InterCity Visit to Boise, Idaho 2018
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.