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Pam Haxby-Cote - Regional Director for the Montana Blackstone LaunchPad program

July 23, 2014View for printing

Headwaters RC&D would like to introduce Pam Haxby-Cote. Pam is the Regional Director for the Montana Blackstone LaunchPad program http://www.headwatersrcd.org/#!black ... chpad/c1lix , and Headwaters is the Regional Partner for the Program.

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is providing Montana with a three year $2 million grant to increase entrepreneurship in Montana. The Blackstone LaunchPad program is a national model for fostering entrepreneurship through higher education. It encourages entrepreneurial thinking among university students as well as faculty and alumni for the purpose of incubating a new generation of entrepreneurs.

The program is a partnership between Montana State University, the University of Montana and Headwaters RC&D. It pairs students with coaches who help them develop their business ideas. As the student's ideas mature, Blackstone LaunchPad connects students with experienced entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, venture capitalists and others with professional expertise to help bring their businesses to market. The program is voluntary and completely open to all students on campus.

For more information on this program, please contact Pam at 406-533-6782.

Pam Haxby-Cote is a lifelong Montanan, born and raised in Butte. Currently, Pam serves as the Regional Director of Blackstone LaunchPad. She has devoted most of her career to economic development and creating jobs, having over 25 years of experience in the field.

Her work began as Deputy Director and Loan Officer for the Butte Local Development Corporation. From there she became heavily involved with local and state government as a Community Development Director first for Butte, then as the Senior Economic Development Specialist for Governor Brian Schweitzer. She has also served as the Butte Regional Director and Economic Development Director under Senator Jon Tester. Pam has also served on many boards including the Montana Supreme Court Citizen Review Board, the Lady of the Rockies Foundation and Highlands College Advisory Board.

Pam hopes to continue to serve and strengthen Montana and its economy so future generations can prosper in this great state.
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