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Kalispell to Receive $400,000 for Environmental Site Assessments

Kalispell receives $400,000 grant for property assessment

Kalispell council unanimous approves Glacier Rail Park plan

Rail park to undergo environmental study

More work needed before Glacier Rail Park can receive TIGER funds

Council moving forward on rail-park objectives

Core Area gets three-year waiver period for zoning fees

Rail-park area declared infrastructure-deficient

Kalispell vote could encourage future investment

Kalispell council to consider new economic development district

OPINION: TIGER grant will let downtown roar again

Council looks to install Core Area zoning

The Value of Investing in Kalispell’s Urban Core

Kalispell City Council could closer to finalizing Core Redevelopment plan

Kalispell Council looks to add Core Area zoning

OPINION: Rail park marks new era for Kalispell

City studies backup plans for rail-park funding

Timeline announced for Glacier Rail Park project

Massive Transportation Projects Moving Forward in Kalispell

LETTER: Rail park will mean brighter future for area

Project manager to craft initial plan

Community Leaders Celebrate Federal Grant as Catalyst for Redevelopment Plans

Kalispell TIGER grant celebrated

RAIL-PARK IMPACTS: Two firms, two different stories

Daily Inter Lake Editorial: A dream fulfilled for Kalispell

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded to 39 Projects


KPAX: Kalispell officials celebrating $10M TIGER grant announcement

Rail projects to receive more than $170 million in TIGER grants

Rail park is key piece for building Kalispell’s future


Daines Announces $10 Million in Funding for Infrastructure Improvements in Kalispell

Rep. Zinke Congratulates Kalispell for TIGER Grant

Kalispell to Receive $10 Million Grant for Redevelopment Projects

Kalispell gets $10 million grant

KCFW: Kalispell receives $10 million TIGER grant

City of Kalispell receives $10M TIGER Grant

In the News

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Montana West president leaving in August

Flathead jobless rate declines to 5.6 percent

Two new clinics ahead for Kalispell

Chamber looks ahead at tourist economics

Kalispell Chamber Partners with Google to Bring Digital Marketing Opportunities to the Flathead

Flathead businesses featured in PBS documentary

Kalispell residents think bypass will boost downtown business

Student-Built House Put Up For Sale in Kalispell

County building projects nearly completed

Fly shop moving to Main Street in Kalispell

Hockaday Welcomes New Executive Director

Mexican Restaurant, Doughnut Franchise Eyeing North Kalispell

Flathead Outpacing Most Montana Counties in Population Growth

City proposes rules to allow short-term rentals

Building boom continues in Flathead

Spring Prairie developments stride into summer work

Glacier National Park visitors helping the local economy

Park visitors spent $199 million last year

Glacier Bancorp plans to buy Missoula bank

FVCC brewing program expanding

Study tracks visitor spending patterns

Kalispell starts cost-share tree program

Kalispell Rock City

Job fair a magnet for local workers

Glacier visitor spending at all-time high

College gets $424,590 biotech grant

Glacier Bancorp Acquiring Treasure State Bank in Missoula

Kalispell Police unveil online crime mapping

Hundreds gather for conference to enhance tourism

Committee recommends three new schools in $61.2 million expansion

Flathead Bank acquired by First Interstate

Church buys Montana Building in downtown Kalispell

Hospital union won’t mean lost jobs

Habitat begins work on 50th Flathead Valley home

Restoring a Glacier Park landmark: Lake McDonald Lodge renovation costs $3 million

Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital to Finalize Affiliation Next Month

