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Montana Economic Development News

October 19, 2018

Focus on food, drink and tourism can drive local Montana economies;:

October 15, 2018

11th Annual Montana Downtown Conference - 10/25-26- Bozeman:

October 6, 2018

Butte economic development team tests public sentiment for using big data to attract retailers:

October 4, 2018

Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development Economic development agency invites Yellowstone, Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater and Sweet Grass county residents to take a quick survey:

October 3, 2018

Day three on the job, MEP director Grant Kier details organization's future economic goals:

September 29, 2018

Public Discussion On Economic Development In Butte, Montana - 10/04:

September 26, 2018

Gov. Bullock aims economic-growth program at rural Montana:

September 21, 2018

Opportunity Zones Networking Event Survey:

September 19, 2018

Arts can drive Billings' economy, but it'll take time and creativity, speaker tells crowd:

September 15, 2018

Downtown revival, "hot" market and Missoula's reputation speak to district's future:

September 14, 2018

Butte-Silver Bow to give out more than $60K for projects to boost economy :

September 12, 2018

Untapped potential: As new director, Grant Kier outlines vision for Missoula Economic Partnership:

September 12, 2018

Missoula Economic Partnership Announces Grant Kier as New Executive Director :

August 28, 2018

BNSF: Libby, Montana Industrial Park Ready For New Rail-Reliant Business:

August 21, 2018

Crowd to One Big Sky developers: Billings' downtown should be authentic, accessible, safe:

August 11, 2018

BNSF certifies Port Authority business park:

August 7, 2018

2018-2019 Missoula Business Retention + Expansion Survey for your review Missoula Economic Partnership:

August 2, 2018

Conference aims to work on on economic development among Native American community:

August 1, 2018

the Impact - Butte Local Development Association:

July 31, 2018

One Big Sky District Plans Discussed in Billings, Montana:

July 23, 2018

Native American Development Corp. Hosting Conference, Session - 8/1-2 - Billings, Montana :

July 18, 2018

Economic development advocates hope to recruit businesses to Butte with site selector tour:

July 17, 2018

With challenges ahead, Missoula Economic Partnership launches search for new leader:

July 16, 2018

Governor Bullock Announces 3rd Annual Innovate Montana Symposium:

July 14, 2018

Consultants Advise Butte Economic Development Team On How To Grow :

July 12, 2018

Destination Missoula and the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) have event grant funds available:

June 22, 2018

Missoula Economic Partnership Statement on 2018 Competitive Realities Report:

June 8, 2018

New businesses to be put in once Capital Hill Mall is torn down in Helena, Montana:

June 1, 2018

A strong handshake, talent and a gut feeling led Israeli tech company to Missoula:

June 1, 2018

Montana's public lands drive economic growth, give state recruiting advantage:

May 31, 2018

How a Virtual Reality (VR) community grew in Northern Ohio:

May 26, 2018

U.S. Treasury approves 25 Opportunity Zones in Montana, including one in Great Falls:

May 24, 2018

Missoula Economic Partnership sees healthy increase in companies looking to locate, expand to Missoula:

May 24, 2018

Leaders hope Opportunity Zone designation draws investment to downtown Helena:

May 22, 2018

MoFi Offers New Down Payment Resources for Montana Homebuyers :

May 16, 2018

May is for Growing Business at Lake County Community Development Corporation:

May 16, 2018

Upstart group looks to pin Missoula's economic identity to sustainability:

May 7, 2018

Eastern Montana's Small Business Development Centers Support Rural Communities:

May 7, 2018

Montana Outdoor Sector Ramps Up Growth:

May 4, 2018

How would Billings pay for One Big Sky? Leaders learn how :

April 26, 2018

Basecamp Butte - Economic development advocates to launch one-stop-shop Butte recreation website:

April 26, 2018

ClassPass CEO: Missoula checked all the right boxes in company's national search:

April 24, 2018

Governor Bullock Sends Opportunity Zone Nominations to U.S. Treasury:

April 18, 2018

Missoula Economic Partnership Solicits Community Feedback on Missoula Business Climate:

April 17, 2018

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

April 9, 2018

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

April 6, 2018

Spring Business Growth & Community Growth at LCCDC :

April 5, 2018

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

March 30, 2018

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

March 29, 2018

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

March 28, 2018

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

March 28, 2018

Helena pitches Urban Renewal District to spur economic growth downtown:

March 27, 2018

Missoula business leaders: State must preserve economic development program:

March 26, 2018

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

March 24, 2018

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

March 22, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

March into Spring with LCCDC's e-newsletter:

March 11, 2018

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

February 28, 2018

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

February 27, 2018

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

February 14, 2018

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

February 11, 2018

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

February 8, 2018

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

February 4, 2018

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

February 1, 2018

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

January 26, 2018

Jeff Fee named interim leader of Missoula Economic Partnership:

January 24, 2018

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

January 24, 2018

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

January 23, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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

January 19, 2018

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

January 18, 2018

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

January 18, 2018

When Copper Kings leave, what happens to the slag?:

January 18, 2018

Want to revitalize a depressed economy? The EPA can help. Anaconda, Montana:

January 11, 2018

The challenges of urban economic growth vs. rural stagnation in the West. What can communities learn from each other?:

January 10, 2018

How the 'scenery economy' reinvigorated a Montana town:

January 3, 2018

Lake County, Montana Community Development Jan 2018 Monthly News:

January 1, 2018

Tourism agency pursuing district renewal, assessment increase to better attract tourist to Great Falls:

December 29, 2017

ClassPass arrival in Missoula punctuates robust year of downtown growth:

December 27, 2017

International fitness company ClassPass to open third North American office in Missoula, Montana:

December 27, 2017

Montana's Fort Belknap Continues Push for Food Sovereignty with help from First Nations Development Institute and the Northwest Area Foundation :

December 20, 2017

Montana West Economic Development - Making the Most of Economic Development Possibilities:

December 10, 2017

Tax bill threatens bonds that build Montana communities:

December 6, 2017

Lake County Community Development December Newsletter:

December 5, 2017

Downtown Billings: Developer envisions $2B, 20-year redevelopment:

November 27, 2017

Report: Adequate Daycare, Affording Housing and Better Internet Needed in Flathead County:

November 15, 2017

Yellowstone County grants tax break to Phillips 66 oil refinery :

November 12, 2017

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

November 12, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 7, 2017

Lewistown and Lavina, Montana anticipate new breweries:

November 7, 2017

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

November 3, 2017

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

October 29, 2017

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

October 19, 2017

Create new high-tech vision for national forests:

October 12, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

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

October 5, 2017

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

October 2, 2017

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

September 30, 2017

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

September 24, 2017

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

September 10, 2017

Sustainable economic development in Missoula:

August 18, 2017

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

August 17, 2017

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

August 15, 2017

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

August 1, 2017

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

July 29, 2017

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

July 26, 2017

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

July 22, 2017

Gallatin County leads state for business investment, growth:

July 19, 2017

Butte Local Development Corporation Newsletter - The IMPACT July 2017:

July 12, 2017

Next Generation Sector Partnerships:

July 9, 2017

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

July 1, 2017

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

June 15, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

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

June 3, 2017

Great introduction video for the 2016 Montana Innovation Symposium in Billings, MT. All are encouraged to participate. It's our future!:

June 2, 2017

MCDC Receives Grant to Help Kick Start Montana Cooperative Impact Project:

June 1, 2017

Bozeman Chamber of Commerce looks to step up economic development in the area:

May 30, 2017

Great Falls gets a new tourism slogan - "Montana's base camp for art and adventure":

May 22, 2017

The 2017 Prospera Economic Profile of Gallatin and Park Counties:

May 17, 2017

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

April 26, 2017

Prospera Calendar of Events:

April 17, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

Alliance touts Great Falls as tourist destination:

April 12, 2017

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

March 30, 2017

Six takeaways from Prospera's annual economic report:

March 30, 2017

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

March 22, 2017

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

March 4, 2017

Bear Paw Development makes a mark in Montana:

February 26, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

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

February 5, 2017

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

January 30, 2017

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

January 29, 2017

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

January 27, 2017

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

January 23, 2017

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

January 12, 2017

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

January 12, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

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

January 6, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

Montana among fastest growing states:

December 29, 2016

Why are developers building in Great Falls?:

December 12, 2016

Butte Local Development Corporation Newsletter :

December 7, 2016

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

December 4, 2016

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

November 22, 2016

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

November 17, 2016

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

November 16, 2016

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

November 12, 2016

Butte gets techy with crowdfunding platform for economic development:

October 29, 2016

'A really good thing going': White Sulphur Springs, Montana celebrates five-year revitalization campaign:

October 25, 2016

Low wages, costly housing threaten Missoula's prosperity :

October 7, 2016

Governor Bullock Announces Support for Major T-Mobile Expansion in Montana:

September 28, 2016

Missoula aviation company gets funding to train low-income workers as mechanics:

September 20, 2016

Butte's Copper King Hotel To Reopen With Help Of New Markets Tax Credits:

September 16, 2016

The Covellite International Film Festival in Butte 9/16-19. Have your people call my people: Filmmakers dream big in Big Sky Country:

September 11, 2016

New CEO Takes Reins of Montana West Economic Development:

September 4, 2016

Pam Haxby-Cote, new executive director of the Butte Local Development Corporation brings new energy, enthusiasm to Butte marketing group:

September 1, 2016

Anaconda's downtown URA ready to fund projects:

August 31, 2016

Senator Tester Announces $853,333 Investment in Montana's Manufacturing Industry:

August 21, 2016

City of Missoula, Missoula Economic Partnership striving for greater communication, collaboration on economic growth :

August 18, 2016

Missoula City Council prods Missoula Economic Partnership:

August 14, 2016

"4 for 2" - Businesses on Montana's Hi-Line long for wider highway; traffic numbers don't bear it out:

August 14, 2016

Montana economic growth expected to slow:

August 11, 2016

Missoula City Council moves to cut funding to Missoula Economic Partnership over communication frustrations:

August 10, 2016

Gallatin County wages, industry growth under the microscope at economic talk:

August 2, 2016

Prospera Member E-Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2016:

August 1, 2016

You're Invited: Raise Awareness About Equal Pay In Your Community, 8/3, Missoula:

August 1, 2016

You're Invited: Raise Awareness About Equal Pay In Your Community, 8/4, Billings:

July 31, 2016

Economic goals to help Missoula grow in next 5 years:

July 31, 2016

Economist: Flathead County Enjoying Broad Economic Growth:

July 28, 2016

Governor Bullock Invites You: Raise Awareness About Equal Pay In Your Community - Various Dates Throughout Montana:

July 28, 2016

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Montana's Innovation Economy and Create High-Wage Jobs - Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology:

July 26, 2016

Officials, industry leaders mull a new path for Bozeman's economy:

July 16, 2016

The Montana Cooperative Development Center - Pulling rural towns together to save businesses:

July 12, 2016

Missoula Economic Partnership assumes oversight of Bitterroot Economic Development District:

July 10, 2016

Entrepreneurs Find Resources on MWED's NEW Website!:

July 7, 2016

Idaho-based tech company MarCom, LLC with Butte office gets $75,000 from State of Montana development fund, promises 10 local jobs:

May 25, 2016

Billings SBDC Regional Director Dena Johnson Wins National Award for Excellence:

May 25, 2016

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Businesses, Create 46 New Jobs across Montana:

May 19, 2016

EDA grant for Montana manufacturers:

May 12, 2016

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney Recognizes Transco Efforts to Grow Workforce in Miles City:

May 5, 2016

The Economics of Urban Trails:

May 5, 2016

Missoula Economic Partnership looks to the next five years:

April 28, 2016

Bear Paw Development has $21.7 million impact on region In 2015:

April 27, 2016

RFQ: City of Bozeman, MT aims to update its Economic Development Plan:

April 26, 2016

Despite obstacles, determination paves way for development on Montana's reservations:

April 22, 2016

John Brewer, President and CEO of Billings Chamber of Commerce reflects on recent trip to Oklahoma City:

April 22, 2016

Billings Chamber: Focus on what we want to be, not just what we need:

April 18, 2016

Billings Chamber traveling to Oklahoma City:

April 16, 2016

A meat-processing plant in Montana? Feasibility study includes Butte, Great Falls, Billings:

April 15, 2016

Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment Project - New Website:

April 14, 2016

University of Montana law students talk economic development on Montana reservations:

April 6, 2016

Tester, Bullock Invite PayPal to Open up Shop in Montana:

April 5, 2016

Bear Paw Development has $21.7 million impact on region in 2015 :

March 29, 2016

Governor Bullock Announces First NFL Female Coach Jennifer Welter to Keynote Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman May 2-3:

March 25, 2016

Effort underway to bring vibrancy to Great Falls:

March 19, 2016

Rebranding Lincoln County, Montana - "Lincoln County has all of the things that makes Montana great right at its doorstep.":

March 16, 2016

Montana Economic Developers Association 2016 Spring Conference - 4/20-22 - Butte, Montana:

March 16, 2016

Infrastructure investments key to rural Montana's economy - Montana Economic Development Association:

March 16, 2016

"A Bolder Strategy" - Aggressive promotion, business retention among Missoula partnership's new goals :

March 14, 2016

Call for Presentations "Expanding The Capacity For Native Business" 5/17-19, Great Falls, Montana:

March 9, 2016

2016 Montana Economic Report - A Year of Strong Growth:

March 3, 2016

Back to Basics Summit To Explore New Designs for Housing & Good Co-Ops:

March 2, 2016

State of Montana Annual Action Plan - A Plan to Help Meet the Needs of Montana's Communities and Residents - Webinar on 3/25:

March 1, 2016

Missoula's Southgate Mall moving forward with new visionary change this spring:

March 1, 2016

MEDA March News - Catch up on all things MEDA!:

February 27, 2016

TEDD OK'd by state, paving way for SmartLam expansion in Columbia Falls, Montana:

February 21, 2016

SURVEY - How can public policy best accelerate Montana's advanced industries:

February 18, 2016

Flathead County Resumes Role As 'Growth Leader' in Montana's Economic Landscape:

February 16, 2016

Flathead County Economic Development Authority Names New Board Member:

February 8, 2016

Montana District Export Council seeking business leaders interested in helping strengthen export opportunities for Montana companies :

February 6, 2016

State's rosy economic outlook leaves something out -- reservations:

February 4, 2016

Gazette opinion: Diversify or die, it's our choice:

February 1, 2016

MEDA News for February 2016:

January 24, 2016

Mineral County Montana launches 'Next Exit History' - an engine for economic development :

January 23, 2016

Israel/Montana Business Partnerships - World Trade Center Assists With Israeli Consul General’s Montana Visit:

January 21, 2016

Prospera named official state economic development group for Gallatin and Park Counties which includes Bozeman, Montana:

January 15, 2016

USDA's StrikeForce Initiative Invests $23.5 Billion in Rural Communities, Expands to Four New States Including Montana:

January 7, 2016

For the Flathead Valley, A Big Year of Economic Development Awaits:

January 7, 2016

Ravalli County Food Processing Center Survey - Round 2:

January 4, 2016

January 2016 MEDA News:

December 30, 2015

$5.3 million investment to expand business opportunities at Missoula airport:

December 24, 2015

Life sciences can breathe new life into Missoula's economy:

December 14, 2015

Food Processing Center Survey for Ravalli County:

December 4, 2015

Bear Paw Development Community Survey:

December 1, 2015

Officials clearing way for Google or Facebook to build data center near Bozeman:

November 17, 2015

Governor Bullock talks energy, education at Bozeman luncheon:

November 17, 2015

Development group touts economic impact of downtown Billings:

November 17, 2015

Polson's second Chamber video celebrates its 'Small Town' status:

November 7, 2015

Missoula Economic Partnership touts successes, promises change:

November 2, 2015

MEDA November News:

October 30, 2015

2015 MEDA Fall Conference Summary:

October 29, 2015

Ravalli Co. plans for airport economic district come under fire:

October 26, 2015

Partnerships and projects: Improvements may be coming to midtown Helena:

October 26, 2015

Kalispell to Receive $10 Million Grant for Redevelopment Projects:

October 20, 2015

Economic Analysis Resource Team Members Requested for Sanders County Assessment. Your Opportunity to Contribute Your Expertise to Montana's Future Success :

October 17, 2015

Economic data, report show positive trends in Gallatin County:

October 14, 2015

MSU Optical Technology Center wins economic development award:

October 9, 2015

MATR would like to get your ideas on how it can be improved.:

October 9, 2015

Manufacturing consortium seeks to grow businesses at tech center south of Butte, Montana:

October 9, 2015

Does Bozeman need to step up its economic development game? Mayoral candidate says yes:

October 8, 2015

Economic Development in Montana: Founded on Partnerships:

October 4, 2015

Helena to consider seeking grant for Pioneer Aerostructures jobs:

September 27, 2015

How would you prioritize Missoula's economic development goals?:

September 3, 2015

Butte-Silver Bow commissioners to businesses: We want to hear from you:

September 1, 2015

MEDA Fall Conference, Call to Action, MEDA Online News - Leadership Dedicated to Building Montana's Economy :

August 28, 2015

Governor Bullock Announces Trade Mission to Taiwan, South Korea October 24 - 30:

August 28, 2015

New Economic Development Website for City of Livingston and Park County Launches:

August 28, 2015

Anaconda getting new master plan for downtown economic development:

August 23, 2015

MEDA 2015 Fall Conference Oct 13 - 15, 10/13, Billings:

August 23, 2015

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Infrastructure Town Hall Meeting, 10/13, Billings:

August 20, 2015

USDA Announces $31.3 Million in Funding for Montana:

August 20, 2015

How Local and State Governments Can Best Support Entrepreneurship:

August 18, 2015

Missoula County ready to launch industrial lands inventory:

August 12, 2015

Innovate Montana Economic Development Partners:

August 6, 2015

Montana Governor Bullock addresses Native American Development Corporation:

August 6, 2015

MEDA August News:

July 30, 2015

Harris Manufacturing in Bonner, Montana Seeks to Fill the Employment Gap Left by Smurfit Stone's Closure:

July 18, 2015

Senator Tester hosts 15th small business workshop in Missoula:

July 17, 2015

Senator Tester hosts 15th Small Business Opportunity Workshop for Montana entrepreneurs:

July 14, 2015

Prospera Newsletter 3rd Quarter 1015:

July 9, 2015

Main Street Montana Project Annual Report 2015:

July 8, 2015

Butte Local Development Corporation announces Pam Haxby-Cote as new executive director:

July 7, 2015

Montana to award $15 million in research funding:

July 6, 2015

Senator Tester announces Business Advancement Panel for 15th Small Business Opportunity Workshop July 17 in Missoula:

July 1, 2015

MEDA July Newsletter :

June 29, 2015

Taking over: New Prospera director Paul Reichert takes community building to heart:

June 17, 2015

Montana CDC Receives $65 Million Allocation to Fund Start Ups and Expansions:

June 15, 2015

The Prospera Business Network Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome Paul Reichert, Executive Director Prospera Business Network:

June 9, 2015

Innovation Means Good Jobs and Clean Air for Montana:

June 5, 2015

Group in talks with Facebook, Google to bring data centers to Gallatin County, Montana:

June 5, 2015

Kalispell's Ambitious Redevelopment Plan Gathers Support:

June 3, 2015

Developers unveil expanded plan for Missoula's Riverfront Triangle project:

June 2, 2015

City of Missoula gets $400,000 grant for redevelopment:

June 1, 2015

June MEDA News:

May 19, 2015

What is Vibrant Futures?:

May 14, 2015

Ravalli County leaders study idea of a food processing center - Please take the survey:

May 14, 2015

Study: Spotted Bear River Project delays hurting economy:

