Given the way we talk about Montana, we couldn’t blame you for thinking life under the Big Sky is a never-ending vacation. From the lakes and beaches, to mountains and trails, to rivers and rapids… it’s an outdoors wonderland here, especially in the Rocky Mountain region of the state, where you’ll find Whitefish, Bozeman, and Missoula. But the secret is, many hard-working Montanans living here make the most of this playground while balancing community commitments and inspiring businesses. If your daydreams of living under the Big Sky look like a vacationland, we invite you to add Montana commercial real estate to the picture. (Or maybe, you’re just seeking a second home here as a respite from your busy life—we can help with that, too!)
This state has been recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, and “Montana’s economy has been outperforming the national economy since the turn of the century, including having better performance during the 2007 recession and a faster, stronger economic recovery exiting the recession,” according to this analysis from the MT Department of Labor & Industry.
In Whitefish, Kalispell, and the Flathead Valley, the economy has been driven by increases in health care, nonresident travel, retail trade and service industries, as reported by Montana Business Quarterly. A huge factor in this is Glacier National Park, which attracts millions of guests from around the world—just last month, in August, 771,874 people visited the park.
Two hours to the south, in Missoula, economists have tracked growth due to increasing housing demands and a construction boom, both in commercial and residential. And, there’s no better place to be creative and make art than Missoula! Regionally speaking, the agriculture sector is also a major contributor to the economy, as is true across much of the state.
Down in Southwest Montana, Gallatin County is considered the leader of economic growth. Bozeman, home to Montana State University, is at the heart of this. The high-tech, manufacturing, and professional services industries build on the city’s strong foundation in the health and education sectors.
PureWest agents can help you find the perfect Montana commercial real estate property, no matter which industry you want to do business in! Contact our local offices today. You can also browse online for commercial real estate, or zoom into Whitefish Montana real estate, Missoula real estate, Bozeman real estate, and more.
PHOTO: Montana commercial real estate, featuring retail/office space at 117 N Main Street, Darby. For more information, contact Carleton Clifford at (406) 369-0871 or Bobbi J. Lockhart at (406) 880-0117.