Industries

Energy and Technology

INL Building
  1. INL
  2. Idaho Falls Power
  3. Business Development

INL EnergyIdaho Falls: Home of Energy Innovation 

Idaho Falls is at the core of Energy Innovation in Idaho with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as its largest employer.  The community’s economy was mostly agriculturally focused until the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station in the nearby desert in 1949.  This led to many energy firsts occurring at the INL site.  INL is the home of the first use of nuclear energy for commercial power, the home of the new nuclear Navy, and now home to the first of its kind small and micro nuclear reactors.  70 years later in 2019, INL was named the Nuclear Innovation Research Center, where its’ history of leading first of its kind energy technologies will continue. 

INL also leads research energy production challenges with contributions in energy transmission, energy security, renewable energy integration, transportation transformation, water utilization, energy critical materials, biomass feedstock assembly, and advanced manufacturing.

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Agriculture

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  1. Heritage
  2. City/County
  3. Business Development

Idaho Falls: Agricultural HeritageTaylors Crossing Bridge

Idaho Falls celebrates its agricultural roots, beginning as a sparsely populated settlement of cattle and sheep ranchers. When a man named Harry Rickets built and operated a ferry on the Snake River in 1864, the area became a bustling hub along the Montana Trail as travelers, freighters, and miners made their way to their fortunes. When Matt Taylor built a timber frame toll bridge seven miles downstream from the ferry, a little town sprang forth and soon had an operating bank, hotel, livery stable, post office, and stage station. Eventually the Utah and Northern Railway was built and the little city of Eagle Rock (as it was known back then) grew even more. Once water rights were established and grain harvest began, families started to deepen their roots and call the beautiful banks of the Snake River home. The rest, as they say, is history.

Idaho agriculture is diverse, abundant, and rooted in our history. As a state, Idaho has nearly 25,000 farms and ranches which produce more than 185 different commodities. Agriculture remains a fundamentally important part of Idaho’s economy and way of life, and Idaho Falls is no exception.

Healthcare

Healthcare
  1. Comprehensive
  2. Facilities
  3. Business Development

Idaho Falls: Comprehensive Healthcare

The thriving healthcare sector Idaho Falls is experiencing today reflects the growth and development of the city of Idaho Falls and the changing healthcare needs of our country. Idaho Falls seeks to offer comprehensive healthcare services to the residents and visitors of Idaho Falls. The community also serves as the healthcare hub to the surrounding region and neighboring states of Montana and Wyoming.Idaho Falls map

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is verified as a Level II Trauma Center, making it one out of three in the state of Idaho to be designated as such. Each of the other hospitals in the city offer strengths and specialties of their own, making the Idaho Falls healthcare sector a well-respected resource for a catchment area of over 500,000 people.

Employment opportunities abound for individuals seeking healthcare related professions in Idaho Falls. Surrounded by education institutions that offer competitive and highly rated nursing and pre-med programs, the opportunities are endless for job seekers looking to progress in their career. Residency programs, internships, and robust variety of available positions make Idaho Falls an attractive option for securing a high-paying, fulfilling, and quality career in a community that believes in providing service with integrity and professionalism.