InterCity Visit to Boise, Idaho 2018
Purpose: To expose Greater Waco leaders to an innovative community and economic development ideas, programs, initiatives and best practices, which may be adapted and implemented in the Greater Waco area and to engage in high- level networking among community leaders.
Backed by mountains, blessed with sunny weather, the Boise Valley is earning national acclaim like no other mid-sized city in America. The incredible quality of life has attracted a thriving mix of high tech, agribusinesses and manufacturing businesses along with a young, educated workforce to serve them.
Outdoor recreation is everywhere: at certain times of the year, you can literally ski, golf and fish all in the same day.
With 690,000 residents and a 3.4% annual in-migration rate, the Boise Valley has a large and growing population, but still retains a friendly, small-town feel.
A full 40% of the workforce has earned college degrees. The Boise Valley is home to more than 14 institutions of higher education with a cumulative enrollment of 50,000. They have received more patents per capita than any city in America.
Boise is on a roll! Government, education and healthcare remain core industries, but dozens of high-tech startups have moved to town. The population of the Boise Valley has more than doubled in the last 30 years.
Please note the cost includes hotel, meals and registration, but not airfare. Please make your own air travel plans.
*If you choose to stay Tuesday or Friday Night you will need to extend your reservation with the hotel. You are encouraged to make airline reservations soon for the best rate.
**When making your travel arrangements, please note that the program begins with lunch at noon on Wednesday, September 12 and concludes with lunch on Friday, September 14.