The Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment will connect the latest scientific research on Idaho’s changing climate with economic risks and opportunities. The assessment will help Idahoans better understand the economic risks and opportunities linked to Idaho’s changing climate. In particular, the assessment will show how the changing climate will impact businesses, residents, and local and state economies, allowing Idaho to start planning now for a productive, resilient future.
Idaho is experiencing rapid population growth and the fastest rising housing costs in the nation; however, income gains are not matching those expenses. This leaves many households struggling to balance the costs of housing, transportation, childcare, healthcare and other daily living expenses. Housing insecurity is a multidimensional challenge; a forthcoming Idaho at a Glance will help further dialogue on this issue in Idaho.