Kalispell council goes 'hands on' in learning about firearm training

Continual Growth for the Tech Industry

Two Kalispell businesses receive state grant money

BBER Survey: Montana Manufacturers More Optimistic About 2016

FVCC offers high school students chance to earn free college credits

Caregiving a way of life for Prestige director

Kalispell taking bids for trio of projects

Kalispell City Council approves zoning changes

Grant makes Kalispell youth athletic fields expansion possible

Cherry Juice Business Moves to the Flathead

PURE Fitness Studio Opens in Downtown Kalispell

Building a career of connecting people

Kalispell schools in planning phase to alleviate overcrowding

Construction of Kalispell Bypass Hits High Gear

Applied Materials Restructuring 16 Positions in Kalispell

Weyerhaeuser Eliminates Three Mill Manager Positions in Flathead Valley

Canadian Dollar Rebounds to 77 Cents U.S. As Oil Prices Jump

City Studying Downtown Traffic Patterns, Courthouse Couplet Configuration

Flathead County Election Department Moves to Fairgrounds Until July

Traffic study details options for courthouse couplet

Kalispell reiterates stance on highway zoning

College narrows location for student housing

Glacier Park to boost its staff this summer

Traffic near Flathead County Courthouse discussed

Flathead jobless rate rises to 7.3 percent

Council to hear courthouse traffic options

Site picked for county athletic facility

Mom, son collaborate on children’s book

Building an ER for the 21st century

Missoula and Kalispell Realtors merger showing benefits

Betting on Occupancy

Historic KM Building in Downtown Kalispell Listed For Sale

College hosts health-care open house

Bypass construction reroutes school traffic

Glacier Restaurant Group expands again

Fate of Kalispell City Airport in Limbo

Changing of the Guard at Glacier Bank

Local Banks See Sustainable Lending in 2015

Weyerhaeuser Absorbs Plum Creek as Merger is Completed

Ottawa to give Alberta $250-million boost, Finance Minister confirms

New Men’s Health Clinic Opens in Kalispell

Flood insurance company opens gates for tour

Historic bike shop opens upstairs hostel

Flathead County Resumes Role As ‘Growth Leader’ in Montana’s Economic Landscape

Work continues on Highway 93 Kalispell bypass project

Flathead Business Journal

Small-business director teaches entrepreneurship skills in Asia

Governor Bullock Launches Montana Business Navigator

Economists optimistic about 2016

Plum Creek mills, land to remain open

Cuts Imminent Within Plum Creek Front Office; Mills and Public Access Spared

Pond Hockey Classic returns to Woodland Park

Traditions and Family in Full Bloom

New Independent Living Facility Filling Up at Immanuel Lutheran Communities

An Enduring Legacy at Moose’s Saloon

Exchange rate impacts Canadian traffic

Kalispell School District Considering New 25-Acre Property on North End

County Commissioners Say Building New Jail a Top Priority

In a Year of ‘Healthy Growth,’ Kalispell Commercial Construction Spending Spikes

Local economic outlook positive for 2016

Opposition halts higher dairy fees for now

College symposium examines divisive issues

FVCC opens class registration to senior citizens

Job fair registration opens today

High-end shop crafts precision parts

Battery developers secure Idaho contract

A flair for the flare: Novice glassblower learning the tricks of the trade

10% of homeless kids in Montana live in the Kalispell area

Boulder Project ascends to fundraising goal

Bypass work plows through winter

Labor Officials: Montana Economy Added Over 10,000 Jobs in 2015

$4.4 million isn’t just horsing around

Immanuel Lutheran projects start, stall

Access, Affordability ID’d as Key Ways to Improve Healthcare Services

Montana Selected to Pilot New Placemaking Workshop

Brix Bottleshop Moving to Main Street

The trickle-down effects of Canada’s economic downturn and the rise of domestic visitation

Chamber wants to keep pushing for progress

Kalispell Ward 4 Councilors to Host Monthly Town Halls

Health plan forums planned in Flathead County

Possible Kalispell ambulance fee increase up for discussion Tuesday

Kalispell Brewing Company: Winter at Noon Dunkel

Kalispell Police receive safety grant

Hospital planning new 10-bed assistance facility in Kalispell

Citizens Academy teaches about Kalispell police work

Tax credits sought for Courtyard Apts. upgrade

Agencies preparing for homeless survey

Dog park, walking paths on south Kalispell wish list

Firm Lays Out Options for Kalispell City Airport

Bullock Touts Montana Business During Visit to Gun Manufacturer

Changes planned for school welding program

Sunburst Mental Health Services event aimed to help community members find and maintain employment