May 13, 2015

Rebuilding The Blackfeet Nation :

May 12, 2015

Jim Smitham - longtime director of Butte Local Development Corp. retiring - Search is on for new director:

May 10, 2015

Capital projects are critical to Montana communities:

May 8, 2015

MEDA IMPACT Conference Highlights, Photos, and Presentations:

May 5, 2015

Montana Economic Developers Association talks about infrastructure:

May 3, 2015

Breaking the Ice. Getting to know the Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development:

May 3, 2015

Main Street Montana Project KIN (Key Industry Networks) Update:

May 3, 2015

MEDA May Online News:

April 22, 2015

Prospera E-Newsletter, 2nd Quarter 2015 - Farewell from Stuart Leidner:

April 21, 2015

Economic Revitalization Keynote at Montana Economic Developers Association Conference May 4-6, 2015, Great Falls, MT:

April 17, 2015

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development Partners:

April 15, 2015

Experts highlight importance of bike tourism to Montana economy:

April 2, 2015

USDA Rural Development and USDA Rural Development Montana Launch New Websites Visitors Find Enhanced User Experience at

April 2, 2015

USDA Rural Development Montana Seeks Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs:

April 2, 2015

MEDA April News and....:

April 2, 2015

Now Available: Grown in Montana Magazine - Farming and Ranching under the Big Sky:

March 26, 2015

USDA Rural Development Montana 2014 Annual Report:

March 23, 2015

Senator Tester receives award from Bear Paw Development in Havre:

March 22, 2015

"Funding for Montana economic development programs at stake in Legislature" - K.C. Walsh, Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman:

March 21, 2015

Senator Tester Meets with Columbia Falls Business Leaders About Economic Future:

March 15, 2015

Montana Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund grant helps company bring tech jobs to Hamilton:

March 8, 2015

Measuring up: Uptown Butte renewal group prepares for second phase:

March 4, 2015

University of Montana Researchers Predict Commerce Park Will Spur Economic Gain for Billings, State:

February 25, 2015

Notice of Request for Proposals for Thompson Falls, Montana Downtown Plan:

February 24, 2015

Wonderful Opportunity for Your Community - Montana Community Mobility Institute, 5/11-13, Bozeman, Montana:

February 24, 2015

Governor Bullock & Agriculture Development Council Award $208,000 in Growth Through Agriculture Awards:

February 17, 2015

Bonner Mill Site Growing & Attracting New Business:

February 15, 2015

Economist: Kalispell Grows as Regional Center:

February 13, 2015

Butte-Silver Bow Chief exec, Montana Tech chancellor, others headed to China:

February 6, 2015

Helena Tourism Business Improvement District launches website to promote business meetings and conventions to boost local economy:

February 5, 2015

Economists deliver good news for Gallatin County:

February 2, 2015

North America's Top 50 Economic Developers Include Brett Doney, Great Falls Development Authority and Jeremy Vannatta, Big Sky Economic Development :

February 2, 2015

February MEDA News and Updated Legislative List:

January 29, 2015

Progress anticipated on Missoula's long-awaited Hotel Fox project:

January 25, 2015

Slow and steady: Butte looks for economic jump-start:

January 24, 2015

New building could land manufacturers for Butte:

January 24, 2015

Montana economic outlook detailed at University of Montana:

January 17, 2015

Organizers plan Tour of Montana bicycle event in Missoula - July 16-19:

January 15, 2015

Building a Stronger Relationship Betweem Canada and Montana:

January 5, 2015

January 2015 MEDA Online News:

December 30, 2014

Economic Momentum Carries Flathead County into 2015:

December 16, 2014

Proposal puts scrutiny on uses for economic money in Butte-Silver Bow:

December 12, 2014

Results of Meat Processing Plant Study presented at Montana Stockgrowers Convention:

December 9, 2014

Governor Bullock Announces Economic Development Grant s for Seven Innovative Business Projects in Montana:

December 3, 2014

New Website! - Welcome to the Montana Economic Developers Association :

December 3, 2014

New Website! - Welcome to the Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development:

December 1, 2014

December MEDA News, Grant Ops, Spring??? and More....:

November 23, 2014

Lake County Community Development Corporation Receives $750,000 USDA Funding:

November 18, 2014

Bozeman and surrounding areas look toward rapid growth:

November 15, 2014

Energy company pulls plug on micro-refinery deal in Billings:

November 7, 2014

Soon to be owners of Missoula's Merc Building share their vision:

November 4, 2014

Agri-business Agrasyst looking to plant roots in Butte industrial park:

November 3, 2014

MEDA November news and Conference Summary Photos and Files:

November 2, 2014

Sale of Mercantile expected to energize downtown Missoula:

October 30, 2014

Montana-China Connection: Education is key:

October 29, 2014

Trade mission promotes Montana tourism to Chinese:

October 23, 2014

Downtown Great Falls 'ascending' like a jet taking off:

October 10, 2014

Bear Paw Development Corporation - Montana Hi-Line group extends business loan discount:

October 7, 2014

Trade mission pitches exports to China - and bring tourists to Montana:

October 1, 2014

Your October MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) News:

September 22, 2014

European airplane company seeking location the in the US for airplane factory:

September 21, 2014

Montana trade mission group lands in Beijing - greeted by Ambassador Baucus:

September 21, 2014

Building Montana Economy Around Coal Exports Not a Productive Strategy:

September 19, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock leads eight-day trade mission to China:

September 17, 2014

MEDA Registration for Fall Conference Now Open: Harvesting Partnerships Across Montana:

September 14, 2014

Slow growth in Old Sawmill District draws concerns from Missoula officials:

September 10, 2014

Lake County Community Development Corporation Recipient of US Treasury Department Community Development Financial Institution Funds:

September 10, 2014

Analysis: Butte should flaunt strengths:

September 3, 2014

Prospera Member E-Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2014:

September 2, 2014

Montana Economic Developers Association September News:

August 26, 2014

Bozeman-based Chisel Industries raises $50K for Butte documentary - "Orphan Girl":

August 26, 2014

Niche marketing proves successful for Helena Tourism Alliance:

August 24, 2014

Flathead businesses recruit winter airline service:

August 14, 2014

Panel takes softer stand on Butte Local Development Corp.:

August 14, 2014

RCEDA receives grants for three rural projects:

August 8, 2014

Concern lingers over growth of Montana economy:

August 7, 2014

Butte-Silver Bow panel met repeatedly without public notice when discussing Butte Local Development Corp. :

August 5, 2014

Butte-Silver Bow County panel: Economic efforts not working:

August 4, 2014

Booming Bozeman, Montana:

August 1, 2014

Delta Sky Magazine Features Montana! Montana tourism revenue hits record high in 2013 :

August 1, 2014

Bicycle tourism has big impact on Montana's economy:

August 1, 2014

August 2014 MEDA Online News.:

July 25, 2014

Montana Kickstarter Campaign - Butte, Montana - The ORPHAN GIRL - The story of a frontier city & the pioneers that sacrificed to create a brighter future & fuel America's Industrial Revolution.:

July 18, 2014 Update Focuses on Cities and Towns:

July 12, 2014

Bear Paw revolving loans spur Hi-Line Montana growth:

July 7, 2014

Bear Paw Development Corp. reduces rates on business loans:

July 3, 2014

Montana Awards $11.4 Million to Grow Small Businesses:

July 1, 2014

MEDA July Online News:

June 26, 2014

Max Baucus: New U.S. ambassador to China pushes trade ties:

June 24, 2014

SBA Announcement: Initiative to help companies scale-up and grow; proposal webinar July 1:

June 23, 2014

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Trade Mission to China:

June 22, 2014

Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success:

June 22, 2014

Dusting off Dillon, Montana: New uses for old spaces boost the economy:

June 12, 2014

One Nation Brewing Community in Missoula, Montana:

June 11, 2014

More Jobs for Montanans as Montana CDC Receives $55 Million to Fund Business Start Ups and Expansions:

June 10, 2014

Report: Renewable energy poised to bring thousands of jobs to Montana:

June 6, 2014

Vincent sizes up hub miss: manufacturing lack hurt Butte chances:

June 5, 2014

Butte bid passed over for federally funded manufacturing hub, says Matt Vincent:

June 3, 2014

U.S. Small Business Administration Montana District Office Newsletter June 2014:

June 2, 2014

MEDA Online News for June:

May 22, 2014

Growth Through Agriculture Mini-Grant- Deadline June 1st:

May 2, 2014

Montana's Conrad Anker Leverages Outdoors for the Greater (Economic) Good - It's all about ice...:

May 1, 2014

MEDA May Online News - and - ​SEE YOU IN HAVRE! MEDA SPRING CONFERENCE May 6th and 7th Registration closes Friday.:

April 26, 2014

Missoula, Montana included in the 7 Top Tech Hubs Among America's Small College Towns:

April 18, 2014

Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from Legislature:

April 17, 2014

Governor Bullock Announces $45,000,000 Aid Package for Eastern Montana:

April 16, 2014

Governor Bullock To Announce $45 Million Aid Package For Eastern Montana, 4/17, Various Cities:

April 16, 2014

Lincoln County looks to diversify its economy while its residents struggled for work.:

April 15, 2014

Manufacturing: Butte makes bid to be hub:

April 13, 2014

Aircraft manufacturing in Helena takes off:

April 11, 2014

Net migration statistics indicate healthy MT economy:

April 10, 2014

Kalispell Chamber Luncheon -2014 April "Main Street Montana Project" with Larry Simkins, CEO of Washington Companies , 4/15, Kalispell, Montana:

April 6, 2014

Butte, Montana: Poised for the future:

April 4, 2014

Draft Hamilton, Montana downtown master plan ready for review:

April 1, 2014

Times Square spot will tout Billings on a really big scale:

April 1, 2014

MEDA Conference Agenda; MEDA April News:

March 31, 2014

Business Plan For Montana Presentation, 4/3, Helena, Montana:

March 31, 2014

Philipsburg, Montana cautiously optimistic new road to Discovery Ski Area will spur economic growth:

March 28, 2014

Can Cities and Rural Counties Come Together? One Montana - Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide:

March 19, 2014

Montana Sky to improve service - Fiber optic upgrade benefits residents, businesses in area:

March 18, 2014

Montana Site Selector:

March 18, 2014

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now - Missoula is a creative class meca:

March 16, 2014

New Frenchtown, Montana millsite redevelopment director envisions 'a small city':

March 3, 2014

New group touts economic impact of cyclists in Bitterroot Valley:

March 3, 2014

MEDA March News - Save the date for MEDA Spring Conference May 6th - 7th:

March 2, 2014

Missoula looks to define its economic identity:

February 27, 2014

The Impact Of Student Debt On Montana's Economy, 3/6, Missoula, Montana:

February 19, 2014

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Ambassador Awards:

February 19, 2014

Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships (IMCP) Phase II - Information on industrial parks requested:

February 14, 2014

Montana Governor's Equal Pay Summit, 3/31- 4/1, Bozeman Montana:

February 14, 2014

Bear Paw Development Corp. celebrates 45th anniversary:

February 13, 2014

Columbia Falls, Montana businesses see increase from loan program:

February 10, 2014

Economy tops Bozeman city manager's goal list:

February 5, 2014

Investing in Montana's great outdoors makes sense for people, business:

February 2, 2014

'Missoula Time' and the symptoms of stagnation:

January 30, 2014

Founder of RightNow, Greg Gianforte lays ideas for Montana's future on line - Entrepreneurs, education key:

January 29, 2014

Missoula's Economy is On The Move:

January 29, 2014

Butte launches state's first fiber optic network; Bullock throws switch:

January 28, 2014

Hotel to be Constructed on Former Kenyon Noble Site in Downtown Bozeman:

January 28, 2014

Butte, Montana wins new tax dist. OK; Should mean millions of dollars for local development projects:

January 26, 2014

Mining City progress: Some positive signs lead to optimism in Butte, Montana:

January 24, 2014

Chief executive Matt Vincent, others pushing Butte as a manufacturing hub:

January 21, 2014

New Flathead Valley-Wide Group (AERO) Raising Funds for Additional Air Service:

January 14, 2014

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Improve Public Housing and Infrastructure for 20 Communities across Montana:

January 8, 2014

"Economic Outlook Seminar Headed To Nine Montana Cities":

December 25, 2013

New Deer Lodge Development Group hopes to further economic development of Deer Lodge:

December 8, 2013

Montana Economic Revitalization & Development Institute Education...Infrastructure...Enterprise:

December 4, 2013

Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Vincent to push Butte, Montana at "White House Mayor's Manufacturing Summit":

December 2, 2013

Plans move forward for new Missoula development:

November 29, 2013

'Bring it to Bozeman' - City looks to bring state's outdoor businesses together, join forces with national outdoors group :

November 18, 2013

Montana income's ups and downs: Great Falls coming back after long sag; Billings leads way:

November 15, 2013

Butte, Montana Inventory: 115 buildings unsound; another 113 need future fixing:

November 15, 2013

Bozeman City and County leaders prepare to meet the demands of a growing community:

November 14, 2013

Whitehall, Montana's landmark Borden's Hotel gets ready for million-dollar makeover:

November 12, 2013

The Montana Department of Commerce is looking for public feedback by 11/13 on the proposal to expand non-stop flights between Missoula and San Francisco.:

November 5, 2013

DoD releases guide to development near military installations in Montana :

November 2, 2013

Crow Tribe in Montana begins economic development projects:

November 1, 2013

BigSky Economic Development - Member Investor Newsletter:

October 28, 2013

Montana-Asia Partnerships Support Economic Development:

October 25, 2013

Forum Relates Region's Open Spaces to Economic Growth:

October 23, 2013

Ideas bandied about for renewal efforts; Zip-lines in Uptown Butte?:

October 18, 2013

Montana Tourism Assessment and Planning Program (MTAPP):

October 14, 2013

"Looking Up: Business Opportunity in the Crown of the Continent," - Kalispell forum to examine relationship between region's natural beauty, economy 10/17-18:

October 8, 2013

2014 SBDC Invest in Success - Call for Presenters :

October 7, 2013

Sanders County Community Development Corp. Receives Award for Feasibility Study for a Rural Technology Initiative:

September 25, 2013

Governor Steve Bullock Video - Montana is the "Best Place" for you and your business:

September 25, 2013

Governor Bullock Announces Application Period for Montana Indian Equity Fund Grant:

September 15, 2013

Botox for biz: Anaconda storefronts get facelifts in special tax district:

August 27, 2013

Please Take The Main Street Montana Project Survey If You Haven't Already - It's Your Future:

August 23, 2013

Is Montana developing a Data business cluster?:

August 15, 2013

UM researchers receive nearly $350K in grants from state board:

August 15, 2013

New Montana Meat Processing Facility in our Future?:

August 13, 2013

Montana needs fair access to renewable energy markets:

August 10, 2013

The Great Falls Planning Advisory Board to consider an industrial park:

August 8, 2013

NIH Launches $96M Initiative for Big Data Centers of Excellence:

August 8, 2013

Tribal members explore opportunities of starting up a small business:

August 8, 2013

Butte Local Development Corp. director,Jim Smitham reports it helped retain, create 151 jobs:

August 8, 2013

Economic Growth Tentative in the Flathead:

August 6, 2013

Missoula residents excited to welcome new businesses - Cabela's and Kohl's:

August 5, 2013

Montana Film Office August Film News:

August 4, 2013

Creativity in economic development:

August 4, 2013

New executive director Christopher Shove at helm of Montana Business Assistance Connection:

August 1, 2013

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centers of Excellence:

July 18, 2013

Montana CDC, U.S. Bank, and partners secure $7.3 million in financing for Bullhook Community Health Center in Havre, Montana:

July 14, 2013

Helena's economic outlook is strong:

July 13, 2013

CDFI Fund Releases Public Data on New Markets Tax Credit Investments:

July 13, 2013

University of Montana Collaborative Grant to Promote Interaction Between Researchers and Private Companies:

July 10, 2013

Governor Bullock Leads Economic Development Roundtable in Kalispell:

July 10, 2013

Butte Hill renewal is focus of proposed blight resolution in Uptown:

July 10, 2013

Expanded Manufacturing Site Announced for Evergreen:

July 9, 2013

Flathead County Outlines $44 Million Capital Improvement Plan:

July 8, 2013

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development:

July 8, 2013

Montana SBA District Office Newsletter:

July 6, 2013

Seeley Lake airport pushes economy:

June 28, 2013

Butte looks to land new center for manufacturing technology:

June 26, 2013

Gov. Bullock pitches Main Street Montana plan at Bozeman roundtable - Kalispell Next on 7/8:

June 26, 2013

Study: Montana economy to add 195K jobs in next decade:

June 26, 2013

Dillon building deal falls through:

June 23, 2013

Main Street Montana Project Business Roundtable, 7/8, Kalispell, Montana:

June 21, 2013

Grants entice filming in Montana:

June 20, 2013

Montana CDC and U.S. Bank help Mission Valley Aquatics of Polson, MT secure $6million in New Markets Tax Credit financing:

June 18, 2013

Main Street Montana Roundtable Comes to Great Falls:

June 16, 2013

The Main Street Montana Project - All Are Invited, 6/19, Miles City, Montana:

June 16, 2013

Montana offers cash grants to lure more movie, TV shoots:

June 8, 2013

The Main Street Montana Project - All Are Invited, 6/12, Great Falls, Montana:

June 7, 2013

Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center RFP:

June 5, 2013

Missoula Roundtable Discussions Drive Montana Governor's Economic Development Plan - The Main Street Montana Project. :

May 31, 2013

Bringing Flights to the Flathead - New group forms to help increase air travel to the Flathead and make it more affordable:

May 29, 2013

Gov. Bullock kicks off Main Street Montana Project in Billings - Next week in Missoula. The project will then move to Great Falls, Miles City, and Bozeman.:

May 22, 2013

The Helena Airport Authority backs away from plans for tax district for aerospace business:

May 20, 2013

Governor Steve Bullock Invites You to the Main Street Missoula Business Roundtable on June 4.:

May 17, 2013

Agriculture leaders wanted for new Montana leadership program:

May 14, 2013

Governor Bullock Launches Bottom-up Economic Development Initiative - The Main Street Montana Project- Schedule of Roundtables Set:

May 14, 2013

The Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute (MERDI) seeking state grant for infrastructure improvements:

May 14, 2013

Missoula council, CSKT representatives discuss economic development:

May 9, 2013

Economic development advice in three words:

May 9, 2013

Exciting progress at One Montana!:

April 30, 2013

Social media leaders with Yelp, Bing, Facebook and Google to speak at Montana Senator Jon Tester's May 17 tourism workshop:

April 30, 2013

Tony Preite Appointed by White House to Lead Montana USDA Rural Development:

April 30, 2013

Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development Program Public Hearing Process, 5/22, Helena, Montana:

April 26, 2013

PAW PRINTS Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana Spring 2013:

April 24, 2013

Delta Air Lines exec to keynote Tester's tourism workshop in Bozeman:

April 23, 2013

State Department Funds Montana-Asia Economic Development Project Through Mansfield Center:

April 23, 2013

Helena Airport seeks tax district to court aeronautics company:

April 15, 2013

Montana West: Flathead Valley on the Move:

April 12, 2013

Innovate Montana Relaunches as Resource for Entrepreneurs, Innovative Businesses:

April 12, 2013

Yellowstone County, Montana - Energy, health care should be focus of business recruitment efforts:

April 11, 2013

Senator Tester's 13th Small Business Opportunity Workshop (Tourism), 5/17, Bozeman, Montana:

April 10, 2013

Civic leaders explain Great Falls growth policy planning:

April 4, 2013

Do you have something to say about increasing equity in rural Montana communities? If so, we want to hear from you for the 2013 Mobilizing Rural Communities (MRC) Conference September 25-26, 2013 in Great Falls, Montana.:

