Posted: Jun 12, 2013 6:51 PM by Cody Proctor - MTN News
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 6:55 PM
GREAT FALLS - A roundtable discussion hosted by the Main Street Montana Project was held in Great Falls on Wednesday.
Ideas for potential growth in Great Falls included focusing on tourism and on natural resources.
The project was commissioned by Governor Steve Bullock, and the aim is to gather ideas from around the state to make a blueprint for creating and keeping jobs in Montana.
The Great Falls event was the third of a series of discussions; Billings and Missoula have hosted similar events.
D.A. Davidson & Company CEO Bill Johnstone, who co-chairs the project, says that talking with people is a good approach when it comes to a project like this.
Johnstone said, "The ideas that maybe have the best chance of working come from the bottom. They tend to be more pragmatic, practical. They're based on real experience of people out trying to create jobs who are looking for jobs."
Roundtable discussions will be held in Bozeman and Miles City and there is discussion about having meetings in the Flathead and on the reservations.