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Great Falls, Montana Pedlet program to be highlighted at national conference:


Great Falls' pedlet program will be getting some national attention at next year's Main Street Now Conference in Seattle. The annual conference is hosted by The National Main Street Center, a subsidiary ...


Expansion of Lockwood economic development district is one step closer to final:


Lockwood might be getting a little more industrial. Yellowstone County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would expand the targeted economic ...


Progress report: Praxis Center (National Center for Health Care Informatics) still on track for Butte, Montana:


Despite getting overtures from other communities interested in the project, the National Center for Health Care Informatics https://www.nchci.org/ remains committed to establishing a medical-simulation ...


Missoula Economic Partnership, UM and local government set course on collaboration:


It took an "extraordinary" set of circumstances for Glacial Lake Missoula to leave traces of an ancient shoreline 500 feet above the floor of the Missoula Valley. A similar set of circumstances has ...


Focus on food, drink and tourism can drive local Montana economies;:


Visitors to Cascade County spent about $203.8 million at local restaurants, bars, hotels, gas stations, retailers and more, according to data from 2015-2016. Bed tax collections in the Great Falls ...


11th Annual Montana Downtown Conference - 10/25-26- Bozeman:


Join us for the 11th Annual Montana Downtown Conference, in Bozeman, Montana October 25-26! This year's focus is on uniting Montana's rural Main Streets and urban downtowns. Hosted by the Downtown ...


Butte economic development team tests public sentiment for using big data to attract retailers:


It was standing room only during a public meeting on economic development Thursday night at the Clarion Inn Copper King Hotel and Convention Center. About 100 people piled into a small conference room ...


Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development Economic development agency invites Yellowstone, Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater and Sweet Grass county residents to take a quick survey:


Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development https://www.beartooth.org/ invites residents in its five-county service area to take a brief online survey to help set the agency's long-term economic ...


Day three on the job, MEP director Grant Kier details organization's future economic goals:


When Grant Kier arrived in Missoula with his wife and daughter, he spent more than a year looking for work, never mind his advanced degree and experience as an engineer and geologist. On Wednesday, ...


Public Discussion On Economic Development In Butte, Montana - 10/04:


County officials are partnering with the Butte Local Development Corp. http://www.bldc.net/ and the Chamber of Commerce to host a public forum Thursday night on economic development. Karen Byrnes, ...


Gov. Bullock aims economic-growth program at rural Montana:


CHOTEAU - Gov. Steve Bullock Tuesday launched what he called the second phase of his Main Street Montana project, to focus its economic-growth assistance on the state's sometimes struggling rural towns. Bullock, ...


Opportunity Zones Networking Event Survey:


Any regional stakeholders who have an interest in providing input for an upcoming educational networking event focused on the new federal Opportunity Zone tax incentive and community investment program ...


Arts can drive Billings' economy, but it'll take time and creativity, speaker tells crowd:


ArtsQuest, an arts and culture hub and economic development driver in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (which about 50 Billings Chamber of Commerce travelers visited last spring), has a $145 million annual economic ...


Downtown revival, "hot" market and Missoula's reputation speak to district's future:


The vacancy rate in downtown Missoula hovered north of 20 percent seven years ago, still better than peer cities hit hard by the recession. The shuttered Mercantile sat at the heart of it, along with ...


Butte-Silver Bow to give out more than $60K for projects to boost economy :


Residents and organizations still have time to propose initiatives that could benefit Butte's economy while getting county money for their idea or cause. Commissioners will soon give out more than ...


Untapped potential: As new director, Grant Kier outlines vision for Missoula Economic Partnership:


Strong communication and public outreach rank high on Grant Kier's list of things to do as he settles into his new role as MEP's executive director. The organization announced its selection on Wednesday, ...


Missoula Economic Partnership Announces Grant Kier as New Executive Director :


The Missoula Economic Partnership (MEP) http://www.missoulapartnership.com is pleased to introduce Grant Kier as MEP's new Executive Director beginning October 1, 2018. Grant brings a balance ...
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BNSF: Libby, Montana Industrial Park Ready For New Rail-Reliant Business:


BNSF Railway is promoting Libby as an area ripe for new rail-reliant development. The Kootenai Business Park is one of three industrial sites nationwide BNSF is spotlighting this year. BNSF's Certified ...


Crowd to One Big Sky developers: Billings' downtown should be authentic, accessible, safe:


Monday's One Big Sky District update included a wrinkle -- audience participation. The roughly 100 people attending the noontime meeting at the Billings Public Library were asked to circle their chairs ...


BNSF certifies Port Authority business park:


Kootenai Business Park is now one of only about 20 sites nationwide to be certified through a four-year-old BNSF Railway program. The park will be "highly promoted through BNSF and their website to ...


2018-2019 Missoula Business Retention + Expansion Survey for your review Missoula Economic Partnership:


As you probably know, MEP launched a formal business retention and expansion (BRE) program last year. BRE is an important part of our operations, as the program allows us to gather data about local businesses ...


Conference aims to work on on economic development among Native American community:


The Native American Development Coorporation held a conference that focuses on businesses within Native American tribes, promote healthcare, and present those who have succeeded in the business world. Cora ...


the Impact - Butte Local Development Association:


June and July were very successful months for the economy of Butte-Silver Bow. At the end of June, the BLDC, City/County, and Butte Chamber hosted the 3rd annual Montana Young Professionals Summit. ...


One Big Sky District Plans Discussed in Billings, Montana:


On Monday, strategy partners and funding partners for One Big Sky District Development met to talk more about the plan to build a district in Downtown Billings. The One Big Sky District Analysis will ...


Native American Development Corp. Hosting Conference, Session - 8/1-2 - Billings, Montana :


The 2018 Native American Development Corp. Economic Development and Procurement Conference http://nadc-nabn.org/ is scheduled for Aug. 1-2 at the Big Horn Resort and Conference Center. This year's ...


Economic development advocates hope to recruit businesses to Butte with site selector tour:




With challenges ahead, Missoula Economic Partnership launches search for new leader:


Missoula's economy is roaring, with public and private development breaking records the last several years. But there are deep-rooted, significant problems to overcome if the goal is to boost the quality ...


Governor Bullock Announces 3rd Annual Innovate Montana Symposium:


Symposium to target opportunities for small and early-stage Montana businesses Governor Steve Bullock today announced the opportunity for small businesses to gather with some of the most promising ...


Consultants Advise Butte Economic Development Team On How To Grow :


If Butte is going to compete as a location for new businesses, it needs to grow its workforce, its service sector, and work on its appearance. That's according to a group of outside experts. Butte's ...


Destination Missoula and the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) have event grant funds available:


Are you planning a new Missoula event or trying to expand an already successful event but need a little help with funding? Destination Missoula and the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) ...

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