Economic Profiles

  • Regional Airport with direct access to 7 cities and; full service general aviation facility
  • Fiber optic trunk line in all cities with 3 competitive service providers
  • Low electricity costs and excess capacity with commercial rates at 3-4 cents per kWh
  • Multi-lane state highway bisecting the region with interstate access within one hour
  • Outdoor recreation R&D facilities for snow, trail, water and other action sports
  • Iconic Sun Valley Lodge and other world-class resort accommodations
  • 300 new hotel rooms in three new facilities with additional 200 new rooms on build-out of two approved projects
  • Strong and growing Short Term Rental market
  • Experienced construction & trades industry
  • Mix of housing types, prices and locations
  • Multiple Senior Housing, Assisted living & Memory Care facilities
  • Skiing Magazine top-3 ranked ski resort
  • 150 miles of groomed Nordic skiing across multiple trailheads networks
  • 11 white water rafting outfitter bases
  • 1500 square miles of mountain wilderness with 45 peaks over 10,000 elevation
  • Internationally acclaimed Blue Ribbon Trout fishery
  • 100’s miles of single track mountain biking
  • Only certified International Dark Sky preserve in the U.S.
  • 23 bed Regional Hospital ranked in top 10 nationally for patient care
  • Multiple educational options with pre-K to 12th in public, Independent, Charter, Montessori and alternative schools
  • Community College satellite campus
  • Three major not-for-profit arts umbrella organizations
  • 10+ dedicated performing arts and museum locations
  • 25+ marque annual events

Every year, Sun Valley Economic Development compiles a comprehensive economic profile for Blaine County and each of its cities. This is the only publication where you can find a wide range of standardized economic data at the county and municipal level in one place.