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BoiseDev is a locally-owned news site focused on business, development and the economy of the greater Boise, Idaho area.

Founded in 2016, BoiseDev covers the story of a changing Idaho. From growth, to businesses, to housing, to development – the site helps Idahoans understand the factors that make up the changes they see in their neighborhood. With a team of reporters, led by publisher Don Day, BoiseDev provides coverage of Boise, Meridian, Nampa, McCall, Sun Valley and surrounding areas.

BoiseDev also publishes Idaho First – a daily free roundup of local news and information, delivered each day by email.

Since 2018, it is the most-read business news source in the state, according to SimlarWeb. BoiseDev’s work has been cited by CNBC, People Magazine, Fox News, Vox Media’s Curbed, Idaho Press, KIVI-TV, KBOI-TV, KBOI-AM, KTVB-TV, Idaho Statesman, Brand New, Spokesman-Review, Boise State Radio, Boise Weekly and more. Our business model has been profiled by and on Harvard University’s Nieman Lab.

We maintain an active Facebook group where many stories and ideas are shaped by our community of readers. The site is supported by limited advertising and a membership program known as BoiseDev FIRST.  BoiseDev content is also curated in a weekly, standalone print section appearing in the Idaho Press.

Our Values

We strive to be an innovative and impartial local news source focused on original & transparent reporting.

We seek to give a voice to those without power. Our team will be accountable, to each other and our readers. We will be gracious and tactful.

We put readers first.

Don Day

Founder & Editor

Autum Robertson


Gretchen Parsons

Managing Editor

Anna Daly


Margaret Carmel

Senior Reporter


Contact us with story ideas or questions – [email protected]. Our phone is (208) 960-0321, though email is the fastest contact option.

Funding is fully owned by Day365, LLC, an Idaho company.  Day365 is controlled and owned by Don L. Day, who also serves as publisher of  Day365’s revenue is completely derived from the publication of BoiseDev.  Neither BoiseDev nor Day365 have any sources of outside investment. The site’s revenue model depends on memberships and advertising. 


BoiseDev is a community-focused journalism outlet, bringing business and civics news coverage to the Greater Boise area.  The site aims to be lively, informative, fact-based and non-partisan.

Diverse voices

The site employs diverse sources for information and seeks out a variety of voices that are representative of the community in which it serves.


Please send correction information directly to [email protected].  Accurate, reliable information is of the utmost importance.  Incorrect information will be changed within the story itself and highlighted with a correction note at the bottom – except for minor and/or typographical errors.

Our standards

BoiseDev adheres to the Society for Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

Citations, references and work type

Where appropriate, BoiseDev will cite the source of its information.  When BoiseDev picks up a story from another, competitive news outlet – it will cite that outlet’s work.  The site also aims not to do ‘duplicative’ reporting, wherein it repeats the reporting done by another outlet.  The site primarily runs straight news reporting – though on occasion it runs contributed opinion pieces, which will be made clear in the first line of the story. It also occasionally runs news analysis pieces, which will also be called out where appropriate. BoiseDev also licenses content from the Idaho Press, a subsidiary of Adams Publishing. You can learn about the Idaho Press here.


This site relies heavily upon public records and other information in the public domain.  News story sourcing comes from a broad array of methods – including community feedback, tips, source interviews, records and observation.

Locally sourced

BoiseDev maintains an office location in Downtown Boise, Idaho – the center of the area it primarily serves. The site also reports upon the rest of Ada County, Canyon County, and – where appropriate – Valley and Blaine Counties.

Actionable feedback

If you have a comment, question or concern – you can contact publisher Don Day directly at [email protected].