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Missoula Economic Partnership Solicits Community Feedback on Missoula Business Climate:


The Missoula Economic Partnership http://www.missoulapartnership.com/ and Garner Economics LLC are collecting insights from community members regarding the business climate of Missoula to aid ...


Israeli Consul General: Strong partnership helped bring Israeli tech firm 4Cast to Missoula:


The deputy consul general of Israel on Tuesday credited her country's strong alliance with the U.S. and the hard work of a Montana economic delegation for landing an Israeli tech firm, which plans to ...


Billings asked to contribute $100K to study One Big Sky project:


One Big Sky Center http://www.onebigskycenter.com/ is a multi-million dollar city block renovation project coming to the heart of downtown Billings Montana with a scheduled completion date in 2019. OBSC ...


Spring Business Growth & Community Growth at LCCDC :


Included this month: Here is a list of our free Business Workshops. Clients love our QuickBooks classes in Ronan, Superior and Thompson Falls. Cooperative Development Program Manager Brianna ...


To plan for smart growth, land use expert says Billings can look south to the Beehive State:


About 20 years ago, Stuart Challender began helping 10 counties in the Salt Lake City area absorb growth that would add nearly a million people to the Wasatch region. On Tuesday, he told a Rocky Mountain ...


The IMPACT - March 2018 - The Butte Local Development Corporation:


While it's finally starting to feel like spring outside we've been busy this winter working hard to help lead Butte's economic development efforts. It's been a big spring, highlighted by the announcement ...


Groundbreaking set for Montana's first housing cooperative for those 55 and older:


When complete, the Riverside Crossing Active Adult Cooperative in Hamilton will include 51 cottages carefully arranged in "pocket neighborhoods" that include shared green spaces, circular walkways and ...


Opportunity Zone Proposals Due Friday - Is your community eligible? :


The deadline to apply for an Opportunity Zone designation is this Friday, March 30, 2018 at midnight. Local governments and Certified Regional Development Corporations may now apply for an Opportunity ...


Helena pitches Urban Renewal District to spur economic growth downtown:


"Blight" might not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking about Downtown Helena, but bolstering economic development by addressing blight is the focus of a new reinvestment plan under consideration ...


Missoula business leaders: State must preserve economic development program:


Local recipients of Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund grants in Missoula have been wide ranging over the past few years, from an upstart home manufacturing firm to a film studio, both of which ...


Rural areas left out of Montana's rapid job growth as non-labor income rises:


There's a stark difference in the job growth around the Montana cities of Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell and Helena compared to the rest of the rural areas in the state. Huge portions of rural ...


Like the Clark Fork River, businesses in Bonner breathing new life since 2008 dam removal:


Although advocates of free-flowing rivers saw the spring of 2008 as momentous because of the historic removal of the Milltown Dam, it was a tumultuous low point for the workers and their families at the ...


Strengthening Economies in Montana Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities! 4/18-19 - Billings :


As April is fast-approaching, our teams here at NACo and NADO are extremely excited about joining you all in Billings for this convening http://www.naco.org/events/strengthening-economies-montana-forum-coal-reliant-communities ...


Missoula Economic Partnership sees opportunity for tech play as mission evolves:


While MEP brought a strategic focus to economic development in Missoula eight years ago, Fee said the landscape has changed and the organization must keep abreast of both the challenges and opportunities. Missoula ...


March into Spring with LCCDC's e-newsletter:


LCCDC is happy to report that we were awarded a $15,000 Tourism Grant through the Montana Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism & Business Development to help Restore the Ronan Arch. This iconic ...


Bozeman headed toward 50,000 population, for better or worse:


Commuters traveling in and out of Bozeman have seen one of the growing pains that come with Gallatin County being one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. With only a couple of routes to adjacent ...


Greater Yellowstone Basin - Unnatural Disaster: Will America's Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?:




Heads up, Montana community developers, founders, and investors!:


I'm helping to get the word out to those interested in taking advantage of the newly created Opportunity Zones program http://eig.org/opportunityzones passed in the recent tax bill. Take a peek ...


Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation lands $65M in tax credits; project announcements expected:


A financing group spread across Montana and Idaho secured $65 million in new market tax credits this week, bringing its running total in the competitive federal program to more $496 million over the past ...


A Phoenix rising from the asbestos Libby, Montana hopes brand management will help reverse Superfund stigma:


"He said every small community in the western United States is trying to do, at some level, what you're trying to do," Peck recalled. "However, (he also said) what every other small community in the western ...


Startup Fever is Catching on Everywhere (Even in this Little Montana Town):


One Montana town is the home of more than 100 engineers working for one of the world's fastest growing and highest valued startups. By Dustin McKissen Founder and CEO, McKissen + Company@DMcKissen https://www.inc.com/dustin-mckissen/startup-fever-is-catching-on-everywhere-even-in-this-little-montana-town.html Co-working ...


2018 economic outlook - Mentors, volunteers and health care clients: Aging population in southwest Montana has pros and cons:


Fred Hartline, 72, feels an affinity for what he describes as Butte's "informal, do-it-yourself, spunky atmosphere and denizens." He celebrates the city's comparatively low housing costs and the surrounding ...


Gallatin County remains 'poster child' for growth in generally improving state economy:


State economists, business and university system leaders were in town Wednesday to discuss the condition of Montana's economy, arguing for the importance of higher education. As part of the annual ...


Jeff Fee named interim leader of Missoula Economic Partnership:


The Missoula Economic Partnership's board of directors named former St. Patrick's Hospital CEO Jeff Fee as its interim leader, replacing James Grunke, who announced last week he is stepping down. Fee, ...


Montana is growing, but not proportionately. Here's how rural communities are coping with population decline:


Between 2000 and 2015, the number of jobs in Montana grew 20 percent. But just five counties -- Missoula, Flathead, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark and Yellowstone -- account for three-quarters of it. In much ...


Where is your community now and where does it want to go? Montana Economic Developers Association Resource Team Assessments:


What is a Resource Team? Sponsored by Montana Department of Commerce with coordination by Montana Economic Developers Association and your local Certified Regional Development Corporation, Resource ...


After resignation, Missoula Economic Partnership chairman says board will discuss search for new president:


"The person we're looking at today might be a little different than when we were starting this organization." The Missoula Economic Partnership's http://www.missoulapartnership.com/ board of directors ...


What others can learn from Bonner, Montana's success in revitalizing its old mill site:


Bonner and Frenchtown are, in many ways, like two sides of the same coin. Both were "mill towns" where the economy was largely dependent on a huge industrial site that employed hundreds of workers. ...


A new kind of vibe: Arrival of ClassPass brings energy to Missoula's tech scene -Multiple Career Opportunities Available:


Recruiting an international tech company to Missoula would have appeared as a longshot just a few years ago, back when the city was searching for identity as it transitioned from a long reliance on resource-based ...


James Grunke hints at possible year-round air service to San Francisco., new potential at Smurfit-Stone in update to Missoula:


The Missoula Economic Partnership offered an optimistic update to the City Council on Wednesday, noting recent announcements on expanded air service and the successful recruitment of an international ...

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