In 2019 the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce joined with Missoula County to secure a $13 million BUILD Grant for the community. The need for critical infrastructure to promote development of workforce housing and commercial spaces prompted the Chamber to lead the lobbying efforts with Montana’s Congressional Delegation and the US Department of Transportation.
The federal grant will be used for installation of roads, water and sewer in the Mullan/West Broadway area, promoting development and mitigating the costs associated with the projects. This allows residential and commercial developers to build and sell properties at lower costs, benefiting the workforce and business owners. The growth seen from this investment in our community will benefit everyone in the Missoula community.
The effort to secure the grant built on and deepened relationships with local government officials, highlighting the need to work together for the good of the Missoula community. The Chamber remains committed to securing the remaining $10 million in federal funding to complete the projects planned in the Mullan BUILD Grant area.
- Chamber participation in Missoula County's BUILD Grant advisory committee. - Video produced in support of second BUILD Grant application (see video below). - Chamber participation in Mullan Area Master Plan efforts.
A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on April 21, 2022 for the Mullan Build Project. See the full report done by KPAX on Phase 1.
Visit the County's BUILD grant page for the latest information about BUILD Grant-funded projects.
Though Missoula was not awarded a BUILD Grant during the 2020 grant cycle,the information in this video remains current and illustrates the collaboration from the community in pursuit of funding from the BUILD Grant program. The Chamber will continue to advocate for funding to complete this important project for our community.
2019 Washington DC Trip
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