January 05, 2023 at 10:38am | Marcie Ellison
Happy 2023! Here is our monthly recap designed to highlight "all the buzz about Boise". Perfect for life-long Boiseans, newcomers, potential re-locators, and out-of-state investors alike - there is something for everyone. 


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Idaho was second-fastest growing state in the U.S. in 2022
Source: Idaho Capital Sun
According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Idaho was the second-fastest growing state in the country. Fueled still by an influx of people moving from other states, Idaho has an estimated population of 2 million people. The fastest growing state? Florida, which grew by an estimated 1.9%.

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Will the big field at Fairview and Eagle by The Village be developed?
Source:  BoiseDev
If you live in the Boise area, you know that the Fairview Ave and Eagle Rd intersection is a busy one (t's actually said to be the busiest in the state). You've probably also noted the vast field (across from The Village) and wondered what (or perhaps simply when) it would be developed. This Boise Dev article dives into what is known about the 72.5-acre site.

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10 things that suprise people during their first year living in Boise
Source:   107.9 Lite FM
With the news that two cities from the Treasure Valley (yet again) made the list of fastest growing cities in the U.S. (Nampa was #1 and Meridian #2), it's interesting to ponder what their experience has been like since arriving. Radio station 107.9 recently asked listeners who didn't grow up in the Treasure Valley, but have lived here for the decade or longer, to share what surprised them during their first year. Check it out here.

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Is Boise like Austin 20 years ago? Lessons from Texas’ capital city provide clues to Boise’s possible future
Source:  BoiseDev
Boise's rapid growth has led many to compare it to similar booming metropolitan, areas such Austin. As this article states, there are numerous similarities between the two (similar outdoor and music scenes, competing population growth, home state universities, lack a strong public transportation system & more). Check out the full article here.

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EPA Announces $263 Million WIFIA Loan to Boise
Source:  EPA.gov
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced they will be providing Boise with a $263 Million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan. According to this press release "Frequent drought conditions and increased demand on water for irrigation have resulted in poorer water quality and lower levels of water in the Boise River. The City of Boise will use this WIFIA loan to implement its Water Renewal Services Capital Investments Project to modernize the city’s wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities."

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Bogus Basin New Venue: The High Peak Hangout
Source:  LoopNet
Bogus Basin recently unveiled its brand new lounge, The High Peak Hangout. Partnered with Western Collective, the new hotspot will host a weekly music series on Saturdays featuring upbeat DJ sets starting January 28 and running through March 25 from 6-9 p.m.

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The state of family farms across the Treasure Valley & the Gem State
Source:  KTVB
This KTVB news report dives into farms across the Gem State. While family-owned and operated farms make up the state's majority of farms, there are significantly fewer of them. Across Ada County, the population surge has put pressure on farmers to sell and either retire or buy land in more affordable outskirts.

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18th Annual Fly Fishing Expo 
Source:  Boise Valley Fly Fishing
For all the avid fly fishers out there, the annual Fly Fishing Expo is happening this weekend at EXPO Idaho in Garden City. With an indoor casting pond.;  Demonstration fly tying tutorials, educational presentations by local and national experts - there's something for fishers of all ages and skill-levels. Entry is $10 and kids are free.

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