Apr. 1, 2016

The Best City In America Is Actually Right Here In Idaho

The old adage of “location, location, location” is just one reason why Idaho as a whole has been recently making headlines as a blossoming national icon. The Gem State’s idyllic intersection of desert, mountains, and river oases creates an environment that offers something for everybody, while also quietly resting in close proximity to the urban centers of Seattle, Portland, and Salt Lake City.

But Idaho’s capital is making a name for itself for much more than its beauty and convenience.

With the goal of becoming the most livable city in the country, Boise is a bustling metropolis that has changed dramatically in the past decade or so, rising from a “bait and bullet” town, as it was called by the New York Times, to a thriving center for art, green initiatives, and community development. But it is in its uniquely isolated setting that Boise has truly found its niche as a hip, urban hub that is being praised by nearly every nationally published top ten list.

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Dec. 20, 2016

CBRE: Let Labor Lead Your Market Expansion

Here’s a question for the corporate decision-makers among you: What markets are you targeting in your geographic growth plan?

The secondary markets that will emerge as winners in the race for talent will be those that best replicate the live-work-play environment of the bigger cities—at a lower cost of living. This is true even in tertiary markets, such as Boise, Tucson or Ann Arbor, where corporations can “partner with local universities … to recognize the opportunities there for smaller-scale operations,” says Seeley. “They are not going to open a 2,000-person tech operation. But for incubators or niche operations, like R&D or cyber security, these are great locations.”

As Kristen Sexton, managing director of CBRE’s Labor Analytics practice, says: “The world is, indeed, flat. Just as capital knows no borders and flows around the world fluently, so too does talent.”

Frank Sinatra may have believed that if you made it in New York you could make it anywhere. Wonder what he thought of Boise?

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Mar. 14, 2016

Boise #3 Best City for Job Seekers This Spring

Today, a survey released by employment services firm Manpower Group offers even more good news for job seekers.

Manpower asked more than 11,000 employers throughout the country about their hiring plans for the three-month period ending in June and found that employers in all 50 states have positive hiring outlooks for the second quarter of 2016.

Boise ranks #3 best city for job seekers this spring.

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Sep. 12, 2017

Amazing Urban Adventure: Where To Find The Outdoors In Town

If you were to draw a Venn Diagram of water-based adventure, mountain-bound outings, and high desert experiences, Boise would sit smack-dab in the middle. Stand in the middle of downtown Boise (preferably while perched atop a stand-up paddleboard), and you’ll spy the Sawtooth National Forest, Boise National Forest, Boise River, and expansive Idaho high desert. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll discover a 130-mile network of hiking and running trails at the edge of city limits, some of the region’s best waterways for canoeing and kayaking, whitewater rapids in the nearby Owyhee Canyonlands, challenging climbing routes at the Black Cliffs, and wintertime skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

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Oct. 16, 2017

MSN: Boise Ranked #8 Safest City in the World

One of the biggest concerns for potential vacationers is whether or not the place they've chosen to visit will be safe. This concern has only grown in recent years, and it's a good one to have. Travel safety is important.

Depending on where you travel, you might have to consider any number of security concerns as a traveler. Even something as minor as having your pocket picked could ruin an entire vacation, and some attractive destinations carry with them much more serious risks.

That's why we've put together a list of cities where you can focus on the culture, history, fun, and of course, food. Using data from Numbeo, we ranked them based on how they scored from a scale of 1 to 100, 100 being the safest. So if you're looking for a nice, stress-free vacation, here are the safest 50 cities in the world for you to be.

#8 - Boise. The capital of Idaho lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. That makes for beautiful hiking trails, but Boise also has plenty of museums, galleries, and restaurants to explore too, and it's only growing. It has a safety index of 82.29.

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Apr. 12, 2016

KPMG Competitive Alternatives: Boise Ranks #1 in Pacific US for Lowest Cost

by Lisa Holland

Every two years, KPMG puts out a report called Competitive Alternatives that is a comprehensive analysis of business costs in more than 100 cities across 10 countries.  Looking at 19 different industries, and 26 different cost factors, Boise ranks favorably in the 2016 edition.

Of the 12 U.S. Cities listed from the Pacific Northwest, Boise ranks #1 for cost competitiveness.

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Jul. 11, 2017

Nampa and Boise Rank in the Top 3 Best Run Cities in America

In order to determine the best- and worst-run cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the most populated cities across six key categories: 1) Financial Stability, 2) Education, 3) Health, 4) Safety, 5) Economy and 6) Infrastructure & Pollution.

We evaluated those dimensions using 33 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest quality of service.

Nampa, Idaho ranked #1 Best Run City in America, and the City of Boise came in at #3.

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Jul. 5, 2016

Boise - #8 Best City for Recreation

Boise was named 2016’s 8th Best City for Recreation in a recent study. WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 35 key metrics that speak to the relative benefits of public spaces and recreational activities across the country.

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