Saco Community Input

Economic Development (private business)

  • Aging population, declining numbers, can’t support local businesses enough to support growth
  • Offer employee training in customer service
  • Price of gas must improve

Rocky Boy Community Input

Economic Development (private business):

  • Locally-grown food distribution system
  • Each tribal department self-sustaining
  • Increase the number of Indian businesses (grocery store, gas station)
  • Establish stores and shopping centers closer to Rocky Boy or Box Elder
  • Establish local electricity/gas/phone companies
  • Increase honest, respected leadership 

Havre Community Input

Economic Development (private business)

  • Education opportunities (MSUN, Havre Job Svc)
  • Nurture farmers, markets, co-ops, etc.
  • Develop low-cost health care options
  • Open port, improve roads, create housing
  • Utilize old IGA building

Great Falls Community Input

Economic Development (private business)

  • Adopt an “infill” program with policies and incentives to encourage development of vacant property.
  • Promote and enhance the post-secondary educational and technical training opportunities available in Great Falls.
  • Prepare a database and policies concerning the availability of publicly owned properties for development.
  • Prepare an action plan for the redevelopment and revitalization of the Downtown area.
  • Promote community amenities and attractions for economic development.

Regional Census Data

The following Excel files contain detailed census data for the region. If you do not have Excel, you can download the Excel Viewer.

This information and more census related information is also available here.

Malta Community Input

Economic Development (private business)

  • Continue revitalization of downtown area
  • Continue to fund Phillco
  • New call center
  • Neighborhood block party
  • Community center
  • Better use of existing buildings; recruit new businesses
  • Business directory
  • “Welcome” packet for tourists and new residents
  • Recruit optometrist, dentist

Geraldine Community Input

Economic Development (private business)

  • Secure consistent, faster, Internet access
  • Develop local veterinarian clinic
  • Develop local auto/ag machinery mechanics shop
  • Develop meat processing business
  • Develop local law enforcement