April 4, 2013

Fort Benton, Montana expects economic boost from grant:

April 2, 2013

Great Falls out of the running for 100-worker insurance call center:

April 1, 2013

Stinger Bankruptcy Could Delay Economic Development in Libby, Montana:

March 29, 2013

Focus on the future: Northern Cheyenne president's priorities include planning, communication :

March 28, 2013

Building Entrepreneurship in Palmerston North New Zealand - What can Missoula learn?:

March 27, 2013

Hamilton, Montana wants to launch new marketing scheme:

March 23, 2013

Action Institute for Montana hosts growth conference:

March 21, 2013

Senators Baucus and Tester Recommend Tony Preite to USDA Rural Development Post:

March 20, 2013

Health care, energy jobs will be in big demand in future, experts say :

March 19, 2013

Helping Business Take the Next Step - MCFC newsletter March 2013 Volume 4, Issue 9:

March 12, 2013

First-Class Medicine in the Last Best Place - Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana:

March 3, 2013

Montana's Yellowstone River is untapped economic resource:

March 3, 2013

What can make Bozeman, Montana better?:

February 24, 2013

Former Export-Import Bank official Wayne Gardella is new director of Montana SBA:

February 23, 2013

Convention center feasibility for Montana's Flathead:

February 19, 2013

Flathead Valley on the Move - Montana West Economic Development:

February 17, 2013

Libby, Montana Braces for Another Closure - Stinger Welding shutdown will leave nearly 70 people out of work:

February 13, 2013

Eastern Montana Impact Coalition Launches Energy Impact Study:

February 13, 2013

Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development program :

February 10, 2013

Reinvesting in Anaconda, Montana: Small businesses renovate, freshen downtown storefronts:

February 8, 2013

Bozeman economic council struggles with identity:

January 29, 2013

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: Feb. 2013 E-Newsletter:

January 22, 2013

Prospera Business Network - January 2013 News:

January 21, 2013

Calif. doctor has plan for Dillon, Montana: Wants to attract tourists, but keep its character:

January 11, 2013

Montana State Director for Rural Development, Matt Jones Stepping Down:

January 10, 2013

$15M in Superfund dollars will promote Butte, Anaconda heritage tourism:

January 9, 2013

Insurance company considering 100-worker call center in Great Falls:

January 7, 2013

How Bicycling Is Transforming Business:

January 6, 2013

California pension fund invests in historic buildings in Dillon, Montana:

January 3, 2013

Billings Form-based Code Project merits mention in award notice!:

January 3, 2013

Steel plant moving forward in Great Falls, Montana:

December 14, 2012

Montana West Economic Development December Newsletter:

December 6, 2012

Columbia Falls, Montana - A 'Magnet' for Development:

November 28, 2012

UM economist touts Medicaid expansion; legislator says Montana solution needed:

November 21, 2012

Bitter Root RC&D hired to develop economic roadmap:

November 15, 2012

ALCOM to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bonner, Montana:

November 12, 2012

Headwaters RC&D Area, Inc. Small Business Development Center Quarterly Newsletter:

November 10, 2012

Lake County, Montana's Community Development's Fall Newsletter:

November 5, 2012

Frenchtown, Montana mill site owner won't use money from redevelopment grant:

November 5, 2012

Canadian firm plans Great Falls steel plant:

November 1, 2012

Bozeman Commission to look at creating special tech district:

October 23, 2012

Senator Baucus Launches Montana Tourism-Trade Mission to Canada:

October 20, 2012

Montana's Rocky Mountain Front gives competitive edge: New report shows landscape draws jobs, boosts economy:

October 19, 2012

Direction for Butte, Montana focus of debate:

October 10, 2012

MCDC to receive $175K operating grant:

October 3, 2012

Innovate Montana Marketing Campaign Reaches Seattle, Chicago, Denver:

October 2, 2012

Montana CDC and Partners Bring $29.4 Million Commercial Building Project and Hundreds of Jobs to Billings:

October 1, 2012

Opportunity knocking: Big Sky Economic Development hopes to boost opportunity fund :

September 27, 2012

Missoula council looking at cyber-infrastructure needs - Please take the survey:

September 25, 2012

Senator Baucus Announces $250,000 for Montana Small Businesses to Promote Trade Jobs:

September 24, 2012

Senator Baucus Announces Major Milestone To: "Rewrite the Cycle of Boom and Bust in the Bakken":

September 24, 2012

ALONG SCHAER'S WAY Businessman lands state preservation award for Montana Avenue transformation :

September 24, 2012

SBA to Award Over $247,000 to Montana to Promote Small Business Exporting:

September 22, 2012

Report claims Heritage Act will boost Montana economies:

September 20, 2012

Money not used for feasibility study of former Smurfit-Stone pulp mill near Frenchtown:

September 19, 2012

Ravalli County Commission cuts ties with Missoula-based BitterRoot Economic Development District:

September 16, 2012

Missoula Job Service has high hopes for new manufacturing company:

September 10, 2012

September News from Prospera Business Network:

September 2, 2012

Manufacturer eyes Missoula for expansion; needs 200-300 metal workers:

September 2, 2012

Economic Development: Big Sky Economic Development Corp. reaches milestone :

August 31, 2012

"Site Selector" Enhanced with Microsoft Windows Azure:

August 30, 2012

Missoula's 45-acre Sawmill site moving forward:

August 24, 2012

Hardin, Montana replacing runway with $6 million airport:

August 19, 2012

Powerful US senator from Montana, Max Baucus in Aukland, New Zealand to push free trade deal:

August 13, 2012

Montana West Economic Development. Newsletter, August:

August 9, 2012

Goldman Sachs invests $4M for loans to Montana small businesses:

August 3, 2012

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: August 2012 E-Newsletter:

July 27, 2012

Montana Community Development Corporation 2011 Annual Report:

July 27, 2012

July News from Prospera Business Network:

July 27, 2012

Building the future - New office building will contribute to revitalization of area of Helena, Montana:

July 26, 2012

Southwestern Montana Economic Development Survey Underway--Let your Voice be Heard!:

July 25, 2012

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority holds ceremony to celebrate success of businesses:

July 24, 2012

Getting Advice on "Once in Lifetime Opportunity" - The Business of Oil in Eastern Montana:

July 24, 2012

Innovate Montana Aims to Bring Businesses to Montana:

July 23, 2012

"Site Selector" Enhanced with Microsoft Azure:

July 20, 2012

Community Development Block Grant nixed for SmartLam project:

July 19, 2012

JOBS Act a positive step for Montana business:

July 14, 2012

Montana might miss big economic opportunity:

July 14, 2012

Small business workshop hosted by Sen. Tester aims to help small businesses identify funding, help:

July 11, 2012

Vote Now! - Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer On Why His State is a Top State for Business:

July 9, 2012

Senator Tester announces national business leaders for Bozeman business workshop on July 13.:

July 6, 2012

New Video: Montana - You Should Be Here Building Your Business - Living Your Dream:

July 6, 2012

Direct flight to LA may come to Glacier Park International airport:

July 3, 2012

U.S. Treasury Awards Certification to Lake County Community Development Corporation:

July 3, 2012

Big rigs hit roads to lure businesses to Montana - Governor hopes to spur business relocation:

July 1, 2012

Montana Business Assistance Connection and the Montana Community Finance Corp. - Finding businesses to build wealth in Helena, Montana:

June 30, 2012

University of Montana Launches Montana CleanTech Alliance:

June 22, 2012

The city as a startup:

June 22, 2012

Montana CleanTech Alliance:

June 19, 2012

Guest opinion: Medical research saves lives, creates jobs in Montana :

June 17, 2012

Buck-a-room charge brings vitality to Helena tourism promotion :

June 11, 2012

June News from Prospera Business Network:

June 4, 2012

Montana jobs blow in with wind farms:

May 31, 2012

Governor Schweitzer promotes Montana as prime filming locale:

May 30, 2012

Senator Baucus starts dignitary tour at Bozeman business :

May 23, 2012

Montana Should Produce More Jobs Through Energy Conservation and Land Restoration:

May 19, 2012

Montana AFL-CIO "Into The Future: Montana Job Growth & Workforce Development Conference", 5/21-23, Missoula:

May 11, 2012

Senator Baucus Announces Eastern Montana Workforce Development Initiative:

May 8, 2012

Seeing the impact Tony Preite takes on role to help local Montana economic develoment organizations:

May 8, 2012

Next Generation Site Selector Application Complete Solution for Realtors, Businesses and Economic Developers Released:

May 7, 2012

Senator Max Baucus Sees 'Huge Potential' in Montana's Flathead Valley:

May 5, 2012

Senator Baucus Unveils Plan for Mission to Canada to Generate New Business, Tourism During Flathead Jobs Tour:

May 3, 2012

Bear Paw coordinates millions for northern Montana in 2011:

May 3, 2012

Big Sky Economic Development: Local collaboration receives EPA's notice:

April 26, 2012

Video: Governor Schweitzer Promotes Montana to David Letterman and the Crew at Morning Joe. :

April 22, 2012

Yellowstone County's Big Sky Economic Development agency helps local businesses, recruits new ones:

April 22, 2012

Project deflates: No wind turbine plant in Butte, Montana:

April 20, 2012

The 2012 Rural Community Conference is less than a month away - register today!:

April 19, 2012

MSU-Billings' College of Technology's new Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Brings Future Business:

April 19, 2012

MRL contributes $100K for Bitterroot rail service:

April 13, 2012

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana - Paw Prints Newsletter Winter 2012:

April 10, 2012

Terry Myhre, leader of Helena, Montana economic development organization MBAC, retiring:

April 6, 2012

EPA Smart Growth Assistance awarded to Billings, Montana to develop a model for collaborative planning that aligns school planning with community revitalization, affordable housing, and transportation plans.:

April 6, 2012

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: April 2012 E-Newsletter :

April 5, 2012

Baucus announces $1M grant to ease oil boom impact in Culbertson, Montana:

April 5, 2012

Senators Baucus, Tester Announce Major Fort Peck Tech Jobs Grant to Support Bakken Oil Drilling Services:

April 4, 2012

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Chippewa Cree Chairman Bruce SunChild, Sr. Sign Historic Compact to Spark Economic Development and Create Jobs on the Rocky Boy's Reservation:

March 28, 2012

Kelly Valentine Joins Prospera Business Network as the Organization's New Marketing and Membership Director:

March 27, 2012

Premier Energy Conference to be held in Montana on April 3rd and 4th.:

March 27, 2012

Developing the Billings Economy:

March 24, 2012

Bozeman-area business community gathers for summit :

March 24, 2012

The Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District hires first director :

March 20, 2012

Secretary Vilsack Releases Report Highlighting Obama Administration Accomplishments Supporting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Efforts:

March 18, 2012

Missoula development seeks investment in trade for fast track to citizenship - Northern Rockies Regional Center.:

March 15, 2012

Chamber plans to recruit Bay Area businesses:

March 15, 2012

Senator Baucus Brings Montana Rancher Before Senate to Highlight Benefits of Russia Trade Opportunity :

March 11, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer meets with Irish Energy Minister about strategies to utilize renewable energy potential:

March 8, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer closes Taiwan office as he woos China:

March 5, 2012

Montana Gov. Schweitzer Appoints New Members to the Economic Development Advisory Council :

March 5, 2012

City Of Bozeman / Gallatin County Economic Summit, 3/22, Bozeman, Montana:

March 2, 2012

Grants for Business Development and Workforce Training in Montana:

February 29, 2012

Senator Baucus: Montana Poised to Lead the Nation Toward Energy Security:

February 26, 2012

Democratic Legislators To Bring "Business & Jobs Listening Tour" To Missoula, 2/27, Missoula:

February 24, 2012

Missoula-based development corporation gets $60M in tax credits for projects:

February 22, 2012

Senator Tester's Women's Small Business Opportunity Workshop at the University of Montana. - "Montana ripe for innovation from female entrepreneurs":

February 18, 2012

The Great Falls Development Authority earns key national accreditation:

February 18, 2012

Montana Senator Max Baucus Headed to Russia to Promote Montana Exports:

February 10, 2012

Economist Larry Swanson says Ravalli County has the tools for bright future :

February 9, 2012

Karen Mills, head of Small Business Administration to headline Tester's next jobs workshop in Missoula, Montana on Feb. 21 :

February 9, 2012

Whitefish, Montana's Economic Engine - Economists say the power of positive attitude jolts economic depressions:

February 5, 2012

Butte, Montana economic development team eyes more retail :

January 31, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer in China to promote Montana exports:

January 30, 2012

Biofuels grant excites MSU-Northern:

January 25, 2012

New Executive Director Steps Up at First Best Place - Martin City's Steve Paugh takes over at Columbia Falls' "department of doing":

January 24, 2012

Lake County Community Development Corporation January Newsletter:

January 20, 2012

Chinese company to build wind farm near Shawmut, Montana:

January 19, 2012

U.S. EDA Investment Supports Renewable Industry That Will Create Jobs in North Central Montana:

January 17, 2012

RFQ for Frenchtown Mill Feasibility Study: Proposals due 2/1/2012:

January 16, 2012

Guest opinion: Montana's hesitant economic recovery:

January 12, 2012

MWED Newsletter, January:

January 11, 2012

Governor Brian Schweitzer: 189 MW of New Wind Energy in Montana - $605 Million Investment by NaturEner in Rim Rock Project:

January 10, 2012

OUTLOOK 2012 37th Annual Economic Outlook Seminar Presented by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research:

January 7, 2012

Business leaders urge Billings and Eastern Montana to prep for Bakken boom:

January 4, 2012

Ravalli economic panel looking at all ideas:

January 1, 2012

All eyes on energy, ag industries as 2012 dawns in Montana:

December 22, 2011

Senator Baucus Announces Montana Tech Investment for the Future of Montana Jobs - Funds from the 5th Economic Development Summit to Fuel Endowment for New PhD Program Proposal:

December 22, 2011

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana - Paw Prints Newsletter Winter 2011:

December 18, 2011

Montana economy: New data show increasing emphasis on education, training - Montana Economy: Outlook 2012:

December 13, 2011

Montana faces business challenges:

December 12, 2011

Housing need rising in Cut Bank, Shelby, Montana:

December 9, 2011

Governor Schweitzer Announces Launch of Montana Winter Tourism Campaign Featuring Ski Film Legend Warren Miller:

November 30, 2011

Creating Prosperity from a Community's Center :

November 29, 2011

Ravalli County moves forward on economic planning project:

November 29, 2011

Sweetgrass Development seeking public comment on the recently updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy:

November 28, 2011

Business seeks Brownfield development opportunities in Montana:

November 23, 2011

Flathead County sees economic growth in transportation:

November 23, 2011

Montana's Ravalli County to consider economic development effort:

November 23, 2011

TechLink's Swearingen honored with business award :

November 22, 2011

HUD Announces Sustainable Communities Award for Montana:

November 21, 2011

Invitation: ExporTech Coming Soon! Billings 1/24 & Kalispell 1/26 :

November 20, 2011

Southwest Michigan First - The Organization:

November 13, 2011

SBA's Region 8 Administrator, Dan Hannaher Listening Session, 11/15, Missoula, Montana:

November 10, 2011

Bay Limited Montana to add 250 jobs in Billings, Montana:

November 10, 2011

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana - Paw Prints Newsletter Fall 2011:

November 10, 2011

Survey: Business reps back Helena flight to Billings :

November 8, 2011

The Montana Women's Business Center Opens A New Sub-center In Hamilton, Montana:

November 7, 2011

Kalispell Chamber offers portal to Tools for Business Success:

November 6, 2011

Fundraising nearly complete to establish Bozeman-New York direct flight:

November 6, 2011

Bozeman Economic Development Council struggling to measure its progress:

November 2, 2011

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Hosts International Exchange to Brazil - Gov. Schweitzer to Lead State Policymakers That Will Examine Country's Economic Development:

October 30, 2011

Former Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. officials claim they were misled, deceived by ex-president , Dick King:

October 30, 2011

Bozeman, Montana's attempts at economic diversity to be applauded:

October 27, 2011

Here Are 20 American Cities And Counties That Could Be The Next Silicon Valley --- Gallatin County, Montana:

October 24, 2011

Montana Community Development Corporation Receives Top Honors for Stinger Welding Project in Libby, Montana:

October 19, 2011

SBA Honors Emerging 200 Initiative Graduates - Small Businesses Impacting Montana's Native Americans, 10/28, Helena:

October 18, 2011

Senator Tester's Job Creation and Capital Formation Roundtable Videos Now Available:

October 17, 2011

Big Sky Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting This Thursday, 10/20, Billings, Montana:

October 16, 2011

Bozeman, Montana area looking to revamp down local economy:

October 15, 2011

The Yellowstone Business Partnership Cooperative center gets grant to aid businesses:

October 13, 2011

Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. formally dissolves:

October 8, 2011

Ideas for a Re-Powered Economy Based Around a New Energy Future for the Flathead Valley:

October 7, 2011

Montana Projects Selected for Specialty Crop Grants:

October 3, 2011

The Montana Agriculture Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects:

September 30, 2011

Senator Jon Tester jobs forum focuses on role of universities, federally funded research:

September 29, 2011

Sen. Baucus' Montana Economic Engine Initiative Rolls On With Hi-Line Tractor Repair Company:

September 28, 2011

A Big Bet on a Small Town - Eureka, Montana:

September 28, 2011

Request for Proposals (RFP) "Healthy, Educated Workforce for Montana":

September 27, 2011

Stinger Welding in Libby focus of Montana Jobs Economic Engine Initiative:

September 26, 2011

Montana West Economic Development - Five for the Flathead Newsletter:

September 23, 2011

Make Your Voice Heard: Creating an Economic Development Plan in the Flathead Valley of Montana:

September 22, 2011

Montana's Workforce is Prepared for a Green Economy:

September 20, 2011

Great Falls, Montana downtown business plan wins award:

September 19, 2011

Survey to Capture Billings' Interest in Additional Air Service:

September 19, 2011

Iowa wind power progress an example for Montana:

September 16, 2011

Senator Baucus Announces New Resource for Montana Small Businesses to thrive:

September 16, 2011

Great Falls airport wooing new low-cost carrier:

September 15, 2011

Sen. Tester To Host Jobs Forum, 9/30, Bozeman, Montana:

September 14, 2011

Montana tribal college expanding campus with help from New Markets Tax Credits:

September 13, 2011

Sen. Jon Tester Hosts Small Business Opportunity Workshop, 10/7, Butte, Montana:

September 13, 2011

Montana Policy Review: "Community Resiliency and the Built Environment: Innovations and Policy Issues in Montana":

September 12, 2011

Sen. Baucus' Montana Trade Mission To Canada Kicks Off Today:

September 11, 2011

Park and Gallatin counties to re-form economic development district:

September 9, 2011

Montana West Economic Development - Five for the Flathead:

September 8, 2011

Energy development key to Montana's future, expert says :

September 6, 2011

HUD Awards Over $2.5 Million to Montana Native American Communities For Housing and Economic Development For Low-Income Families:

September 1, 2011

Montana Department of Agriculture seeking proposals to provide food, ag-energy, other value-added ag business development technical assistance:

September 1, 2011

Facilitated and Structured Round Table for Business Success PeerSpectives Round Table Begins:

August 26, 2011

Oxx in a box: Red Oxx imagines using shipping containers to build business campus that could revive east end in Billings, Montana :

August 25, 2011

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer lays out state`s energy future in ceres sustainability podcast :

August 19, 2011

Time for Montana to catch up on broadband access:

August 18, 2011

Lean manufacturing expert to present training in five Montana cities :

August 16, 2011

Rescheduled: "Financing a High Impact Venture: Creating Jobs and Wealth for Montana":

