State, Provincial, & International Reviews
Monday, September 17 2018
By Idaho Commerce
Over the last several years, numerous expanding companies from around the globe made the choice to put down roots in Idaho. Companies from France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Canada among others saw a thriving, business-friendly environment in Idaho. From agribusiness and advanced manufacturing to science, research and technology, the state’s abundant natural resources, infrastructure, skilled workforce, partnership opportunities and geographic benefits, drew businesses from all over the world seeking the benefits of investing in the Gem State.
Strengthening the Supply Chain
Idaho has been a long-standing leader in food processing and agribusiness with almost 12 million acres of the state is occupied by farmland and nearly 25,000 operational farms and ranches. Many businesses have been successful producing products that feed the world while more companies are jumping at the opportunity to partner with other Idaho-based businesses to strengthen the supply chain together.
Thursday, June 01 2017
By Idaho Commerce
Idaho continues to receive national and international attention. We regularly appear in the top 10 of several key rankings. We recently captured the #1 ranking for states with the fastest job growth, the most job satisfaction, the largest percentage increase of employment, and in-migration moves of residents. For travelers, Vogue magazine ranked Idaho as one of the best places to travel worldwide as a vacation destination. It is safe to say that Idaho is officially no longer a well-kept secret in the Intermountain West. People and businesses alike have discovered why Idaho is a great state to live, work, play, and do business – because we make it easy.
This ease of business and life is reflected in Idaho’s financial success with real gross domestic product increasing by 2.8 percent in the second quarter of 2016 – the third largest increase nationally – and wage growth of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016 – twice the national average.
Wednesday, May 25 2016
By the Idaho Department of Commerce
Idaho’s economy is thriving. The state is making tremendous strides in growing existing companies and attracting new business. Its commitment to being a leader in economic growth and prosperity is invigorating communities and industries across its vast geography. The results are speaking for themselves. Idaho rounded out 2015 with the nation’s highest over-the-year percentage job growth. Manufacturing was a key driver of the job gains, with the state recording the nation’s second-highest percentage growth in manufacturing jobs.
But it is not just the manufacturing sector experiencing impressive gains; Idaho’s new and existing businesses are excelling in industries from food production, wholesale trade, scientific research and technology innovation. With nearly every sector growing in recent years, it is no wonder Idaho finds itself among the nation’s leading states for GDP growth, easily surpassing the national average. The momentum is palpable, and employers and employees alike are taking notice.