Idaho: A Smart Choice
Why Locate Your Business in Idaho
- Low overall business costs
- Innovative workforce with a creative mind set
- Energy environment to power your business
- Low cost of living for a high quality of life
- Easy access to government partners
Low Overall Business Costs
Great Location + Low Business Costs = An Ideal Site for Increased Profitability. Idaho's strategic location in the western United States makes it an excellent place to maximize product distribution. When you consider that Idaho also boasts the second lowest business costs in the west, locating your business in Idaho is an easy decision to make.
A Smart Workforce Makes For A Smart Business
"For the second year in a row, Idaho ranks first in patent activity measuring the number of patents issued to companies or individuals per 1,000 workers. Idaho's extremely high patent ratio is more than 3.5 times the national average. So, not only is Idaho a great place to live and recreate but it attracts great minds seeking to contribute their ideas in a peaceful, calm environment."
Source: Stoel Rives 2008 Patent Report
Energy Environment to Power Your Business
Idaho businesses have always been able to depend on low energy costs to control operating expenses and to improve their bottom line. Fueled by efficient, clean hydro-electric power, commercial rates are among the lowest in the United States and are about half that of many western cities.
Low Cost of Living For a High Quality of Life
Quality of life benefits such as a low crime rate, short commutes, and access to the outdoors are hard to squeeze into a balance sheet. But when quality of life is combined with a very reasonable cost of living it can only enhance a company's bottom line. Idaho gives that one, two punch!
Easy Access to Government Partners
Idaho offers open door access to all levels of government. From the Department of Commerce with over 1000 collective years of experience doing business in Idaho, to our personally committed Governor, we strive to make Idaho the best place in the nation to successfully start or expand a business.
Idaho's Incredible Business Incentives
Idaho integrates programs, services, and incentives with an enviable lifestyle for employees to provide a strong, healthy, and profitable climate for businesses here.