#1 Ranked City for Small Business Friendliness
Business Wire | October 2017

Continuing Improvements

Boise invests in itself through ongoing neighborhood-focused enrichment efforts as well as new programs to balance our historical culture with the positive change that comes from an influx of new peoples and ideas.

Creative Class

Artists, makers, musicians and creators are finding wonderful connections and hungry new partakers for their ideas in Boise. A variety of city-supported programs as well as organic new arrivals like Treefort Music Festival are among the brightest recent developments on our arts and culture scene.

Early Education

Boise’s commitment to pre-kindergarten education makes our community a standout in the state of Idaho and the region. Working collaboratively with childcare providers and CLD development specialists, the Boise Pre-K Project is designed to ensure a higher set of skills for children entering our public schools.

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Responsible Business

In partnership with local business and the City of Boise, Boise State University is pioneering the Responsible Business Initiative. This initiative aims to drive awareness and preference for businesses committed to diversity, sustainability, and other aspects of social change. Offering a variety of support resources, the program is achieving national attention for Boise’s business and education communities.

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Aerial photo of Boise

Boise, Idaho is grounded in respect for our resources and delivers a spirit of can-do innovation. Part of Boise’s attraction (and our powerful retention) is the way new people, ideas and efforts take root and thrive here. This “anything’s possible” feeling means our future of “found nowhere else” opportunities could be written by best and brightest talent like you.

Boise's Workforce

  • 75% of Boise's workforce has some college education
  • 38% of Boise residents have a B.A. or higher
  • 45% of Boise in-migration have a B.A. or higher
  • Top 5 of US cities for net domestic in-migration

Hi-Tech City

  • 20% of Boise workers hold a STEM degree
  • Average $450 per worker for R&D investment
  • 23,000 workers in advanced industries
  • 33rd in the US in advanced industries job growth

Nationally Ranked

  • #3 Best-Run Cities in America | WalletHub, July 2017
  • #20 Best Cities for Young Professionals | Forbes, May 2017
  • #12 Best Places to Live | US News & World Report, February 2017

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