One Decade Later, I Would Still Make This Choice …


People are always asking me, “Why did you decide to start a tech company in Boise, Idaho?” And even more often, “How did you manage to start a tech company in Boise, Idaho?” (Well…)

Here we are 10 years later. Hundreds of thousands of employees are clocking into TSheets in over 100 countries every single day. They are supported by a TSheets team over 100 employees strong (and growing like crazy) right here on the Boise River in Eagle, Idaho.

While it might seem a little odd to see a startup like ours anywhere outside of Silicon Valley, I truly believe that “rural” cities like Boise are going to prove to be the next great tech hub of America. In fact, the Boise area was recently hailed as the No. 1 Best City to Live and the Most Caring City in America, No. 2 Best City for Millennial Entrepreneurs, and No. 7 on the list of Top Ten Cities for Tech Jobs — among others.

This can only mean one thing: The business landscape in Boise is growing, and we’re thrilled to be in the thick of it. Last week, our team was honored to be named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Idaho. We congratulate the other culture-oriented tech companies and brilliant innovators who have traded sky-high rent and traffic jams to join us here in the great state of Idaho.

So, to answer your question, “Why Boise?” Our team put together the ultimate Boise guide that changes the question … so, let me ask you: How ‘bout them potatoes?


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