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Idaho Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Monday, April 21st, 2014 Posted in About Our Area, Uncategorized | No Comments »

We’re putting people back to work in Idaho! Idaho’s unemployment dropped to 5.2% in March, the lowest rate in the past  5½ years. Much of the drop can be attributed to our robust construction industry with residential and commercial construction sprouting all ...

Boise Area Irrigation Canals

Monday, April 14th, 2014 Posted in About Our Area | No Comments »

The numerous irrigation canals throughout the Treasure Valley were originally constructed to bring irrigation water to the prairie areas to encourage settlement and farming. Those farms have now been transformed into subdivisions that enjoy the abundant irrigation water for their landscaping. It’s ...

Idaho Wines Come of Age

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Posted in About Our Area | 2 Comments »

When Idaho’s first winery opened its doors in 1976, no one imagined that Idaho’s wine industry would grow to 50 wineries today. In 2009, 3,200 tons of grapes were harvested and turned into 327,000 gallons of wine. In 2012, those numbers grew ...

Idaho Population Trends

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 Posted in About Our Area | No Comments »

There’s an interesting article on this morning about Idaho’s population. It’s all about who’s coming to Idaho, who’s leaving, where they’re going, and why. In 2013, the top five sources of in-migration were California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona. That doesn’t surprise me because ...

Boise Area Named Secure Place To Live

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Posted in About Our Area | No Comments »

A new study, released by Farmers Insurance, has named the Boise-Nampa area as the 11th most secure place to live in the U.S. Compiled by Sperling’s Best Places, the study considered economic stability, crime, weather, natural disasters, and other criteria to ...
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