Buzz About Boise: December 2018
November 30, 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! Here's a short excerpt from our monthly 'Buzz About Boise' email. 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 - there's something for everyone! To receive the full monthly newsletter, click here.

From ‘Joisey’ to Boise: Why I Left the New York City Metro Area for Idaho, the Fastest-Growing State in the US
Source: Business Insider
With more and more people relocating to Boise, it’s always interesting to hear where they are coming from and why they’ve chosen our beloved city. Here’s one newcomers’ take on moving from the east coast to Boise. “They call it the Treasure Valley, and it's easy to see why. Boise is green — one of its many contradictions. A desert full of trees, supported by the wide and slow-moving Boise River. The river is enveloped by Greenbelt park, the pulse of the city's activity. And Boise is very active — from skiing to jogging to biking to kayaking, there's a sport for all seasons.” The author colorfully details Boise’s booming business sector, robust restaurant offerings, low cost of living and more. Read the full article here.

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Boise: Top Ten Cities with the Highest Economic Confidence
Source: Yahoo Finance
This article dives into a recent study performed by Indeed. The job site giant surveyed American adults about their politics and feelings toward our current economy. Boise residents landed among the top 5 for having the "highest economic confidence". Check out the full article to learn about the five factors believed to encourage economic confidence and to glean insights into how Boise landed, yet again, near the top.

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Idaho Voters Shatter Typical Turnout Trends
Source: Idaho Statesman
In Idaho, overall voter turnout for midterm elections was the highest it has been in 25 years!  According to this Lewiston Morning Tribune article, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney was quoted as saying “I’m very proud of how many Idahoans showed up at the polls to make their voices heard.” Check out the full article to learn about six of the top takeaways from our recent election.

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Growth Continues Near Ten Mile Interchange
Source: KIVI TV
If you’ve driven on I-84 past the Ten Mile interchange over the past year you’ve likely noticed the incredible growth springing up ALL OVER. Caleb Hood, Meridian’s Planning Division Manager is quoted in this KIVI TV news story as saying "This area really is going to be the epicenter of the whole Treasure Valley…Meridian, but Ten Mile in particular is basically the population center of the valley. If you took all the residential units and how far they were, that would be the center point for where everybody lives in the valley from East Boise to Caldwell.” Read the full article for all of the details.

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Schedule of Events: December 2018 in the Boise Area
Source: Idaho Statesman
To help ensure you maximize your holiday season be sure to check out this great, comprehensive calendar put together by the team over at the Idaho Statesman. From the Idaho Botanical Garden's Winter Garden aGlow to "The Nutcracker" to Idaho Steelheads hockey to the Famous Idaho Potato Drop - there is truly something fun for everyone! Enjoy!

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How Boise's Rapid Growth Has Impacted the Idaho Humane Society - Plan for Growth
Source: KIVI TV
With the incredible growth we’ve seen across the Treasure Valley, one would likely think that our local animal shelters would also be experiencing a substantial uptick. According to this KIVI TV news story, twenty years ago the Idaho Humane Society (IHS) was handling a whopping 16,000 annually. Today, despite our skyrocketing population, the shelter is handling just over 9,000 animals. So, you’re likely asking why? According to the IHS’s spokesperson Kristine Schellhaus, numbers have decreased “because we have such a high spay and neutered mentality and the folks that are moving into our area also carry that same mentality.” Check out the full article to learn more.

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