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Montana Added Roughly 4,800 Jobs in First Quarter of 2017 - Unemployment Rate at 3.8%:


"More Montanans are at work than ever before in our state's history and 4,500 more of friends, families, and neighbors joined the workforce this first quarter," said Governor Bullock. "Montana's economy ...


Conservative media company buys KECI in Missoula, KTVM in Butte and KCFW in Kalispell:


The parent company of these stations has been purchased by conservative local news operator Sinclair Broadcast Group. Last week, the company announced that President Donald Trump's ex-spokesman Boris ...


Milwaukee firm Hoffman York that got Montana tourism contract to open Helena office:


The Milwaukee agency that received a $7 million state contract to attract tourism and market Montana is opening an office in Helena. Hoffman York https://hoffmanyork.com/ is opening a Helena location ...


New Great Falls call center ready for July opening:


he new FCR call center is gearing up for a summer start-up in its renovated downtown location. The Oregon-based company is still seeking a site director from Great Falls and other supervisors and managers. ...


Rocky Mountain School of Photography launches new program:


This fall, RMSP https://rmsp.com/ is rolling out a new professional program that the organization is hoping will serve as a trade school-style alternative for those who want a career in photography, but ...


You know that Lee Newspapers bought the Missoula Independent. Do you know why? :


It had to happen. I don't mean that in the weaselly sense of change is inevitable. I mean that the option, sooner than later, was likely no Missoula Independent at all. Nobody wants to say that ...


Kickstarter Campaign - Chilton Skis :


Chilton Skis: wood cores made from trees harvested from the urban tree canopy, and topsheet veneers made from Mountain Pine Beetle-killed pine trees. Chilton Skis brings advanced technology, performance ...


Missoula-based Coaster Pedicab is Developing New Ways to Do Business By Pedal:




Zoot plans Billings expansion:


Bozeman-based tech company Zoot Enterprises plans to buy the General Electric building in Billings, the company announced this week. Zoot will retain a portion of the current GE workforce and hire ...


Red Ants Pants: Small Business, Huge Passion in Montana:




Missoula's Moonlight Kitchens offers series of food classes :


It's spring. The farmers markets, weddings and summer events are just around the corner and inspiring cooks, caterers, small manufacturers and food truck vendors are all dreaming of making bank on their ...


Bozeman, Montana's IronCore Labs:


Making it easier and safer to live, work, and play in the digital world. Our goal is to eliminate the daily breaches seen in the news. If sensitive data is well protected, then breaches are non-events ...


Flathead Valley Glass-Recycling Company Searching for New Home:




Missoula Independent Acquired by Lee Enterprises - A big loss for independent news in Montana:


Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based newspaper chain that dominates the Montana media landscape, probably dealt that tradition a crippling blow last week when it announced it had bought the Independent for ...


Montana brewers, distillers consider exporting to Japan:


Seven Montana brewers and distillers, including Lewis and Clark Brewing and Gulch Distillers in Helena, are considering exporting their products to Japan after attending a trade show in Tokyo last week. While ...
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BBER Survey Finds Montana Manufacturers Generally Optimistic About 2017:


The survey was conducted in late 2016 in conjunction with UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Montana State University's Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. Of 250 establishments contacted ...


Bozeman-based Zoot Enterprises will purchase GE Capital building, expand into Billings:


Zoot Enterprises https://zootsolutions.com/ , a Bozeman-based high-tech company, plans to purchase the Billings GE Capital building and expects to hire some of GE's workers whose jobs will be eliminated ...


Missoula Startup Bonzai Communities Looks to Build City's First Tiny Home Village:


Bonsai Communities https://www.facebook.com/BonsaiTiny/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf is looking to build Missoula's first tiny home village on 19 acres located just north of I-90 and North Reserve. The goal ...


New Montana school would turn fishing guides into knowledge guides:


When trying to change people's habits, sometimes it takes a little education. To convince an independent-minded group like fishing guides to change, it might also take a few inspiring role models. Up ...


Ide Energy & Strategy is an interdisciplinary consulting firm focused on energy & sustainability.:


We help businesses, leaders and boards: resolve disputes with negotiation, mediation & facilitation connect people & ideas across organizations, perspectives & geographies ...


Loading ATVs: Startup Montana business (Name to be determined) does it safely:


While designed with recreational vehicles in mind, they think the loading system also could be used for agricultural purposes, such as carrying hay bales or small equipment, and for toting construction ...


Montana architects have big plans for tiny houses :


A trio of local architects is hoping to do something different, something big, with the concept of tiny homes. Brian Johnson, Nick Pancheau and Jeff Kanning, partners in Collaborative Design Architects, ...


Kickstarter Campaign - New backpack company Evergoods takes off in Bozeman:


Jack Barley and Kevin Dee want to build a new type of pack for your back. "There is a culture of people who make and create and do things in this valley, which is related to the proximity of all ...


Lake Missoula Tea Company creates international connections:


A Western Montana business is crossing continents to create cultural connections. In March, Lake Missoula Tea Company https://lakemissoulateacompany.com Botanical Lead Christina Bovinette returned ...


Top 10 private industries in Cascade County and what they pay:




Butte comes up with plan to sell former Northwestern Energy building:


Butte has hired a marketing firm to help it try to sell the former NorthWestern Energy building in Uptown. On Wednesday the Butte Council of Commissioners agreed to a contract to pay NAI Business ...


New app from Bozeman, Montana based Pulsara saves time and lives in Northern Kentucky:


Pulsara https://www.pulsara.com/ has reduced the time from "first medical contact" to treatment by 30 percent in Northern Kentucky, according to St. Elizabeth Healthcare. "We have easily shaved off ...


Filmmakers see bright future for movies shot in Montana:


You might be surprised how many movies have been filmed on location in Montana, including award winning films like "The Revenant" and "Nebraska". Film director Gordon Milcham says it can be a lot easier ...


Where Does Montana Fit in the High Wage Jobs Puzzle?:


University of Montana economist Bryce Ward examines the state's place in the new geography of jobs in the latest issue of the Montana Business Quarterly. "All places want to offer high wage jobs, a ...


The Last Best Box - A Taste of Life Under the Big Sky Brought to You Each Month:


Make Getting the Mail Fun Again! Amazing Montana products, one box, your doorstep, discovery made easy! http://www.lastbestbox.com/ We'd appreciate it if you'd mention that you found this ...

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