In 1912, William Baldridge opened a hardware and buggy shop in Parma. That original company’s heritage continues to this day in the name of Parma Company and Agri-lines. The legacy of Parma’s early businessmen is alive and well in the twenty-first century.
In the last decade, an estimated 5 million dollars’ worth of business infrastructure improvements have been built within the Impact Area of Greater Parma. From state-of-the-art onion storage to new and remodeled agriculture equipment production facilities, a new pharmacy and dental offices, Parma is where growth is occurring. If you are looking for the small-town feel, with acreage lots available, with low student to teacher ratios, lower cost of real estate but within good striking distance of all of the best southwest Idaho has to offer, Parma is a good choice.
Its distinctive placement at the junction of two rivers, the Union Pacific main line, US Highway 95, and 15 minutes from Interstate 84 render it ideal for growers, shippers, manufacturers, commuters, and travelers.
The Western Alliance provides economic development services for the City of Parma, giving assistance with grants and land use applications. We also provide assistance with small business development.