"The Gateway to Lake Walcott and the Minidoka Wildlife Refuge"
Rupert, Idaho is the county seat of Minidoka County and is its largest city with a population of 5,705 in 2015. The city is in relative distance to Twin Falls, Boise, and even Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 then sold to the Kellogg's company. The Historic Rupert Square is an active place featuring many businesses and community events throughout the year.
Rupert, Idaho is heavily dependent on agriculture and food processing jobs. Rupert will soon be home to Portugal-based fruit processor, Frulact. This is Idaho's first Foreign Direct Investment and Frulact's first U.S. operation. Other major industries include the Idahoan potato processing facility, large potato fresh pack plants, and a Les Schwab tire production facility.