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Downtown great Falls is Growing

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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.

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