State Facts


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  • Ranked the number 12 best state for business by Forbes

  • Ranked number five by CNBC for Business Friendliness, measuring the freedom of the state's legal and regulatory frameworks for businesses and number six for Cost of Doing Business.

  • Boise is ranked the number 13 best place for business and careers by Forbes

  • Kiplinger forecasted Idaho to have the fastest job growth in 2016 with a job growth percentage of 3.5 and 23,580 new jobs.

  • Boise is ranked among the Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 50 Best Downtowns by Livability


  • CNN ranked Wyoming as the best state to retire in by factoring weather, cost of living, crime, quality of healthcare, state and local taxes, and general well being.

  • Named the number four Best State to Live in on Tax Day having the lowest beer tax and excise tax collection in the country, via Livability

  • The economy is greatly comprised of tourism, the state seeing 10.5 million visitors in 2015, a 4.2 percent increase from 2014.

  • The third best state for starting a business, according to CNN.