Boise is all over the internet these days on this list or that list. Being called things like “the next Silicon Valley,” or “the best place to live.” We made the Top 5 Surge Cities, and beat San Francisco.
This wasn’t always the case, so how did we get here?
2014 was a big year for the Boise technology scene. The Boise State Venture College was opened, Trailhead innovation space launched, and CodeWorks and Coding Dojo opened. A few local start-ups decided to take a chance on Boise and stayed local. They started to bring their out-of-state funding relationships in and show them why Boise works. In 2019 Boise tech start-ups gained access to a city venture fund launched by StageDotO.
With Boise Start-Up week bringing the community together, big and small companies in the valley have worked together to create the scene we have now.
As companies began to grow with Boise, they flourished. Out-of-state talent noticed the housing prices, quality of life, and opportunity and began to look into Boise. Big talent coming to the area has helped the scene grow. Boise is comparable now to Seattle and Portland.
We have the city, the outdoors, and now the tech jobs. But how does compensation compare?
Here at Route Networking Group we worked with a local, labor economist (Thanks Ethan! @ethanmansfield) to see just how the Boise Technology Labor Market stacks up against Pacific Northwest Tech centers. The technology industry in Boise has seen a 63% surge in growth and (adjusted for cost of living) ranks 6/10 for median wage in Computer Occupations and Software development. Read our full compensation breakdown here. https://www.routenetworking.com/compensation-comparison/
So, we have the companies, we have the lifestyle, now we just need to keep up with the talent! This is where Route comes in. We are here to connect these local companies with exceptional talent.
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Think Boise could be for you? Check out our open positions page and reach out to us today!