Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) helps us determine which industries are both compatible and desirable in the West Central Mountains. Through a partnership with the University of Idaho Valley County Extension, University of Nevada Reno, University of Utah and Western Rural Development Center, the West Central Mountains were the first region in Idaho to be selected for participation in ASAP.
Below are the outcomes of the final report–these are the industry segments that make the most sense–according to national data and metrics. Some variables for compatibility include distance from a major highway or level of service for high speed internet. The full report is available below as well if you’d like to learn more.
OUR TOP INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES, ACCORDING TO ASAP:
- Veggie and melon farming
- Electric power generation, distribution, transmission
- Light manufacturing
- Navigational and controls
- Paper products
- Drug store/sundry
- Misc. goods
- Cable/subscription programming
- Other telecommunications
- Other financial (investment)
- Scientific research
- Amusement and recreation industries
- Economic development programming