Forbes.com recognizes Boise, Idaho (again)!

By
Real Estate Agent with Silvercreek Realty Group

Once again, Forbes.com has recognized the Greater Boise, Idaho area as a great place to live and work! 

The Boise-Nampa area came in at #6 on the  Forbes list of "Top 10 Pay-Raise Citites"   with a wage increase of 2.2%.  Forbes.com cited "Idaho's quirky mix of agriculture, lumber, mining and high-tech manufacturing gives it a far different profile than most states. Unusual job skills for niche industries can remain in demand during recessions, since those jobs can't be filled by just anyone." 

The article states "To track the rise and fall of wages across the U.S., the Brookings Institute, using data from Moody's Economy.com, calculated average wages, adjusted for inflation, for the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. Cities are ranked by the rate of change between the last three months of 2008 and first three months of 2009."

So, if you needed one more reason to decide that Boise, Nampa, or Meridian Idaho is a great place to own Real Estate, there it is! 

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Comments (9)

C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Awesome! Sounds like a lovely place to relocate to. I have to come for a visit when I plan to tour the national parks with the wee people. :-)

Jul 13, 2009 02:23 AM
Pam Pugmire
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID
Meridian Idaho Real Estate

You know I would LOVE to have you!  You and your little "minions" would blend right in with my crew! 

Jul 13, 2009 03:53 AM
Brian Brumpton
Keller Williams Boise - Boise, ID
Boise Idaho Real Estate

Pam,

I'm surprised with the way our numbers look right now but I still love living here none the less.

Jul 13, 2009 09:25 AM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

I shall refrain from my usual Idahoan comments.  Nice post sweetie!

Jul 13, 2009 01:52 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Pretty sweet recognition to have!  I have never been there but because of YOUR posts I am sure that I would love it - AND I would have to call you to show me around!

Jul 14, 2009 06:51 AM
Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate

Pam,

Very nice...and they are right..it is a great place to live!

Dec 11, 2009 07:35 AM
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Pam...Glad for the Idaho press from Forbes...Colorado joins you in this recognition...Hope 2010 proves profitable for you...

Dec 26, 2009 03:07 AM
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