Bringing the Economy Home

Welcome to StateImpact Idaho!

StateImpact Idaho is your source for statewide economic coverage. It’s a new collaboration between Boise State Public Radio and NPR with emphasis on in-depth economic reporting.

We’re excited about what we have planned over the next few months. Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Where is Idaho’s economy today?  We keeping hearing the words “economic recovery” but has that phrase really landed here?  We’ll take an in depth look at how people are reacting and adapting to a changing economy.
  • Planning for the future.  How are area businesses and entrepreneurs trying to launch new ventures in sectors of the economy that show growth potential?  We’ll dive into the renewable, innovative and high paying industries that could bring jobs to Idaho.
  • Outside influence.  What impacts do local, state and federal governments have on economic growth and job creation?  We’ll examine how policies affect existing industries like tourism, agriculture and natural resource development.

Emilie Ritter Saunders and Molly Messick will post, report and discover new information every day to share with you on this website and over Boise State Public Radio’s airwaves. The goal is both broadcast and online stories that gauge the impact of policy on YOU the tax payer, farmer, entrepreneur, homeowner, and job-seeker .

Let us know what economic stories you’d like us to cover. Share your ideas!



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StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
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