The City of Idaho Falls tied with Dubuque Iowa as the 21st Best Small City for Business in America in a recent study of nearly 200 select, small-sized U.S. cities.
This study, conducted by the small business and finance experts at ChamberofCommerce.org, compared cities with a population between 50,000 and 250,000 residents.
By keeping population figures in that range, small cities that are genuinely business-viable were allowed to stand out among popular metropolitan areas.
“Idaho Falls is proud to be recognized for being a business-friendly city,” said Dana Briggs, Idaho Falls Economic Development Coordinator. “We are very proactive to be a community where businesses, and especially small businesses, can succeed and thrive.”
The cities were ranked according to various economic metrics typically associated with burgeoning financial cities and districts.
Some of these metrics include regional cost of living, revenues by all businesses (per capita), personal income per capita, unemployment rate and average jobs creation rate.