Online Schools in Idaho
The Idaho Economic Forecast for 2011-2014, generated by the state Division of Financial Management, is cautiously optimistic. The Forecast predicts that personal income will increase modestly, while business and professional services as well as health care and education sectors can expect to see steady growth. However, the Idaho Department of Labor predicts job growth will remain flat.
To spur its economic recovery, Idaho is actively trying to entice Oregon and Washington businesses to the state by offering incentives such as job training programs and tax credits, according to The Register-Guard.
Idaho: A place to work and live
The Idaho Department of Commerce lists the state's key industries as renewable energy, with a history in the field that goes back more than 100 years; technology and innovation; recreational technology; film; and tourism.
Over the last ten years, Idaho residents have migrated from rural to urban areas of the state at a steady pace, according to a Department of Labor press release. Based on 2010 U.S. Census information, Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene populations have increased 21.1 percent since 2000. As a place to live, Idaho offers exceptional natural beauty as well as a reasonable cost of living that is the 12th lowest in the nation, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research's (C2ER) second-quarter, 2011 data.
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