Caldwell, Idaho

Caldwell Business Signs

Caldwell is a city located in the western most region of the present-day U.S. state of Idaho.  Prior to meddling by citizens of the United States, this area was a natural passageway to the Inland and Pacific Northwest.  As a result, it served as an annual trading fair rendezvous for multiple native tribes, meeting on the banks of the Boise River.  Eventually, European, Brazilian, Armenian, and even Australian explorers came to the region, which was now located along the infamous Oregon Trail.

In 1883, Robert E. Strahorn came to the region in order to select a route for a railroad for the Idaho and Oregon Land Improvement Company.  Strahorn found a suitable place for it in the area which would one day become Caldwell, Idaho.  He platted the city and named it after one of his business partners, former Kansas Senator Alexander Caldwell.  The city of Caldwell, Idaho was officially established that same year.

Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Caldwell, Idaho has a total population of 53,149 citizens.  Interestingly, the city of Caldwell, Idaho is also considered part of the Boise metropolitan area.   According to an estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau back in 2015, the Boise metropolitan area has a total population of 650,288 people.  This makes it the 83rd most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Caldwell, Idaho’s economy is dominated by two separate institutions.  The first of these, Caldwell Industrial Airport, covers 154 acres and has one asphalt runway.  Caldwell, Idaho’s other entrenched institution is undoubtedly the College of Idaho, one of the oldest four-year institutions in the state of Idaho.

In fact, the College of Idaho, which was founded in 1891, is Idaho’s oldest private liberal arts college, with 1,140 students enrolled in total.  The College of Idaho has an $111 million endowment, and “has produced seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and four NFL players.”  The College of Idaho’s Coyotes, who play in NAIA-CCC’s Frontier Conference (football only), offer 10 men’s and 10 women’s sports.

Elsewhere in the city of Caldwell, Idaho are five secondary schools, which include Caldwell High School, and six elementary schools.  The city also boasts 10 parks, a public golf course, a city pool, and a skatepark.

Caldwell, Idaho has also undergone a revitalization project back in 2009.  This revitalization project’s goal was to restore Indian Creek, which runs through downtown Caldwell, Idaho.  Indian Creek now sports attractions such as suspended bridges.  Additionally, the city of Caldwell, Idaho now holds the annual Indian Creek Festival.  The Indian Creek Festival features a fun run and a tug of war.

Fascinatingly, Caldwell, Idaho is also the hometown of Joseph Albertson, who founded the grocery store chain Albertson’s.  Other notable people hailing from the city of Caldwell, Idaho include Troy Beyer, Ronee Blakley, Congressman Thomas C. Coffin, Dame Darcy, Shirley Englehorn, A.J. Feeley, Mike Garman, Lawrence H. Gipson, Ron Hadley, Wayne Hooper, Gary Hubler, David Kamo, James Knight, Senator Steve Symms, and Gary Stevens, a jockey who won the Kentucky Derby three times.

Do you, by any chance, own a small business in and/or around the Caldwell, Idaho area?  Have you thought about starting up such an exhilarating endeavor?  These resources listed below may be able to help you should you choose to embark upon such an exciting quest:

Apply for a Business License in Caldwell, Idaho:

Economic Development in the City of Caldwell, Idaho:

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce:

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