Our vision is to make Boise, Idaho the most livable city in the country. LIV Boise is an expression of this vision. By focusing on sustainable policies, practices and partnerships, this citywide effort promotes livability across three strategic focus areas: Lasting Environments, Innovative Enterprises and Vibrant Communities.
For a more complete picture, read our Livability Report.
Since its founding as a frontier outpost, our progressive Western city offers a rich community-minded spirit that’s contagious. With high volunteerism, low-crime rates, a love of culture and the outdoors, the city of Boise draws interesting neighbors who are engaged and interested, too.
Entrepreneurs and established global players find Boise to be fertile ground for innovative ideas, complete with the talent and energy required to make them work. See how your civic-minded enterprise or brilliant startup can help drive the economic prosperity we're building here every day.
When we protect and improve the health and sustainability of everything we do, future generations win. Let’s leave this place better than we found it.
Boise has been recognized nationally as a Welcoming City –we’ve welcomed newcomers since our late 1800s beginnings. Jaialdi is a great example: every five years this legendary Basque cultural festival draws thousands from all over the world to celebrate and dance in our streets..
This exciting new collaboration between residents, public and private partners and the City is energizing our neighborhoods, one by one. Focusing on children & youth, placemaking, health and community services, arts & history, public safety, sustainability and transportation, neighbors are improving their quality of life and enriching the places they call home.
Creativity abounds with 400+ bands in 5 days on 25+ stages. Treefort showcases Boise’s lively downtown core, homegrown food, craft breweries, a world-class urban skate park, and a strong arts and culture scene. Official Cultural Ambassador for the City of Boise.TreefortMusicFest.com
Founded by entrepreneurs, FOR entrepreneurs, Trailhead is Boise’s dynamic startup hub. This energetic downtown workspace is where innovative thinkers find the technical expertise and expert advice to start and scale a high impact project or new business.trailheadboise.org
Our extraordinarily convenient and accessible Boise Airport boasts an economic impact of $1.3 billion, and growing. With more available seats per capita than comparable markets, BOI is a driver of the economy that has gained a serious fan base among national business and vacation travelers alike.iflyboise.com
Colleges of Engineering, Innovation and Design, Business and Economics, Health Sciences, and Public Service all position Boise State as a powerful and approachable metropolitan research partner helping businesses and organizations thrive within our community and beyond.boisestate.edu
JUMP is a vibrant downtown example of enterprise’s role in building community. Named for legendary Idaho entrepreneur J.R. Simplot, this interactive creative center downtown makes an intriguing new addition to Boise’s architectural and "third space" landscape.jumpboise.org
The Central Addition LIV District is a ‘laboratory’ where Boise City planners, along with local residents and businesses, can test out sustainable practices and measure success. The focus? Sustainability innovation around energy, stormwater management, housing, mobility, placemaking, and economic development.
The City of Boise has the largest direct use geothermal system in the United States. Today, this ancient underground wellspring of natural power has become an enviable city asset, providing a renewable heating source for dozens of buildings and thousands of users in downtown Boise.
More than a drop in our bucket list of outdoor recreation activities, the Boise River Whitewater Park is an environmental success story and a destination for fun. Hi-tech waveshapers delight paddlers and spectators along a reclaimed industrial riverfront—a huge new draw in Boise’s burgeoning West End.