Billings Economy Improves - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Billings Economy Improves

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

In these tough economic times, local developers say the Billings economy is doing well.

Big Sky Economic Development officials said Billings is not only a statewide attraction, but it's a regional hub. With key sectors like agriculture supply, energy development, and world-class health care contributing to Billings' successful economy, Big Sky EDA officials said all the construction around town means progress for the community.

"In a community our size you're seeing millions of dollars of infrastructure improvements taking place. That drives the economy," Big Sky EDA Executive Director Steve Arveschoug said.

Steve said at last count, Job Service reported nearly 1,200 job orders available in the community. He said that accounts for about 1,500 job openings to attract people to the Magic City.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:49:29 GMT
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.
  • Organization Seeks Funds for Transitional Housing Program

    Organization Seeks Funds for Transitional Housing Program

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:46:47 GMT
    One of the programs for families with issues of substance addiction and mental illness is canceled because the organization no longer has funding for it.
    One of the programs for families with issues of substance addiction and mental illness is canceled because the organization no longer has funding for it.
  • Suspect in Rimrock Rd, Pictograph Cave Shootings Pleads Not Guilty

    Suspect in Rimrock Rd, Pictograph Cave Shootings Pleads Not Guilty

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:42:10 GMT
    The man arrested for a pair of shootings on July 15, one on Rimrock Road and later at Pictograph Cave State Park, has additional charges added to his case.
    The man arrested for a pair of shootings on July 15, one on Rimrock Road and later at Pictograph Cave State Park, has additional charges added to his case.