History of LEAD
The Latino Economic and Development Center (LEAD) is directed by a group of Latino professionals and community members who live and work in south central and eastern Idaho and understand the needs of their communities.
LEAD began as an initiative of Partners for Prosperity (P4P) as part the Northwest Area Foundation Ventures Program .
Based on community input and visioning, P4P developed initial strategies related to small business development and entrepreneurship with the Latino community and provided funding for capacity building.
LEAD became a 501(c)(3) in April of 2009 – becoming Idaho’s first Latino asset building organization.
LEAD provides numerous services to Latino entrepreneurs and small business owners in our communities and is recognized at national and state levels for its continuous and outstanding service to the region.
Special thanks to:
Partners for Prosperity (P4P) for their generous financial and technical contributions.