Missoula Economic Partnership grants manager Nicole Rush told City Council members on Wednesday that companies she’s working with in Missoula could create 400 new high-wage jobs over the next year.
“Since 2013 we’ve helped 24 companies create 532 jobs” in Missoula, Rush said. “Collectively we’ve received $3.7 million in (grant) support.”
Those jobs provide an average annual collective wage of $20.6 million in Missoula, she added.
“Missoula has secured more of these grants than any other city in Montana,” she said. “We have $2 million in pending applications. The next round of applications have six companies interested in just that round. We think over the next year those companies might create 400 new jobs.”