August 15, 2011

Regional Economic Development Meeting, 8/25, Billings, Montana:

August 11, 2011

SBA Approves Montana Non-Profit to Start Making Small Business Loans:

August 9, 2011

Forecasters say Montana economic recovery will be atypical:

August 9, 2011

U.S. Treasury Awards MCDC $1.5 Million to Lend Out to Small Businesses:

August 8, 2011

Montana Manufacturers Take Center State at GE Aviation Symposium Hosted by Sen. Baucus:

August 4, 2011

New website, Gallatin Business Resource Network aims to help businesses start, grow and relocate in Gallatin Valley, Montana:

August 3, 2011

CSKT Economic Development office receives Department of Commerce grant:

August 3, 2011

Video from Billings Small Business Workshop Online:

August 3, 2011

Big Sky EDC Participates in State Small Business Credit Initiative: Opens Up New Loan Opportunities for Small Businesses:

July 29, 2011

Kalispell CVB introduces new website:

July 25, 2011

As the Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. dissolves, the Montana Technology Enterprise Center looks to future:

July 19, 2011

Senator Baucus Announces Triumph for Montana's Small Businesses:

July 19, 2011

Tax credit incentive benefits Helena again:

July 19, 2011

Prospera Membership Luncheon With Founder Of RightNow Technologies, Greg Gianforte, 8/2, Bozeman, Montana:

July 18, 2011

$7.5 Million Commercial Building Project Continues Revitalization of Helena's Historic Last Chance Gulch Area:

July 15, 2011

Board votes to disband Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. :

July 11, 2011

Great Falls Development Authority Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2011 Innovation Award:

July 5, 2011

Jim Bowman leads Missoula economic development organization:

July 1, 2011

More Money for Montana Main Streets - State gets Grant through Treasury:

June 28, 2011

SBA Awards $750,000 in Small Business Funds to Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC):

June 27, 2011

The 10 Best States for Entrepreneurship and Innovation- Montana 4th in Nation:

June 26, 2011

Longtime banker Jim Beaton takes control of Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation:

June 26, 2011

APEC summit offered opportunity to Montana businesses thanks to Senator Max Baucus :

June 23, 2011

Sen. Jon Tester Hosts Women's Small Business Opportunity Workshop, 7/22, Billings, Montana:

June 23, 2011

3 Western Montana biomass projects to share $650K federal grant:

June 22, 2011

Montana Senator Max Baucus Announces Open Registration for General Electric Symposium Unveiled at APEC:

June 22, 2011

Montana Governor Schweitzer says state exports to China will grow :

June 20, 2011

'Discovery in every direction' - New branding effort touts Kalispell as hub of visitor paradise:

June 17, 2011

Montana's broadband economy needs bigger boost in rural communities:

June 16, 2011

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce offers talk on geotourism on 6/21:

June 3, 2011

Request for Proposals - Montana Food and Agricultural Development Program:

June 2, 2011

Grant Funds Assist Regional Forest Businesses:

June 1, 2011

Dick King Retirement Reception, 6/14, Missoula, Montana:

May 27, 2011

Havre, Montana's Bear Paw Development Picked as One of Nation's Top Economic Development Groups:

May 25, 2011

Senator Baucus Applauds New Resource to Boost Montana Exports, Montana Jobs - Bank of Montana :

May 22, 2011

Clean Air Act good for Montana businesses:

May 20, 2011

Senator Baucus Joins Great Falls Development Authority, Canadian Consulate to Annouce Trade Mission:

May 18, 2011

Senator Baucus Announces Tribal Economic Development Workshop in Billings, Montana:

May 18, 2011

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Speaks at APEC in Big Sky, Montana. :

May 15, 2011

Green Investment Group: Jobs slow in coming to other purchased millsites - Frenchtown, Montana:

May 9, 2011

Senator Baucus Applauds Unprecedented Private Business Involvement As APEC Kicks Off in Big Sky, Montana:

May 6, 2011

Smurfit-Stone deal breathes new life into Frenchtown, Montana mill, community:

May 6, 2011

The Great Falls Development Authority taking targeted steps to keep, attract jobs:

May 6, 2011

RFQ - Downtown Technical Assistance Program Feasibility Studies For Great Falls, Montana:

May 3, 2011

Eight Budding Entrepreneurs Hone Their Skills at New West Festival, May 5th and 6th in Missoula, Montana:

May 2, 2011

Great Falls, Billings and Missoula, Montana listed in 2011 Best Cities For Job Growth :

April 28, 2011

Montana Transportation and Land Use Resources for Growing Communities:

April 23, 2011

U.S. to Host 2011 APEC Trade Talks in Montana Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members represent more than half of global economy:

April 22, 2011

Invest in Montana research, continue to reap long-term benefits:

April 21, 2011

SBA Montana April 2011 Newsletter:

April 20, 2011

New West Festival, 05/06, Missoula, MT:

April 18, 2011

Missoula center offers visas to foreign investors for $1M buy-in - The Northern Rockies Regional Center:

April 18, 2011

Council Selects Montana Growth Through Agriculture Projects - Next Application Deadline is August 1, 2011:

April 13, 2011

New Study Confirms Unique Features of Montana Wind in Providing Solutions for Pacific Northwest Power Market:

April 12, 2011

Senator Baucus Announces Major Win for Montana Jobs, New Investment Center:

April 10, 2011

The Great Falls Development Authority renews property listing Great Falls Prospector website:

April 6, 2011

Gallatin County, Montana launches economic development initiatives:

April 6, 2011

Ravalli County to create tourism improvement district:

March 31, 2011

Businesspeople lay out pros, cons of Great Falls, Montana:

March 30, 2011

Baucus: Montana Can lead Energy Policy That Puts America Back In Control:

March 29, 2011

MCDC office moves to downtown Bozeman site:

March 28, 2011

Montana Competitiveness: State and Cluster Economic Performance:

March 28, 2011

Rick Bass: working to protect a special place - The Yaak Valley of Montana:

March 24, 2011

Next 10 years look better than last for Eastern Montana:

March 24, 2011

Invest Great Falls event on March 30, focuses on area's expanding businesses :

March 23, 2011

Economic Success Story: Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Montana:

March 18, 2011

Senator Max Baucus To Stand Up for Montana Jobs, Communities in Series of Events, 3/22-23 :

March 16, 2011

Tester's next jobs workshop on March 26 in Bozeman includes some of Montana's biggest names in agriculture:

March 15, 2011

Baucus Meets with Colombian President to Wrap Up Trade Mission Montana Farmers, Business Owners Return from Colombia, Brazil After Series of Meetings with Potential Buyers in South America:

March 10, 2011

RFQ: Mineral County Airport Master Plan:

March 10, 2011

MAEDC Annual Meeting-Key Note Speaker U of M President Royce Engstrom:

March 7, 2011

Kalispell mayor hosts event to gauge interest - Committee to Study Development of Civic Center or Arts Venue:

March 4, 2011

One of 'most influential people in the world' to keynote Montana Senator Tester's next jobs workshop on 3/26 in Bozeman, Montana:

March 4, 2011

Experts say Billings, Montana will benefit from energy boom:

March 3, 2011

Say Hello to the New Headwaters RC&D Area, Inc. - Resource - Conservation - Development:

March 2, 2011

VIDEO.AUDIO.PHOTOS: Montana Senator Baucus' Colombia, Brazil Trade Mission:

March 2, 2011

Department of Labor Funding Notification: Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration:

March 1, 2011

Bozeman developing website to provide information for new businesses - Video:

March 1, 2011

RFP - Economic Development Capital Campaign - The Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA):

February 28, 2011

BSED Creates Forum to Learn of Impacts of Energy Development on Yellowstone County:

February 27, 2011

Biomass To Biochar - What Are The Possibilities?, 3/21-22, St. Regis, Montana:

February 26, 2011

President Obama extols Montana's wind energy potential:

February 25, 2011

Montana Senator Jon Tester says Pell Grants, biomass are key to Montana's growth:

February 24, 2011

Montana Senator Baucus, Montana Farmers, Business Owners Promote Montana Jobs In Meetings With Top Colombian Trade, AG Officials:

February 24, 2011

Montana Senator Baucus Touts Win for Montana Jobs, Community Investment:

February 24, 2011

Ravalli County, Montana microloan program helps businesses get off the ground:

February 24, 2011

U.S. Treasury Announced Today a $56 million tax credit award to MCDC for Montana Revitalization Projects:

February 23, 2011

Dick King to step down from MAEDC - Organization in final discussions with interim director.:

February 21, 2011

Senator Jon Tester hosting small business workshop Wednesday, 2/23 in Missoula:

February 18, 2011

Help restore Hiawatha rail service to Montana:

February 18, 2011

Montanans joining Senator Baucus on trip to Brazil, Columbia:

February 18, 2011

Future energy: Montana Governor Schweitzer envisions Montana Tech center :

February 18, 2011

Senator Max Baucus Plan To Boost Unmanned Aircraft Development Moves Forward In Aviation Jobs Bill:

February 14, 2011

Education programs critical to Montana jobs:

February 8, 2011

Annual Membership And Awards Luncheon Of The Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation, 3/22, Missoula:

February 4, 2011

EPA offering CARE Grants: county, local governments, Tribes, non-profits, universities - due 3/22/2011:

February 3, 2011

Montana Senator Max Baucus: Essential Air Service Is Essential For Montana Jobs:

February 3, 2011

Funding available for brownfields-eligible petroleum cleanup project inside Missoula, Montana City limits:

February 2, 2011

Montana - You Should Be Here Building Your Business and Living Your Dream:

February 1, 2011

Investing in students is investing in Montana:

February 1, 2011

Bozeman, Montana's First Economic Development Summit Featuring Dan Ripke, 2/17 And 2/24:

January 27, 2011

RFQ: Green Manufacturing Workshops :

January 25, 2011

Montana Senator Baucus to Lead Montana Farmers, Businesses on Colombia, Brazil Trade Mission as Part of Jobs Agenda:

January 24, 2011

Maintain education investment to create Montana jobs:

January 19, 2011

The Montana Apprenticeship and Training Program - Apprenticeship training a good option in today's competitive job market:

January 18, 2011

Senator Tester To Host Small Business Jobs Workshop, 2/23, Missoula, Montana:

January 15, 2011

Richland County, Montana residents urged to participate in county-wide conference:

January 14, 2011

Coalition Forms to Advance Montana Economy Through Wind Energy Development:

January 12, 2011

RFQ: Economic Gardening Strategic Plan:

January 12, 2011

RFQ: Montana Manufacturers Database Update & Enhancement:

January 10, 2011

How Montana Businesses Can Benefit From The APEC Conference In May, 1/13, Conference Call:

January 10, 2011

MCDC is New Host to Missoula PTAC:

January 9, 2011

Water key to cities' success through Montana history:

January 9, 2011

Sustainable community focus of meeting in Helena on Jan. 10.:

January 6, 2011

Billings, Montana is asking for your help in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge:

January 3, 2011

Western Montana InBusiness Jan. 2011 - Federal Reserve predicts 'WARM' recovery in 2011:

January 2, 2011

Industrial parks at whim of earmark slashers:

January 1, 2011

Update 2010: Missoula, Montana's whitewater rodeo to return, funds being raised for second wave - "Max Wave":

December 30, 2010

City of Bozeman, Montana and business: a working partnership:

December 30, 2010

West Yellowstone Economic Development Council Inc. (WYED) purchases building for education project :

December 22, 2010

West Yellowstone, Montana Economic Development Council Purchases Property for Education Project:

December 22, 2010

Custer Country, Montana reorganizes, continues its focus on entire region:

December 20, 2010

Montana 2011: Economic outlook gauged by new normal:

December 19, 2010

Thornton technology hub gets $500K infrastructure upgrade in Butte, Montana:

December 17, 2010

Federal Govt. Trade Experts Schedule Meetings the week of Dec. 20 at 7 Montana Cities to discuss the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) ministerial meetings that will held at Big Sky in May 2011.:

December 16, 2010

Great Falls, Montana airport authority favors incentives for new destinations:

December 12, 2010

Swiss philanthropist, Hansjorg Wyss, buys $35M in Plum Creek Timber land in western Montana:

December 10, 2010

Great Falls Development Authority open to ideas for updating strategic plan:

December 9, 2010

Industrial tax-increment district considered to help Bonner mill site near Missoula, Montana:

December 9, 2010

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Rolls out WIN and WorkKeys Pilot Programs:

December 1, 2010

Think small to build economy: Supporting early learning programs will help attract investments while strengthening Montana's work force :

November 26, 2010

Montana's Economy At A Glance - How Has Montana's Job Market Changed?:

November 24, 2010

Announcing: Montana GIS Restoration Project Database Link:

November 22, 2010

Renovation of Historic Sears Building in Butte, Montana Wins National Award for its use of New Markets Tax Program:

November 21, 2010

Prospera Business Network November 2010 Newsletter:

November 12, 2010

Montana - Neighborworks Loan Fund - acquire land, fund housing projects, etc.:

November 9, 2010

Whitehall, Montana Business Park helps prepare for long-term economic solutions :

November 5, 2010

Opportunity Link, Inc - Upcoming events and opportunities in Northcentral Montana:

November 5, 2010

Biz to Biz Network Growing Rapidly in Montana with Four Flathead Chapters:

November 4, 2010

Higher education key to economic turnaround :

November 3, 2010

MATR is now ad-free - Google ads begone!:

November 3, 2010

Conference tackles Eastern Montana housing shortage:

November 1, 2010

Western Montana InBusiness - Stepping up - David Glaser leading Missoula-based Montana Community Development Corporation into new state-wide ventures, partnerships:

November 1, 2010

Western Montana InBusiness - Starting new - After Leading MCDC, Rosalie Cates looking forward to connecting social change with capital:

November 1, 2010

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: November 2010 E-Newsletter:

November 1, 2010

Montana's Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Newsletter for October:

October 31, 2010

Whitefish-based Algae Aquaculture Technologies receives $350,000 grant from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality:

October 21, 2010

Out-of-state developer shelves Bozeman, Montana project after demolishing century-old brewery :

October 19, 2010

Senator Baucus Announces Boost to Montana Wind Energy, Manufacturing Industry:

October 18, 2010

Highlights from Montana Senator Baucus' Recent Trip to China:

October 18, 2010

MCDC Wins National Award for Helena Project:

October 14, 2010

Senator Baucus Announces Chinese Energy Company To Travel to Montana To Explore Opportunities For Locating In The State:

October 9, 2010

The Montana Agriculture Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects:

October 7, 2010

2010 Montana Economic Development Summit Announcement:

October 3, 2010

Montana tribes looking for ways to increase professionally educated tribal members for its workforce:

October 2, 2010

Montana Senator Baucus Headed To China To Promote Montana Agriculture, Manufacturing, Energy Development:

October 2, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer: Economic and Energy Meetings in Spain and Israel:

September 30, 2010

Montana Business & Technology - Innovate Montana:

September 30, 2010

News from Prospera Business Network:

September 29, 2010

Montana seeks wind developers for land near Cut Bank:

September 26, 2010

Anaconda, Montana still moving forward:

September 26, 2010

Leaders from Great Falls, Montana look to glean ideas for growth at Ohio meeting:

September 25, 2010

Calif. push for renewables could blow across West:

September 20, 2010

Senator Baucus Announces Boost For Montana Energy Development and Jobs:

September 20, 2010

Montana Energy Workforce Report Released:

September 20, 2010

Montana World Trade Center Named Community Delegate for U.S. Cleantech Trade and Investment Mission:

September 19, 2010

Last word on Montana's Economic Development Summit - SeaCast:

September 16, 2010

Montana senator's summit gave state a needed pep talk but the impact will be long term.:

September 15, 2010

Senator Max Baucus Announces Montana Economic Development Summit to Air on Bresnan Channels:

September 15, 2010

Travelocity invests $500K to promote Montana tourism:

September 15, 2010

Summit focuses on clean-energy technology:

September 14, 2010

In Case You Missed It...News from the Montana Economic Development Summit:

September 14, 2010

Sen. Baucus Brings U.S. Energy Secretary to Butte Jobs Summit:

September 14, 2010

Disney CEO, Bob Iger, Montana Governor Schweitzer and Attorney General kick off second day of Montana Economic Summit in Butte:

September 14, 2010

Montana Department of Transportation - INROADS Newsletter - Paving the Way for Montana’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises:

September 14, 2010

Speaker at Montana Economic Development Summit encourages U.S. to seek international tourists:

September 13, 2010

Highlights from the Montana Economic Jobs Summit In Butte, Montana:

September 13, 2010

Buffett, Ballmer predict bright economic future during Montana Economic Development Summit:

September 13, 2010

Sen Baucus Touts New Energy Jobs Training Facility In SouthCentral Montana - Pure Energy:

September 13, 2010

Senator Baucus Announces Major Step Towards Moving Montana's Wind Power To Purchasing Markets:

September 12, 2010

Montana Economic Development Summit to be webcast live:

September 10, 2010

Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC) delivers $40 million of Federal Tax Credit Financing to Montana Communities:

September 8, 2010

Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Program Ranked Number One in Nation:

September 8, 2010

Senator Baucus To Kick Off Montana Host Committee For 2011 Big Sky Trade Summit, 9/10, Belgrade, Montana:

September 8, 2010

The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority to sell bonds for new GlaxoSmithKline R&D unit:

September 7, 2010

Big Sky Economic Development Group Shares Latest About Billings Development Project, 9/15, Billings, Montana:

September 4, 2010

Sponsors expect more than 2,000 at Montana economic summit:

September 4, 2010

Special Report: Breaking Cycle Of Poverty In Rural Montana - The Horizons Program:

September 3, 2010

Montana solutions for Montana jobs - Guest column by Senator Max Baucus:

September 3, 2010

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: September 2010 E-Newsletter:

September 3, 2010

Hospital projects could drive Mineral County's economic future:

September 1, 2010

Senator Max Baucus Releases Public Service Announcement Inviting All Montanans to Participate in 2010 Montana Economic Development Summit:

August 30, 2010

Private sector now leading Missoula's economic growth initiative - "Best Place Project":

August 30, 2010

Senator Tester To Host Jobs And Economy Forum In Missoula, Monday, 8/30:

August 29, 2010

50 Park City, Utah City Hall Officials to visit Bozeman, Livingston, Virginia City and the mountain resort of Big Sky, Sept. 8-12. :

August 27, 2010

Sen. Baucus Announces Prominent Wind Energy Leaders To Participate In His Montana Jobs Summit in Butte:

August 27, 2010

Montana's Rocky Mountain Front is our last best habitat:

August 26, 2010

Bozeman’s newest citizen board addressing economic development:

August 25, 2010

Montana DEQ Awards $1 Million in Alternative Energy Development Grants:

August 25, 2010

Sen. Baucus Announces Renowned Artwork Heading to State Economic Summit in Butte, Montana 9/13-14:

August 24, 2010

Sen. Baucus Announces Warren Buffett, Barry Diller To Participate in His Butte, Montana Jobs Summit September 13th - 14th:

August 24, 2010

"CleanTech" Company, The Noribachi Group, Promises Jobs, Technology For Montana:

August 24, 2010

Montana Association Of Planners Conference, 9/22-24, Missoula, Montana:

August 23, 2010

Sen. Baucus To Hold Small Business Roundtable, 8/27, Miles City, Montana:

August 23, 2010

Sen. Baucus To Hold Small Business Roundtable, 8/26, Lewistown, Montana:

August 17, 2010

The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development - 10 Things You Should Know (Please Pass This Along To Your Elected Representatives):

August 17, 2010

Congressman Denny Rehberg Talks Trade Aug. 24 in Missoula, Montana:

August 16, 2010

Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. begins its reinvention:

