It may call itself the Gem State, but Idaho offers very low costs. Education is among the worst in the nation.
You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.
Idaho created a new tax credit for businesses in 2014, and Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter says it's already proving to be a big winner.
"Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.
Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.
The "new economy" has transformed how states conduct business, both with each other and the broader global marketplace.
The Gem State is a bargain with its low costs. Although education is underfunded, and jobs are scare despite economic growth.
Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus. But a market reversal could be possible.
Micron reported higher profit in the first quarter, helped by strong sales at its Elpida business and a recovery in chip prices.
Idaho's governor says the corrections department will take over operation of the largest privately run prison in the state.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Tea party candidates in the 2014 congressional elections will try to unseat Republican incumbents they say aren't conservative enough.