Buzz About Boise: July 2018
July 5, 2018 | Jonna Weber
There's so much going on in Boise, it can be hard to keep track of it all! But don't worry, we've got you covered! This is our monthly recap intended for those of you that are new to the area, those of you who are life-long Boiseans, or even those friends and family members that you're trying to talk into moving here! To subscribe to receive this newsletter monthly, click here.

Idaho Ranks #2 Nationally for Top Year-Over-Year Job Growth
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
And the good news regarding Idaho’s booming economy just keeps on comin’! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics new report, Idaho ranks among the top 3 states for year-over-year job growth! Check out the full report here.


Our Changing Idaho: What Lessons Boise Can Learn From Growth Across The Country
Source: Boise State Public Radio
Did you know that over 100 people moved to Idaho on a daily basis last year? 19 of which landed in Boise! Check out this great article to discover what our booming community can learn from bigger cities that have already (successfully) grappled with rapid population growth (and, in some cases, affordable housing issues).


Think a lot of Californians are headed for Idaho? New Data says You're Right!
Source: Boise Dev
Turns out, Idaho is listed among the top four relocation destinations for California residents. Grouped with Phoenix, Las Vegas and Prescott - Boise is currently deemed as a top city to move to. Check out the full report here.


The Best Things to Do in Boise
Source: CNN
Deemed by the news giant CNN as being one of America’s “most interesting small cities”, Boise is increasingly receiving national attention as being a "must visit" city. Check out this great overview of the Boise area, which includes a great list of things to do in our beloved growing city.


9 Idaho Restaurants Win Wine Spectator Awards. 5 in the Boise Area
Source: Idaho Statesman
If wine selection is important to you when dining out, you are likely familiar with the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards. Earlier this week, they revealed their 2018 honors, and nine Idaho restaurants made the annual list - five of which are right in the Boise area! Check out the full list here.


Exploring Boise: A Review
Source: MotorHome
Here's a fun visitors take on the Boise area. We particularly loved this closing paragraph "We had arrived in Boise with only a vague idea of how we would pass the time, but trusting we’d find some wonderful adventures to keep us busy. Riding bikes on the Greenbelt was even better than I’d hoped; in addition to seeing the sights, we learned about the inspiring women who helped make Boise what it is today. I checked two items off my bucket list: stand-up paddle boarding and getting out of an escape room alive (the first time we tried it, we were “killed” by a chainsaw murderer). And who knew we could have so much fun in a prison? Maybe it was Shakespeare’s magical love potion that made us fall in love with an entire city. Oh, Boise, we’ll be back!" Check out the full article here.


Amazon Might be Coming to Nampa
Source: Idaho Statesman
There is a chance that Nampa might be the home to a new enormous Amazon distribution center. The developer says the project, if brought to fruition, would create "thousands of jobs for residents of the city as well as increase the city's tax revenues, resulting in more essential services for the city's residents." Read all if the details here.

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