Op-Ed: Growing Idaho can find ideas for education, transit from neighboring Utah
Accept growth! Correct Boise’s emerging anti-growth attitudes! This was the message coming from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership Summit on May 23.
This advice came most notably from Utah, a state much like Idaho and one with an urban area similar to the Treasure Valley, the Wasatch Front. The principal growth cheerleader was the CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Theresa Foxley. She noted that Utah is the eighth most urbanized state in the country, with 80 percent of its residents clustered between the Great Salt Lake on the west and the Wasatch Mountains on the east and from Ogden on the north to Provo on the south.
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