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Boise, Idaho delivers because it has a perfect mix of amenities and resources. And we intentionally cultivate this business environment so it benefits everyone. From work to play and everything in between, Boise competes. Our economic development efforts are focused on sustainable infrastructure, partnerships and decisions that protect and preserve the values that drive our vibrant economy and our singular lifestyle.

ENERGY COSTS

Lowest Energy Costs for Medium Commercial Industry.

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TRI

Put Idaho’s game-changing tax incentive to work for you.

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WORKFORCE

Adding new Boise jobs and need training? We can help you with that.

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LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?

Look closer at Boise's compelling business case.

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Sky West

 

SKYWEST

FAST AND EFFICIENT PERMITTING

  • APRIL 2014: Boise City Mayor Dave Bieter leads state and local officials on recruitment visit to SkyWest headquarters in St. George, Utah

  • AUGUST 2014: Groundbreaking of new SkyWest maintenance hangar at Boise Airport

  • AUGUST 2015: Grand opening of 135k square foot SkyWest maintenance hangar

Learn more about permitting with the City of Boise.

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75%

of New Residents are 34 years or younger

Source: American Community Survey, 2006-2010 5-year estimates. U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS)

Graphic comparing commute times for Boise, Bend, Boulder, Portland and Seattle

 

Source: American Community Survey, 2006-2010 5-year estimates. U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS)

#4 for biking to work

 

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC.

1 in 10 Boise residents is a college student

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey

Boise is a welcoming city

 

Source: H1B: The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Labor Certification Registry 2014. || U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC.

Median home price is $68k below Austin

 

Source: US Census Bureau

MONTHLY SUMMARY

Building Boise is a team effort. Our city competes to offer the fastest permitting times and easiest building processes you’ll find.

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

“Boise has cemented itself as an affordable launch pad for tech careers, attracting major industry employers like Hewlett Packard and Microsoft along with a burgeoning startup ecosystem.” – Fast Company

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BOI

BOISE AIRPORT
10 MINUTES FROM
DOWNTOWN

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ON THE MOVE – PEOPLE, PRODUCTS & PROGRESS


RAIL
: Boise Valley Railroad, operated by Watco, has 36 miles of track to meet your freight needs and connects to the Union Pacific line. The City of Boise is currently seeking developers for a rail-oriented facility. Learn more here.


AIR
: The level of air freight service at Boise Airport is unmatched by any city of similar size, with both FedEx and UPS, as well as Western Air Express providing air cargo services. Monthly statistics available here.


GROUND
: I-84 is the major interstate connecting Boise to the Northwest. Easy access to the interstate and numerous ground shipping companies will help move your products into and out of Boise.

14 BILLION GALLONS

Of water a day comes from deep, clean Boise aquifers

Source: Digital Geology of Idaho - Snake River Plain Aquifer

#1 GEOTHERMAL

Boise has the largest direct-use geothermal heating district in the United States

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Source: Geothermal Heating District - City of Boise - Public Works

CONTINUING IMPROVEMENTS

With over 150 years of effective transformation behind us, Boise is focused on next-generation improvements that will preserve livability while enabling new development and enrichment initiatives to thrive.

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

From Boise’s downtown core, with the new Main Street Station transportation hub, to continuous improvement of parking as well as commuter and supply chain routes in and around the city, we’re applying grants, private capitol and other funding to transform our community for efficient use and economic sustainability.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

Knowing that high-speeds connections to the cloud add a world of valuable business connections has led Boise to invest in a high-speed fiber backbone to serve our growing segment of high-tech businesses.

CODE SCHOOL

Trailhead is home to Boise’s first Code School. This 3-month, full stack, immersive training will help to meet the growing demand of Boise’s flourishing tech community, and provide opportunities for all citizens to take part in this section of the economy’s growth.