The City of Rupert
The City of Rupert is the county seat of Minidoka County and its largest city.
Rupert is strategically located 45 miles from Twin Falls, Idaho, 160 miles from Boise, Idaho and 180 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah. The City is easily accessible to Interstate 84 which is only 4.5 miles from the city center; the interstate road system is accessed via State Highway 24 and State Highway 25. These two highways provide two separate access points to I-84. All of the City’s commercial and industrial areas are therefore easily accessed by this well-established road system.
The center of Rupert’s Historic Business District is listed on the National Register of Historic places and surrounds a beautiful town square, also on the historic register. The Historic Rupert Square is an active place featuring many business and community events throughout the year.
The City of Rupert has a very proactive mayor and city council who encourage business growth and development. Rupert views measured industrial growth as an essential part of its future and strives to offer maximum incentives to new, viable industry. For decades, Rupert has been the location of major cheese production facilities including Brewster West which produces cheese curds, swiss cheese, and approximately 27 million lbs. of cheese that is sold to the “Kellogg’s” company. Other major industries include the Idahoan potato processing facility, large potato fresh pack plants, and a Les Schwab tire production facility. In 2013, the Frulact Group, a Portugal-based fruit processing company announced that it will construct its first North American facility in Rupert, Idaho.
Contact the City of Rupert’s Economic Development Director and City Administrator for further information as to how you can move, start up, or grow your business in Rupert, Idaho:
Kelly Arthur Anthon, J.D.
P.O. Box 426
Rupert, Idaho 83350
Telephone: (208) 436-9600
Fax: (208) 436-9920