“Don’t just listen to the leaders. Listen to people at the gas station and the grocery store.” “How can we grow and change, but still maintain Missoula’s historic character?” “When I come downtown, I can’t see our landmarks anymore – I can’t see Hellgate Canyon or the clock towers at the courthouse or the university. I just see banks.” This week, hundreds of Missoula … [Read more...] about What’s your vision of downtown Missoula in 10 years?
With Missoula's tech scene heating up, the Old Sawmill District and its team of developers unveiled their plans for a tech and innovation campus, one large enough to support more than 1,000 workers when fully built. Project developer Ed Wetherbee said the campus will include 1G data and underground parking, and serve as a showpiece for one of Missoula's fastest growing … [Read more...] about Sawmill District unveils plans for tech and innovation campus; room for 1,000 workers
Employees of Advanced Technology Group welcomed Cognizant, their new corporate owner, to Missoula on Tuesday to celebrate the future, one that could see the local workforce swell to four figures and expand the company's partnership with the University of Montana. Cognizant, a global consulting firm, announced last month that it had purchased ATG. The deal closed on Monday … [Read more...] about Soiree at the Wilma: ATG celebrates deal with Cognizant, projected job growth
Efforts to shape the next iteration of Missoula's built environment took a step forward on Tuesday with the unveiling of new design standards intended to add incentives to better urban architecture and make wiser use of land within the city's core. Two years in the making, the so-called Design Excellence Overlay presents a vision for several downtown districts and Midtown … [Read more...] about Missoula’s key districts, commercial corridors at center of new design standards
Montana's changing demographics and a growing industry with too few workers in the pipeline spell good news on the job front, with any number of health care occupations ripe for the taking. But it's also challenging the state's hospitals and rural clinics, as well as educators who are charged with preparing the next generation of workers needed to replace the wave of … [Read more...] about Missoula College, health care companies race to meet industry needs