and the City of Pocatello, with a primary goal of strengthening the area's economic base. Part of a national movement to ensure that our nation competes globally in creating and developing science, technology, and research that is commercially viable, the Idaho State University Business and Research Park operates through collaboration among industry, government, and university entities.
A pleasant mountain setting surrounds the park, while access to Interstate transportation (I-15) is only minutes away. Area hospitals and major hotels are nearby, and fiber optic cable supports high technology computer applications, data transmission and communications.
Businesses currently located in the Idaho State University Research and Business Park, include:
Other advanced technology enterprises located in the Pocatello area include: