Walk the streets of downtown Kalispell, Whitefish, or Bigfork, and you might notice some signs taped onto doors, notice boards, and windows: “Now Hiring.” If a booming local economy is important to you as a homeowner, it’s never been a better time to check out Flathead Valley and Kalispell property for sale. The Flathead Beacon reports:
All indicators, from residential and commercial development to population gains and nonresident visitation, demonstrate that Flathead County is once again a leader in Montana’s thriving economic landscape, similar to the pre-recession boom.
Over the last year, the county gained the second most amount of jobs in Montana, according to the State Department of Labor and Industry, and 2016’s annual employment in Montana’s northwest region beat 2015 totals by 1,824 jobs. Jobs in the construction, healthcare, and sales industries are among the top ten most common openings in Kalispell and greater Northwest Montana.
Across the state, growth is a theme. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Montana led the nation in job growth last month, with payroll employment increasing by roughly 3,000 jobs from February to March. The private sector added the majority of these jobs, with construction, retail trade, and leisure activities sectors posting the largest jobs gains.
“Montana’s economy is off to a hot start in 2017, with thousands of new jobs added just last month,” Gov. Steve Bullock stated. “More Montanans are at work than ever before in our state’s history and Montana businesses are creating good-paying jobs being filled by our friends, families, and neighbors.”
Here in Northwest Montana, where the economy reaches a fever pitch every summer,with tourist visits to Glacier National Park rocketing each year, local employers and job hunters have a lot to look forward to in the coming warmer months! It’s an exciting time of growth, as the Flathead Valley nears 100,000 residents, a milestone experts predict will come this summer. A surge in population from 2015 to 2016 market the largest growth in Flathead recent history, since 2006-07, and there’s no sign of slowing. More families are making the Flathead home these days. There were 1,129 births in the county from 2015 to 2016, according to Census data— an amount that matches totals in the bigger Missoula and Gallatin counties.
If you’d like to join them, consider Kalispell property for sale. Here at PureWest, we can’t wait to help you make that dream come true. Call us or browse online today for Kalispell real estate or nearby Whitefish Montana real estate, Lakeside Montana real estate, and Bigfork real estate. And if you’re feeling inspired by all the opportunity, check out our commercial real estate.