January 05, 2022 at 10:07am | Marcie Ellison
Happy 2022! While the holiday season is officially over there is still a lot happenin' across Boise's booming valley. Here's an excerpt from our monthly newsletter 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 People are Moving to Boise from these 10 Cities
Source: Stacker and 103.5 Kiss FM
A commonly asked question is "Where are all of these people coming from?" Most immediately think California. And while there are certainly people moving to the Boise metro area from California, they are also flocking to Idaho from many non-California cities (spoiler: Portland, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Seattle, Denver, Provo & Idaho Falls are all in the top 10). If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty, you can check out the entire list here. Or to read/hear 103.5 Kiss FM's high-level coverage on the top 10, click here.  

What's in Store in '22? Housing, Jobs, Growth, Tall Buildings, New Projects & More
Source: Boise Dev
As we forge into the new year, it's natural to wonder what the future holds for our booming valley. The team at BoiseDev put together this great high-level overview that touches upon many of our ponderings including: job growth, upcoming projects, housing developments and more.

Boise Cloud Software Startup Grabs Big Investment, Now Valued at More than $1 Billon
Source: Boise Dev
Based out of Boise, the cloud software firm Tackle.io just landed another huge investment pushing the company value beyond the billion dollar mark. The company's cloud software platform enables Business-to-Business  (B2B) software companies to establish, operate and scale their products through the cloud. Read more details (and learn about the founder and CTO's Idaho roots) here

Idaho is the Fastest Growing State in the Nation
Source: KREM TV
For those of currently living in the booming Treasure Valley, the news that Idaho is the fastest growing state in the U.S. is not a HUGE surprise. So, while this article isn't exactly shocking, one interesting tidbit that stood out to us is that (according to the Census Bureau) the nation's population grew by just 0.1%, which is (according to the article) "the slowest growth ever in the country". The Census Bureau attributes the slow growth to "fewer people moving internationally to the U.S., decreased fertility, and increased deaths due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic." Read the full article here.

Boise Urban Renewal Agency Accepts Bid to Develop 20-Story High-Rise, New Downtown YMCA
Source: KTVB
A $180 million proposal with the potential to bring up to 626 housing units downtown was recently accepted by Boise’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC). If a development agreement is finalized, it will bring five new buildings, including a 20-story high-rise, hundreds of new apartment units, 700 parking stalls and a new Treasure Valley YMCA to downtown Boise. Read all of the details here.


Top 20 Northwest Wines of 2021
Source: The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times recently released their Top 20 Northwest Wines of 2021 and we were thrilled to see that several of our favorite Idaho winemakers received accolades! Congrats Telaya Wine Co, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Cinder Wines and Sawtooth Winery - and THANK YOU for producing such delicious wine in our beloved state!


KBOI's 10 Most Liked Instagram Photos of 2021
Source: KBOI

Because sometimes we all just need a visual. Check out this KBOI article highlighting their top 10 most-liked Instagram photos. From sheep crossings - to lighting bolts above the Capitol - to a $1,000 Applebee's tip (and the more) - it's an interesting array of highlights (both good and bad) from 2021!


Events & Activities Across the Valley
Source:  Downtown Boise

Looking to add a few more activities to your January calendar? Check out this calendar for a great list of upcoming events!


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