Hugely ambitious real estate developments will invigorate the downtown and transform the sawmill district. New enterprises offering technological and environmental innovation are multiplying at a breathless rate. Familiar retailers and service providers continue to deliver great service to a growing population of active, engaged, hard working people. And massive, voter-approved bonds exceeding $200 million for parks and schools promise to strengthen the community’s foundation for a generation or more. Putting it all together, it’s evident that Missoula is on the cusp of a boom, and it’s more than welcome after the economic doldrums of the Great Recession. “Making Missoula” aims to capture the excitement of all this economic activity by showcasing the businesses and organizations that make Missoula and the region tick, giving the owners and leaders a chance to share, in their own words, the spirit and commitment that makes their work special.
Here at the Independent, we’re proud of Missoula, and we’re proud of all those who help keep the wheels turning. You’re the makers, and the town’s not going anywhere without you. “Making Missoula” is our way of applauding your accomplishments. Well done, Missoula.