When you ask a Montanan a question about potential growth in the state, there are usually one of two answers you're going to get. Folks are either going to welcome the change, or they're going to say stay away, we're just fine the way we are.

For a whole lot of Montanans, they have everything they need already, so in their minds, there's no reason to expand or grow.  For others, there are some things that they would like to see come to the Treasure State.

For those that are looking for Montana to expand and offer more variety, what is it that they want to see come to the state? We asked, and Montanans answered.

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We received a couple of hundred answers, so instead of listing each one, we will break them down into 3 different categories.

More Dining Options

Several Montanans feel that their town needs more variety when it comes to dining and were very forward with which establishments they would like to see make their way to Big Sky Country.  Chick-fil-A, In-And-Out Burger, Red Lobster, Pizza Ranch, and Jack In The Box were all popular suggestions.

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More Retail Options

It seems that many Montanans are looking for a few more options when it comes to shopping. The most requested business was Trader Joe's, a California-based grocery chain.  However, groceries aren't the only thing making Montanans wish list.  Ikea was a popular request, as were more clothing stores.

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Activities For Adults And Kids

Montana has so many options when it comes to outdoor activities.  Camping, fishing, tubing and rafting, hiking, and skiing are some of the more popular activities. However, many Montanans are looking for more entertainment options. Activities like Top Golf, mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages, and arcades were suggested.

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What about you? What would you like to see come to Montana?  Or, are you happy with the way things are now? We would love to hear what you have to say, so feel free to send us a message on our station app.

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