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LOW-COST ENERGY
Energy costs in this region are well below other parts of the country. Energy is abundant and rates are highly competitive. Hydropower and other alternative energy sources produce power for the region and other parts of the country.
Electrical Rates INW Region Silicon Valley Southern California Puget Sound
Commercial (500kw, 180,000 kwh, 50% load factor) ¢4.4-¢6.3 ¢12.0 ¢7.4-¢11.8 ¢4.4-¢6.3
Industrial (1,000kw, 650,000 kwh, 90% load factor) ¢3.6-¢5.9 ¢10.7 ¢6.5-¢10.4 ¢4.0-¢5.8

Real EstateTELECOMMUNICATIONS
The region is rich with high-capacity, high-speed telecommunications infrastructure. The latest and most reliable fiber and wireless technology options can be found in the region. National accolades and attention has been bestowed upon its telecommunications infrastructure.

Several home-grown and move-in companies have been instrumental in the development and maintenance of that structure. Telecommunications companies range from Tier 1 to national to regional and local providers.

WATER
Water is available and affordable to companies. Costs for usages and disposal are highly competitive against rates charged in other locales.

STREAMLINED PERMITTING PROCESSES
Permitting processes are streamlined and user-friendly. That efficiency and predictability means shorter project timelines that allow firms to get into production swiftly. Regional representatives can assist in aiding companies with streamlining processes for relocating companies.

Photo credits—University of Idaho Research Park: page top; George Perks: bottom right.

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