Forum looks at south Kalispell future

Flathead visitation numbers rise in 2015

Kelley’s Market Trends: Residential Sales 2015

Planning panel studies high school needs

FVCC gets grant for Colombia exchange

EDITORIAL: Kidsports is indeed icing on the cake

New water billing starts this month in Kalispell

Kalispell prepares for year of growth

Airport has busiest year ever

Glacier Park Visitation Record Settles at 2.36 Million

Council approves two development projects

Expedited Screening Program Comes to Glacier Park International Airport

Kalispell brewery adds life to downtown

Kidsports Complex Awarded $1.4 Million Grant for New Fields, Infrastructure

Kidsports gets $1.4 million grant

Five takeaways on the 2015 Flathead economy

2015 Business of the Year: LHC

New specialist targets lung cancer

County seeks grant to study jail options

Construction industry to help Flathead economy in 2016

Kelley’s Market Trends: Commercial Real Estate Sales

Flathead Beacon: Business Year in Review: 2015

Kalispell Hospital Develops Residency Program for New Nurses

Kalispell offers Citizens Police Academy

New credit-card security takes hold slowly

Chick-fil-A submits construction plans

Worker shortage continues in the Flathead

Flathead Valley Community College to Build Student Housing

Chick-fil-A Opening First Montana Restaurant in Kalispell

Flathead County applies for grant to develop new jail

Housing market tightens in Flathead County

New flight training program about to take off in Kalispell

Council session to consider development details

Salon owner shows the community amore

County construction well underway

Cost Estimates Emerge for Kalispell Elementary School Needs

EDITORIAL: Glacier Park, events boost tourism

Kalispell, West Valley see enrollment jumps

Snow Line Tree Company: Business business still strong

Glacier Park Breaks Visitation Record Again

Osweiler makes Sports Illustrated cover

Carving a niche: Local stone, salvaged timber repurposed as decor

Pair craft device to halt data breaches

Flathead businesses look forward to busy Small Business Saturday

Weather helps bypass work

Flathead County has added 855 jobs in the last 12 months

Montana One of the Best Business Tax Climates in the US

Health-care projects win state grants

FVCC Enrollment Holding Steady as Economy Improves

Larson Named Kalispell Chamber’s 2015 ‘Great Chief’

Bloomstone bringing new apartments, homes to Kalispell

Plum Creek deal creates timber 'Goliath'

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek in $8.4B timber deal

Hospitals to become one medical community

Kalispell Revives Age-Old Debate Over Local Option Sales Tax

Dog-park group uses crowd-sourcing for land

Sage and Cedar to Open Downtown Kalispell Location

Kalispell is Montana's fastest-growing city — and it's booming

Firm aims for battery ‘game-changer’: ZAF Energy pins hopes on pair of battery designs

Popularity of consignment shopping growing in the Flathead

Flathead Valley housing market on the rise again

Businesses near Glacier have a good year

Silverbrook Estates sold

Kalispell schools coping with growth

Ceremony praises bypass backers

Kalispell Bypass Breaks Ground on Final Phase

The Man and The Mansion

Ceremony kicks off bypass construction

County wins grant for senior center upgrades

Teaching the Roots of STEM

Kalispell West One Bank offices rebranded as TrailWest Bank

New Children’s Cancer Clinic Up and Running In Kalispell

Kalispell Manufacturers Alliance Announces Scholarship For FVCC Manufacturing Students

City announces architectural awards

New law covers cottage food sales

Cafe sessions feature French focus

Startup Weekend Taps into Valley’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Anderson Style Shop

Nonprofit Group Acquires Gateway West Mall Property for $2.4 Million

Tech manufacturing businesses find a home in the Flathead Valley since recession

Local schools scoring well on ACT test

State agency rolls out program to attract investment, work force

Journey just beginning for new Glacier Bank president

Downtown group sets goals for city

County, city may collaborate on plan for new gym facility

Firm Studying Population, Traffic Growth as Courthouse Couplet Planning Restarts

Labor Report: Unemployment May Be Nearly Nonexistent This Decade

Construction booms in Flathead Co.

