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State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act Town Hall Set for December 5 Online in Montana

This town hall, hosted by the Montana Department of Commerce (Commerce) and Montana League of Cities and Towns, is an opportunity for representatives from cities and towns to learn about Commerce’s administration of the grant opportunity authorized by the 2023 passage of House Bill 355, the State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act of 2023 (SLIPA). 

Kalispell Chamber Highlights Women in Manufacturing

As the industry grows, Flathead Valley manufacturing leaders highlighted the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for women

Flathead Housing Inventory Begins to Stabilize

Local real estate agents and lenders said at a Sept. 19 Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon that buyers are trending toward new construction builds while the commercial market has opened up drastically since its last peak in 2018

Flathead Valley Community Groups Partner to Recruit Retirees into the Workforce

In a collaboration between Job Service Kalispell, My Glacier Village, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and FVCC, the Retiree Workforce Group connects seniors and retirees with local resources and employers

Local child care gap worsened by low wages

Area business advocates are finding interest among employers in offering child care benefits in an effort to attract and retain employees, after a study commissioned by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce last year found that a lack of affordable options is keeping would-be working parents at home, taking care of young children.

Whitefish Considers Asking Voters to Divert Portion of Resort Tax to Meet Housing Needs

City council could hold a public hearing on the potential ballot question in early August; reallocation could generate $27 million for community housing over a 20-year period

Kalispell Implements Voluntary Water Restrictions

Officials on July 6 enacted a temporary emergency water conservation measure as peak summer irrigation demand rises while the city enters its second summer with one fewer water source

Kalispell Chamber to depart Depot Park, citing homeless activity

“In order for us to serve our members we have to keep our doors open, and there’s activity that is making our guests uncomfortable,” Clarno said. “It’s reached a volume that is definitely impacting our productivity.”

Flathead County Growth Begins to Cool but Still the Fastest Growing County in Montana

Since the scale of development peaked in 2021, local officials say they’ve received fewer applications for building permits even as the valley continues to grapple with growing pains

TED Talk – How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town

From the closure of the iconic Route 66 to the roller-coaster history of Buffalo, New York, Paget reveals the power of sharing your town’s “civic story” to spark local revitalization