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AgriProcessing

Great Falls is a proven, cost effective location for your agricultural and food processing needs. 

 

Currently, these areas are particularly ripe for business opportunity:

 

Pulse Fractionation 

Chickpea, Lentil, and Dry Pea Spreads, Dips and Butters 

Chickpea, Lentil, and Dry Pea Snacks 

Sprouted Grain 

Specialty Malting 

Specialty Pasta 

Barley Ingredient Processing 

Wheat Ingredient Processing 

 

A Robust Agriculture and Agri-Processing Industry

  • Montana is the #1 Pulse Crop producing state – Great Falls is the “heart” of the Golden Triangle, home to world class crop production – Montana Department of Agriculture
  • 59.7 Million Acres are dedicated to farming in Montana - Montana Department of Agriculture
  • Great Falls is home to ag-processing leaders such as: General Mills, Cenex Harvest States, Columbia Grain, Great Northern Growers, Cereal Food Processors, Pasta Montana, Montana Milling, Montana Eggs, Timeless Seeds, MaltEurop, JM Grain and more...
  • We have a dynamic Great Falls Area Food Manufacturers Network and Industry partners to collaborate and do business with.

 

Shovel-Ready, Rail-Served Heavy Industrial Sites Available

 

  • Great Falls AgriTech Park is a fully-served, shovel-ready, heavy industrial park with rail and all utilities: water (municipal, raw and spring), sewer, gas, electricity, redundant telecommunications.
  • Custom lots to meet your specific needs – the park is designed for agri-processors, manufacturers and distribution operations.
  • Easy access to Canada via I-15 CANAMEX Corridor and pre-permitted High and Wide corridor via HWY 87.
  • Will be one of the first Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Certified Rail Site’s in the country.
  • 10 minutes to Great Falls International Airport, Foreign Trade Zone and Air Cargo opportunities.
  • Five day per week in and out BNSF rail service.

 

Strong Workforce and Low Operating Costs

  • Average wages in Great Falls are 71% of the national average- Moody’s Analytics
  • Operating costs are 88% the national average - Moody's Analytics
  • Montana ranks #3 in lowest cost of labor - Business Facilities Magazine
  • 3.9% Unemployment - June 2015
  • Great Falls set employment records in both 2013 and 2014
  • Manufacturing employment has grown 19% over the past two years
  • Great Falls ranks #16 of small cities nationally for “Prime Workforce” - Area Development Magazine
  • Montana ranks #1 in increasing 2-Year college graduates and in concentration of adults with at least a high school diploma
  • Workforce development partnerships with Great Falls College Montana State University available

 

Contact Jolene Schalper to learn more, 406.750.4481 or JSchalper@GFdevelopment.org

 

 
 
 
 
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