One state with three changing regions
(Part 2 of 4)
March 15, 2019
Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. However, in reality Montana is steadily becoming a largely urban state, at least in terms of where most of the state's residents live and work. A key aspect of Montana's growth and change is the steady emergence of its small cities as growing centers of commerce and trade, as well as high quality places to live and work. These growing cities have become the engines of Montana's economy.
Map 106.1 shows the distribution of Montana's p...