Micron's Groundbreaking $15 Billion Plant
Source: Computer World & BoiseDev
A few weeks ago Micron broke ground on a $15 billion memory manufacturing fabrication plant. And then (just a couple of days ago) they announced they are also kicking off an additional $20 billion fab based in Onondaga County, New York that will be "the size of 40 US football fields and is expected to provide close to 50,000 jobs for the region, including 9,000 high paying Micron jobs.” Here's a great BoiseDev article that outlines incentives, housing, transit, water, etc.
If you've been living in Idaho the past couple of years and filed tax returns, a check is coming your way. The rebate is $300 for individual filers and $600 for joint filers or 10% of your 2020 income taxes (whichever is greater). Curious to track yours, there is now a handy tracking tool available. In order to use the tool, you'll need to have your drivers license handy and your social security number. Learn More Here >
Status of Off-Track Betting at Expo Idaho
This past summer it was announced that Ada County received an offer to lease Expo Idaho'sTurf Club (which overlooks the currently abandoned racetrack at Les Bois Park) for off-track betting. According to this BoiseDev article, a Las Vegas company called Midnight Racing is hoping to add the Turf Club to its list of 15 off-track betting facilities. As of now, it doesn't sound like Ada County Commissioners have made a decision & are waiting for various repairs to be completed before a final call is made. Learn More Here >
Calling all Creative Idahoans: Coolest Thing Made in Idaho 2022
Source: Idaho Press Tribune
Do you have a locally made product that you just love? Or perhaps you make something unique? If so, nominations for the Coolest Thing Made in Idaho are now open. Put on by the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance and running now through October 10th, nominated products will be voted on by the public. Learn More Here >
Metro Boise's Population Growth Spurs Low Office Vacancy
Source: RE Business Online
The growth our metro area has experienced over the past several years coupled with a low unemployment rate has our offices filling up. According to this article, "office vacancy is at 4.2 percent... while net absorption was up both quarterly and year to date. Rents continue to hold and vacancy remains low. As people have returned to work — showing stabilization and less uncertainty — investors have seen opportunity in southwestern Idaho’s Treasure Valley." Learn More Here >
‘Macabre’: New Orleans-inspired Sports Pub Set for Old Spacebar Spot
Source: Boise Dev
Tucked into the corner of Idaho Street & Capitol Blvd, Boise's historic Adelmann Building is going to be the new location for a New Orleans-inspired sports pub. According to their Grand Opening Facebook event, Voodoo Brews will have "8K TVs, a custom hardwood beer pong table, a jukebox, and gaming on consoles & arcade machines, all in a macabre, softly purple-lit Voodoo lounge... a Voodoo-themed cocktail menu, and dozens of other adult beverages". Learn More Here >
New Bus Route in Meridian: The Village, Ten Mile Crossing
Source: Valley Regional Transit
Previously planned to kickoff this past January (delayed due to COVID), the new route deemed Route 30 Pine will provide connections between The Village, Ten Mile Crossing & downtown Meridian. To celebrate their first month, they are offering free rides all through the month of October. "Try it out, get used to the route, and create a Umo account – new registrations will receive an additional free month of bus rides!" Learn More Here >
Reba is Coming to Boise (along with Terri Clark and The Issacs)
Because - well, she's REBA! If you're interested in seeing one of the queens of country this March, mark your calendar to snag your tickets next Friday, October at 10am. Learn More Here >
Lowe Family Farmstead - Plan Your 2022 Visit
Source: Loew Family Farmstead
One of the Treasure Valley's most popular fall destinations is now open. Tucked into Kuna, Lowe's Family Farms is open Mon-Thursday from 4-9pm and Fri-Saturday from 10am-9pm. There's something for everyone - don't miss it! Learn More Here >
Allergies Seem Worse this Year? Here's a Local Pollen Count Tracker
Source: Boise Valley Asthma & Allergy Clinic
If your allergies have seemed a bit worse this year, you're not alone. According to Boise Valley Asthma & Allergy Clinics local pollen tracker, pollen counts have been in the "high" and "extreme" categories for the past week or so. Learn More Here >
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