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The 2017 Prospera Economic Profile of Gallatin and Park Counties:


The Economic Profile of Gallatin and Park Counties is a comprehensive description of the regional economy. It emphasizes economic, population and demographic trends; area cost of living and employment ...


NADC Third Thursday of the Month Webinar Series Marketing Basics May 18th at 3pm:


Please join the Native American Development Corporation as we continue our webinar series. We are hosting a monthly webinar series on various topics ranging from Business Planning to Government Contracting. ...


Prospera Calendar of Events:


Prospera Business Network is a knowledge-based economic development organization that provides comprehensive resources and a top-tier network with broad expertise. The gatherings we coordinate are designed ...


Montana Ranks #1 in the The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship - Missoula ranked 9th and Bozeman 12th in their startup rate:


The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship series http://www.kauffman.org/multimedia/sketchbook/kauffman-sketchbook-kauffman-index is an umbrella of annual reports that measure U.S. entrepreneurship across ...
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Alliance touts Great Falls as tourist destination:


An alliance of Great Falls tourism groups combined forces and began plugging away together about 20 months ago. The group, which has taken the name Great Falls Montana Tourism https://www.facebook.com/GreatFallsMontanaTourism/ ...


Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Grants to Create 97 New Jobs, Help Main Street Businesses Grow and Expand:


Governor Steve Bullock today announced $860,366 in grants to help businesses in seven Montana communities grow and create 97 new jobs for hard-working Montanans. "From manufacturing and tech start-ups ...


Six takeaways from Prospera's annual economic report:


The area -- and state -- continue to grow Cost of living on the rise Wages and income are still lagging, particularly in Park County Retail and service power the local economy Organic agriculture gains ...


As Economic Development Spikes, Montana West Economic Development Collecting Input on Community Priorities:


MWED crafting strategy for top economic projects, priorities Does the Flathead Valley need a large assembly hall to host conventions? Should improving infrastructure and investing in industrial sites ...


The Future of Prospera Business Network in Bozeman, Montana - Now Conducting a Salary Survey:


Thank you! Your input made the Prospera http://www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org membership survey a big success. We had an impressive response to our survey in early March, with 127 participants! This ...


Bear Paw Development makes a mark in Montana:


For nearly 50 years, Bear Paw Development Corp. has left its mark on north-central Montana's economy by helping local communities, governments and entrepreneurs meet their economic development needs. Bear ...


Business Retention and Expansion - Survey will provide insight to Missoula's business needs :


The Missoula Economic Partnership is embarking on a renewed Business Retention and Expansion, or BRE, campaign to better understand - and answer - the needs of local businesses. We've prepared a ...


How Billings, Montana business owners feel about the proposed One Big Sky Center:


"I think this development could bring major prosperity to our downtown and bring some new exciting developments," Billings Depot executive director Jennifer Mercer said. The proposed One Big Sky Center ...


Economic outlook series: Dillon, Montana has new downtown master plan:


Like many cities in southwest Montana, Dillon is looking to beef up economic development by revitalizing its downtown. Lynn Giles, Vana Taylor and RayAnn Sutton of Dillon Main Street, LLC corresponded ...


Montana Innovation Co, a new Montana-based start up accelerator to offer $2.4M in investment funding:


Montana Innovation Co (Montana Inc) announces the start of operations as the newest hub from which to accelerate Montana's burgeoning startup community. With a growing innovation scene in Montana, ...


Anaconda economic development advocates bet on downtown revitalization as winning strategy:


Like many small communities in southwest Montana, Anaconda has struggled to revive its economy since the decline of the mining industry in the 1980s. Annie Pentilla anne.pentilla@mtstandard.com Full ...


With Israeli consul general on hand, UM launches new business umbrella :


With the Israeli consul general http://www.matr.net/article-75361.html in attendance, the University of Montana rolled out a new program Thursday night, one that will house seven different platforms ...


Senator Jon Tester to Amazon CEO: Montana is Open for Business:


Senator Invites World's Largest Online Store to Open Up Shop in Big Sky Country (U.S. Senate)--Following Amazon's announcement that the online retailer plans to add 100,000 American jobs in ...


Live Rich Quick™ - Missoula Economic Partnership Business Attraction Program:


Missoula is your opportunity to Live Rich Quick™. Missoula often appears on "livable city" lists. And with good reason. Here you can gaze out your window and see mountains. You can take your ...


Missoula Economic Partnership plans studies on workforce, entry-level housing:


The Missoula Economic Partnership http://www.missoulapartnership.com/ plans to launch two separate studies to explore the city's workforce and housing needs, the organization's president told the ...


Gov. Steve Bullock Announces job-training grants for Montana firms:


"Our economy is growing and businesses are expanding," Bullock said in announcing the grants. "I'm pleased that we can help these Montana businesses build the talented and trained workforce they need." ...


Paul Tuss, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp. talks economic development, infrastructure:


Paul Tuss, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp. and chair of the Montana University System Board of Regents, spoke to the Pachyderm Club Friday in Havre about the work Bear Paw does, local ...


Headwaters RC&D to Host Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Meetings Throughout Region:


Looking to help guide the direction of the local economy in your community? Headwaters RC&D is updating their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the only region-wide economic ...


Montana among fastest growing states:




Why are developers building in Great Falls?:


Great Falls experienced a strong year of commercial development in 2016, with nearly $70 million in construction or major additions. The building numbers were the best in nearly 10 years, said Craig ...


Butte Local Development Corporation Newsletter :


If you haven't heard by now, Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26. The Small Business Association describes it "as a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities." I've ...


Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow and Expand 27 Native American Businesses in Montana:


Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary announced a total of $320,000 in grant funding to twenty-seven Native American business owners to help grow and expand their ...


In Eastern Montana, locals look to tourism to soften blow of lost oil dollars:


There's a term for visitors who come to an area seeking direct connection with local people, landmarks and customs: geo-tourists. While oil prices lifted a little last week at news of OPEC production ...


Montana & Idaho CDC awarded $90 million in federal New Markets Tax Credits :


The U.S. Treasury Department has announced an award of $90 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) to the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation (MICDC). MICDC is one of only four organizations ...


Tester Announces $90 Million to Strengthen Business and Boost Economy:


Montana Community Development Corporation Receives New Market Tax Credits (U.S. Senate)--Senator Jon Tester today announced the Montana Community Development Corporation has received $90 million ...


Growth the answer to Bozeman's low wages, consultant says - It's all about very focused industry clusters:


"That's why wages are low," she said. "You don't have a lot of competition right now." "We are after all in competition with San Francisco and Seattle," said Commissioner Chris Mehl. "Frankly, I ...

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