Immanuel Lutheran: Firm plans $52 million in projects

Montana Labor Day Report: Job growth strong, worker shortages loom

State of Montana Labor Day Report to the Governor 2015

Glacier painting donated to Hockaday

Flathead Leads State in Visitor Spending

Bypass connection at hand

Flathead High, Local Businesses Team Up For Student Build

Montana Timber Industry Stagnant Despite Year’s Promising Start

Kalispell Council Pledges Support for Proposed Rail Park, Redevelopment Project

Kalispell, FCEDA Defend Rail Park Amid Opposition Letter

Riding Another Boomlet

Flathead Electric launches solar-panel program

Kalispell Chamber embraces ride-sharing bill as entrepreneurial opportunity

Going to work — at home: Workers see benefits of telecommuting in rural areas

Retired police officer turns experiences into novel

FVCC students want housing

Gender Wage Gap Persists in Montana

Final Phase of Kalispell Bypass Moving Forward

Area tourism spending hits $1.2 billion last year in Glacier Country

The Flathead gets the most bang out of the tourism buck

Whitefish Credit Union Adds New Operations Center in Kalispell

Next airport expansion on the drawing board

Kalispell Airport discussed at urban renewal meeting

Flathead renters struggle to find homes

New West Glacier Visitor Center Showcases The Flathead's Other Attractions

The Toggery’s Next Step

The Future of Air Service in the Flathead

College sets up new center for manufacturing

College rolls out rental bike program

A Better Boom

Cardinal True Value Remodels Kalispell Store

FVCC, UM combine for teaching degrees

FVCC to offer state’s first brewing science program

Local visitor center to open in W. Glacier

Summer Season Begins in Glacier National Park

Kidsports could get $1.5 million

‘Petty politics’ halting progress: Kalispell US 93 bypass

Firm reveals options for south Kalispell, city airport

New gallery opens in downtown Kalispell, featuring wildlife, landscape art

Glacier’s economic impact: $193.3 million

Stoplight sought near railroad underpass on U.S. 2

Kalispell to purchase Old School Station lots

Montana Tourism Industry Grows to $3.98 Billion

Firm to Host Second Open House on South Kalispell Planning Efforts

The Growing Future of Local Hops

New Kalispell housing development revived

Officials pitch local projects in Washington, D.C.

Rail park project still seeks funding

Climbing Montana’s Economic Ladder

Surviving the New Economy

Feeling the Squeeze of a Tight Market

Spartan Sprint to be part of TV series

Kalispell earns state tourism awards

Flathead High parking lot fix up for discussion Monday night

Bullock discusses budget in Kalispell

Kalispell Named Top Biking Destination

$4 million project begins at county’s old jail

Firm Studies Urban Renewal Options for South Kalispell

City may buy debt-ridden lots

Kalispell Brewing Company Announces Expansion Project

City wants input on future of south Kalispell

Construction still on the rebound

Old jail asbestos, lead paint removal underway

As Canadian Dollar Drops, Concerns Rise for Local Economy

Kalispell tech firm expanding

Kalispell plans industrial rail park to foster economic growth

College project wins national honor

Kalispell Poised for Another Busy Year of Economic Activity

Whitefish, Kalispell chosen as top places to reitre

Next up in North Kalispell: 14 buildings on 28 acres

Local high schools beat average state graduation rates

Flathead Valley Bridge Center: A place of their own

‘Sustainable’ Growth in Real Estate and Development

Building a Boulder: Kalispell Boulder Project raising funds for new rock climbing features at Lawrence Park

Kalispell to focus on marketing for winter

Original and Historic Paintings Donated to Park

Canadian consulate discusses trade opportunities with Flathead businesses

Spherion Staffing opens local branch

Credit union buys Kalispell building

Kalispell Senior Citizens vote to relocate

TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES: Kalispell sees faster growth than the rest of northwestern Montana

Researchers measure 2014 as strong year for Montana tourism

Big Business for Small Kiosks

Camas Creek Yarn becomes Camas Creek Cottages

Kalispell Moving Ahead with Core Area Plan

National firm buys Torrent Technologies

TO MARS AND BEYOND: Local man an engineer for Orion spacecraft project

A Decade of Roasting Coffee: Colter Coffee celebrates 10 years with a new location and bakery

Kalispell’s historic district reinvigorated

Where Does Retail Go Next?

Visions of the American West

Housing market up locally, statewide

Large Housing Projects Begin Surfacing Across Valley

Food Manufacturers Staying Busy as Demand Grows

Quadrocopter Takes Off

Zoning extended for town center land

‘A grand slam of optics’

Xanterra GM: We’re Here to Stay

Kalispell Kreamery: Dairy owners do it their own way

Maintaining Momentum

Events boost business in Flathead

Feds deny grant for Kalispell industrial park

Kalispell Falls Short Again in Hunt for TIGER Grant

Kalispell Updates Economic Growth Strategy

Dual-enrollment programs praised

FVCC Partners with UM on Bachelor's Degree Program

Downtown Kalispell's Prominent Yet Troublesome Road Couplet

Old County Detention Center Headed for Remodel

Core Area Bank Expansion

City of Kalispell to Participate in the American Architectual Foundation Sustainable Cities Design Academy

Kalispell Inventor Works Toward Patent for Football Helmet Latch

Kalispell Mayor Supports Core Area Plan

Kalispell Core Area Plan gains national attention


Training Opportunities

Montana Department of Labor 2016 Assistance for Business Clinic

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center: Earn a Lean Bronze Certificate in 10 Weeks

Montana West Economic Development Upcoming Events

Flathead Valley Community College Business & Workforce Development

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Training & Events


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