Women Entrepreneurs In Rural Idaho Face Unique Challenges, We Are Working To Change That

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

first appeared in The Coeur d'Alene Press on October 16, 2019. By Senator Jim Risch









Sen. Jim Risch


It seems like nearly every day there’s a news story or statistic proclaiming Idaho as one of the best places to live, raise a family, and grow a business. Idaho is all those things and more, and people across the country are taking notice.


Just this past August, Idaho received an ‘A’ rating in small business friendliness from Thumbtack, and in a new study from American Express, Idaho earned a spot in the Top Five for “economic clout” of women-run businesses, defined as an increase in the number of women-owned firms and their growth in employment and revenue.