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The Boise Metro is located at the junction of the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West – a unique point where differing landscapes collide, catering to an array of industries and outdoor pursuits. Farms, processing facilities and corporate headquarters sustain Idaho’s food-related business. An abundance of skilled, hardworking individuals enables manufacturing to flourish. Collaboration and innovation are driving a surge of technology startups and corporations. Recreation technology companies are capitalizing on the easy access to unparalleled landscapes and outdoor experiences. A strong professional services sector provides the backbone for businesses across the country.


We have more tech than you expect: The concentration of technology workers in the Boise Metro is higher than the national average.

Global companies like Hewlett-Packard and Micron saw the Boise Metro’s potential back in 70s and 80s. Today, startups like QuickBooks Time Tracking and AppDetex are rapidly growing and prospering among established companies like Clearwater Analytics, Cradlepoint and Kount. The Boise Metro is quickly becoming a notable city for tech in the Northwest and is keen on helping entrepreneurs through resources like Trailhead – Boise’s startup incubator – and the Idaho Small Business Development Center.

Since Q1 of 2015, the number of tech jobs in the Boise Metro has grown nearly 80% faster than the national average.

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