About My Local Pocatello

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About My Local Pocatello

We know it’s not always easy to buy what you need locally.  The internet and big box stores provide a lot of advantages when it comes to cost, convenience and variety.  But there’s also a cost to NOT doing business locally in the form of lost jobs, taxes, prosperity and community.  My Local Pocatello wants to help promote locally owned businesses, community while supporting local families.

My Local Pocatello is about “thinking local FIRST”.  When people buy local, they support themselves because the money and the business stays within our community.  My Local Pocatello is about supporting friends, neighbors and family.  Community is the thread that ties us together and what makes our area so unique.

Though it may be convenient to shop online or visit the big box corporate stores, the money doesn’t stay local; the majority of it goes out-of-state and into some giant corporation’s pockets.  When the money leaves our community, it takes so much more with it including our local identity, our jobs and our people.  My Local Pocatello is about preserving our identity, supporting our locally owned businesses, saving our community and providing good jobs in our area for our people, our friends and our family.

Merchants who get involved care about our community and that’s why they are participating in this positive program.  They support local causes, provide better service and create more jobs.   By creating jobs, building community and generating local tax dollars that support education, city infrastructure and more, these participating merchants prove daily their commitment to our community.

Please, support this program and support our community.  When you think local and buy local, you’re supporting everything you love about our community and more.  Viva My Local Pocatello!

Useful Links

Pocatello Mayor’s Office
City of Pocatello
(208) 234-6582

Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Hunter, Executive Director
(208) 233-1525

Pocatello Visitors’ Center
2695 South 5th Avenue
(208) 479-7659

Bannock Development Corporation
John Regetz, Executive Director
(208) 233-3500

Old Town Pocatello
Stephanie Palagi, Executive Director
(208) 232-7545

Chubbuck Mayor’s Office
City of Chubbuck

About Pocatello, Idaho

Founded in 1889, Pocatello is known as the “Gateway to the Northwest.” As pioneers, gold miners and settlers traveled the Oregon Trail, they passed through the Portneuf Gap south of town. Stage and freight lines and the railroad soon followed, turning our community into a trade center and transportation junction.

Pocatello still carries on this tradition with excellent air, rail, and ground transportation at the intersection of I-15 & I-86. We offer access to cutting-edge telecommunications services and are home to many high technology companies. We have also been recognized by Forbes as a “Best Small Place for Business” six years in a row. Most recently Pocatello was ranked 2nd on Forbes Cost of Doing Business index. In addition, we have been ranked one of the top ten small places to move and raise a family according to Primary Relocation and World ERC. Pocatello has also been ranked by the AARP as one of the top cities in the U.S. to retire. All this plus we are just minutes to a day’s drive away from the best recreational opportunities the West has to offer!

For over 100 years, Pocatello has welcomed visitors, tourists, new residents and new businesses, so please make use of our web site information to answer any questions you may have about Pocatello, “Gateway to the Northwest.”

Think Local First

Want your business to participate in My Local Pocatello?  Contact us today!

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