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August 6, 2018

Idaho town is building on Boise's boom

  • Nearby Mountain Home has hired tourism experts and other consultants to help create a town that will attract younger people.
  • By NICOLE BLANCHARD
    Idaho Statesman

    BOISE — As Boise braces for more booming growth, rural Idaho has prepared for a very different challenge.

    Since 2010, more than half of Idaho's 44 counties have seen hardly any population growth. Thirteen counties have actually lost more residents than they've gained, boasting smaller populations today despite Idaho's title as the fastest-growing state in the nation.


     
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