Our research examines the impact of the “Boise Pit” on the local area economy. We consider the lost tax revenue and missed opportunity costs to estimate the overall cost to society. In light of the recent budget cuts and subsequent controversial educational reform plans being adopted to stretch our tax dollars, this research explores how a completed Boise Tower project could have generated much-needed revenue for the city. How many teacher salaries, buses or laptops could the Boise School District afford with the potential revenue from a completed Boise Tower project?
Dr. Samia Islam