Even though prices for real estate have been skyrocketing in Bozeman, it hasn't stopped national businesses from entering the market. We have reported on the outdoor company Backcountry, which is opening a store in Downtown Bozeman, and discussed what national companies would do well in Bozeman, and what non-local businesses locals want to see come to the Gallatin Valley

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With all of these developments, it's obvious that Bozeman is becoming an attractive area for incoming businesses. There is one box store that I would love to see come to Bozeman not only because I believe it would be successful, but because the perfect location is available. 

This store is Dick's Sporting Goods. Dick's Sporting Goods is a national sporting goods chain that carries everything from shoes to year-round gear. Plus, Dick's carries all national brands, has exceptional customer service, and would provide an essential service to the Gallatin Valley. 

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We do have local stores like Bob Ward's and Universal Athletics, but Dick's Sporting Goods would have a vast selection of gear and shoes for people to choose from. Some folks might point out there is a Scheels a few hours away in Missoula and Billings, but the Gallatin Valley needs its sporting goods store too. 

Where would this Dick's Sporting Goods go? Well, Bozeman is crowded with stores, but there is one spot that would be perfect: the new Bozeman Airport area where the new hotel and other businesses are currently underway. 

So what do you say? Do you think this is a good idea? 

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