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Idaho business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of ID communities

Relocate or Expand to Idaho - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Idaho business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of ID communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Idaho Business Data*


Population: 1,545,801
Total Labor Force: 776,000
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
Number of Manufacturers: 2,048
Manufacturing Jobs: 73,259
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: .966.8%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
6%. Exemptions include: Purchases of equipment and raw materials used directly in manufacturing, fabrication, mining or logging; pollution control equipment.; utility & industrial fuels; equipment used in research and development; processing materials used for the production of energy; goods-in-transit.

Property Tax:
County government levies and administers property taxes. No property tax on business inventories.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
22% Food and kindred products
22% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Lumber and wood products
6% Electronic and other electric equipment
6% Fabricated metal products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise) - 6,000
Hewlett-Packard Co., Laser Jet Div. (Boise) - 4,700
Melaleuca, Inc. (Idaho Falls) - 1,500
Clearwater Paper Corp. (Lewiston) - 1,477
Chobani, Inc. (Twin Falls) - 1,099
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Ada - 27,448
Canyon - 9,932
Kootenai - 6,220
Bonneville - 5,581
Twin Falls - 5,324

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Boise - 24,336
Nampa - 6,554
Idaho falls - 5,512
Twin Falls - 4,133
Lewiston - 3,702

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Partial to full property tax exemption for businesses that invest in new manufacturing facilities, and/or invest a minimum of $1 billion in capital improvements, and/or employ at least 1,500 people within an Idaho county.
Hire One Refundable Tax Credit
3% Investment Tax Credit
Net Operating Loss Deduction
25% rebate on sales tax paid on materials to construct new facilities
Up to $100,000 per site for qualifying energy-saving improvements
Economic Development Administration Grants
Idaho Prime Rate Loan Program
Industrial Revenue Bonds
Customized Recruiting Services
Customized Workforce Training
Community Block Grants
Rural Development Grants
Gem Grants
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Priest River Development Corp.
Small, private economic development corporation for beautiful North Idaho. Light industrial land available in the Priest River Industrial Park.
P.O. Box 400, Priest River, ID 83856 (Map & Aerial View)
(208) 448-1312

Looking to reach Idaho manufacturers? Access the Idaho Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/23/2014.

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