August 14, 2010

Rep. Julie French Receives the 2010 Montana Telecommunications Association Distinguished Leadership Award:

August 13, 2010

Ravalli County modifies revolving loan program:

August 12, 2010

Study to determine feasibility for Nordic Ski Center in Seeley Lake:

August 9, 2010

Videos and Links from Sen. Tester's July 9 Economic Workshop in Kalispell, Montana :

August 4, 2010

$800 million in renewable energy project coming to Montana:

July 30, 2010

Montana West Economic Development Newsletter-August:

July 28, 2010

Upgrading Skills in Montana's 21st Century Workforce 8/12, Kalispell, Montana- updated agenda:

July 27, 2010

Request for proposal for consultant services - "Feasibility Study for a private business specializing in controlled environment hydroculture growhouses":

July 26, 2010

David Glaser Named New President of Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC):

July 25, 2010

Wind power for Montana consumers? In last five years, not much new - Is Montana lagging behind neighboring states in development?:

July 22, 2010

The Great Falls Development Authority allocates $234,000 for Montana Specialty Mills:

July 21, 2010

Montana Among States Most at Risk of Future Water Shortages:

July 20, 2010

Triangle Business Education Grants available for Rural Community Conference:

July 20, 2010

California utility wants to invest $600 million in Montana wind farm:

July 18, 2010

Shelby, Montana's Energy Park buzzing:

July 15, 2010

Governor Schweitzer Announces Dore Schwinden as New Director at Montana Department of Commerce:

July 15, 2010

Montana Senator Jon Tester’s small business workshop now online:

July 14, 2010

The Governor’s Forum On Adult Credentialing In Montana, 8/12, Kalispell, MT:

July 13, 2010

Montana Funding Programs for Small Business:

July 13, 2010

Montana Means Energy, July 2010:

July 12, 2010

Montana Senator Jon Tester’s Kalispell workshop brings together Internet giants, small businesses:

July 7, 2010

Montana Sen. Baucus unveils lineup for economic summit September 13-14 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana:

July 3, 2010

Logo for Great Falls' downtown picked:

July 2, 2010

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tony Preite Announces His Retirement:

June 30, 2010

The Max: Effort begins to bring another wave to downtown Missoula currently hosting the U.S. kayak team trials :

June 30, 2010

Service key in global economy - Montana Business Leadership Council:

June 29, 2010

Internet giants, Facebook, Google and Microsoft and Montana entrepreneurs to take part in Kalispell business workshop hosted by Sen. Tester on July 9:

June 29, 2010

Montana Department of Commerce, Special Events Grants Now Available September 24, 2010 Application Deadline:

June 27, 2010

CORE BioFuel Inc. considers biomass-to-fuel plant Northwest Montana by late 2012 or early 2013:

June 25, 2010

Great Falls Development Authority details successful year:

June 24, 2010

Montana Main Street - Ravalli County - Huls Dairy - MAPS Media Institute - Ravalli Entrepreneurship Center - and much more :

June 22, 2010

First Interstate Foundation Presents $14,000 to Commerce for Native American Business Development:

June 21, 2010

Peak Health Project to Revitalize Helena Neighborhood :

June 20, 2010

Guest opinion: Montana missing clean energy opportunities - “Clean Energy Leadership in the Rockies: Competitive Positioning in the Emerging Green Economy”:

June 20, 2010

‘Excellent’ match - New school to bolster economic development in Anaconda, Montana:

June 17, 2010

Senator Tester To Host Small Business Workshop, 7/9, Kalispell, Montana:

June 17, 2010

Montana Film Office sponsoring Los Angeles Film Festival :

June 12, 2010

"Developing a Business Case for Sustainable Biomass Generation: A regional model for Western Montana":

June 3, 2010

Tester’s Export Seminar offers tools to Montana businesses for new jobs, new markets:

June 2, 2010

Council selects Montana Growth Through Agriculture projects - Next Application Deadline is July 31, 2010 :

June 2, 2010

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: June 2010 E-Newsletter:

June 1, 2010

Catering to Conventions: 'Bring it to Billings' focuses on attracting conventions:

May 28, 2010

Governor Schweitzer says Fuhrlander AG wind turbine plant still coming to Butte, Montana:

May 28, 2010

The Clean Energy Choice—To Lead or Lag - Montana's Governor Schweitzer Calls for Green Revolution:

May 27, 2010

Montana World Trade Center. Lt. Governor John Bohlinger to Lead Trade Mission to Israel:

May 26, 2010

Alliance Forming to Support Montana’s Growing Clean Technology Economy:

May 26, 2010

Fruhlander looking at Duluth, Minn., Ohio, and Butte, Montana:

May 26, 2010

“Sustainable agriculture is a space that looks as big or bigger than clean tech” - Paul Matteucci - U.S. Venture Partners:

May 26, 2010

Great Falls, Montana - Business representatives discuss economic strengths and weaknesses:

May 26, 2010

Amtrak and Montana Economic Development:

May 22, 2010

Economists say tourism could help put Missoula in the black:

May 21, 2010

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority awards first micro loan to Florence, Montana based BVS:

May 18, 2010

Flathead Valley Wide Marketing Initiative Kick-off, May 24:

May 17, 2010

Montana is #1 in the Nation for Entrepreneurship and Ranks in the Top 10 for Economic Growth:

May 14, 2010

State business officer, Evan Barrett talks economics in Havre, Montana:

May 10, 2010

New Feature Film Slated to Shoot in Montana:

May 8, 2010

Whatever happened to Project "Vitesse" ....BMW coming to Montana?:

May 7, 2010

New Great Falls, Montana economic development officer, Jeremiah Johnson shares plans for city :

May 7, 2010

Biomass energy in Montana subject of demo, scandal:

May 5, 2010

Montana Department of Commerce Business Resources Division Spring 2010 Newsletter:

May 5, 2010

Missoula, Montana could gain flights from United-Continental merger:

April 28, 2010

Montana State University Technologies Available for Licensing:

April 14, 2010

New Program Boosts Small Businesses in Montana:

April 14, 2010

Good news blowing in on Montana's robust winds:

April 10, 2010

Invenergy plans two additional central Montana wind farms, buys capacity on proposed transmission line:

April 9, 2010

3,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Planned for Montana:

April 7, 2010

Bozeman, Montana businesses hope to lure American Airlines to Gallatin Field:

April 6, 2010

Montana's Gov. Schweitzer does the right thing in releasing federal stimulus grants:

April 4, 2010

Leaders look at Great Falls, Montana area economy:

March 30, 2010

Deadline to Confirm Your Spot: March 30, 2010 - Montana World Trade Center and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger to lead International Business Development Mission to Israel May 31-June 3, 2010:

March 29, 2010

Funds available for Montana small business employee training:

March 26, 2010

Wind deal could take Montana energy to West Coast:

March 23, 2010

Webinar on 3 Days - Montana Transportation and Land Use Resources for Growing Communities:

March 22, 2010

Montanans Encouraged to Participate in On-Line Speed Tests to Map High Speed Internet Availability:

March 17, 2010

Montana Chamber Releases 2010 MT Supreme Court Review of Impact on Economic Development in the State.:

March 16, 2010

"Montana Goes to China"-Daily Blog of Montana Chamber of Commerce China Tour:

March 10, 2010

Can Green Technology Propel Economic Development in Montana?:

March 7, 2010

"The Best Place Project" - Getting job done for economy: Mayor, business leaders are taking right steps to help Missoula grow:

March 3, 2010

Bear Paw Development Corp. touts $19.2 million brought to five-county region in Montana in 2009:

March 3, 2010

MWED March Newsletter:

March 3, 2010

3 Montana counties want federal money for biomass projects :

February 28, 2010

Missoula Mayor John Engen's economic development endeavor revving up. The Best Place Project:

February 28, 2010

Tourism opportunities knocking: Motel, hotel owners should consider support for Missoula district:

February 28, 2010

Louisiana cities blaze the trail for economic development:

February 28, 2010

Great Falls Development Authority leaders forecast: City poised to prosper:

February 24, 2010

Montana World Trade Center Announces International Business Development Mission to Israel May 31-June 3, 2010:

February 23, 2010

How America can create jobs:

February 23, 2010

Montana Sen Baucus Will Host 5th Statewide Job Creation Economic Summit, 9/13-14, Butte, Montana:

February 21, 2010

GOP hopes Oregon tax increases mean Montana business:

February 21, 2010

Economic Summit Focuses on Tourism Potential for Glacier National Park Centennial:

February 20, 2010

Missoula business leaders tell Senator Baucus: Pass health reform, loosen bank regulation:

February 19, 2010

Montana Senator Tester to introduce bill to ‘level the playing field’ for Montana businesses:

February 18, 2010

Montana Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects:

February 17, 2010

Senator Baucus Economic Roundtable in Helena (Video):

February 14, 2010

Positive outlook: Butte, Montana Economy 2010:

February 13, 2010

Applications available for $7.5M in grant money to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin :

February 11, 2010

Corporate Welfare Roulette:

February 10, 2010

California residents keep moving into the Bitterroot Valley of Montana:

February 5, 2010

Water in Montana. Are exempt wells fair?:

February 5, 2010

Great Falls, Montana - Creating community brand requires creativity, attention to detail:

February 5, 2010

MWED Feb. 2010 Newsletter - MWED and FVCC Partner on Target Industry Research:

February 4, 2010

Nominations Requested for Montana’s Tourism Awards -- Deadline is March 12, 2010 --:

February 3, 2010

"The Best Place Project" - Missoula, Montana Mayor John Engen puts community economic development in spotlight:

February 3, 2010

Bresnan's $70M Montana high-speed Internet network project rejected:

February 2, 2010

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: February 2010 E-Newsletter:

February 1, 2010

MonTEC - Dave Desch Of MBRCT Now Accepting Proposals For Research Funding In Montana, , 2/5, Missoula:

February 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has millions of dollars looking for a home in Montana.:

January 29, 2010

New $215 million, 230-kilovolt Montana Alberta Tie Line may foster wind farms:

January 23, 2010

You Tell Us How You Would Create Jobs in Montana:

January 21, 2010

Barrett Productions of Missoula leads group to study airfare disparity for Montana travelers:

January 20, 2010

Montana Film Office Hits Main Street for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival:

January 20, 2010

Missoula Job Service, Housing Authority team up to help people toward economic independence:

January 20, 2010

Session set to create a brand for Great Falls:

January 17, 2010

MATL could unleash torrent of wind projects in Montana:

January 16, 2010

Appropriation Announcement: Forms Available for Montana Economic Development through Senator Baucus and Senator Tester:

January 15, 2010

The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding. Proposals are due March 1, 2010.:

January 14, 2010

Economic roundtable in North-Central Montana:

January 14, 2010

Kalispell Chamber puts focus on jobs - National ‘Dream Big’ campaign lauds free enterprise:

January 12, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer asks Bozeman to rethink stimulus spending:

January 12, 2010

MTA Recommends Changes to Rural Health Care Pilot Program:

January 11, 2010

Still time to apply for PPL Montana Community Fund grants:

January 10, 2010

110-year old Boulder, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind campus could become a full-fledged school for the culinary arts:

January 8, 2010

Limited Booth Space Still Available for 2010 Made in Montana Marketplace:

January 6, 2010

The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority ready to offer small business loans:

January 6, 2010

Ravalli County’s Microloan program set to begin in February:

January 6, 2010

Montanans Getting Older - Business Needs to Plan Now:

January 6, 2010

Montana laborers to receive better training for new energy jobs:

January 6, 2010

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: January 2010 E-Newsletter:

January 6, 2010

Montana state agencies prepare to help possible businesses at Frenchtown Smurfit-Stone mill site:

January 6, 2010

Business recruitment's importance underscored again in Great Falls, Montana:

January 4, 2010

Boost Montana's economy with nature, not natural resources:

January 4, 2010

Otter Creek decision reminiscent of old buffalo hunter:

January 2, 2010

2009 Kalispell Businesspeople of the Year - Board members of the Kalispell Business Improvement District:

December 30, 2009

Stimulus Funded Tennis Courts in Bozeman Draw Ire of Montana Governor:

December 24, 2009

Good News and Bad News for Northern Rockies High-Tech - Montana Needs Help:

December 24, 2009

Ravalli County voices support for Darby Special Events Center:

December 21, 2009

Despite Stiff Opposition, Montana Land Board Approves Vast Coal Development:

December 20, 2009

Prospera Business Network welcomes new director, Stuart R. Leidner:

December 20, 2009

Civic Center a community treasure:

December 18, 2009

Montana West Economic Development - December 2009 Newsletter:

December 17, 2009

Smurfit Stone closure may provide key to Montana's future:

December 16, 2009

West Yellowstone, Montana sees need to diversify as snowmobile season opens:

December 15, 2009

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Pushes for Wind, Clean Coal (Video):

December 13, 2009

Bresnan's fiber-optic plan in Montana questioned:

December 13, 2009

Recovery Act is aiding Montana’s economy:

December 13, 2009

Montana telecoms question grant process:

December 11, 2009

DEQ Accepting Applications for up to $8.1 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Block Grants Target Montana's Smaller Cities and Counties:

December 11, 2009

Bigfork Area Chamber launches new marketing strategy:

December 11, 2009

Strong tribal economies need strong small businesses - Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes business expo provided resources for budding entrepreneurs:

December 10, 2009

Rural Montana telecom providers escalate protests against $70M Bresnan contract:

December 10, 2009

Iconic Sears Building in Butte, Montana Brought Back to Life Through New Markets Tax Credits Program :

December 10, 2009

Montana Senator Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act vetted online:

December 9, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize Winner and University of Montana climate change specialist, Dr. Steven Running urges Montana not to develop coal deposits:

December 9, 2009

Tony Preite, Director of Montana’s Commerce Department discusses status of state’s economy:

December 8, 2009

Missoula Business Forum-Winter The Missoula Economy...Where Are We Headed In 2010?, 12/17, Missoula:

December 8, 2009

Poll Shows Pulse of Montana Voters - Respondents Give Answers on Economic, Political and Business Issues:

December 4, 2009

National Wind, a Minneapolis-based wind developer, puts together Montana deal:

December 4, 2009

Lake County Community Development Corporation Winter 2009 Newsletter:

December 3, 2009

Montana Business Assistance Connection economic development authority faces $430K in write-offs:

December 3, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: December 2009 E-Newsletter:

December 3, 2009

Montana Communities to Receive Commerce Funds Totaling $90,000 for Tourism Related Events:

December 1, 2009

Montana ranchers seek to curb residential water wells:

November 25, 2009

Gazette opinion: Prescription for more of the doctors Montana needs:

November 23, 2009

Rocky Boy online company seen as economic development tool:

November 22, 2009

Gallatin Valley groups propose “one-stop” workforce training center:

November 17, 2009

Economic development in Helena, Montana:

November 16, 2009

Online survey to help Southwest Montana area businesses:

November 13, 2009

Great Falls Development Authority unveils growth plan:

November 12, 2009

City of Bozeman approves hiring economic development specialist:

November 11, 2009

Land swap could speed up shovel-ready industrial park in Great Falls, Montana:

November 11, 2009

NorthWestern Energy Announces Power Purchase Agreement with Turnbull Hydro, LLC:

November 10, 2009

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality Now Accepting Applications for Stimulus Funded Recycling Infrastructure Grants:

November 10, 2009

Moving on up - The Bitterroot Job Service Workforce Center:

November 4, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: November 2009 E-Newsletter:

November 3, 2009

Montana Means Business - GIS Technology, demographic, consumer, and business data available for economic development prospectors:

October 29, 2009

Boise Centre gives boost to local economy, study says The Downtown convention center produces jobs and tax revenue, two Boise State University economists say.:

October 29, 2009

Sprawling out - Why the Bitterroot Resort's collapse could be lose-lose:

October 27, 2009

Montana Tourism Projects in Billings, Deer Lodge, Fort Benton, Havre, Missoula and Wolf Point Awarded $289,767 in Facility Improvement Grants:

October 26, 2009

Clean Energy and Climate Policies Lead to Economic Growth in Montana:

October 25, 2009

Fuhrlander developments in Montana encouraging:

October 23, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present over $2.6 Million in Grants to Hi-Line Projects on Two-Day Tour - - Director to visit Fort Benton, Box Elder, Havre, Harlem & Malta -:

October 23, 2009

Project 2030 - Montana’s Ageing Population:

October 22, 2009

Economic recovery zone label could pay off ($46 million in tax-exempt facility bonds + $31 million economic development bonds) for Missoula County:

October 22, 2009

Montana should embrace clean energy development:

October 22, 2009

Montana Growth Through Agriculture Program Update:

October 22, 2009

Senator Tester's Forest bill will leave legacy for Montana's outfitters:

October 21, 2009

Top "tax havens" -- no passport required:

October 21, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Dedicates Phase 2 of Montana’s Largest Wind Project - Glacier Wind Farm:

October 20, 2009

With New CEO, Kellie Danielson, Montana West Economic Development Looks to the Future:

October 19, 2009

Melstone, Montana drug, hardware store hopes to survive with help from the community:

October 19, 2009

Build It With Tax Incentives, and Hollywood Will Come :

October 16, 2009

Montana Receives $13 Million for Unemployment Modernization Act:

October 15, 2009

Montana Board of Research & Commercialization Technology Awards $2.7 Million for Biotechnology, Aerospace, Clean Coal & Renewable Resources, Production Agriculture, & Laser Optics Projects:

October 15, 2009

Montana Cooperative Development Center Receives $200,000 USDA Grant:

October 14, 2009

CANCELLED - Public Hearing To Discuss MDT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Methodology, 10/28, Helena, Montana:

October 13, 2009

The Montana Rural Health Initiative (RHI) Launches Incubator Program.:

October 8, 2009

The Native American Development Corp. of Billings, Montana Receives Grant to Help American Indian-Owned Businesses Secure Government Contracts.:

October 6, 2009

Governor Schweitzer announces $21.5M for Montana energy projects:

October 6, 2009

Montana jail plan on hold after revelations about lead figure's past - Director of Two Rivers Authority Resigns:

October 6, 2009

Montana Department Of Commerce Technology Entrepreneur Workshop, 11/5, Butte, Montana:

October 5, 2009

Ravalli County, Montana Entrepreneurship Center to open next month:

October 5, 2009

American Police Force figure Michael Hilton – a felon with a history of fraud seeking to operate an empty Hardn, Montana jail ordered to appear in CA court:

October 5, 2009

Glacier superintendent.: Designate park as a wilderness:

October 4, 2009

Help shape events center for Missoula:

October 2, 2009

Senator Tester and Senator Baucus secure significant funding for Montana energy and water projects:

October 1, 2009

The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority secures funding for area businesses:

October 1, 2009

Montana's CHIP program essential to economy:

September 30, 2009

Frenchtown comments on the Montana Legacy Project:

September 29, 2009

Missoula Events center should be built in I-90 corridor, consultants say:

September 29, 2009

4 Centers in Montana Selected for Entreprenurial Food & Agriculture Development:

September 28, 2009

Butte, Montana's economy gets a high tech boost:

September 25, 2009

Climate legislation means jobs for Montana:

September 25, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Makes New Appointments to the Montana Economic Development Advisory Council:

September 25, 2009

Snowy Mountain Development gets USDA grant to encourage economic development in rural areas.:

September 24, 2009

Business representatives to push Montana senators to support bills addressing climate change:

September 21, 2009

The Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Plan to Court Alternative Energy Firms:

September 20, 2009

The Montana Legacy Project - Environmental groups log former Plum Creek lands for sake of preservation, access:

September 20, 2009

Green energy development in Montana slow - Small wind projects get better price in Idaho:

