A powerful economic engine
As the employer of more than 6,000 people — including highly specialized scientists, engineers and technicians — INL’s economic impact is far-reaching and widely felt. INL is committed to small business growth and economic development not only in southeastern Idaho’s 13 counties but across the state. For every 100 INL jobs, another 188 jobs are created in other industries, and nearly 11,100 other Idaho jobs depend on its operations.
Accomplishments and data are from fiscal year 2023.
Reaching small business goals
INL economic impact infographic
While INL’s primary mission is to help the nation solve energy and security challenges, we’re equally committed to thriving local communities and successful educational initiatives. Our growth as a laboratory strengthens both our local community and those throughout Idaho. We are committed to making Idaho stronger because Idahoans make us stronger. This infographic provides a snapshot into the lab’s impact on the local, regional and state economies.