No Shortage of Incentives for Downtown Development

No Shortage of Incentives for Downtown Development Daily Inter Lake | 2/20/2019 | Heidi Gaiser Three speakers outlined new, emerging and often overlapping incentives for Kalispell development at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon Tuesday at the Red Lion Inn. City Manager Doug Russell, Bryson Pelc with Jordahl & Sliter, and Libby Adlington of MoFi in Missoula [...]

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Kalispell Continues Trail Planning to Break Ground in 2020

Kalispell Continues Trail Planning to Break Ground in 2020 NBC Montana | 2/15/2019 | Mackenzie Dougherty KALISPELL, Mont. -- The city of Kalispell is almost done designing the new Kalispell trail that will go through downtown. It is part of the Core and Rail Redevelopment project. A new industrial rail park was completed in October [...]

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Meeting of the Maker Minds

Meeting of the Maker Minds Flathead Beacon | 2/15/2019 | Molly Priddy Making Montana on Feb. 15 and 16 features Manufacturing and Technology Expo, Kalispell Mini Maker Faire WHITEFISH — The only indication that a laser beam was slicing through the blue foam was a small red dot visible on the foam’s surface as the [...]

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ExcelliMatrix Brings Big-City Software Services to Montana

ExcelliMatrix Brings Big-City Software Services to Montana Daily Inter Lake | 2/10/2019 | by Heidi Gaiser Kalispell-based software development company ExcelliMatrix wants Montana businesses to have access to the same technology advantages and tools enjoyed by those in the biggest metropolitan areas. “ExcelliMatrix is in the business of providing our clients with the best possible [...]

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Hearings begin for House Bill 14

Hearings Begin for House Bill 14 NBC Montana | 1/23/2019 | by Marian Davidson KALISPELL, Mont. -- Montana legislators are looking at House Bill 14. This bill is a statewide infrastructure proposal from Governor Steve Bullock. HB 14 proposes $160 million for state and local infrastructure projects, funded through bonds. It also includes $44 million [...]

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Bigfork Economic Development Roundtable

Bigfork Economic Development Roundtable Bigfork Chamber of Commerce Newsletter | 1/2019 | Kim Morisaki | I applaud Bigfork in its efforts to encourage community discussion around big issues with their monthly economic development roundtables.  Open to everyone and taking place on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:15 am at the High School Community [...]

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Making Montana

Making Montana Flathead Beacon | 1/2019 | Kim Morisaki | My friend Kate sent me a video the other day titled Trade School vs. Law School with a self-pitying lawyer accusing his mechanic friend of acting superior because the mechanic made a better living while the lawyer was struggling with college debt and a lower [...]

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Opportunity for Kalispell

Opportunity for Kalispell Flathead Beacon | 12/2018 | Kim Morisaki | The headline in the Beacon read “Brookings Institution names Kalispell as one of three cities in the country that have the potential to be strong centers for jobs and opportunities.”  At the top of the Brookings article was a photo of our main street [...]

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The World is Run By Those Who Show Up – Influencing Policy Without Running for Office

The World is Run By Those Who Show Up - Influencing Policy Without Running For Office Bigfork Chamber of Commerce | 12/2018 | Kim Morisaki At least once a month I find myself on my soap box.  Some of you who know me are thinking to yourselves “Only once a month?” But this particular soap [...]

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