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Idaho Lifestyle

What is the Idaho Lifestyle?


The answer to that question has over a million different answers depending on which Idahoan provides the response but all answers would somehow arrive at a work, live, and play balance. In the early years, “work” here in Idaho consisted of farming, ranching and mining.  Today, Idaho is continues to be recognized for agribusiness but key industries such as tourism, technology, aerospace, food processing and advanced manufacturing are also creating a diverse work culture.  Idaho is also recognized as an inviting location for entrepreneurs as lauded by CNN Money in October 2012 when named “One of the Top Most Inventive States”. Those who “live” here in Idaho – especially in the Boise/Eagle area -- often choose to do so because it is a great place to raise a family. In 2014 and 2015, national magazines such as Forbes and Time cited the “thriving economy, booming cultural scene, quality health care, growing university, high school quality and low crime rates” all as reasons making the Boise area one of America’s best cities to raise a family.  Have you already raised your family? No worries! Forbes also picked the Boise area as one of America’s best places to retire in 2015 based on “ dry climate, good economy, cost of living about at national average, average home price $389,000, low crime, high rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering”.  For the most part, when there is a little free time in the schedule, Idahoans head OUTSIDE!  Idaho is a great place to hike, fish, hunt, kayak, camp, ski, waterski, photograph, ride horses or ATV’s not to mention star gaze and breathe fresh air.  No matter your outdoor passion you should be able to find a spot to make it happen.  Do you prefer more indoor pursuits? The Boise area is also home to a number of shopping venues, movie theatres, fitness facilities and cultural venues.  If music is your passion, Boise is home to the Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet plus a yearly jazz festival, pub crawl and summer music festival showcasing regional and local up and comers. To learn more about what Idaho has to offer, we suggest checking out the following links:


Visit Idaho  Order a free Travel Guide


United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine*


*Idaho and its place in the global economy is the focus of a multi-page section in the October 2015 issue of the United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine The special section, titled “Dossier,” examines Idaho’s diverse businesses and showcases the economies of each of the state’s regions. It features interviews with Idaho business leaders and economic development experts, and profiles of some of the state’s business innovators and entrepreneurs, including Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Micron CEO Mark Durcan, Boise Cascade CEO Tom Corrick, Boise State University President Bob Kustra, Idaho National Laboratory Director John Grossenbacher, Idaho Power President and CEO Darrel Anderson, and University of Idaho President Chuck Staben.

Dossier focuses on Idaho’s unique key industries around the state, including technology, aerospace, food processing, and advanced manufacturing. In addition, the “Out Of Office” section highlighting some of the state’s diverse tourism landscapes, cultural attractions and events.

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