City of Idaho Falls

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Residing in Idaho Falls:
Idaho Falls, Idaho is located in Bonneville County. Idaho Falls is the largest city in the Eastern Idaho region and is the the third-largest metropolitan area in the state behind the Boise City-Nampa and Coeur d’Alene metropolitan areas. In the past decade, it has been surpassed in population by Meridian and Nampa, making Idaho Falls the fifth -largest city in Idaho. The city is served by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and is home to the Idaho Falls Chukars minor league baseball team. Idaho Falls borders on Ammon, Idaho and serves as a hub to several surrounding communities including Ucon and Iona, Idaho.

 

Business in Idaho Falls:
Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for health care, travel and business in southeast Idaho. The community’s economy was mostly agriculturally focused until the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station in the nearby desert in 1949. The town subsequently became largely dependent on high-income jobs from “The Site”, officially called the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 2005.

Also thriving in Idaho Falls is a growing retail, entertainment, and restaurant sector, a regional medical center, and added funding for small businesses.

In May 2006, Inc. magazine ranked Idaho Falls eighth on its list of “Hottest Small Cities” in the U.S. based on the region’s job growth rate over the prior 10 years. Idaho Falls was also listed #2 on MSN Real Estate’s list of top ten best smaller cities in America, in terms of job prospects, quality of life and cost of living.

Idaho Falls has become a regional business hub. It hosts the headquarters of the United Potato Growers of Idaho and District 7 of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It is also the home to several small to medium sized national corporations such as Melaleuca, Inc.

 

Idaho Falls Recreation:
Idaho Falls has established itself as a regional cultural destination. The Willard Art Center, The Colonial Theatre and Civic Auditorium are home to year-round, diverse musical concerts, plays, and events. The greenbelt along the Snake River hosts many community events, such as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration (on the Fourth of July), the Roaring Youth Jam, and the Farmers’ Market, among others. The successful Museum of Idaho is a regional attraction which showcases local artifacts and history, but also makes use of traveling exhibits bringing such things as dinosaur bones, ancient documents, and primitive guns to town.

 

Downtown Idaho Falls once struggled as the city expanded eastward, but has been revitalized due to the efforts of local business owners, the City of Idaho Falls, and other organizations such as the Downtown Development Corporation and Grow Idaho Falls. It is home to many locally owned shops, stores, restaurants, galleries, and theaters.

 

Parks & Recreation Facilities:

Idaho Falls Government & Departments:

Planning and Building Administration
Office Phone:
680 Park Avenue
P.O. Box 50220
Idaho Falls, Id 83405-0220
Phone: (208) 612-8276
Fax: (208) 612-8520

Mayor’s Office:
308 Constitution Way
P.O. Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405-0220
Phone: (208) 612-8235
Fax: (208) 612-8560

Idaho Falls Power:
140 S. Capital Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
P.O. Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8430
Fax: (208) 612-8435
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