Economic Development

The city works with several great organizations to further economic development in our community, please see the following numbers and links:

Bear Lake Montpelier Chamber of Commerce(City Councilman Heather Mortensen is liaison)
Bear Lake Regional Commission:  435-946-2198  (City Councilman Dan Fisher is liaison)
Southeast Idaho High Country tourism(888) 201-1063  (Becky Smith is liaison)
Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau  (See the events happening in our area)


The city’s economic development department worked with the Four-County Alliance of Southeast Idaho, and Idaho State Bengal Solutions to study the possible impact of the Paris Hills Mine development on the local business economy.  You can download the preliminary and final studies below.  Special thanks to the Idaho Gem Grant program and Zion’s Bank for sponsoring this research.

Paris Hills Phosphate Mine Economic Impact Analysis Final PDF

Bear Lake Impact Preliminary Study