Boise Valley Communities

From urban living in a vibrant downtown setting to planned communities surrounded by acres of farmland, the Boise Valley offers countless lifestyle options to meet your particular tastes and needs. While each community possesses its own distinct personality, business benefits and opportunities, there is a genuine spirit of cooperation among cities, businesses and government leaders to enhance the quality of life in the Boise Valley by advancing the region’s economic development.

Looking for a new place to live? The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce also sells relocation packets for a minimal cost.  Click here to order one or call the Chamber's receptionist at (208) 472-5205 for more information.

Boise is the hub of commerce, banking, high-tech development, government and industry for Idaho. As the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Boise offers vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, friendly people, and a legendary mild climate. Selected in March 2009 by Conde Nast as the nation's 5th Best City for Small Business, Boise boasts the nation’s best growth rate (7.4 percent) for small businesses.

Boise is Idaho’s capital city and is the home of Boise State University, known for its academic and athletic excellence. The city offers a highly educated and experienced workforce, affordable housing and a safe, clean and vibrant downtown with outstanding dining options. World class skiing, fishing, hiking and other activities are easily accessible from Boise. Visit

Downtown Boise is where modern urban amenities mix with small town charm. A place where passersby still greet strangers with a smile, and offer visitors recommendations on the best bites or patio spots. Where connectivity to commerce coexists with vibrant cultural experiences and access to efficient entertainment. 

Because with a river literally running through it, and a trail system that starts steps off the sidewalk, the lunch ride, stroll or cast is within a pedal, pace or paddle from your office or urban home. The curb appeal encompasses locally-owned boutiques, diverse dining spots, arts and culture venues, corporate headquarters and havens for entrepreneurs. Because here it is not about how work and life balance, but how work and life integrate seamlessly.

While Boise’s 150-years of urban history are evident on every block of our walkable core - business leaders, city dwellers and designers have an eye on the future. Downtown is on the cusp of welcoming a gleaming new interactive creative center, hundreds of new housing units, a multi-modal center, expanded convention center and new corporate headquarters.

Big ideas grow here. Click below to learn more:


Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Charity Nelson
Director of Economic Development
Mobile: 208-863-8521
Phone: 208-472-5240
Ethan Mansfield
Project & Research Manager
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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