Buzz About Boise: May 2018
May 3, 2018 | Jonna Weber
Once a month we pull together the biggest, most informative (and often quite colorful) stories covering the booming Boise area. We compile all of these stories, blogs, research reports, podcasts, etc. into one comprehensive e-newsletter that we send out on a monthly basis to a great list of past clients, investors, potential clients, friends, individuals considering relocating here, etc.

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Boise Tastemakers: Restaurants & Breweries
Source: Idaho Business Review
With far more openings than closings, the restaurant and brewery industry in Idaho is flourishing! With that said, businesses in the restaurant and brewery arena are constantly adjusting their practices to stay on top of ever-changing trends and regulations. This article dives into the challenges and opportunities that local restaurants and breweries are facing as they strive to satisfy an ever-growing, and diversifying, body of patrons. Check out the full article  to discover how five seasoned industry players are planning for the future.


Boise: Yet Again, Ranked as One of Best Cities in the US
Source: Business Insider
Ranking the best places to live in the US is no simple task. Business Insider recently took on the challenge and compiled their list by comparing several ranking systems (including lists by US News and World Report, 24/7 Wall Street, Money, Niche, Livability, and SmartAsset). Each of the rankings weighed metrics including quality of life, cost of living, availability of jobs, education rates and safety. And Boise, yet again, landed among the top best cities to live in!


Booming Boise: Idaho is Growing at a Feverish Pace
Source: The Hill
Right now, the economy across the state of Idaho is undeniably hot and healthy! This is especially the case in southwest Idaho. The Census Bureau reports the 2018 Idaho population to be at 1,753,860. And while that number may seem dismal compared to the nearly 40 million who live in California, it’s impressive if you consider how quickly Idaho has gotten there. Idaho is currently growing at 2.15%, which is faster than any other state! As such, Idaho is increasingly appealing to those looking for opportunities in growth.


23 Affordable Places to Go in 2018: Boise, Idaho
Source: Forbes
Boise received a nod from Lisa Loverro, managing editor for Shape Magazine who also writes a travel blog for Forbes. She included Boise as one of 23 places highlighted as being affordable summer destinations. She emphasized Boise’s great amenities such as our easy access to a variety of outdoor activities and our booming downtown scene with great restaurants and bars. She also noted that Boise is home to the largest Basque community in the United States. Read the full article here.


Idaho's First Medical School Nears its Opening Date
Source: Meridian PressSince its conception, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM, has boasted that it will be a game changer for health care in the region. ICOM will be the first medical school in Idaho when it opens in Meridian this summer. The three-story college will tentatively be complete June 11, and will welcome students this fall.


Bargain Alert: Tickets to 19 Boise Concerts Just went on Sale for $20
Source: Idaho Statesman
With summer concert season just around the corner, promoter Live Nation is launching its annual National Concert Week promotion. Earlier this week, tickets to more than 2,000 shows went on sale for just $20 — including 19 in the Boise market. The deals last through May 8 (but act fast because ticket quantities are limited). Use promo code "CONCERTS" to score $20 tickets. Check it the full article for all the concert details.



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