Good news for Gallatin County homeowners, the U.S. Census Bureau just released that we are ranked 24th among the fastest growing counties in the nation. Population in Gallatin County just breached 100,000 residents as of July 2015, with estimating a 3,500 increase over a one-year period, and a 1 percent increase in population growth rates.
This rapid growth provides the Bozeman area with positive implications in development and business opportunities, followed by job growth. Not only is this county seeing wide spread job openings in construction, retail, and restaurants, but more importantly, high-tech jobs as well. With Montana State University drawing in such educated talent, high-tech companies such as Wisetail, Elixiter, and RightNow Technologies, which was bought by Oracle, are showing interest in the employment prospects of the Bozeman area.
It is exciting to see these opportunities opening up as tech-based businesses are moving in. The entrance of the high-tech industry introduces higher salaries ranges, which in turn, supports local businesses and the real estate market.