Economic development outlook for Great Falls
“In the last five years, our wages in Cascade County have increased by 20 percent,” said Great Falls Development Authority vice president Jolene Schalper.
Schalper says preliminary numbers show wages in Cascade County average around $42,000 annually. “For our average wage, that beats a lot of different counties,” she said. “We are the trade center and the trade hub and so we have more of those skilled jobs.”