In the absence of light, darkness prevails.
Why businesses relocate to Utah rather than Idaho
As the clown-car that is Idaho's governmental leaders rule any reexamination of 2006 'off the table' and race Idaho around the tent, not every conservative is buying the schtick.
The Twin Falls Times-News editorializes that Utah's educated workforce is a key deciding factor. At 28% of residents having a college degree, Utahns rank at the top in the west. Idaho's lower than all neighbors at 21%. And this stat is a doozy:
Sixty-three percent of the 104 members of the Utah Legislature hold four-year degrees from a college in their state. In the Idaho Legislature, it's 28%.
All in all, the editorial is a good read. I'd contest a few issues (The quiet lie of ignoring college funding via BYU and the LDS church vs the claim that Utah spends less on education than any other state, most importantly)
(h/t Mike Kennedy. AintItCool to have CdA guiding me to Utah stats in a Twin Falls paper.)