In addition to being an outstanding tourism destination, Missoula is a wonderful place to live. Changes to Missoula from the 2010 Census show Missoula experiencing double-digit growth over the last decade surpassing great Falls as the second largest city.
When considering the cost of living, housing costs, education opportunities, crime rates and health care, along with the wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities and aesthetic beauty, the garden City offers a quality of life no other city can match. In addition, it’s the quality of the people and their skill levels that are one of Missoula’s most valued resources. Recently, the Center for Enterprise Development ranked Montana number one in the nation for quality of workforce.
The University of Montana–Missoula is the largest of the state university system institutions, with over 14,000 students. uM is one of the area’s largest employers, with more than 1,000 staff and faculty on the payroll. Missoula County Public Schools, Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center also employ more than 1,000 individuals. While the wood and paper products industry used to be one of the major employers in the area, trade center activities have taken a stronger hold on the local economy. Tourism is also one the major contributors to the economic base of Missoula.
Due to the exceptional level of health care facilities and personnel, Missoula positions itself as one of the major destinations in the West for health care.
For more information on relocating your business (or your family) to the Missoula area, contact MEP.
Missoula is a vibrant community with great diversity and character. The city provides many opportunities for new businesses, families, and individuals seeking to experience the incredible quality of life offered here. Located in Western Montana, “The Garden City” is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery. For more than 120 years, the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to foster a healthy community. The Chamber provides networking, leadership, business resources and educational opportunities to our membership and we are proud to represent the largest business organization in Missoula.
Make it Missoula’s goal is to serve our local community and the business and residential mover markets with a website that provides independent perspective, elegant organization, and actionable content; to be a resource that connects both locals and newcomers to the essence of Missoula.
Make it Missoula aims to help Missoulians, visitors, and prospective businesses and residents alike in your search for real estate, employment, healthcare providers, schools, business resources, utility providers, or even a new watering hole.
When it comes to moving your family or business and connecting to a community, you have choices. We want to help you make it Missoula.