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We are the economic development agency for the City of Idaho Falls, the City of Ammon, the City of Ucon, and Bonneville County, Idaho. 

Our goal is to expand the business base and facilitate the creation of high-quality jobs in the Idaho Falls area. Grow Idaho Falls is here to help companies make a strong business case for selecting our community for business relocation and expansion.

Our job is made easier by a few simple facts:
  • We are home to the 4th largest city and county in Idaho.
  • Our county populations grew 26% in last decade (2010 Census.gov).
  • Our cost of living is below the national average (84.2%, ACCRA - 2014 Annual Average).
  • We have a great business climate with reasonable tax structures and business incentives.
  • Excellent infrastructure - transportation accessibility, low cost utilities, excellent telecom munications, robust technology support, and a strong workforce.

Idaho Falls ranked fifth on the Most Affordable Cities in America list

  • Extremely high-quality of life - affordable housing, a great community, and abundant recreation.
  • See our affordable and attractive real estate for buildings and sites.

 

1. Idaho Falls, Idaho

  • 1-yr. wage growth: 18.4% 
  • Average weekly wage: $806
  • 1-yr. unemployment rate change: -0.6%
  • 1-yr. employment rate change: N/A
 

COMMUNITY TO CAPITAL 2015

Idaho Falls, ID:  Community leaders will travel to Washington DC March 25 & 26, 2015 to meet with members of the Idaho congressional delegation to discuss issues affecting eastern Idaho. They will also meet with representatives from the US Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Energy and the Energy Community Alliance. Click for more details.

 


March 24, 2015

 

Jennifer Verdon, Manager with Idaho Dept of Commerce and Linda Martin, CEO of Grow Idaho Falls in the Idaho Booth at the Gaylord National in Maryland (pictured L-R). Others from Idaho included Jeff Sayer, Director of Commerce, Ken Edmunds, Director of Labor, Deb Nelson of Givens Pursley, Jan Rogers of SEIDO, Kelly Anthony of Rupert, and Mike Williams from Jerome.

SelectUSA is an annual international investment exhibition and educational conference. This year, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry topped a schedule of international business and economic experts from around the world.

Idaho's presence at this event was an outreach to attract additional foreign direct investment and to promote trade relationships.

 



 

 

 

      

The 2015 Semi-Finals begin Thursday, Feb. 12 and run from 4pm - 7pm. The Finals begin Friday Feb. 13 and run from 3pm – 7pm. The competition takes place at the Energy Innovation Laboratory, 775 University Boulevard, Idaho Falls, and is open to the Public. 

 

The Semi-Finalists are:

 

Community Track

 

1. 3D Printer – Mark Jaster

 

2. Be the Maven -  Tyler Price

 

3. Chute Trainer – Rory Erchul

 

4. Integrated Waster Screening – Doug Akers

 

5. Syphon Sound – Kyle Rawson

 

6. Vita Pop – Ian Bonner

 

Diversity Track

 

1. Digitization Services – Bertha Jones

 

2. Fields – Naomi Anderson

 

3. Function of Geek, Bandolier – Kelly Galloway

 

4. Mile High Decoy – Jeffery Lacey

 

5. Natural Resources – Amilcar Gonzalez

 

6. Play Away Baby – Trevor Perkes

 

 

 

Click here  for more information.

 

  

 


 

  

Linda Martin, CEcD
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Tami Henvit 
Business Development - Investor Relations Manager

151 North Ridge, Ste A Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208.522.2014, Fax: 208.522.3824