Business of the Year: Montana West Economic Development

Business of the Year: Montana West Economic Development Flathead Beacon | December 26, 2019 | Myers Reece The staff at MWED and FCEDA often work behind the scenes, but the rapid progress of the Glacier Rail Park and emerging Kalispell Trail investment have shined a light on their significant impact From left, Lara Russell, Christy [...]

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Business Year in Review – 2019

Business Year in Review - 2019 Flathead Beacon | December 26, 2019 | Maggie Dresser Looking back at the year's top business storylines Glacier Rail Park Fills Up In December, Northern Plastics Inc. announced it was moving into the last space of available real estate in Glacier Rail Park, the 40-acre, rail-served industrial area off [...]

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Transforming Kalispell

Transforming Kalispell Flathead Beacon | December 26, 2019 | Myers Reece Recognizing the patient, grassroots toiling that turned the Kalispell trail project and rail park into a reality Tom Jentz, the longtime and now retired Kalispell planning director, said in an interview upon his retirement that his proudest accomplishment was helping the Kalispell Core and [...]

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Milestones for Rail Park and Core Area

Milestones for Rail Park and Core Area Daily Inter Lake | December 19, 2019 | Editorial Montana West Economic Development capped off a busy and fruitful 2019 with a major announcement last week that a third and final tenant has been secured for the new Glacier Rail Park. Local manufacturer Northern Plastics plans to purchase [...]

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New Tenants Slated for Kalispell CHS Location

New Tenants Slated for Kalispell CHS Location KPAX | December 16, 2019 | Maren Siu Changes are coming soon to Kalispell's CHS Mountain West building as new tenants prepare to move in. The current CHS will move to the new Glacier Rail Park , according to Montana West Economic Development, while Berube Physical Therapy, Alpine Lighting, and [...]

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Last Train Loads of Freight Roll Into Kalispell

Last Train Loads of Freight Roll Into Kalispell Flathead Beacon | December 16, 2019 | Justin Franz One hundred twenty-eight years ago, the first train to arrive in downtown Kalispell was welcomed with a parade and banquet featuring all the trimmings. This week, the last trains to pull freight into town arrived with considerably less [...]

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Making Montana Calls for Makers, Manufacturers, and Students

Making Montana Calls for Makers, Manufacturers, and Students KPAX | December 14, 2019 |MTN News By: MTN News ImagineIF Libraries, Montana West Economic Development and Flathead Valley Community College’s Center for Manufacturing Advancement are joining forces with other community organizations. Together they will host Making Montana, a national award-winning, two-day celebration of innovation, problem solving and [...]

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Former CHS Store to be Renovated for Offices, Restaurant

Former CHS Store to be Renovated for Offices, Restaurant Daily Inter Lake | December 12, 2019 | Bret Anne Serbin Bridgewater LLC has purchased the now-defunct CHS property at 120 W. Idaho St. and plans to turn it into a multi-use office building. “We’re starting construction on Monday,” Bridgewater Chief Executive Officer James Williamson announced [...]

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Northern Plastics to Take Remaining Rail Park Space

Northern Plastics to Take Remaining Rail Park Space Daily Inter Lake | December 12, 2019 | Bret Anne Serbin Northern Plastics Inc. announced Thursday the company will relocate to the Glacier Rail Park in Kalispell, a move that will fill up the remaining space at the new industrial park off Whitefish Stage Road. The announcement [...]

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Kalispell Planning Director Retires After 36 Years

Kalispell Planning Director Retires After 36 Years Daily Inter Lake | December 2, 2019 | Bret Anne Serbin After more than 30 years of planning the future of Kalispell and Flathead County, Kalispell Planning Director Tom Jentz is wrapping up a plan of his own. The longtime local planner will be retiring on Dec. 5. [...]

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