Legislation enabling urban renewal in Idaho dates back to 1965. (See Idaho Code, Title 50, Chapter 20). Today, there are 42 Urban Renewal Agencies throughout the state, from Boise to smaller rural communities such as Driggs. A city can create an urban renewal agency by ordinance. Once created, they are independent of the city government and, by law, may use tax increment financing to finance the economic growth and development of urban renewal areas.