The Grand Opening of the Glacier Rail Park is now a part of history as the momentous occasion was celebrated October 8, 2018. The Glacier Rail Park expands transportation options for freight movement with the only trans-load facility in the region. (http://www.kalispellcoreandrail.com/glacier-rail-park.html) Many of the leaders that spurred this project on to fruition were present at the grand opening of the Rail Park. Speakers like Jerry Meerkatz, CEO of Montana West Economic Development. Senator Jon Tester, a representative from Senator Steve Daines, and City Manager Doug Russell, all spoke to the ability of teamwork and partnerships to make this vision a reality. Tenacity was also a central theme as it took many years and creatively working through obstacle after obstacle to see this day come. Speeches and acknowledgements during the rail park opening ceremony were recorded live on Facebook and can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/CityofKalispell/videos/240838650111932/.
Now we can look to the future of the rail park and to the economic vitality this piece of infrastructure will attract and support. If you think your company might be a good fit for this brand new industrial rail served park, Kim Morisaki with Montana West Economic Development is the person to speak with. She can be reached at 406-257-7711 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.