Southeast Idaho is nestled on the southern edge of the Snake River plain and the western edge of the Rocky Mountain system. Pocatello is the urban center and home to Portneuf Medical Center and Idaho State University . The 9,200 square miles of terrain includes semi-arid desert, irrigated farmland, a large reservoir, mountain ranges and valleys with elevations from 4,000 to 9,300 feet. The area is larger than the combined states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Recognized by Forbes as a “Best Small Place for Business” six years in a row. Most recently Pocatello was ranked 2nd on Forbes Cost of Doing Business index. In addition, we have been ranked one of the top ten small places to move and raise a family according to Primary Relocation and World ERC. Pocatello has also been ranked by the AARP as one of the top cities in the U.S. to retire. All this plus we are just minutes to a day’s drive away from the best recreational opportunities the West has to offer!
Here are some websites that contain more information about our communities:
Pocatello Greater Chamber of Commerce
Idaho State University
City of Pocatello
Bannock County – Virtual Travel for the Hiker, Traveler and Outdoorsman
Power County – Virtual Travel for the Hiker, Traveler and Outdoorsman
Lava Hot Springs
Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide
Great Rift Rural Health Network