The Mining City's Chief Executive Matt Vincent delivered his state of the city address to a crowded room of Butte citizens and industry leaders at Montana Tech Thursday.
Vincent said innovation and change is what defines Butte's ability to survive and thrive throughout time. He emphasized the importance of return on investment within the community.
"Your return as an investor, as a business owner as a local government, as a citizen; the more we're willing to invest our money, invest our time, invest our sweat equity the more we will receive in return in our community which is an increase in our pride and quality of life," said Vincent.
Vincent said the $25M construction of a new NorthWestern Energy building, the St. James Cancer Care Center and multi-million dollar expansions of Acadia and the Fairmont Convention Center are prime examples of returns on investment.
Vincent spoke about continued efforts to patch up potholes around the city and bringing back a community swimming pool and carousel to Stodden Park.
Vincent also announced for the first time that the Pizza Ranch franchise is coming to Butte and will be located on Harrison Avenue.