Idaho's traditional industries have prospered through globalization. Even though Idaho is still Trump country, Republicans will find the state increasingly going the way of purple Arizona. Whose fault will it be when that happens?
Boise-based Micron Technology, Idaho's largest publicly traded company, has 40,000 employees, a 27% increase since 2016. Micron rallied 548% during the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency and Asia delivered 85% of Micron sales when Trump took office
This Republican calls it "the elephant in the room" in his bid for the Idaho Senate: He's a militia leader known as the "Bundy Ranch sniper." Authorities see him as an anti-government extremist who belongs in prison. Instead, he beat felony charges twice.
Among the small and large companies in the Russell 3000 Index, Idaho companies punched way above the state's weight with a four-year rally exceeded only by companies in: ➡️California ➡️Washington ➡️Florida ➡️Oregon ➡️The District of Columbia
The disruption illustrates the extent to which Idaho has become a top-ranked state for global trade. Since 2016, here’s how imports climbed: U.S.: 9.2% 📈Arizona: 35% 📈Utah:18% 📈Idaho: 14%
Utah’s and Arizona’s exports led the nation during the same period, rising 44% and 12%. Idaho exports fell 30%, however, and Micron's revenue plummeted 23% in 2019 and declined 8% this year
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