Idaho is the 28th Best State for Business 2014

Previous State: Ohio Next State: Arkansas

No. 28 Idaho

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’12-’13: 4.1
  • % Growth ’11-’12 v. Nat’l Avg. (2.5%): -2.1

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2013 %: 5.7
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (6.70%): -1

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration 2013: 4,579
  • Rank: 16

State Government

  • State Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’13 ($): 2,399
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 538.6

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 9.4%
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -0.49%
Key Companies
  • Micron Technology
  • Boise Inc.
  • MWI Veterinary Supplies
Development Trend Indicator: Negative
Exempts small business from some property taxes but jobs picture slides.


Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Sources:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
NewGeography.com
The Tax Foundation

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