Mountain Home has always been host to a diversified group of businesses. Our largest employers, Mountain Home Air Force Base and Marathon Cheese, have created the need for many service-based businesses. On the other hand, 350,000 acres of farmland produce over $220 million worth of products annually, so we have a number of Ag-related businesses.
Elmore County is the largest potato-producing county in southwest Idaho. We are also among the leaders in sugar beets and alfalfa hay. Elmore County is host to the largest cattle feed lot operation in the United States.
Tourism, based on our unlimited recreation, is one of the fastest growing business sectors. Camping, hunting, fishing, water sports, golf and many other activities are available throughout the area.