If you live in Idaho, it should come as no surprise that our state is top ten. Take a look! Main Idaho Real Estate Insights

Idaho ranked as one of Top Three Places to Retire (study by MoneyRates.com). The study examined many factors that influence a person’s quality of retirement, including a state’s cost of living, property taxes, violent crime rates, climate, life expectancy for seniors, recent population growth in the senior demographic and unemployment.

Idaho ranks:

  • 2nd Lowest Energy Costs (Institute for Energy Research, October 2012)
  • #6 Most Inventive State (CNNMoney.com, October 2012)
  • Most Improved State for Business (MSNBC.com, July 2012)

#6 Best Economic Outlook (American Legislative Exchange Council, June 2012)
  • #1 Most Friendly State for Small Business (Kauffman Foundation/Thumbtack.com, May 2012)
  • #3 Highest Projected Percentage Job Growth, 2008-2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2011)
  • #7 Long-Term Job Growth Rate (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 2011)
  • #9 Top Entrepreneurship & Innovation (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 2011)
  • #10 Job Placement Efficiency (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 2011)
  • #6 Least Polluting State in the Nation (24/7 Wall Street, December 2010)
  • #9 Healthiest State (America’s Health Rankings.org, November 2010)
  • #5 Lowest Crime Rate in the Country (CQ Press, 2010)

#13 Best State for Business (Chief Executive Magazine, May 2010)

#4 in Entrepreneurial Activity (Kauffman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 2009)

#7 Best State for Renewable Source Electricity Generation (Energy Information Administration, 2009)
  • Fastest Growth for Green Jobs (Pew Institute, June 2009)
  • #1 Patents Per Capita (Forbes.com, May 2009)
  • #2 Lowest Energy Costs (Small Business & Entrepreneur Council, April 2009)
  • #14 Healthiest State (America’s Health Rankings 2009)

Most Improved State for Employing Energy Efficiency (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, October 2008)

#4 America’s Top States For Business (CNBC.com, July 2008)
  • #3 America’s Best Places for Alternative Energy-Geothermal (Forbes.com, July 2008)
  • #5 Best Homeownership Rate in the Nation (U.S. Census Bureau

  • #13 Wind Power Development Potential (American Wind Energy Association)
Posted by tlangford at 9/27/2014 12:15:00 AM
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