Meet Governor Brad Little and learn from the delegation why Idaho is your destination for investment. Here is just some of the information about the Gem State:
Idaho's economy is powered by a blend of industries that brings about stability, collaboration and innovation. If that sounds good to you, there's definitely a place for your business here. Idaho's key industries include advanced manufacturing, aerospace, technology and innovation, food production, outdoor recreation and energy. With 12 major metros within an 800 mile radius there are 1.75 million people that contribute to making Idaho the #1 state for job growth in the nation according to Kiplinger and the #1 top performing economy as stated by Bloomberg. In addition to the booming economy, Idaho is also known by CNBC to be the #4 state for cost of doing business. Idaho has also been consistently recognized as a national leader for employment and wage growth with an unemployment rate far below the national average at 2.8%.
For more than 100 years, Idaho has made a name for itself as an agricultural state with abundant natural resources. Making food production a key industry for Idaho. Manufacturing in Idaho contributes to 6% of the states total workforce and contributes to more than $7.3 billion of Idaho's GDP. Idaho's vast airspace and technological capabilities make us uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the research, development and testing of aviation-related products. Finally, Idaho's citizens and businesses benefit from stable and secure access to affordable, clean forms of energy while the state continues to lead the nation in nuclear research.