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Manufacturing is the process of producing goods out of raw materials. In Idaho, the raw material could be sand that becomes a microchip or a potato that becomes a french fry.   Manufacturing accounts for more than 106,000 jobs in Idaho and 9.97 percent of Idaho’s workforce with an output valued at $10.4 billion, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Nationwide, manufacturing accounted for 15.7 percent of our country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 and 14.6 percent of Idaho’s GDP. Idaho’s semiconductor industry supports more than 8,200 high-paying jobs, with an output valued at $2.3 billion and 2.84 percent of Idaho’s GDP. The U.S. Census Bureau reports semiconductor devices are Idaho’s leading export, valued at $265 million in 2020.

Scroll through this page to learn more about manufacturing in the United States and Idaho.

A manufacturing infographic.

U.S. Manufacturing Information

Making It In America

Idaho Manufacturing infographic.

Idaho Manufacturing Facts

From the National Association of Manufacturers

Idaho Export Facts

From the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Infographic on Idaho agriculture exports.

Idaho Agricultural Exports

From the Idaho State Department of Agriculture

An infographic for the kinds of agriculture exports throughout the world.

Idaho Agricultural Exports

From the Idaho State Department of Agriculture