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Priest River, Idaho Industrial Park: A small-town economic success story

November 20, 2017View for printing

As cities around the nation try to land the second Amazon headquarters and the bounty it brings, small rural towns are satisfied to fill a few buildings in their industrial parks - if they even have them.

Towns have tried, failed or dreamed of building an industrial park to attract a mix of manufacturing companies and jobs not dependent on their resource-based economies.

After 37 years, a group of tenacious volunteers in Priest River, Idaho, just a few miles from the Washington border, can claim a spot among those that have succeeded.

By Fred Willenbrock For the Spokesman-Review

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201 ... n-economic/
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