Eastern Idaho represents a strong and diverse economy - covering Southeast and East Idaho - under Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). With two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), the prospering cities of Pocatello and Idaho Falls, five thriving federal programs, a booming healthcare industry, unwavering agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and energy sectors, three four-year universities and a two-year college, Eastern Idaho understands what it takes to develop, expand and attract business.
Eastern Idaho is uniquely positioned to lead economic opportunities generated by both metros and a strong support cast of smaller communities. REDI identified target industry sectors to match the areas’ strengths and assets. They were chosen based on the opportunity for growth, workforce-ready labor, and connections to other industries based in Eastern Idaho, as well as inside and outside the state.
Targeted sectors identified are:
These sectors provide anchors for the Region’s continued economic growth.