Idaho Metro Areas See Healthy Economic Growth

Sept. 19, 2018

Boise – Idaho’s six major metropolitan areas had Gross Domestic Product growth above the national average in 2017, according to new numbers released yesterday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is the total value of goods and services produced in a one-year period.

Here are the 2017 GDP growth rates for the six major metropolitan areas in Idaho. All achieved a growth rate higher than the 2.1 percent average for all U.S. metro areas:

  • Boise City, ID: 3.9 percent
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID: 2.9 percent
  • Idaho Falls, ID: 4.9 percent
  • Lewiston, ID-WA: 2.9 percent
  • Pocatello, ID: 2.4 percent
  • Twin Falls, ID: 2.2 percent