We are currently compiling a list of companies specializing in products & goods that are made right here in Idaho.
The directory has information about and links to businesses that produce and/or sells goods & services, from large corporations to small mom & pop companies to individuals, each one offering their own type of unique products and services.
The latest census data (2011) shows Idaho having a total of 42,399 business establishments that employed 482,722 people. Idaho's manufacturing sector was 11th in the state in the number of establishments at 1,732, or 4.0% of the state total, which is the same as the national average of 4.0%. The number of Idahoans working in manufacturing was 53,345 or 11.0% of the state total, which is above the national average of 9.6%.
Many of these businesses make their products from the natural resources available here, such as, from trees harvested from the forest, minerals & ores mined from quarries, animals raised on farms or crops grown here.
You will also find both factory produced & handcrafted wood, metal & mineral products. Things like, local gourmet foods, spices & preserves, custom manufactured electronic devices & components, also earth, engine & human powered machinery & transportation equipment to name just a few. Apart from finding products that are made in Idaho which we use everyday, many of the items are one of a kind such as arts and craft items, clothing, toys made of wood & recycled goods, and other unique holiday gifts.
Last Updated on Apr 20, 2014
Industries in the Food Manufacturing subsector transform livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. The industry groups are distinguished by the raw materials processed into food products.
There are a total of 15,196 persons employed in food manufacturing, comprising 28.4% of Idaho's manufacturing workforce & 3.14% of Idaho's total workforce. There are 204 business establishments in the food manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing (7,480 workers), Dairy product manufacturing (2,401 workers), and Animal slaughtering and processing (1,000 workers).
Industries in the Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing subsector group establishments that manufacture computers, computer peripherals, communications equipment, and similar electronic products, and establishments that manufacture components for such products.
There are a total of 11,047 persons employed in computer and electronic product manufacturing, comprising 20.7% of Idaho's manufacturing workforce & 2.28% of Idaho's total workforce. There are 47 business establishments in the computer and electronic product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Semiconductor and related device manufacturing (7,999 workers), Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing (2,500 workers), and Electronic instrument manufacturing (410 workers.)
Industries in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing subsector transform metal into intermediate or end products, other than machinery, computers and electronics, and metal furniture, or treat metals and metal formed products fabricated elsewhere.
There are a total of 4,815 persons employed in fabricated metal product manufacturing, comprising 9.0% of Idaho's manufacturing workforce & 0.99% of Idaho's total workforce. There are 282 business establishments in the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector. Important sub-sectors include; Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (1,009 workers), Small arms ammunition manufacturing (1,000 workers), and Machine shops (755 workers).
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