Boise Valley Information
The Boise Valley is not only home to Boise, the capital of Idaho, but also serves as the center of commerce, politics, population, cultural events, and the blue field that personifies the Boise State Broncos.
As a high desert community resting at the foot of the mountains, Boise is surrounded by thriving bedroom communities rich in their own histories and economies, bringing the metro area population to approximately 756,000. One of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation, experts estimate the MSA population will exceed 816,000 by 2025.
The Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area is in Southwest Idaho and includes Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee counties. Cities include Boise, Meridian, Caldwell, and Nampa, as well as smaller towns and cities such as Garden City, Eagle, Mountain Home, and more.
Although Idaho 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 the valley including Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard, Fred Meyer, Albertsons, J.R. Simplot Company, MotivePower, Materne, LambWeston, and many others.