September 19, 2009

Congressional Delegation Speaks on Hardin Jail - Web sites offer hints about jail company - Job Fair for Jail Next Week :

September 19, 2009

Development Council selects Montana Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is December 31, 2009 ~:

September 17, 2009

The Montana Film Office has entered the world of online social media and we’d like to invite you to be a part of our growing community.:

September 17, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Releases Report on Montana's Restoration Economy:

September 17, 2009

Montana-Alberta Tie Line - $213 million Energy line a go:

September 17, 2009

Governor Brian Schweitzer Announces Grants for Biomass Energy Feasibility Studies:

September 17, 2009

Montana West Economic Development September Newsletter:

September 16, 2009

Hardin officials assure residents about suspect jail contract:

September 16, 2009

Montana Border Projects Come To A Halt:

September 16, 2009

Montana Cooperative Development Center to get $200,000 grant from ag department:

September 15, 2009

Montana Governor Schweitzer and Chief Business Development Officer Evan Barrett Bring Home Good News from Wind Companies – NaturEner Cements Deal for $800 million Investment:

September 15, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Releases 2009 Montana Tribal Relations Report:

September 15, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce is Accepting Applications for Historic Preservation Grants:

September 13, 2009

Second huge wind farm planned for Toole, Glacier counties in Montana:

September 12, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Nearly $1.9 Million to Lincoln County Projects on Monday in Libby:

September 11, 2009

The Western Montana Economic Blueprint - “We can and must do better.”:

September 10, 2009

Tester, Baucus secure defense funding to create jobs in Montana:

September 10, 2009

Stimulus money to help expand broadband in Montana's rural areas:

September 10, 2009

Montana Governor Schweitzer traveling to Germany, Spain:

September 9, 2009

Montana Community Development Corporation Enables Montana's Second Big Building Project Using Federal New Markets Tax Credits:

September 9, 2009

Register Early for the 2009 Montana Main Street Conference Hosted by the Montana Department of Commerce:

September 6, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and Chief Business Development Officer Evan Barrett to Promote Montana in Germany and Spain:

September 6, 2009

Keep economic development local (in Western Montana):

September 3, 2009

MACDEP Happenings/Member News September 2009:

September 1, 2009

'Clusters' pave the way for economic vitality:

September 1, 2009

State Energy Sector Partnership grant information:

August 26, 2009

The Montana Department of Commerce has a number of programs to help businesses and communities with economic development.:

August 26, 2009

Study bumps Montana’s ranking to No. 2 for wind potential - $2B in construction projects possible, advocate says:

August 25, 2009

Missoula should consider Swiss example for economic development:

August 21, 2009

Montana Commerce officials defend timber industry loan program:

August 21, 2009

North Central Montana Launch and Appreciation Day:

August 19, 2009

Montana Energy Workforce Study Released:

August 19, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Over $1 Million in Grants to Ravalli County Schools:

August 19, 2009

Montana PSC leaders ask Qwest to reconsider Internet grant:

August 14, 2009

Jobs for Montana's Graduates Program Nationally Recognized.:

August 13, 2009

Funding organization reps visit Glendive, Montana:

August 13, 2009

Business Education Opportunities in the Flathead:

August 12, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Over $5.7 Million in Loans to Montana Wood Products Industry:

August 11, 2009

Sen. Baucus Hosts Healthcare Summit in Bozeman, Montana - Better health starts at home - Obama to discuss health care in Bozeman:

August 9, 2009

Ideas from Missoula April Economic development forum still coalescing; another forum set for September:

August 7, 2009

Montana Business Incubator Needs Revamping :

August 5, 2009

Public Invited to Help Design Montana's Energy Future:

August 5, 2009

$3.5 Million in Grants Available from the Montana Historic Preservation Competitive Grant Program:

August 4, 2009

U. S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Montana's Senator Baucus for His Support of Economic Development:

August 4, 2009

MACDEP Happenings/Member News August 2009:

August 4, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce, Special Events Grants Now Available:

August 3, 2009

Registration Opens for Montana Department of Commerce 2009 Montana Main Street Conference, 9/28-29:

August 3, 2009

'Studio 406' bringing movies to Montana:

August 2, 2009

Weak Economy Challenges Montana Legacy Project:

August 1, 2009

Private business dominates regional economic summit - Western Montana Economic Blueprint:

July 30, 2009

Governor Schweitzer joins boycott of Western Montana Regional Economic Development Summit:

July 30, 2009

The Business of Tourism in Montana:

July 30, 2009

Bikeable, walkable, livable Montana:

July 30, 2009

Tester and Baucus secure more than $16 million for Montana:

July 30, 2009

Seeing the Forest For the Trees:

July 29, 2009

MONTANA Business & Technology Magazine - Summer 2009 Issue - "Competing Through Innovation":

July 29, 2009

'Black Rock' Divides the Northern Cheyenne in Southeastern Montana:

July 28, 2009

New Stinger Welding factory in Libby, Montana will net 200 jobs:

July 28, 2009

Canadian company acquiring coal-to-liquids company that has proposed a $7.4 billion coal-to-liquids plant on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.:

July 27, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Presents $5.7 Million in Commerce Funds to Stinger Welding Project in Libby, Montana :

July 24, 2009

Montana Stuck in Hollywood Bidding War:

July 24, 2009

Governor Brian Schweitzer discusses Montana's stimulus spending plans:

July 24, 2009

Economic Blueprint Project In West Central And Northwest Montana, 7/31, Polson, Montana:

July 23, 2009

Governor Schweitzer: Montana is Bright Spot in Bad Economy:

July 23, 2009

Energy, agribusiness top potential diversification list for the Sweet Grass region of Montana:

July 22, 2009

Sen. Max Baucus Hosts: "Make Health Happen: Promoting Wellness And Prevention In Rural Communities", 8/9-10, Bozeman:

July 21, 2009

Commission backs development plan to make Bozeman, “the most business-friendly city in Montana.”:

July 20, 2009

Vision for downtown Missoula, Montana - Master plan a guide, not map, for development:

July 16, 2009

Create a clean-energy economy in Montana:

July 14, 2009

Montana must grow its own doctors:

July 13, 2009

International trout symposium planned for 2010 in West Yellowstone, Montana:

July 12, 2009

New downtown Missoula, Montana building for Garlington, Lohn & Robinson will be tall, eco-friendly and first to use Federal New Markets Tax Credits:

July 9, 2009

SBA Montana District Office July Newsletter:

July 8, 2009

O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The University of Montana Newsletter - Summer 2009:

July 8, 2009

USDA spending $60M in stimulus funding to Montana:

July 7, 2009

The Montana Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals for a share of $248,695 in federally funded grants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Montana.:

July 7, 2009

SBA - Women In Business Conference, 8/27-28, West Yellowstone, Montana:

July 7, 2009

$100K Federal Grant Will Help Montana's Dislocated Workers Through Apprenticeship Programs:

July 5, 2009

Glacier Park chief wants wilderness made official:

July 4, 2009

Conservationists: Senator Jon Tester will bring Montana first new wilderness designation in decades:

July 1, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: July 2009 E-Newsletter:

June 30, 2009

Governor Brian Schweitzer Announces Funding Availability for Biomass Energy Feasibility Studies:

June 30, 2009

Matt Jones Named Montana State Director for Rural Development at the USDA. - Obama Administration Begins Naming State Directors for Rural Development:

June 30, 2009

Bear Paw Development receives Federal Performance Award:

June 30, 2009

Glacier National Park backers seek $3.5 million for park's 100th birthday:

June 29, 2009

Two Million Dollars For Montana Small Business Loans:

June 29, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Presents $431,850 in New Energy Efficiency Upgrade Grants to Butte School District #1:

June 28, 2009

Biomass energy a sustainable solution for Montana:

June 24, 2009

Governor Schweitzer unveils website for Montana stimulus funds, projects:

June 24, 2009

Tourism grant program good fit for southwest Montana:

June 24, 2009

Stimulus session targets Montana wood products companies:

June 24, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Film Office Unveils New Incentive Package:

June 22, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Grant Offers $300,000 for Tourism Infrastructure Projects August 3, 2009 Application Deadline:

June 18, 2009

Senator Tester launches resources website, video for Montana contractors:

June 18, 2009

Northcentral Montana Events center back on drafting board:

June 17, 2009

Business owners frustrated with Sanders County Community Development Corp.:

June 15, 2009

Missoula Expo Center feasibility study gets under way. Board members seek input from community:

June 15, 2009

Big Sky Chamber gets $250K for ad campaign:

June 12, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Competitive Grants for Green Job Training in Montana:

June 12, 2009

Montana Agriculture Development Council Selects Growth Through Agriculture Projects:

June 12, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Announces New Energy Efficiency Upgrade Grants for Montana Schools:

June 10, 2009

The Pew Charitable Trust Finds Clean Energy Economy Generates Significant Job Growth:

June 10, 2009

Leadership Redefined: Montana Embraces Smart Growth:

June 9, 2009

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Summer BBQ Kickoff, 6/16, Missoula. MAEDC aims for regional blueprint:

June 8, 2009

Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. aims for regional blueprint:

June 5, 2009

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces Recovery Act Grant to Create Jobs, Boost Development in Montana:

June 5, 2009

Montana Food and Agriculture Development Centers to focus on food, bio-energy:

June 4, 2009

My kind of transit advertising (or, Thanks, Montana!):

June 2, 2009

Intent to infuse only confuses. Govt. stimulus money for Montana projects awarded to California companies.:

June 2, 2009

Montana planning China business visit - Montana Chamber of Commerce:

June 2, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: June 2009 E-Newsletter:

June 2, 2009

Montana Centers to Focus on Local Food & Bio-Energy:

June 1, 2009

Hardin, Montana offers new prison to take Guantanamo prisoners:

June 1, 2009

Renewable Energy for America Program - NOSA - $60 Million available:

May 31, 2009

Gov. Schweitzer Invites Montanans to “Working Forests, Managing Communities” Conference:

May 29, 2009

The Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) to Receive Loan from State to Help Montana’s Forest Products Industry:

May 29, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce to reconsider Missoula Exposition Center grant to help pay for $50,000 feasibility study. Center would help promote Missoula:

May 28, 2009

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce wants $500,000 to market Big Sky:

May 28, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Campaign Invests in Eastern Montana: Launches New Montana High Plains Campaign:

May 27, 2009

Cascade County, Montana will test wind-energy storage battery:

May 27, 2009

Montana residents onboard with train service:

May 23, 2009

Department of Energy Selects Montana for Wind Energy Program:

May 23, 2009

Conservation effort engages Montana hotel guests:

May 23, 2009

Karen Byrnes, Butte-Silver Bow Community Development director, is a Butte, Montana gal:

May 23, 2009

Montana Goes to China in 2010:

May 21, 2009

Enticing Business Growth in the Flathead with The State of Montana Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund:

May 21, 2009

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center engineer, Todd Daniels honored for service to manufacturing industry:

May 21, 2009

Tim Blixseth trades about 40,000 acres of land in Idaho, along the Montana-Idaho border near Lolo Pass to the U.S. Forest Service:

May 21, 2009

Renewable-fuel push may help Montana:

May 19, 2009

Gov. Brian Schweitzer Invites You To "Working Forests, Managing Communities", 6/18-19, Kalispell, Montana:

May 16, 2009

Find use for empty $27 million jail in Hardin, Montana:

May 14, 2009

Help Develop Montana's Next 5-year Strategic Plan, 5/20, Great Falls And Online 6/10 And 6/17:

May 13, 2009

Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Annual Report:

May 13, 2009

Broadcast dates for "Economist Larry Swanson: Missoula lags behind other cities when it comes to the crucial elements of sustainable and focused economic development":

May 13, 2009

Get hands dirty with Helena's learning brand - "The Learning Center of the West":

May 13, 2009

Fight over biomass - Law making it difficult for businesses to expand. Thinning projects help loggers find work:

May 12, 2009

Governor Schweitzer: Montana has Great Opportunities in Biomass:

May 11, 2009

We all have stake in economy - We all need to help develop a plan for the future:

May 11, 2009

Montana's transmission-line capacity a barrier to wind-power projects:

May 8, 2009

"Last Best Place" to stay where it belongs:

May 6, 2009

Dropouts and Poorly Prepared Students Have a Significant Negative Impact on the Montana Economy:

May 6, 2009

Conserving Montana's vast horizon:

May 6, 2009

The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana:

May 6, 2009

Missoula and Great Falls Business Development Organizations Working Together to Get Loan Dollars to Small Businesses:

May 4, 2009

Economist Larry Swanson: Missoula lags behind other cities when it comes to the crucial elements of sustainable and focused economic development:

May 4, 2009

Missoula Jobs Director Wolf Ametsbichler, worries about Missoula work force, wages and economic future:

May 4, 2009

"THERE'S NOTHING HERE" - New Montana tourism advertising campaign will 'stop you in your tracks,' but slogan still elusive:

May 2, 2009

Western Montana InBusiness May 2009 - Clark Fork's Cash Flow - Missoula Builds a 'River Economy' and Saves Its Historic Downtown:

May 1, 2009

Economist, Larry Swanson, director of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West - "Bitterroot Valley could recover quickly":

April 29, 2009

Missoula, Montana resilient during recession - At forum, statistics show city good place to live:

April 27, 2009

Prospera Business Network Establishes New $750K Loan Fund:

April 25, 2009

Bootstrap Montana Loan Program aiming to boost small entrepreneurs:

April 25, 2009

Hey, let’s move Guantánamo up to Hardin, Montana!:

April 25, 2009

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announces $500M for tribes and will visit Montana on Sunday:

April 24, 2009

All Aboard - Thirty years after Amtrak derailed the North Coast Hiawatha, Missoulians organize to get it back on track:

April 23, 2009

Invitation for China trade mission:

April 23, 2009

Campaign in Montana Seeks to Establish Healthcare as a Human Right:

April 21, 2009

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce helps Flathead group of 100 get a peek into diverse country of China:

April 20, 2009

Missoula Business Forum - Positioning Missoula For Future Economic Success, 4/28, Missoula:

April 19, 2009

Bozeman, Montana's Prospera Business Network to channel $500K in USDA loans:

April 18, 2009

April 2009 EYE on Business-Montana Chamber Newsletter:

April 17, 2009

Montana Commerce Community Development Block Grant Program Awards $20,000 to Butte-Silver Bow for Rocket Testing Facility:

April 15, 2009

Indian Business Alliance: 3rd annual conference in Missoula starting 4/20, plans for future, jobs:

April 13, 2009

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter - 4/13/2009:

April 12, 2009

Touting the benefits of biofuel in Montana:

April 10, 2009

Shelby incorporating Montana Main Street strategies, training for continued growth:

April 7, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Application Cycle for the Montana Main Street Program:

April 2, 2009

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce leads 100 Flathead residents on trade mission to China:

April 2, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $200,000 to the City of Hamilton:

April 1, 2009

Officials work to bring energy complex to MonDak region:

April 1, 2009

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter - 4/1/2009:

March 30, 2009

Discovering Montana's Own Unique Brand:

March 27, 2009

Business leaders push Great Falls, Montana's location, financing as key assets:

March 27, 2009

Energizing Our Workforce Workshop Series April & May 2009, Rocky Boy's Reservation:

March 27, 2009

NEW Montana Brand & National Geographic Geotourism MapGuide to be Unveiled at 2009 Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Recreation:

March 27, 2009

Rural Community Skills-Building Conference, 5/12-13, Bozeman, Montana:

March 24, 2009

OwnEnergy Inc. soliciting bids to develop wind farm by Geyser, Stanford, Montana:

March 21, 2009

Scientific evidence: Global warming drying Montana:

March 21, 2009

SBA selects Sidney as Montana Small Business Community of the Year:

March 20, 2009

The Global Economic Recession and Montana’s Energy Future:

March 20, 2009

Biomass power plant proposals floated in the Flathead:

March 19, 2009

The Montana Agriculture Development Council Selects Growth Through Agriculture Projects:

March 17, 2009

Great Falls summit on March 26, to weigh ideas for boosting area economy:

March 15, 2009

Telepharmacies are good medicine for small Montana towns - Bear Paw Development:

March 13, 2009

Montana State University- Northern awarded $1M for bio-energy program:

March 12, 2009

Montana Ranked 12th Happiest State:

March 12, 2009

Effort to bring in employer, Stinger Welding Inc. progresses in Libby, Montana:

March 12, 2009

Community invited to learn how Main Street program can revitalize Shelby's business districts on March 16:

March 11, 2009

Senator Baucus delivers knock-out blow in 'Last Best Place' fight:

March 11, 2009

Kalispell, Montana hoping to attract gun manufacturers:

March 11, 2009

Supercomputer will change Montana's economy. “Big Sky Blue”:

March 11, 2009

Through the Recovery Act, Montana will receive up to an additional 43 full time AmeriCorps*VISTA members:

March 8, 2009

Butte's supercomputer:

March 6, 2009

Bear Paw Development Corporation shows a nearly $9 million economic impact:

March 6, 2009

Smoke Elser calls for wilderness: 'Money in the bank':

March 5, 2009

Intro To Montana's Supercomputing Capabilities With Earl Dodd Of IBM, 3/11, Missoula:

March 5, 2009

Glendive, Montana chosen site for multi-million dollar facility:

March 4, 2009

MACDEP News March 2009:

March 3, 2009

How Should Federal Stimulus Dollars be Spent in Montana?:

March 3, 2009

Saskatchewan offers $60M for carbon project with Montana:

March 2, 2009

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) 2009 Guidelines Now Available:

March 1, 2009

Group pushing for Livingston, Montana passenger rail-car plant:

February 28, 2009

NorthWestern Energy Supports Cost Effective Wind Energy:

February 27, 2009

Montana Communities to Receive Commerce Funds Totaling $80,000 for Tourism Related Events:

February 27, 2009

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Program Summary:

February 26, 2009

Montana's Workforce Training Grant Program:

February 26, 2009

Sen. Baucus Goes to Bat for Montana's Small Businesses:

February 25, 2009

EPA, developer talk about business opportunities in Libby, Montana:

February 24, 2009

Montana's Gov. Schweitzer welcomes stimulus bill's focus on energy :

February 20, 2009

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation pushes for construction of Martinsdale Wind Farm:

February 19, 2009

Allegiant Air to hook up Missoula with L.A :

February 19, 2009

NorthWestern Energy to Help Track Renewable Energy Generation in Montana:

February 18, 2009

Sidney, Montana area continues on-going challenge of attracting businesses:

February 18, 2009

Great Falls Development Authority actively seeks land for industrial park:

February 17, 2009

Allegiant plans Missoula- Billings, Montana - Los Angeles, California flights:

February 17, 2009

Butte, Montana's IBM supercomputer ready for business - Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Center:

February 16, 2009

The Montana Legacy Project Groups prepare to receive transfer of timberland :

February 16, 2009

Gov Schweitzer: Butte, Montana could be first zero-carbon city on the planet:

February 16, 2009

Livingston, Montana picked for feature film location:

February 13, 2009

The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce grants aim to help local economy:

February 12, 2009

Sun Ranch Group - Montana's Conservation Cowboys: Real Estate Trend Leverages Wide Open Spaces for Eco-Savvy Investors:

February 9, 2009

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting “Creating An Educational System For The 21st Century And Why This Matters”, 2/24, Missoula:

February 9, 2009

Montana's economy: For better or worse?:

February 9, 2009

Montana Sustainability Center Space Available in Missoula:

February 7, 2009

Montana's Chief Business Officer Evan Barrett says energy policy crucial for successful economic development:

February 6, 2009

Wind Power: Creating Jobs & Adding Value to Montana’s Farms:

February 4, 2009

Montana Lawmakers discuss jobs, economy for tribal nations at Indian caucus:

