Employment in North Idaho

Many people ask me about the industry and employment in our area.  Kootenai (koot nee) County has around 140,000 people.  As you can see from the list below employment is pretty divers among the largest employers.  There is no one industry that dominates the list, and this list only represents maybe 10% of all employment in the county.  In fact if you take away governments and government institutions there are very few employers in Kootenai with more than 200 employees.  Most people work at places that employ 100 people or less.

Largest Kootenai County Employers


Employer Type Employees
Kootenai Medical Center, Hospital 1,650
Coeur d'Alene School District, Public Schools 1,380
Center Partners, Customer Service Center 1,100
Hagadone Hospitality, Lodging 1,100
State of Idaho, State Government 940
North Idaho College, Community College 930
Coeur d'Alene Casino, Amusement and Recreation 840
Kootenai County Government, County Government 730
Post Falls School District, Public Schools 690
U.S. Government, Federal Government 620
Lakeland School District, Public Schools 550
Verizon Northwest, Communications 500
Wal-Mart, General Merchandise Store 500
Flexcel (Harpers), Manufacturer, Furniture 420

City of Coeur d'Alene, City Government 360
US Bank, Banking and Call Center 350
Silverwood, Theme Park 320
Advanced Input Systems, Manufacturer, Electronic 320
Coldwater Creek, Catalog Company 320
Buck Knives, Manufacturer, Knives 220

City of Post Falls, City Government 220
Costco, Retail 200
Coeur d'Alene Press, Newspaper 150

Source: J.P. Stravens/Planning Associates, Inc
http://www.lcdc.org/CSL%20Feasability%20Study.pdf


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