Montana West Economic Development & Flathead County Economic Development Authority
Kellie Danielson | President
A twenty-five year veteran in economic development, Kellie began her career as a chamber of commerce executive director. From there she cut her teeth in learning the ropes of economic development with two state departments of commerce, focusing on new and expanding facility investment. She has had the pleasure of working with corporate management teams on facility location projects that include Southwest Airlines, Target Corporation, Tyson Foods, American Eagle Outfitters, Frito Lay, PepsiCo, Abbott Laboratories, Amazon.com, Bombardier, and Spirit Aero Systems.
Her role at Montana West & Flathead County Economic Development is simply to “foster jobs.” “Because business creates jobs, we work alongside business managers to help identify resources and connect them to expertise. Telling the story about the advantages of doing business in the Flathead Valley/Glacier Park region is our focused message.”
Kellie was designated by the International Economic Development Council as a Certified Economic Development Professional and later as a “Fellow Member,” recognizing her contributions to the profession. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas. Since she was ten years old Kellie always wanted to live in Montana. Moving to Montana in 2009, she is especially grateful to be able to ski within 45 minutes of leaving her home’s front door.
Montana West Economic Development
44 2nd Ave. West
Kalispell, MT 59901
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