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Yellowstone County grants tax break to Phillips 66 oil refinery :


Yellowstone County on Tuesday approved a tax break sought by Phillips 66 oil refinery in Billings for a $298 million project to improve crude oil processing and sulfur recovery. The project qualified ...


Butte, Montana aims to elevate image - "Butte Elevated":


Butte's been cleaning up its mine waste for years now. But, only recently has the city is trying to clean up its image as well. "We're more than a pit, we're more than historical mining. We have a ...


Big Sky and the big screen: A star-studded history, an economic motive and the future of film in Montana:


"The biggest loss (from productions choosing other states), again, may not be the value of production itself, but the lost revenues from the tourism-related commerce that film generates for its location," ...


Butte's new local development director Joe Willauer shares vision for economic future:


Most children don't imagine themselves becoming economic development advocates when they grow up, and as a child Joe Willauer was no different. Today, however, Willauer would likely tell you that ...


Lewistown and Lavina, Montana anticipate new breweries:


"Breweries are a great social place, and this has the potential to hep the county prosper. Maybe other businesses will think of creating something here, too." Kristen Inbody, kinbody@greatfallstribune.com http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2017/11/06/lewistown-lavina-anticipate-new-breweries/827507001/ *** Tapping ...


Anaconda planning board recommends approval of major development permit for slag processing plant - will bring around 700 jobs to Anaconda. :


A slag processing plant that Premier Industries LLC wants to build on 93 acres of land along Mill Creek Highway near Anaconda took another step forward Monday night. Anaconda's planning board voted ...


Montana West Economic Development Releases Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Flathead County Kalispell, Montana:


The Flathead County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), was recently completed by Montana West Economic Development (MWED) and the Flathead County Economic Development Authority ...


Economic Excitement Rises in Columbia Falls, Montana Thanks to Mick and Wendy Ruis:


Ruis, a high school dropout who became a millionaire in the scaffolding industry and is now a part-time resident in the valley, told the Beacon that he and his wife, Wendy, have been happy to help the ...


Create new high-tech vision for national forests:




People, groups in Butte, Montana invited to apply for piece of $60,000 economic development pie:


Residents and organizations have another week to propose initiatives that could benefit Butte's economy -- and get county money for the cause. As they do each year, commissioners will soon give out ...


Bear Paw Development Corporation - Find out what we've been up to in our Fall Newsletter!:


In This Issue Board of Directors Spotlight: Loretta Bell Harlem Proves Patience Pays SBDC Offers New Training Opportunities ...


Agile Strategy Workshop To Improve 3-5 Year Outcomes For Gallatin Valley Entrepreneurs -10/17 - Bozeman:


What would it look like if Montana's Entrepreneurs had best in class three-to-five year outcomes? The Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Bozeman Chapter of the Montana Ambassadors ...


Major agri-business complex planned for Cascade County, Montana with potential for 3,000 new jobs:


A massive agri-business commercial food park is planned for Cascade County, about 8 miles southeast of the city off the highway between here and Belt that will eventually employ an estimated 3,000 people. Friesen ...


Wayfinding project planned for downtown Great Falls in effort to improve economic development, connectivity and tourism:


A downtown wayfinding project has been in the works for years and on Tuesday, City Commissioners will consider a major step in the project. The city Planning and Community Development office ...


"Take Flight Missoula" - Business, tourism leaders launch campaign to bring more flight options to Missoula:


"When we kept seeing the need over and over again, looking at what's happening in Bozeman and Billings - competing against Idaho and Washington for that same market share - we realized we needed to step ...


Sustainable economic development in Missoula:


What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "sustainability" and "economic development" in the same sentence? It's a common misconception that these two practices are mutually ...


Tools And Strategies For Economic Revitalization - 10/11-12 - Missoula, Montana:


Hello, Community Leaders, Planners, and Economic Development Stakeholders! I wanted to let you all know about a free brownfields workshop being co-hosted by City of Missoula and the Technical ...


Governor Bullock Highlights New Legislation to Boost Tribal Tourism and Economic Prosperity:


Governor Steve Bullock today highlighted new legislation to boost tribal tourism and economic prosperity in Indian Country during a ceremonial bill signing in Pablo, Montana. "When Montana's tribal ...


Butte Local Development Corporation Announces Joe Willauer as New Executive Director:


The Butte Local Development Corporation http://www.bldc.net/ (BLDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Willauer as its new Executive Director, replacing Pam Haxby-Cote who was recently named ...


Crowdfunding Campaign for Butte's Phoenix Fabrication Studios - Your support can make a world of difference.:


The Phoenix Fabrication Studios is seeking to become the central hub for artists, makers, entrepreneurs, business owners, inventors, small manufacturers, and makers of all stripes in the Butte community. ...


State Economic Forecast: Growth Shifts West, Ag Producers Worry About Drought:


After rapid economic expansion in eastern Montana -- fueled by the Bakken oil boom next door in North Dakota -- growth has stalled in the region, and western Montana is again taking over as the dominate ...


Key to values, key to our economy: Montana Governor Bullock moves forward with outdoor recreation office:


The governor's plan to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation is moving forward, and he traveled to Bozeman on Tuesday to ask industry representatives for input on what the office should help them with. Gov. ...


Gallatin County leads state for business investment, growth:


Your eyes aren't deceiving you. Business is booming in Gallatin County according to a new study released by personal finance technology company Smart Asset. Gallatin County ranked first in the state ...


Butte Local Development Corporation Newsletter - The IMPACT July 2017:


In Butte, Montana, we are a community full of possibilities! There's an energy in Butte that invigorates, strengthens, and inspires innovation and entrepreneurism. Together, we are champions of change ...


Next Generation Sector Partnerships:


"This is your town. Shape it or someone else will" Montana Ambassador Entrepreneur - Placemaker of the Year, Angie Dickinson, Style Alley *** Industry-led, community-supported partnerships that ...


Lifelines in Lincoln, Montana: Hard-working town seeks new ways to make a living:


A recent economic development study by Headwaters Economics took a hard look at Lincoln's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Montana assets and liabilities with an eye toward forging a survival plan. ...


Lumber Mill Becomes Mixed-Use Development - Missoula, Montana's Sawmill District:


Old Sawmill District http://www.oldsawmilldistrict.com/ of Missoula, Mont., is being converted into a $125 million residential, retail and commercial development that will feature four condominium buildings ...


Study: Kalispell Bypass expensive, but sparked $1B in community investment:


The Kalispell Bypass is the most expensive single project ever constructed by the Montana Department of Transportation. But a new analysis shows it's also been the catalyst for more than a billion dollars ...


RFP For Montana Food & Ag Development Center Program - Now Accepting Responses:


The State of Montana is currently accepting proposals for organizations that are interested in applying to be a Food and Agriculture Development Center for the program provided for in Montana state statute ...


RFP For Montana Food & Ag Development Center Program - Now Accepting Responses:


The State of Montana is currently accepting proposals for organizations that are interested in applying to be a Food and Agriculture Development Center for the program provided for in Montana state statute ...

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