Jun. 17, 2015

Boise Metro Named One of Top Up-And-Coming Cities For Recent College Grads

by Kathryn Dill, Forbes.com

It’s a message that’s being communicated loud and clear to recent college graduates: For the best combination of job opportunities and manageable costs, don’t limit your employment search to the coasts.

To identify the cities gaining traction with recent college graduates, job search site ZipRecruiter looked at cities with below-average costs of living, low competition, a high percentage of open jobs for candidates with a college degree, and high concentrations of young, single residents.

The Boise-Nampa Metro landed as #2 on the list. 

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Jul. 13, 2015

Fast Company: The Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs

Entrepreneurs and young professionals looking to launch their career or their startup in an active technology hub have a wide variety of alternatives to the costly traditional hotspots like New York, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley. As Fast Company shares, "The country’s hottest up-and-coming tech scenes in 2015 are typically found in mid-sized cities eager to make a name for themselves, offering big-city resources like universities, access to talent, and satellite offices of tech industry titans along with lower costs of living and a greater work/life balance." 

The Boise Metro lands at #7 on the list, "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. 'It's always one of those places that is ranked near the top of the best places to live because of the quality of life, affordability, recreational opportunities, and it's got a great business environment as well...'