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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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. 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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