Downtown great Falls is Growing - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Downtown great Falls is Growing

Posted: Updated:
GREAT FALLS -

According to a recent report by the Downtown Development Partnership, Great Falls Downtown is on the rise in terms of both jobs and buildings.

"And we're here today to announce some great news we have been tracking a lot of development Downtown and what we have found is there is 185 new jobs Downtown in 2013 plus 35 part time jobs," explains Neighborworks Director Sheila Rice.

Last years alone the electric city added several new businesses. Which has even brought in many more jobs.

"We have about 5 million dollars worth of builders permits that were issued in 2013 and then of course in 2012 the Pacific Steel and Recycling started their building so that's about another 3 million dollars there. So multimillion dollar worth of investment lots of new jobs and 14 new businesses to downtown in 2013," says Rice.

According to Neighborworks the city of Great Falls will not be stopping there and as the summer draws closer folks can look forward to even more positive changes coming to Downtown.

"You know we think downtown is on a roll. I call it, It's acceding, it's in its ascendancy and we think that there is lots more people, the fly wheel effect has taken place lot's of downtown development," says Rice.

With all the different volunteer opportunities in the Downtown area the total number of hours of volunteer time has sky rocketed last year to over 19,000 total hours served.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Latest in The Adam Sanchez Case

    Latest in The Adam Sanchez Case

    The latest in the story of fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Dunn who lost his life this past Thursday.
    The latest in the story of fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Dunn who lost his life this past Thursday.
  • Funeral and Procession Route for Fallen Deputy Joe Dunn Announced

    Funeral and Procession Route for Fallen Deputy Joe Dunn Announced

    Funeral arrangements for fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy, Joseph Dunn, will be held on Thursday, August 21st at 1:00PM at the Four Seasons Arena, also known as the Montana ExpoPark, in Great Falls.An initial procession preceding the ceremony for law enforcement vehicles leaving Montana Air and National Guard will begin at 11:30AM. The planned route is as follows: - The procession will get on the interstate and take the Central Avenue West Exit. - It will then travel to 6th Street Nor...
    Funeral arrangements for fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy, Joseph Dunn, will be held on Thursday, August 21st at 1:00PM at the Four Seasons Arena, also known as the Montana ExpoPark, in Great Falls.An initial procession preceding the ceremony for law enforcement vehicles leaving Montana Air and National Guard will begin at 11:30AM. The planned route is as follows: - The procession will get on the interstate and take the Central Avenue West Exit. - It will then travel to 6th Street Nor...
  • In Cahoots For Tea

    In Cahoots For Tea

    Enjoy Candy Masterpiece
  • Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
  • Gov. Bullock Tours Anderson Steel

    Gov. Bullock Tours Anderson Steel

    Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls this morning to promote the Main Street Montana Project and to show its purpose.
    Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls this morning to promote the Main Street Montana Project and to show its purpose.
  • Family of Fallen deputy to receive over $20,000

    Family of Fallen deputy to receive over $20,000

    There,s been a community out pour of support for fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn and his family. Flags and flowers fill marker 77 on highway 89 where the deputy was killed in the line of duty. Cory Smith, CEO of 221 industries was compelled to create a GoFund Me page for the family.
    There,s been a community out pour of support for fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn and his family. Flags and flowers fill marker 77 on highway 89 where the deputy was killed in the line of duty. Cory Smith, CEO of 221 industries was compelled to create a GoFund Me page for the family.
  • A New Approach to Wildfire Protection

    A New Approach to Wildfire Protection

    In moments of disaster, things can be hectic and life seems to be turned upside down. That's why the red cross launched a new app to provide aide during wildfires.
    In moments of disaster, things can be hectic and life seems to be turned upside down. That's why the red cross launched a new app to provide aide during wildfires.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.