JOBS AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Thanks to a boom in economic growth over the last decade, Boise has become a premier place to do business. Our city has an expanding job market and is developing a reputation nationally as a hub for innovation.  This didn’t happen by accident; those of us on council understand the important role our city can play in recruiting employers and providing tools for small business to thrive.  During my 8 years on council, I have:

  • Supported local investments in incubators to assist entrepreneurs in launching high growth companies.
  • Spearheaded a living wage jobs initiative.
  • Supported measures to simplify code and streamline the process for starting a business.

I am running for another term because there’s still work to be done. I will continue to champion policies that reduce barriers and increase opportunities for small businesses and startups. Boise’s economic future depends on us continuing to build a city where people want to live, work, and play and where new businesses want to locate and local companies plan to stay.

TJ THOMSON ON THE ISSUES

Jobs and the local economy

Thanks to a boom in economic growth over the last decade, Boise has become a premier place to do business.

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Housing

Boise is growing, which is great news for the job market. Yet, increased growth places a greater importance on city services and can place a strain on affordable housing options for area residents.

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Transportation

Increasing traffic is a challenging issue that comes along with Boise’s growth. Simply building more and wider roads to accommodate growth is expensive and not a feasible long-term solution to our transportation challenges.

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Livability

We all know Boise is a great place to live. Our abundant recreational opportunities, great parks and open spaces, plus all the amenities of a mid-size city to attract positive economic growth.

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Public Safety

Our police, firefighters and other first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. They deserve our full support.