Welcome to Idaho, where a combination of beauty and brains make this state a great place to visit, live and do business.
Idaho’s diverse economy ranges from high-tech to healthcare to tourism. The state’s universities and the Idaho National Laboratory provide the backbone for research and development opportunities.
Boise, the state capital, is at the center of the area’s largest metropolitan area, with a population of more than 500,000. Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls connect along Interstate 90 to Spokane, Wash., making up the state’s other large metropolitan area. In eastern Idaho, Pocatello and Idaho Falls have a large number of Ph.Ds working at the Idaho National Laboratory and Idaho State University, as well as at a number of burgeoning technology firms.
Fiscal responsibility and a commitment to a balanced budget in state government have led to a stable tax environment.
The proximity to the great outdoors is a lure that brings many to Idaho. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities – from mountain biking to skiing, from whitewater rafting to backpacking – and scenic vistas around every turn attract over 20 million tourists annually. Even those who live in the state’s larger cities can enjoy fly fishing or a river walk during their lunch hour.
Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho stretches from the top of Nevada all the way to the Canadian border. The beautiful state has a variety of landscapes – from forests to desert, from rugged mountains to broad farmlands.
Many places boast quality of life. We live it. So discover Idaho and our adventures in living, working and playing.