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Child Care Options Growing in Kalispell

“Last week was a big week for child care in the Flathead Valley! Two of our initiative supporters and members received word
that they had received their full‐ask grants for ARPA dollars to expand services in the Valley from the Child Care Innovation
and Infrastructure Grant Committee. The Bird’s Nest has received $1 million dollars to expand their capacity as well as
Immanuel Lutheran Communities receiving $869,770 for their child care center,“ shared Lorraine Clarno, President/CEO of the
Kalispell Chamber.

Kalispell Chamber Partners with Local Childcare Providers to Address Care Shortage

New programs are set to open in churches, schools and community centers across the Valley as the struggle to find adequate childcare endures

Retention Strategies are Key as Employers Ply a Market with Few Job Seekers

Workplace culture is among the qualities local experts believe can reduce employee turnover and mitigate costs

The Imbalance of Childcare in Montana

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local childcare providers and businesses to create more accessibility in the Flathead Valley

Montana’s fastest-growing city last year? It wasn’t Bozeman.

New Census Bureau estimates chart Montana’s population shifts during the first full year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kalispell led the pack.

Montana businesses look to hire ‘untapped workers’

“It’s no surprise the biggest issue for businesses right now is lack of workforce,” said Laura Gardner, Job Service Kalispell Supervisor, at a Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon on March 15.

More multi-family units will ease Montana housing crisis

Montana’s population between 2010 and 2020 grew by 10%, but only added 7% more housing units during that same time.

Workforce expert offers retention strategies

Primary among Caldwell’s strategies is an emphasis on company culture.

More Montanans quitting, retiring amid nationwide labor shortage

We asked the Montana Department of Labor and Industry for an interview twice, but they said they would only answer questions through email.

Flathead Employers Work to Find Labor Solutions

Workforce industry leaders shared recruitment and retention strategies at the Kalispell Chamber luncheon on Feb. 15