2018-2019 State of Downtown Boise – downtown data report, prepared in partnership with Boise State University’s Urban Studies and Community Development senior Capstone class, course instructor Dr. Jillian Moroney
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Time: 2:45-5:30pm
2:45 – 3:15pm No-host bar & networking
3:15 – 5:00pm Program
(additional networking until 5:30pm) Location: JUMP
Downtown’s culinary identity is creatively Boise, authentically Idaho, the pride of locals, and catching the eye of tourists, food and travel writers from around the globe. CEO’s of downtown’s growing businesses point to the dining scene as an indispensable amenity that attracts and retains the talented, diverse workforce needed to keep the creative economy churning. Creative downtown chefs are building connections with rural Idaho’s food producers making Downtown Boise restaurants an increasingly important showcase for Idaho agriculture. Entrepreneurs are finding resources downtown to innovate food-based businesses. And for consumers, it means delightful flavors that are tempting, refreshing, creatively new, and downright delicious.
Downtown’s delicious food scene not only tastes great, it’s good for us. Join us to celebrate Downtown Boise’s emerging culinary excellence and what it means to building both business and community in the heart of Idaho’s Capital City.
Celia Gould, Director, Idaho Dept. of Agriculture, Garrett Lofto, CEO, J. R. Simplot Company, Eric Breon, CEO, Vacasa, Angela Taylor, Chief Indulge Officer, Indulge Boise Food Tours
Welcome by Mayor David Bieter
A Panel Discussion with:
Nate Whitley, The Modern Hotel and Bar
Kasey Allen, The STIL
Matt Gilkerson, Trailhead/Trailmix/Boise Startup Week
Robin Kelley, Kelley's Canyon Orchard