Two new buildings valued at a combined $5.5 million are under construction at Transtech Center on the West End, a good sign for a development slowed by the recession.
Within sight of the Scheels superstore being built a mile away, FedEx Ground officials kicked off construction Thursday on a five-acre building at the corner of Gable and Hesper roads.
After retiring from top prison jobs in Minnesota, Dennis Benson and Jessica Symmes Benson chose to move to Billings and buy a casino.
Representatives of FedEx Ground are still negotiating with neighbors of a proposed transportation hub on the West End, hoping to win over opponents before the Billings City Council meets Monday.
Two hundred jobs paying an average of $37,000 to $46,000 and the potential for doubling that workforce.
After weeks of mounting contention over plans by FedEx Ground to build a large transportation hub on the West End, a truce was called Monday night.
Ordinarily, you'd think the city would roll out the red carpet for a national company hoping to come to Billings and create up to 400 relatively high-wage jobs.
Annexation and zone change requests for property northwest of Gabel and Hesper roads will be considered by the Billings City Council on Monday. The property in question is to the left in this photo. The Transtech Center is to the right.
A fence line marks the corner of a 97-acre parcel of land at Gabel and Hesper roads that is the site of a planned transportation hub for FedEx Ground.
The city of Billings will soon consider a request to annex 97 acres of West End land, which would be the biggest annexation since 2008.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mike Ferrucci, sales manager for Parsec Data Management, was keeping a new customer happy by hand-digging a 40-foot, 18-inch deep ditch to lay another fiber cable.