Power County Development Authority

The Power County Development Authority was organized in 2005 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of bringing industrial development and business to Power County. Two areas within the County are the focus of PCDA’s efforts and both are zoned for heavy industry. 

The first area is located in the northeastern corner of Power County and is the former site of FMC Corporation’s phosphate processing plant. It is near the intersection of two Interstate highways and is easily accessible to rail and air transportation as well as gas and electric power lines. While the nearly 2000 acres are located within the Eastern Michaud Superfund Site, more than 200 acres of the property have been certified by EPA for redevelopment.

The second area lies approximately two miles west of American Falls and consists of more than 5000 acres. A Con-Agra potato processing plant is located within this heavy industry zone. Most of the land within this heavy industrial zone is either undeveloped or agricultural.

Idaho State University’s College of Business has recently completed a study for the Power County Development Authority, “Economic Impact Analysis for a Remediated and Redeveloped FMC Site.”

That report and the Executive Summary are available in PDF format:

Economic Impact Analysis 2011 – Executive Summary.pdf  (3.2MB PDF)

Economic Impact Analysis for a Remediated and Redeveloped FMC Site.pdf  (1.1MB PDF)


Valorie Watkins, Director
Power County Development Authority
PO Box 621
American Falls, ID 83211
208-251-1278 (mobile)
[email protected]


Board of Directors

Kent Rudeen, Chairman
Brett Crompton, Vice Chairman
Bill Meadows, Treasurer
Ken Estep
Ben Strand