February 4, 2009

Mineral County gets $50,000 for economic development:

February 4, 2009

Where imagination meets farming - Montana program helps future farmers find land - Land Link Montana :

February 3, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals: February 2009 E-Newsletter:

February 2, 2009

SME drops coal plant plans - focus to switch to wind energy and natural gas:

February 2, 2009

Frontier Communications celebrates fiber optic line from Troy to Libby, Montana:

February 2, 2009

Montana’s Housing Board is honored by Rocky Mountain Development Council for its role in the completion of Eagles Manor III in Helena:

January 31, 2009

REC Silicon looking at $1Billion "clean coal" power plant in Butte, Montana:

January 30, 2009

Richland County, Montana residents discuss goals for expanding economic base:

January 30, 2009

Great Falls Development Authority officials pushing for industrial park:

January 29, 2009

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tony Preite to Discuss Montana’s Forest Products Industry & Deliver Aid for Small Businesses in Missoula on January 30. :

January 29, 2009

Blue-ray Business Booming - Considering Montana For New Plants:

January 26, 2009

Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester keynote Harvesting Clean Energy conference - Education key for energy development:

January 26, 2009

Roundup, Montana residents patiently await town's economic boom:

January 24, 2009

Thanks to Sen. Baucus, Montana officials happily help GE open $7M center in Billings:

January 24, 2009

Montana's Economic Recovery Depends on Small Business:

January 23, 2009

Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations - The Montana Legacy Project:

January 23, 2009

Montana Gov. Schweitzer tells legislative leaders that stimulus will come earmarked - lawmakers could have little say on stimulus :

January 23, 2009

New Supercomputer attracts business in Butte, Montana - Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute:

January 22, 2009

Group aims to build solar plant in the Flathead Valley. Meeting planned for Jan 22 for anyone interested in participating. :

January 21, 2009

Lincoln County, Montana lays groundwork for job education program:

January 21, 2009

Flooring plant in Columbia Falls, Montana future? Maybe:

January 20, 2009

Nominations Requested for Montana’s Tourism Awards - Deadline is March 6, 2009:

January 19, 2009

Montana lawmakers weigh in on Obama economic stimulus plan:

January 18, 2009

Econ '09: Turbine plans by Chafin/Fuhrländer still in works in Butte, Montana - :

January 16, 2009

Stevi joins Horizons Community Leadership Program.:

January 15, 2009

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. Expects Early Closing of Phase II of Montana Conservation Project:

January 15, 2009

Craig, Montana resort tax headed to voters:

January 14, 2009

Business Facilities magazine - State of the Year Award: Montana is #2 in the Nation:

January 14, 2009

Montana Infrastructure Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Action Coordinating Team:

January 14, 2009

Consultants with Praxis Strategy Group find strong base for economic development in Great Falls, Montana:

January 14, 2009

New brand for Billings unveiled - "Montana's Trailhead":

January 13, 2009

Supercomputer to be unveiled, but why in Butte?:

January 13, 2009

Montana Homeland Security Announces $6.6 Million Grant - Eligible state, tribal and local jurisdictions invited to apply. :

January 12, 2009

Register Now for Shape Up Montana:

January 11, 2009

Changing climate, Changing future - The Montana Climate Action Project:

January 10, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer: Energy efficiency projects should top economic-stimulus list:

January 10, 2009

Gallatin County rural growth plan subject of debate:

January 8, 2009

Energizing the northcentral Montana workforce. Meeting on Jan. 17th in Havre:

January 7, 2009

Tech To Obama: Invest In Innovation, Not Bridges:

January 7, 2009

Great Falls Development Authority doles out last of loan funds:

January 6, 2009

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce January 2009 Newsletter:

January 6, 2009

Montana Has $3.1 Billion in Eco-Stimulus Projects on the Burner, if Congress Passes Plan:

January 6, 2009

Act to make Richland County, Montana a better place to live at the “State of the Community” County-wide Conference on Jan. 23:

January 5, 2009

Plum Creek abandons road deal:

January 5, 2009

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals January 2009 Newsletter:

January 4, 2009

U.S. Forest Policy Is Set to Change, Aiding Plum Creek Timber Co. Shift Would Let Firm Pave Logging Roads in Montana:

January 4, 2009

Finding strength in numbers to develop an art gallery in Havre, Montana with help from the Montana Cooperative Development Center - Artitudes Art Gallery :

January 4, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer looking forward to new term:

January 3, 2009

Gateway To Opportunity -- seminars and sessions for Entrepreneurs and anyone in or thinking of starting a business. Dickinson, North Dakota - January 29, 2009:

January 1, 2009

Innovation benefits Montana's environmental cleanup, energy, technology economy.:

January 1, 2009

Economic development goes out on limb to promote traditional identity in Libby, Montana:

January 1, 2009

150 Cheap Places To Live. - Yes! You can live in a rural community and make a good living. & The 10 most overpriced places in the United States:

December 31, 2008

Gas drilling plan for more than 18,000 natural gas wells in Montana OK'd:

December 30, 2008

Important Sites for your Business Success in Montana:

December 30, 2008

Supercomputer arrives in Butte, Montana The Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute:

December 30, 2008

The Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP) Program Moves Forward:

December 29, 2008

Technology May Play Key Role in Obama Infrastructure Plan:

December 29, 2008

Montana’s got wind, needs power lines. - General Electric demonstrates software system to improve the electric grid.:

December 29, 2008

Irish wind energy company, Gaelectric LLC eyes Great Falls, Montana:

December 26, 2008

Montana Wants the Gift of More Wilderness for Next Christmas:

December 26, 2008

Hydrogen proponent, Paul Williamson touts Montana's alternative energy bounty:

December 26, 2008

Butte-Silver Bow County seeking share of major stimulus bill:

December 24, 2008

Montana Governor Schweitzer authorizes more environmental projects:

December 21, 2008

Bozeman, Montana seeking input on economic development plan:

December 18, 2008

Bootstrap Montana Celebrates One Year Anniversary - Loans help nine entrepreneurs:

December 17, 2008

"Why Montana should include internet connectivity and communications in our "shovel ready" projects for President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus program." :

December 17, 2008

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., Completes First Phase of Montana Conservation Sale - The Montana Legacy Project :

December 16, 2008

Darby, Montana looks to kick-start struggling economy through help from the Northwest Area Foundation:

December 14, 2008

Great Falls, Montana Workforce Development Initiative gets down to business:

December 14, 2008

The Montana Film Office Welcomes You to Big Sky Country:

December 12, 2008

Council chooses Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is January 31, 2008 ~:

December 12, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce, Block Grant Program Awards $10,000 in Funding to the City of Hamilton:

December 11, 2008

34th annual Montana Economic Outlook Seminar. scheduled for in Sidney and many other Montana communities:

December 10, 2008

Big Sky EDA December E-Brief:

December 8, 2008

Plans delayed for biodiesel crop camelina in Montana:

December 8, 2008

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Awards $75,000 in Grants.:

December 8, 2008

The 2009 DRAFT Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Program Guidelines for next year are available for review and comment:

December 8, 2008

Western Montana's Regional Innovation Grant:

December 7, 2008

Jumping on the brand wagon - Helena - “The West’s Learning Center”:

December 6, 2008

GE 'still on plan' for January facility opening in Billings:

December 5, 2008

Montana tourism grants still available:

December 4, 2008

Supercomputer Money OK'd for Butte, Montana Installation:

December 4, 2008

Great Plains Oil and Exploration-The Camelina Co. of Bigfork, Montana to use $50,000 to explore camelina development:

December 2, 2008

Butte, Montana Supercomputer decision expected this Wednesday:

December 1, 2008

Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (MACDEP) December 2008 E-Newsletter:

December 1, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce, Block Grant Program Awards $600,000 in Funding to Carbon County and the City of Red Lodge for Beartooth Hospital and Health Care to Purchase New Medical Equipment:

November 30, 2008

TechRanch - Montana's 'SWAT team for development' :

November 30, 2008

Montana counties get unexpected federal funds:

November 26, 2008

Butte Council delays Super Computer funding decision:

November 26, 2008

Amtrak studies feasibility of bringing back North Coast Hiawatha route in Montana:

November 26, 2008

HOME Program Application Guidelines are now available:

November 25, 2008

15 Montana communities chosen for Horizons development program:

November 25, 2008 is a housing resource for us all:

November 24, 2008

Linda Brander resigns as program manager of the Montana Technology Innovation Partnership Program:

November 24, 2008

New Report on Internet Information Access Shows Montana is Way Behind the Nation:

November 23, 2008

Official questions Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers funding request:

November 23, 2008

Butte citizens say: Bring more jobs to town:

November 23, 2008

Lewis and Clark County, Montana unveils new Web site:

November 21, 2008

$200K for Butte supercomputer - BLDC approves loan for RMSC project:

November 21, 2008

Tech Executives Network Over Coffee and Eggs in Kalispell, Montana:

November 20, 2008

The Great Falls Development Authority ramps up search for industrial park sites:

November 19, 2008

IBM Supercomputer heads to Butte, Montana - will create 137 jobs in Uptown Butte and 250 statewide within the first three years of operations.:

November 19, 2008

Seeing is Believing: Conservation & Trails in Montana - The Last Best Place :

November 18, 2008

Don't wait 25 more years for more Montana wilderness areas:

November 17, 2008

Lake County Community Development 2008 Newsletter:

November 16, 2008

Montana urged to boost wind power:

November 13, 2008

2008 Montana Kids Count Data Book:

November 13, 2008

Shelby new member of Montana Main Street program:

November 12, 2008

Anaconda Main Street Program Announcement:

November 12, 2008

Request for Proposals to Redevelop the Fox Site Portion of the Riverfront Triangle Urban Renewal District in Downtown Missoula, Montana:

November 9, 2008

Great Falls Development Authority's new Web site up and running:

November 7, 2008

Montana Main Street Affiliate Program Announces New Affiliate Members:

November 6, 2008

Missoula's housing plan aims for in-city living:

November 5, 2008

E-Newsletter: Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals:

November 4, 2008

Health Corps brings new doctors to Butte, Montana:

November 4, 2008

Montana's Main Streets draw tourists, drive economy:

November 3, 2008

Special Event Grants Available from the Montana Department of Commerce:

October 31, 2008

Townsend, Montana takes another step toward boosting its local economy, becoming an affiliate member of the Montana Main Street Program:

October 29, 2008

Spokane-based BlueRay Technologies could bring 150 tech jobs to Starr School outside of Browning, Montana:

October 27, 2008

Montana’s Economy – By the Numbers!:

October 25, 2008

The Stevensville Main Street Association (SMSA) Annual Report:

October 23, 2008

The Montana Alberta Tie Line gets green light - could trigger millions in green energy production in northcentral Montana.:

October 23, 2008

Lima, Montana Celebrates Success of Partnership with MEDA Resource Team :

October 22, 2008

Madison Valley Hospital Foundation and Madison Valley Properties Launch $2.2 Million Capital Campaign:

October 21, 2008

Missoula eyes $50 million from feds for biking, walking trails:

October 20, 2008

$40 Million tax credit allocation awarded to Montana Community Development Corporation:

October 20, 2008

Montana energy projects moving ahead despite downturn:

October 19, 2008

Housing Application Workshops & Consolidated Plan Public Meeting, 10/30, Great Falls:

October 19, 2008

Housing Application Workshops & Consolidated Plan Public Meeting, 10/29, Missoula :

October 17, 2008

Kalispell conference zeroes in on economy - 10/17:

October 17, 2008

Butte Council mulls supercomputer:

October 16, 2008

Tourism Projects in Billings, Bozeman, Deer Lodge, Helena, Missoula and West Yellowstone Awarded $300,000 in Facility Improvement Grants:

October 15, 2008

Montana Community Development Corp. feels Montana generosity as it helps entrepreneurs:

October 15, 2008

Bioneers aim to heal at The Northern Rockies Bioneers Conference starting 10/16 in Bozeman:

October 10, 2008

Supercomputer could be super bump for Butte, Montana:

October 10, 2008

Panel at The Montana League of Cities and Towns pushes new version of local option tourist tax:

October 9, 2008

Commission Questions Plum Creek, Forest Service Road Deal:

October 7, 2008

Montana Research & Commercialization Board Awards $2.3 Million for Biotechnology, Wireless Communications, Clean Coal & Renewable Resources, Production Agriculture, & Environmental Remediation:

October 7, 2008

SBA’s Montana District Office LAUNCHES Its first ever small business economic hotline:

October 7, 2008

Montana SBDC Network Announces Selection of Deanna Johnson for 2008 SBDC State Star :

October 6, 2008

Governor Schweitzer works nation to lure new businesses to Montana:

October 6, 2008

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter - 10/6/2008:

October 6, 2008

Affordable housing planned in the Flathead Valley of Montana:

October 5, 2008

Plum Creek's Huge Housing Development in Maine Has Whitefish, Montana Wondering:

October 2, 2008

Governor Schweitzer Announces Nearly $700,000 in Economic Development Funds for Projects in the Flathead - Glacier Stone Supply and Flathead Valley Community College :

October 2, 2008

Montana Gov. Schweitzer discusses restoration economy at Montana Tech:

October 2, 2008

Sen. Baucus says plan includes $111 million for Montana:

September 30, 2008

Montana Main Street conference focuses on revitalization:

September 29, 2008

Libby, Montana officials see positive future at old mill site:

September 28, 2008

Canadian oil sands could boost Montana businesses:

September 27, 2008

Senate approves nearly $40 million for Montana defense projects:

September 26, 2008

Allied Bio-Energies to develop 10 million gallon per year oil processing facility in Havre, Montana:

September 26, 2008

New Montana Main Street Communities to be Announced at the First Main Street Conference in Butte on 9/29:

September 25, 2008

Great Falls Development agency supports creation of Tourism Business Improvement District:

September 25, 2008

Legacy Project may protect more Montana land than thought:

September 24, 2008

Montana Association of Counties comes to Hamilton:

September 22, 2008

Association of Counties (MACo) comes to Hamilton, Montana:

September 22, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Announce $1.2 Million in Funds for Pinesdale, Montana:

September 22, 2008

Rural Dynamic's goal is to teach economic independence:

September 19, 2008

Positive attitude about economic development in the Flathead Valley of Montana:

September 19, 2008

Forward for Industry in Hill County, Montana:

September 19, 2008

Prospera business network becomes “.org”:

September 19, 2008

SeaCast Foundry set for completion in Butte, Montana:

September 19, 2008

Agriculture Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is October 31, 2008 ~:

September 18, 2008

Montana’s National AFV Day Odyssey - Alternative Fuel Vehicles Offer Hope To High Gasoline Prices, 10/3, Missoula:

September 17, 2008

Montana Senator Jon Tester’s newest bill cuts red tape, promotes renewable energy. Senator’s bill would create new office in Montana:

September 17, 2008

Study focuses on economic recovery after loss of missiles in Great Falls, Montana:

September 15, 2008

Readers pan “The West’s Learning Center” as brand for Helena, Montana:

September 15, 2008

Advancing American Indian Economies - National conference aims to increase Indian contract opportunities:

September 15, 2008

$100K federal grant goes to Yellowstone Airport:

September 13, 2008

Missoula County posts Plum Creek easement info on its Web site:

September 13, 2008

New report highlights cooperative efforts between Montana, tribes:

September 12, 2008

National Geographic Adventure - 50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns - Missoula and Red Lodge high on the list in the Rockies:

September 12, 2008

Report aims to help small developers and policy makers with local wind projects:

September 10, 2008

Continuing the Investment Success: Proven Programs for Montana’s Economy:

September 10, 2008

Reinvesting In Montana's Economic Future - Your Support and Involvement is Needed:

September 10, 2008

Green Economic Recovery Program - Impact on Montana - Part of a National Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy:

September 10, 2008

Montana council advances handful of climate measures:

September 9, 2008

Missoula gets bulk of latest Montana airport funds:

September 9, 2008

Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer to Announce Economic Development Funds for Hi-Line Projects:

September 8, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce, Block Grant Program Awards $217,391 in Funding to the City of Wolf Point for GKH Properties, LLC to purchase the Sherman Motor Inn:

September 8, 2008

Building homes, building bridges in Indian country:

September 7, 2008

Welcome To Success In The New West!, 10/17, Kalispell, Montana:

September 5, 2008

Consultant tweaks branding plan for Helena - "The West’s Learning Center":

September 5, 2008

Easements allow Montana landowners to retain ownership:

September 2, 2008

Government Of Alberta/Montana Trade Mission Sept. 8-12 2008:

August 27, 2008

The Rural Broadband Crisis - An Interview with Frank Odasz of Lone Eagle Consulting in Dillon, Montana:

August 25, 2008

Interns power county's wind Web site.- "Cascade County Wind - Putting the Wind to Work for Montanans.":

August 25, 2008

"Fish Out Of Water" in Madison County, Montana:

August 22, 2008

Montana groups critical of draft climate-change recommendations:

August 20, 2008

Butte wind turbine plant put on hold:

August 19, 2008

Celebration of life on Aug. 24 for Jon "Tony" Rudbach, Associate vice president for research and economic development at the University of Montana :

August 18, 2008

From Homegrown to Global - Growth rate of Montana’s exports among highest in nation:

August 14, 2008

Prospera business network to lead development of Bozeman, Montana Economic Development Plan:

August 13, 2008

A mixed bag of developments in Butte, Montana:

August 12, 2008

Roger Lang and Sun Ranch gives The Trust for Public Land $3.9 million to protect the Madison Valley:

August 12, 2008

Montana's top officials praise new AE Biofuels plant in Butte:

August 11, 2008

Sen. Baucus invites foreign ambassadors to tour Montana to develop trade opportunities:

August 10, 2008

Plum Creek negotiates new easements with state of Montana:

August 10, 2008

Calif. company plans ethanol research in Montana:

August 8, 2008

Stimson puts Bonner, Montana mill up for sale: Missoula developer interested in site:

August 6, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce, Block Grant Program Awards $166,860 in Funding to the City of Kalispell for Flathead Valley Community College to develop a a welding and metals fabrication program:

August 6, 2008

6 lots in town offered at about half-price to qualified buyers in Red Lodge, Montana:

August 6, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce, Block Grant Program Awards $300,000 in Funding to Flathead County for Glacier Stone Supply, LLC:

August 3, 2008

Is Montana doing all it can?:

July 30, 2008

Bitterroot businesses have access to capital:

July 30, 2008

Richland Economic Development saluted by state economic office:

July 30, 2008

U.S. Commerce Department Releases Updated Trade Finance Guide:

July 29, 2008

Montana Main Street Affiliate Program Now Open to More Small Communities:

July 28, 2008

Montana excels economically vs. peers:

July 28, 2008

Tour examines future of farming and local food availability in Missoula County:

July 24, 2008

Don't keep assets hidden, Great Falls business community told:

July 24, 2008

Talks between Rey, Plum Creek under investigation. Plum Creek's top officials detail intentions in state:

July 22, 2008

Big Sky EDA picks new director from Colorado. Welcome to Steve Arveschoug:

July 22, 2008

The Montana Department of Commerce is offering training awards to pay for up to $1,750 for qualified Montana manufacturers to attend a Eureka! Winning Ways session.:

July 21, 2008

Montana is among top 10 states for business climate excellence. 2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report:

July 19, 2008

Developers’ packets: smart tool for economic growth in Anaconda, Montana:

July 18, 2008

Next big thing for Montana's smallest hospitals:

July 18, 2008

Opportunity Link 2nd Quarter 2008 Newsletter:

July 17, 2008

Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson announces that new business startups are on the rise.:

July 17, 2008

Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey details possible Plum Creek land deal in Montana:

July 14, 2008

New 55-acre business and technology park in Kalispell, Montana - Old School Station :

