Contact & Location


The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Physical & Mailing Address: 
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 364-4549
MIssion and Vision

Mission & Vision

The mission of the McClure Center is to examine and promote research on public policy and public affairs issues that impact the state, the region and the nation. The core of the Center’s mission, consistent with Senator McClure’s legacy, is the application of scientifically based research to the public policy making process.

The Center is Idaho’s preeminent public policy research center applying the University of Idaho’s interdisciplinary research expertise while promoting engagement and collaboration with other organizations in support of public policy making and the public’s understanding and involvement in these processes.

Public policy is only as effective as the information, research and analysis upon which it is based. The McClure Center’s goal is to be a credible source for the public and the state’s policy makers for such research and analysis.