Area Industry

Situated at the edge of the Flathead National Forest, Columbia Falls is the natural home in Montana’s Flathead Valley to the timber industry. In recent years smaller innovative industry has chosen the Columbia Falls area to invest and build out custom facilities for state of the art batteries, self contained command centers, firearms, and cross laminated timber.

The favorable business climate, willing lenders, air and rail accessibility, strong community, affordable cost of living and proximity to unlimited recreation make Columbia Falls and the surrounding Gateway to Glacier communities attractive for area industry to locate new and existing businesses.

Our strong school system, in partnership with Flathead Valley Community College, turns out highly skilled tradesmen and women who are ready to enter the workforce and help grow your business. We also have an extremely loyal local population who believe in doing business locally – thereby keeping doors open, lights on and paychecks flowing.