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Idaho’s Small Businesses Make Big Impact on Economy

More than half the private businesses in Idaho have fewer than 50 employees and 20 percent have fewer than 10.

Between 2012 and 2013, 119 private businesses with fewer than 10 employees were established in Idaho – more than any other business size. Those smallest businesses created 1,800 jobs. There were 109 new business with 20 to 49 employees established in the same year, adding 3,600 workers to their payrolls – 23 percent of the state’s total employment growth in 2013. Businesses with 500 to 999 workers expanded by 39, adding more than 3,400 jobs – an impressive 14.8 percent jump in a year’s time.

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