Jerome is steeped in natural history and is regarded as one of the most unique geological sites in the United States. A sagebrush covered desert until an innovative irrigation system was built in the early 1900’s, the area is a major producer of agricultural commodities with a 140-day growing season.
Jerome County’s population has grown in response to strong economic and infrastructure development. The City of Jerome is the county seat and by far the largest city. The dairy industry continues to be a major factor in the economy drawing feeder businesses such as Idaho Milk Products, Jerome Cheese/Agropur, Darigold, and Commercial Creamery. Logistic firms such as WOW Logistics and trucking firms including: Arlo G. Lott Trucking, Scott Jackson Trucking, and several more thrive due to the growth of the dairy industry. The beef cattle industry is also a strong contributing factor to economic growth and stability.
Hilex Poly, a Novolex Company, the largest manufacturer of plastic grocery bags in the U.S., and Spears Manufacturing, provide diversity and job growth. Jerome County is rich in recreation including Blue Lakes Country Club (pictured above), the Jerome Country Club, and the 93 Golf Ranch. The Jerome Recreation Center is highly revered by other communities.