Rupert, Idaho businesses form part of the United States’ No. 1 Food Manufacturing Region


7 years ago

The United States’ most concentrated cluster of food manufacturing firms and jobs is located in Southern Idaho! Research conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor, in conjunction with Region IV Development Association, Inc., recently discovered that the South-Central Idaho area comprised of Cassia, Jerome, Minidoka, and Twin Falls Counties have a higher concentration of food manufacturing jobs and food processing firms than any other place in the United States.

Based on 2012 information from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these four counties dominate this targeted economic sector with more specialization in food processing in the local economy than any other state or region in the United States.

Minidoka County, Idaho is home to a number of the food manufacturing firms that contribute to this high concentration of business success :  Snake River Sugar CompanyGossner FoodsIdahoan Foods, Brewster Cheese, and  Gem State Processing.