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Why choose Eastern Idaho?

Eastern Idaho is Idaho’s Research Corridor and the country’s premier region for science, technology and research. Eastern Idaho is a prime location for businesses requiring a large base of educated and trained talent to fill positions. 

There are 50,000 students registered each semester between four major universities and colleges within the region – Idaho State University, Brigham Young University – Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho and a satellite campus of University of Idaho. Businesses and potential new industries looking to tap into a large pool of ready-to-work talent to fill jobs will discover Eastern Idaho to be one of the best places in the nation to find employees.

Eastern Idaho also has the infrastructure businesses need to relocate and expand.  Eastern Idaho offers accessibility by air, rail or interstate. Air services are provided by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and the Pocatello Regional Airport. Rail Freight services are provided by Union Pacific Railroad and the Eastern Idaho Railroad. Watco Transportation Services transloading services is also available.

Eastern Idaho is a rapid and aggressive growing region with fourteen diverse Counties. The Region offers a competitive cost of doing business with the lowest electricity rates in the nation. Companies benefit from low taxes, affordable industrial and commercial real estate, low utility costs, as well as access to a highly educated workforce. Eastern Idaho residents enjoy clean air, plenty of sunshine, diverse employment opportunities, affordable residential real estate, and an outdoor recreational paradise.

These are just a few reasons why Eastern Idaho is a great fit for companies to expand or relocate. Contact us to learn more.

4th & 5th Largest cities in Idaho: Idaho Falls & Pocatello (45 miles apart)

2nd Largest Workforce in Idaho

93.25 Cost of Living Composite for the Region

 

81.7 Percent of population under 30 (Rexburg is recognized as Millennial City USA with one of the country’s largest group of young talent)

Four Institutions of Higher Education with more than 49,000 students enrolled each semester

Home to five federal programs – Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), US Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Homeland Security

 

A Collaborative Computing Center (C3) – host to one of the most impressive supercomputers - the Sawtooth - with approximately 100,000 computer processor cores. One of the 100 fastest supercomputers in the world.

World Class Science, Research, Cybersecurity & Innovation Hub – Home to one of the largest Department of Energy sites - the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

Data Centers - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Data Center focused on cybersecurity posture for all DOJ components.

 

8 Key Medical Facilities with the only Burn Center (EIRMC) in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota

Agriculture Mega Center: #1 Potato Capitol in the World, #1 in Spring Wheat and #1 in Malt Barley

Four beautiful seasons, which equal impeccable Year-Round Outdoor Activities!

 

Explore over 160+ Trails, 46+ Parks, 12 Museums, 2 National Parks, 12 Golf Courses, 4 Art Centers, 3 Zoos, and 2 regional airports (Idaho Falls & Pocatello.) The possibilities are endless: Replenish your Zen for life with numerous indoor and outdoor activities.

E.I. Economic Dashboard

Eastern Idaho’s reputation as being “the place to locate your business and sustain a great quality of life” is backed up by solid data. A few highlights:

Job Growth

Eastern Idaho

3.0%

National: 1.1%

Median Wage

Eastern Idaho

$34,258

National: $38,640

Cost of Living Index

Eastern Idaho

88.8

National: 100.0

Population Growth

Eastern Idaho

14.2%

National: 6.3%

Median Age

Eastern Idaho

32

National: 38.2

Unemployment Rate

Eastern Idaho

2.5%

National: 3.9%

Corporate Tax

Eastern Idaho

6.925%

National: 6.87%

Median Home Value

Eastern Idaho

$158,364

National: $226,800

GDP Growth

Eastern Idaho

2.5%

National: 1.9%

This is Eastern Idaho!

It's hard to beat the many benefits Eastern Idaho has to offer. We consistently rank at the top of the nation's "most livability" lists. Eastern Idaho is an exhilarating region with over 370,000 people. Eastern Idaho offers a fresh lifestyle where you can enjoy the activities of a big city without the pressures city life brings.

Short commute times, less stress, and more time for leisure activities: These are reasons why people, and businesses, are relocating to Eastern Idaho.

Work

If you want to be part of a new frontier in your industry, now is the time to join the workforce in Eastern Idaho. As Eastern Idaho continues to grow and expand, there are endless opportunities to advance a career in just about any field. With four top colleges and universities in the region, and five federal programs, Eastern Idaho has become an epicenter for innovative thinkers, a growing entrepreneurial spirit, and forward-looking business.

Come to Eastern Idaho and be part of the action.  Learn more about our key industries.

Play

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and breathtaking landscape, Eastern Idaho offers spectacular outdoor activities such as skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, river rafting, and camping. The region is truly an invigorating venture for those who like to play as hard as they work. 

As diverse as the landscape, Eastern Idaho provides an exciting experience to meet all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. 

Eastern Idaho is also a short drive to world-class destinations. Come and check out Eastern Idaho!

Golf one or all of Eastern Idaho’s prime golf courses. Whether you are a beginner or a Pro, you will find beautifully groomed courses and lots of sunshine.  Come and check out one or all of our many golf courses in Eastern Idaho!

Hit the Slopes. From the first-time skier to the thrill seeker, Eastern Idaho provides ski slopes to fit all levels of skiers.  In addition, Eastern Idaho provides 5-Star resorts to escape to.  Check out some of our favorite spots!

Hike & Bike. Whether you’re looking for a challenging climb or a scenic weekend stroll, there’s unlimited options on the trails of Eastern Idaho. Check out these sites!

Idaho State University - Pocatello
University of Idaho Satellite Campus at University Place - Idaho Falls
College of Eastern Idaho - Idaho Falls
Brigham Young University - Idaho

Learn

In Eastern Idaho, we are lucky to have unlimited resources for gaining an education or continuing your education. Between our four universities and colleges, over 50,000 students of all ages have access to the best educators offering hands-on real-world learning experiences - crucial to meeting the needs of current employers and employers seeking to locate their business to Eastern Idaho.

Live

Eastern Idaho residents enjoy clean air, plenty of sunshine, diverse employment opportunities, and great outdoor recreational activities the beautiful landscape of the region provides. With a diverse economy, inexpensive land, low taxes, abundant resources, a ready workforce, great colleges and universities, and a low cost of living, Eastern Idaho has become one of the best places to live - and work!

If you are tired of getting stuck in traffic, and spending allot of time in your car to get to work each day, then Eastern Idaho is the place for you. In Eastern Idaho, it’s all about putting on your favorite tunes, setting the cruise control, and enjoying a relaxed commute.

No matter where you are in Eastern Idaho, you will find welcoming people with strong work ethics and innovative spirits – people developing cutting-edge processes and creating new technologies – helping their communities grow and thrive.

This is Eastern Idaho!


Eastern Idaho Roots Job Listings

Searching for employees can be overwhelming for employers. With unemployment rates at an all-time low, the competition for skilled workers is more challenging now than ever before.

In 2020, REDI rolled out a new employment program - Eastern Idaho Roots. The goal of this new program is two-fold: 1) to provide a central job posting site where employers across Eastern Idaho can promptly post open job opportunities and connect with job seekers pursuing employment in Eastern Idaho, and 2) where employees can quickly search for open employment and career opportunities in Eastern Idaho.

Eastern Idaho Roots Program was established to not only help employers recruit and retain a highly skilled workforce, but it’s also a great outreach program to recruit those desiring to come back to Eastern Idaho, opportunities to seek and gain successful employment.

With a low cost of living, great career opportunities for the novice to the high-tech junky – Eastern Idaho is the best place in the U.S. to work and sustain a great quality of life!

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