The Boise Metro Area is one of the most vibrant economic centers in the United States. Surrounding communities like Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell, help put Boise at the center of Idaho's regional trade and commerce, bringing the metro area population to approximately 650,000. Although Boise is famous for the potato market, it has an equally vibrant economic environment for high-tech, healthcare, education, transportation, service, tourism, and retail industries. Many nationally and globally recognized corporations have a home in Boise including Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard, DirecTV, J.R. Simplot Company, MotivePower, and many others.
Boise Area Information Packet (PDF)