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Crews to break ground for Butte medical training center in 2024 – The Praxis Center

 

In Butte, work on a long delayed medical training center is just about set to get started, and it’s a potential game changer for the region economically.

The $30 million project will bring a state of the art 35,000 square foot healthcare simulation training center to Uptown Butte. This will bring 5,000 people from across the continent that will be trained annually. This is the goal for the yet-to-be-built Praxis Center that is coming to the corner of Arizona and Park Streets.

“We had to put a lot of pieces together in terms of financing to pull a project like this together. We’ve never given up,” said Raymond Rogers, Praxis Center CEO. “We’ve been committed to the community of Butte.”

A previous economic impact study several years ago by Circle Analytics out of Bozeman estimated the project will have a total annual economic impact of $165 million, with $121 million being annual social economic impact going back to facilities sending trainees to Butte, and $32 million being poured into Butte annually.

“We’re talking 5,000 annual trainees a year staying here on average 3-to-4 days. That’s 15,000 to 20,000 hotel nights a year, plus folks shopping in our stores and eating in our restaurants,” said Rogers.

 

by Josh Margolis

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