Community Profile

Community Profile

  • Idaho’s only seaport at the Confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers
  • The Hub of Higher Education
  • A city of firsts: capital, post office, public library, newspaper
  • Manufacturing friendly, great healthcare, excellent quality of life
  • Historical roots that date back to the 1800s when explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were authorized by President Thomas Jefferson to explore, scout, survey, and map, to find a direct waterway to the West Coast and Pacific Ocean.

Nez Perce County, ID - Profile data - Census Reporter

Lewiston, ID - Profile data - Census Reporter


Lewiston's large employers reflect the diversity of the local economy.

  1.  St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  2. ATK Inc. (ammunition manufacturer)
  3. Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union
  4. Coleman Oil
  5. Lewis-Clark State College
  6. City of Lewiston
  7. Lewis Clark Credit Union
  8. Hall-Copeland RV Center
  9. Lewiston Public Schools
  10. Opportunities Unlimited, Inc.

 10 Best Companies To Work For In Lewiston, ID In 2022 - Zippia


  • Lewiston Airport (LWS) is served by two airlines that offer daily services to Boise, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.
  • Port of Lewiston is the furthest inland seaport in all of the Pacific Northwest, with eight dams and locks to the Ocean.  
  • The major highways that service Lewiston are I-95 and I-12 which serve north-south and east-west routes.
  • Rail freight main line service is provided by Great Northwest Railroad with connections to both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern.
  • Lewiston Transit system offers two fixed routes as well as connections to the Clarkston Routes and Appaloosa Express at the Lewiston Community Center.   

Development Opportunities

Nez Perce Plaza


Business & Technology Park (Business & Tech Park Gallery - Port of Lewiston)

Harry Wall Industrial Park (Harry Wall Industrial Park - Port of Lewiston)

Airport Business Park

Waterfront Land Development (link waterfront land pdf)

Opportunity Sites