Welcome to Boundary County in Northern Idaho
Boundary County, Idaho, the Jewel of the Gem state, adjacent to the Canadian border, is abundant with natural resources and economic advantages for your business.
Transportation by truck and railway are easily accessible with the benefits of two major highways that bisect the county, two ports of entry into Canada, and two national rail lines, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific. The BNSF runs east to west through the town and the UP comes out of Canada traveling south. Both rail lines have sidings on town. A general aviation airfield capable of handling small aircraft is surrounded by prime industrial/commercial real estate. It has just recently been upgrated for insrtament all weather landing. Business travelers are able to make connections to every major U.S. destination from Spokane, Washington’s International Airport, located approximately 90 miles southwest of Bonners Ferry. Travelers coming from Canada travel down U.S. highway 95 which connects with interstate 90 at Coeur d" Alene. Highway 2 also goes through Bonners Ferry. It comes from the east out of Montana on its' way to the Seattle Area.
Forming an Alliance
Boundary County, City of Bonners Ferry, City of Moyie Springs, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and Boundary County School District formed an alliance in 2001 to promote this beautiful region as the most advantageous place to do business. The Boundary Economic Development Council has received funding to conduct community infrastructure projects totaling over $5 million dollars since that time.
Boundary County continues to experience a healthy growth rate.during the last decade Boundary County’s population increased by 14 percent well above the national average of 10 percent. The median age is 38. The county has a population just under 11,000 people of which 2,725 of those residents live within the city limits of Bonners Ferry.. Our community prides itself in being a modern community with old-fashioned values. The people are hard-working, highly motivated, and dedicated people who have resided here for generations. A good balance of old timers and new arrivals.
Boundary County is not only a great place to do business, but a great place to live and recreate. Outdoor recreation is unlimited here, with an abundant amount of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains. It is the perfect place to fish, hunt, hike, camp, canoe, kayak, snowmobile, and mountain bike. Because of our prime location, we are within close proximity to many ski and golf resorts in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Canada. Bonners Ferry also has its own municipal golf course to enjoy during summer months.
The opportunities for business development and expansion in Boundary County are endless. We look forward to the growth and prosperity of our community and creating a lasting partnership in helping to grow and develop your business in our community.