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U-Haul report says Boise was a top city for migration in 2010 (access required)

The Treasure Valley has become a moving destination of choice in the last year, according to a survey by the moving company U-Haul. U-Haul International, Inc., named Boise the second-highest "growth city" in the country in its annual national report on migration. The Phoenix-based moving company compares the proportion of inbound moves and outbound moves to come ...

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Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

3 comments

  1. This is exactly what I am seeing when talking to builders and interviewing new home owners. One gentleman watched the weather every day for a year and like what he saw. Most people I talk to are following family. Although they are not companies bringing jobs they need services and spend money. Growth is inevitable- People love it here! Builders and Developers are preparing fro growth which will probably not really start to happen this year but it is coming.

  2. Why would someone retire in Idaho? they tax your pensions, your 401K, your IRA, your govt retirement (non-Idaho), your social security, your retirement investments, ad nausea. Moreover, since you’re retired and (theoretically/legally) don’t have a great big family to claim as dependents to capture America’s highest state tax dependency exemption (Idaho’s LDS subsidy), they’re going to level the 9th highest income tax rates in America.

    Now if you can buy a place in foreclosure for 50 cents or less on the dollar, on 5.1 acres, you can stick in a sprinkler head & some alfalfa, put up a horse barn, and call it “agricultural”. Then you can get that bogus “ag-property” tax subsidy—go for it.