I have lived in the Treasure Valley, what our area is called, my entire life. We started out as a farming community and over the years have had quite a few well know businesses get their start in our area. There is a very positive outlook for our area in terms of growth and industry. I would do some online search about jobs, business coming into our area, etc. that would give you an idea of what is available here in Boise and the surrounding area. If you could let me know what type of work you would be looking for, I could send you links to those types of jobs or get you going in the right direction. We have a wide variety of industries in our area and we are experiencing some great growth in retail, restaurants. We have computer industries, three major hospitals in the area and more companies coming or considering a move to Boise.
Another thing that you might want to consider is the difference in lifestyle and cost of living when compared to where you are coming from. That might make a big difference in what you feel you would need to make to live comfortably here as opposed to New Jersey.
There are many things to consider when making a move, especially one that is across the country. I think you would be surprised what you might find here. If you haven't visited our area yet, I would recommend you come and see what we have to offer. If you do come to town, let me know and I can take you around and give you a tour of our area.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions. You can also visit my website at http://www.findboiserealestate.com.