January 07, 2021 at 9:51am | Jonna Weber
Happy 2021! While the holiday season is officially over there is still a lot happenin' across Boise's booming valley. Here's our monthly recap designed to highlight "all the buzz about Boise". Tailored for life-long Boiseans, newcomers, potential relocators, and out-of-state investors alike - there's something for everyone.

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Most Affordable Cities for an Early Retirement
Source: SmartAdvisor Match

SmartAsset recently analyzed the largest U.S. cities to determine how they compared in terms of affordable early retirement. After comparing various factors, including: health insurance costs, effective income tax, cost of living, taxes, crime rates, medical facilities and unemployment rates, etc. they identified Boise has being among the top 5. Read the full report here


Idaho's Popularity: Moving Companies Provide Different Story
Source:  BoiseDev

Two top moving companies recently released their annual reports detailing moving patterns across the United States. Interestingly, their results didn't align. Check out this article to discover how United identified Idaho as being number one - while U-Haul put Idaho way down the list (at 30). Ultimately, both reports have pretty interesting info to convey - you just have to consider the varying factors they leveraged to get to the root of the question regarding Idaho's migration boom. One thing is for certain: Boise, and all of Idaho, is indeed growing.


Corporate Social Responsibility in Private Sector: IndieDwell
Source:  Boise Valley Economic Partnership

The team at Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) recently featured IndieDwell in the Business Spotlight series. IndieDwell builds modular, affordable housing solutions that are praised for being energy efficient, sustainable, healthy and durable. For more information, check out BVEP's video [on Facebook] and then visit IndieDwell's website here.


Preliminary Census Estimates Show Idaho Growth Outpaces Most Western States
Source:  KTVB

The United State's Census Bureau recently released their preliminary population estimate, which indicated Idaho’s total population grew by 16% over the last 10 years. This growth is significantly higher than most other western states. Read the full report and get KTVB's analysis of it here.


Top 11 FAQS About Relocating to Boise
Source:  JWRE Blog

For those looking to discover a place that offers four unique seasons, abundant access to the great outdoors, a booming (and unique) culture - Boise is a great fit! If you're considering relocating to our area - or know of someone who is - here's a roundup of some of the most frequently asked questions we get from people eyeballing the Treasure Valley.


Idaho Ranks High in Economic Study for State Performance & Future growth; Franchises Look to Expand in the State
Source:  Idaho State Business Journal

Laffer-ALEC recently released its annual State Economic Competitiveness Index rankings, which lists all 50 states’ economic standings in two categories: performance and future outlook. The state of Idaho historically ranks high on both performance and forecasted standings - and 2020's was no different. Get all the details (and learn which franchises are considering expanding through Idaho) here.


Treasure Valley Project Tracker
Source:  BoiseDev

The team at BoiseDev has teamed up with Tok to build this interesting project tracker to build project tracker. It’s a great visual representation of the various commercial projects that are actively occurring across the Treasure Valley. Check it out here.


What's Happening In and Around Boise: Calendar of Events
Source: Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

As we forge into 2021, our community's events continue to be reformatted to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Check out the variety of fun (and safe) events that our wonderful city continues to provide by visiting this great calendar that outlines a number of events that are currently planned for the month.


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