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Montana Land in High Demand & Retail Labor in Low Supply

People from all across the country have been looking at Montana’s wide open spaces as a place to escape the recent turmoil, and housing and land values have risen dramatically as a result. Are these “Covid-19 Refugees” bringing with them jobs? Will their large land purchases mean less agricultural production? How will the influx affect our economic and social landscapes?

We’ll explore the issues with Andy Rahn, a land appraiser with decades of experience in the shifting tides of Montana’s land markets.

Also, Brad Griffin, of the Montana Retail Association will discuss the effectiveness of a state initiative to get people back to work and off the unemployment lines, as retail businesses and restaurants face a daunting shortage of labor.

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