Nov. 6, 2015

Uncovering Diversity and Inclusion in the Boise Valley

by Marissa Lovell

There is a common perception of Idaho that is misconstrued. Looking solely at figures, the state’s population is overwhelmingly white. Less than 12 percent of the state’s population is Hispanic or Latino and less than one percent is African American. Yet, when you begin to deconstruct this uniform picture of Idaho with a quantitative and qualitative approach, you will uncover an evolving story of diversity and inclusion. That was the goal of “Diversity as a Business Driver,” a summit sponsored by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics’ Responsible Business Initiative (RBI), the City of Boise and Wells Fargo.

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