There is even more proof that Great Falls is continuing to grow and make its mark on the map.
In a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Economics, MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Analysis) grew 3.91% in Cascade County.
At first glance this might not seem too impressive, however the Great Falls Development Authority considers this to be a huge step in the right direction.
"We’re doing well with our per capita income growth. You know, that growth rate is out pacing the national and Montana averages," Jolene Schalper, Great Falls Development Authority's VP of Business Development.
The national average for MSA growth was 3.67% and Montana's average was 3.04%.
So what does all this mean?
To make a long story short, the GFDA says the average worker should be seeing an increase $1,730 in their paychecks.
Our per capita income increased from $44,229 to $45,969, with total personal income increasing 4.12%.
As a result, Great Falls accumulated an extra $148.6 million.
The growth won't end here though.
Larger businesses evaluate MSA reports to see if a city will provide enough business and growth o sustain their company.
With Great Falls continuing to grow, larger corporations such as Planet Fitness, Harbor Freight, MOD pizza, etc.