THIS PLEA COMES FROM A YOUNG BOISE BANKER
I think you should post an article on how the generation that currently runs the state (30+ years old) has all but wiped out any chance for the younger generations to live in Idaho. Housing is ridiculously expensive, and is continuing to rise rapidly.
Most new construction for poorly to average built homes on the outskirts of town is $145+ per sq ft. It is unaffordable to nearly everyone of my generation. $80k per year as a salary to get into “entry level” housing is ridiculous and unobtainable for most people regardless of education or years of work experience. The average
household income for the area is only around $50k.
Imagine how our “vibrant” economy will fare when the old retire and there is no young, educated labor force to take their place because they moved to the mid-west where home prices are half of those here and the jobs pay 10-20% more.
This is just a concern from a young, educated Idaho citizen, expressing the views of his generation.
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