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Expand or Relocate to Idaho

Idaho Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Idaho

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

Business Data for Idaho


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 6/29/2016. All other data updated on 6/29/2016. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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 Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
21% Industrial machinery and equipment
20% Food and kindred products
12% Lumber and wood products
7% Fabricated metal products
7% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise) - 6,000
HP, Inc. (Boise) - 4,700
Clearwater Paper Corp. (Lewiston) - 2,147
Melaleuca, Inc. (Idaho Falls) - 1,500
Vista Outdoor Operations, LLC (Lewiston) - 1,300
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Ada - 28,596
Canyon - 10,338
Kootenai - 6,374
Bonneville - 6,019
Twin Falls - 5,387

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Boise - 25,223
Nampa - 6,912
Idaho Falls - 5,954
Lewiston - 5,199
Twin Falls - 4,223

Mfg. 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)

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