Major Employers


Lewis-Clark Valley Major Employers

A large number of businesses have traditionally thrived in this valley, including Clearwater Paper, which has grown into a leader in paper products and technology. The completion of the waterway system which made Lewiston into the West’s most inland seaport accelerated business growth and diversity. The Ports of Lewiston, Clarkston, and Wilma offer a gateway for manufacturers to the West coast as well as to other countries in the Pacific rim. A network of river, rail, and highway transportation facilities, along with economic assistance offered by area banks and community agencies, combine to give Lewiston an excellent business climate.

Employer Employees
Clearwater Paper 1,414
Regence BlueShield of Idaho 509
Lewis Clark State College 750
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center 950
Vista Outdoor 1,177
Lewiston School District 1,200
City of Lewiston 289
Clarkston School District 330
Tri-State Memorial Hospital 500
Nez Perce County 220
Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc. 140
Costco Wholesale 540
Swift Transportation 400
Lewiston Morning Tribune 160
Washington State University (Pullman, WA) 6,130
University of Idaho (Moscow, ID) 4,843
Nez Perce Tribe (Lewiston, Lapwai) 1,346
U.S. Forest Service, Clearwater & Idaho Counties (Orofino, ID) 454
Walmart Supercenter (Clarkston, WA) 340
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (Lewiston, ID) 520
Idaho Forest Group (Lewiston, ID) 138
Northwest Children’s Home 140


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