July 14, 2008

Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. July 2008 Newsletter:

July 14, 2008

New Economic Development Director, Jerry Lamb Hired for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes:

July 7, 2008

Montana Conservation Deal Was A Diversion:

July 3, 2008

UM scientist , Steve Running tours Front, discusses climate change:

July 3, 2008

Meeting puts Montana's renewable energy projects in spotlight:

July 3, 2008

STUDY: Yellowstone County's impact on Montana's economy:

July 3, 2008

July MEDA Online News:

June 30, 2008

Plum Creek announces details of largest conservation land purchase in U.S. history - in western Montana :

June 27, 2008

Montana Growth Through Agriculture program releases new application and supporting materials:

June 21, 2008

Flight service to seven Montana towns up in air - economic development negatively impacted:

June 19, 2008

Former Company Town Faces Uncertain Future - Bonner, Montana finds itself on the cusp of major change.:

June 19, 2008

Answer to Montana's economic development is Blowing in the wind:

June 19, 2008

Triangle Communications Contributes to Communities:

June 19, 2008

MATR Reaches Milestones Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters:

June 15, 2008

Brand new way to market Montana - Marketing Montana by brand:

June 14, 2008

Montana tourism officials targeting motorcyclists:

June 12, 2008

Kids Count ranks Montana 29th in child well-being. South Dakota #1 and Wyoming #2 for Kids in Custody:

June 12, 2008

How will Glacier County, Montana spend $188,943 from wind farm project?:

June 11, 2008

Helena's economy ranks high nationally:

June 11, 2008

"5th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival!", 7/12, Washington, D.C.:

June 10, 2008

Glendive hosts Miss Montana events - June 12-14:

June 10, 2008

Great Northern Development Corp June 2008 Newsletter:

June 10, 2008

Montana Lawmakers Seek Comments on Carbon Sequestration Report:

June 8, 2008

Answer: Art and Commerce: the Economic Cornerstone - Question: “What is driving the economic engine of the Flathead Valley?”:

June 8, 2008

Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program aims high in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater and Meagher counties in Montana:

June 6, 2008

Montana Folk Festival funding a smart move in Butte, Montana - July 11-13:

June 6, 2008

Malta, Montana dino museum set for its debut:

June 5, 2008

Nine (9) new Community-Friendly Grant Opportunities:

June 4, 2008

Nominate Montana’s Best Places for New National Geographic MapGuide:

June 3, 2008

2008 New Frontiers Conference emphasizes economic benefits of research to Montana. Sen. Baucus Announces $1.6MM for new Ravalli Entrepreneurship Center :

June 1, 2008

Customer service firm eyes new location in Great Falls, Montana:

May 30, 2008

2007 LEGISLATIVE QUOTIENT: When Shaping the Business Climate, Numbers Speak Louder Than Words. Montana is #36:

May 29, 2008

Sunburst, Montana welcomes big economic boost:

May 27, 2008

Montana Dam Is Breached, Slowly, to Restore a Superfund Site:

May 27, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Grant Offers $300,000 for Tourism Infrastructure Projects - August 1, 2008 Application Deadline:

May 27, 2008

Plum Creek seeks residential zoning on more than 6,000 acres in Ravalli County:

May 24, 2008

Montana Senator Max Baucus, Plum Creek announce 300,000 acre land agreement:

May 23, 2008

Gazette Opinion: Child care matters to business in Montana:

May 22, 2008

Major company considers bringing jobs to Missoula:

May 21, 2008

Baker, Montana - No housing slump here! Developers needed!:

May 21, 2008

Prospera Partners with Export-Import Bank of the United States:

May 20, 2008

Manufacturing company eyes Butte, Montana:

May 20, 2008

Montana Governor Schweitzer to Present Nearly $1.4 Million in Workforce Training Funds to GE in Billings:

May 16, 2008

Montana could purchase vast forested swaths of Plum Creek Timber Co. land under a little-known provision tucked into the nation's farm bill.:

May 15, 2008

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana economic development report outlines economic opportunities, including alternative energy, and hurdles:

May 15, 2008

Passport to Service - Statewide Customer Service Training in Montana:

May 15, 2008

Montana’s Tourism & Recreation Industry Partners Complete 5-year Strategic Plan:

May 13, 2008

Montana Lawmakers Mull Global Warming Recommendations:

May 12, 2008

Gazette Opinion: Invest in mass transit for Montana:

May 12, 2008

Eureka! Winning Ways Business Growth Seminar, Various Dates Throughout Montana:

May 10, 2008

Missoula, Do You Want Direct Daily Air Service To California?, 5/20, Missoula:

May 9, 2008

Develop education in Montana, not just coal:

May 9, 2008

MAEDC April E-Newsletter:

May 9, 2008

Competing Through Innovation - Montana Business and Technology - 2008 Spring Issue:

May 8, 2008

Putting Whitefish, Montana on the Global Map:

May 8, 2008

Seven NEW Community-Friendly Grant Opportunities:

May 6, 2008

When a dam is demolished, the old ways return:

May 4, 2008

MBAC Prospector Launched. New online tool for those looking to locate their business in Helena, Montana:

May 4, 2008

Help highlighted - Around state, orange dots raise visibility of MCDC’s work:

May 2, 2008

Meg Whitman former CEO and President of Ebay to Keynote New Frontiers Conference, 6/2, Bozeman:

May 2, 2008

The Great Falls Development Authority Forming Industry Cluster Task Forces. Kickoff Meetings 5/6 through 5/15 :

April 30, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Over $12 Million in Grants to Economic Development Projects in Hamilton & Missoula:

April 30, 2008

The Governor's Workforce Conference "Meeting The Challenge: Montana's Workforce On The Move", 5/21-22, Billings, MT:

April 29, 2008

The Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) launches, making access to powerful business information research only a mouse-click away. :

April 29, 2008

Great Falls Development Authority to form wind coalition:

April 28, 2008

Eight (8) new 'community-friendly' grant announcements:

April 26, 2008

SBA announces Montana award winners. Awards banquet May 1 in Billings:

April 26, 2008

“Subdivide And Conquer - A Modern Western”, 5/3, Hamilton, Montana:

April 24, 2008

Montana Economic Chief, Evan Barrett promotes wind energy:

April 22, 2008

Bear Paw Development builds businesses, communities in Montana:

April 21, 2008

Gov. Schweitzer: Montana tribes can lure businesses by promoting workers:

April 21, 2008

New Community Friendly Grant Opportunities:

April 20, 2008

The new gold rush. The power of the wind is growing across Montana:

April 20, 2008

Wind turbine plant is a top priority in Butte, Montana:

April 18, 2008

Roger Lang is trying a new approach to conservation in Montana. Bring in more millionaires.:

April 18, 2008

Conservation in the New West of Montana:

April 17, 2008

Agriculture at the crossroads in Montana:

April 16, 2008

Montana Board of Housing Approves Tax Credits for Development of Affordable Housing:

April 13, 2008

Montana Officials tour Icelandic geothermal plant - precursor to possible development of the renewable energy in Montana:

April 10, 2008

FastTrac® Program helps entrepreneurs defy the statistics - First-of-its-kind entrepreneurial training program comes to Bear Paw Development Corporation:

April 9, 2008

Loftsgaarden offers business perspective to Great Falls Development Authority investors:

April 9, 2008

Proposed FCC Ruling: Hinder wireless in MT:

April 8, 2008

Analysis of 15 Climate Change Recommendations in Montana's Climate Change Action Plan:

April 7, 2008

Great Northern Development Corporation - April 2008 Newsletter:

April 7, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Over $2.5 Million in Grants to Economic Development Projects in Eastern Montana:

April 7, 2008

National Geographic map highlights Columbia Falls. Crown of the Continent Ecosystem:

April 6, 2008

2008 New Frontiers Conference: Propelling Montana Research, 6/2, Bozeman, Montana:

April 4, 2008

Tribes urged to prepare for possible federal carbon incentives:

April 4, 2008

USDA accepting grant and loan applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program :

April 2, 2008

Montana Department of Labor receives grant for $250,000 to develop a strategy for training laborers for jobs in emergent industries:

March 31, 2008

MEDA April Online News:

March 30, 2008

Great Falls, Montana 1,100 acre industrial park plan at funding stage:

March 30, 2008

Leonardo will bring fame, fortune to Malta, Montana:

March 30, 2008

Richland County-wide conference was start of process - Economic survey offered to area residents:

March 29, 2008

Business is thriving in Montana's Flathead Valley - Montana West Economic Development:

March 26, 2008

Canada forms vital ties with U.S.:

March 24, 2008

Connectivity the key to economic growth:

March 19, 2008

Thinking About Smart Growth in Montana:

March 18, 2008

Sen. Baucus Announces $28 Million Investment in Ligocyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana:

March 18, 2008

Bitterroot businesses awarded state grants - Yourganic Farm - Trapper Creek Winery - BVS:

March 18, 2008

Preserving Montana ranches, and more through conservation easements. :

March 18, 2008

North Eastern Montana Counties Qualify for Carbon Offset Credits:

March 18, 2008

Manufacturing Project Needs 60,000 square feet of space:

March 18, 2008

Global Trade Experts & Specialists visit MT for Training Program!:

March 18, 2008

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation March 2008 Newsletter:

March 16, 2008

Tech Web site hopes to help Montana inventors. "Big Sky Innovation":

March 16, 2008

Largest-ever donation to Montana Land Reliance. Conservation Easements are successful at preserving the best of Montana for future generations:

March 14, 2008

Turning On the Off-Season: Opportunities for Economic Progress in the Yellowstone-Teton Region:

March 13, 2008

Ag Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects - Next Application Deadline is April 30, 2008:

March 13, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Application Cycle for the Montana Main Street Program:

March 12, 2008

Bitterroot Resort Economic Impact Analysis:

March 12, 2008

Expert cheers Helena's branding effort:

March 11, 2008

Missoula solicits comments on rising cost of housing:

March 11, 2008

Four U.N. Ambassadors Talk to Montana's Governor Schweitzer About Energy Issues:

March 8, 2008

Wind plant is boon for Butte, economist says. Fuhrlander AG of Germany:

March 7, 2008

"Montana Climate Change Action Plan: Final Report of the Governor's Climate Change Advisory Committee." Survey Results:

March 7, 2008

Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s Bridge to a Better Future:

March 6, 2008

What is Fuhrländer AG?:

March 5, 2008

German Company, Fuhrlander AG to Build Wind Turbine Plant near Butte, Montana:

March 5, 2008

Hearing on Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. high-voltage power line study set for March 13 in Conrad:

March 5, 2008

Branding Helena “The West’s Learning Center for the Arts”:

March 4, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Launches Website for Technology Transfer from Montana Universities and Business Development Resources:

March 4, 2008

The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy Invites You to Discuss: Climate Change In Montana: Impacts & Opportunities For Agriculture And Energy , 5/12-13, Bozeman:

March 4, 2008

AE Biofuels builds demonstration plant in Butte:

March 3, 2008

County-wide "State of the Community" conference in Richland County on March 14.:

March 3, 2008

Biofuel symposium offers energy alternatives:

February 29, 2008

Montana Lt. Governor Bohlinger & Commerce Director Present Over $444,000 in Economic Development Funds to Great Falls Airport Project:

February 28, 2008

Masters project misses out on TIFID funds in Butte:

February 27, 2008

Montana should lead by example on climate change. What do you think? Take the survey:

February 26, 2008

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter:

February 25, 2008

Bear Paw Development celebrates 40 years of success:

February 25, 2008

Most dislike branding idea - Helena - “The West’s Learning Center for the Arts.”:

February 24, 2008

Noted Montana Economist, Paul Polzin calls it quits:

February 24, 2008

Largest Montana wind farm shaping up:

February 22, 2008

Setting the Record Straight on Conservation Easements:

February 22, 2008

"Big Sky-Small Acres" provides answers to new land owners in Montana. :

February 22, 2008

Ravalli County Farmers and Ranchers - "If you want my land then buy it":

February 21, 2008

Native American Community Development Corporation's Small Business Support Services Center's goal is to help:

February 20, 2008

$100,000 grant from the Northwest Area Foundation to the Community Giving Assistance Toward Employment (GATE) boosts Glendive, Montana area food promotion:

February 20, 2008

Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson Snags National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) 2010 Annual Meeting for Montana:

February 19, 2008

Saving the world through zoning:

February 19, 2008

Community Friendly (CF) Grant Opportunities:

February 18, 2008

The Big Sky Economic Development Authority drops lobbyists:

February 17, 2008

Proposed study would map fiberoptics, gaps in cell service in Western Montana:

February 17, 2008

Welcome to the world of Wi-Fi in Bozeman, Montana:

February 17, 2008

Eastern Montana loses rural air service but Big Sky Airlines employees try to keep flying:

February 17, 2008

Grants targets Montana logging to help retrain wood-products workers for other jobs.:

February 15, 2008

"Building Strong Communities: Asset-based Strategies And Tools", 3/25, Bozeman, Montana:

February 15, 2008

Preparing for Montana's Growing Older Population:

February 14, 2008

Montana Commerce Director Presents $342,138 in Workforce Training Funds to Cable Technology Inc. of Great Falls:

February 13, 2008

Ammunition company, A-Square, backs out of Butte project:

February 12, 2008

Wind for Schools Montana - Needs your Help:

February 12, 2008

$250,000 DOL Grant to Help Montana's Economy, Which is Doing Fine. State cuts AFL-CIO training program:

February 11, 2008

Speaker discusses process of improving Sidney Montana's downtown:

February 10, 2008

Feedback on Helena, Montana branding plan sought:

February 8, 2008

Conservation Easements Critical to Rational Growth in Montana. New owner to preserve Maclay Ranch:

February 8, 2008

Earl Fisher Bio Fuels receives training grant:

February 8, 2008

Montana producers plot path for growth with value-added agriculture:

February 7, 2008

Crow Tribe signs economic compact to increase financing options:

February 6, 2008

MWTC E-News:

February 3, 2008

The Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute of Butte gets $7.5M polysilicon recycling project:

January 30, 2008

The February Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Online News:

January 30, 2008

Great Falls Airport Authority hires recruiting, air service consultants:

January 30, 2008

Business Development in Northcentral Montana is on the move. Several economic developments on the horizon.:

January 29, 2008

Bootstrap Montana Micro-Loan Program Issues Second Award to Belgrade Business Owner - Sunrise Pack Station:

January 29, 2008

Call goes out for public input on city brand for Billings, Montana:

January 28, 2008

Niche companies fuel Bozeman, Montana boom:

January 28, 2008

SBA Launches Its Rural Lender Advantage Initiative to Foster Economic Growth in Montana:

January 27, 2008

Hub City Newsletter January 2008 from Glendive, Montana:

January 26, 2008

Expert: Montana economy in flux - training, education improve wages. "The State with the Best Education Wins!":

January 26, 2008

Is the Great Falls International Airport Authority's pending contract with a private marketing and recruiting firm showing independence or sowing confusion?:

January 26, 2008

Montana higher ed commissioner, Sheila Stearns says better education needed for stronger work force:

January 25, 2008

Montana World Trade Center E-News January 2008:

January 22, 2008

EQC to seek Public Commets on Montana's Climate Change Recommendations:

January 22, 2008

Economic Growth and Housing Affordability in Montana:

January 22, 2008

33 more turbines slated for Judith Gap Wind Farm in Montana:

January 21, 2008

Diversification key to success in Butte, Montana:

January 21, 2008

Big Seven to discuss Lewistown, Montana area’s economic future:

January 20, 2008

New focus for the Great Falls Development Authority. Data centers not Call centers:

January 19, 2008

Great Falls Airport wants global recruiting reach:

January 18, 2008

What Washington Can Learn from Montana (at least most of us) when it comes to efforts to reduce global warming:

January 17, 2008

Analysis shows The Great Falls Development Authority directly assisted in creating 635 jobs from 2002-2007:

January 16, 2008

Conference connects small Montana communities:

January 16, 2008

PPL Montana offering up community grant money:

January 15, 2008

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter:

January 13, 2008

Montana Business Assistance Connection names new executive director - Terry Myhre:

January 12, 2008

Hub City Pioneers Newsletter - Mission: to build an economic hub in Glendive, Montana:

January 11, 2008

Montana Department of Commerce Awards over $1.1 Million in Workforce Training Funds in Billings, Great Falls & Hobson:

January 10, 2008

Act now on global warming, says University of Montana professor Steve Running.:

January 8, 2008

Cell phones not just a luxury across rural Montana. Group pushes for cell-phone tower in Swan Valley:

January 7, 2008

Montana should see steady investment in telecommunications over the next five years:

January 7, 2008

Montana University regents to share wish list with governor:

January 7, 2008

2007 was a good year for economic development funding in Montana.. :

January 6, 2008

Montana State University Agricultural Research Centers seeking matching funds for projects:

January 6, 2008

Billings Chamber ramps up for tourists:

January 4, 2008

Montana's Governor Schweitzer outlines his energy proposal:

December 31, 2007

Montana educators expect lower numbers of graduates to fill workforce demands. :

December 30, 2007

Cell phone reception becoming talk of Montana's small towns:

December 28, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Global Trade Certificate Program Graduates 35:

December 27, 2007

Building a future: Plan to outline what Missoula, Montana should look like over next 20 years:

December 23, 2007

State Competitiveness Report 2007; Montana ranks 15:

December 23, 2007

The Great Falls Development Authority surveys area market market:

December 20, 2007

Spending bill preserves 'Last Best' slogan for Montana:

December 19, 2007

Rural communities conference set for Jan. 15-16 in Billings, MT:

December 19, 2007

Montana wind projects building momentum:

December 17, 2007

Baucus, Tester fight off threat, secure millions for Montana:

December 15, 2007

Montana Tribal, business heads discuss strengthening groups' economic ties:

December 14, 2007

Poll Shows Montanans Strongly Support Business:

December 11, 2007

Tribal, business leaders focus on regional economic development:

December 9, 2007

Factory could bring hundreds of jobs to Blackfeet Reservation:

December 9, 2007

Officials from the City of Helena and Lewis and Clark County, Montana work to lure United Express flights:

December 7, 2007

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation Newsletter:

December 7, 2007

Montana Gov. Schweitzer battles creation of special tax district:

December 6, 2007

Kalispell residents say "Give us affordable housing" :

December 3, 2007

Montana tribes mull tourism marketing strategies:

December 2, 2007

Montana looks at worker shortage. Retirements add to the challenge.:

November 30, 2007

Request For Proposal - Montana Indian Business Alliance - Web Site Development and Maintenance:

November 28, 2007

35 Montanans Earn Global Trade Certificates from the Montana World Trade Center:

November 28, 2007

Discussion set for Dec. 3, on community priorities in Eureka, Montana. Follow up to MEDA Resource Team Analysis :

November 28, 2007

MEDA November 2007 Newsletter:

November 28, 2007

Boards in Billings get guidance on economic development conflicts:

November 26, 2007

Finding economic strengths in the Flathead. Mike Strotheide, the new president and chief executive officer of Montana West Economic Development sees great promise in valley progress:

November 26, 2007

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Program Funding Available for local governments to create new qualifying jobs for Montana residents.:

November 21, 2007

Two Steps Forward, Five Back - Montana's ranking in which states are the friendliest to entrepreneurs.:

November 19, 2007

Workforce Training $$ Brings New Growth to Montana:

November 19, 2007

Meeting Billings' work force challenge:

November 18, 2007

Montana Climate Change Action Plan Released on Monday 11/19:

November 16, 2007

Montana Governor Schweitzer tells regents education system needs to move quickly:

November 16, 2007

The Financial and Job Creation Impact of Economic Development Programs in Montana:

November 12, 2007

Bitterroot Resort would have big financial impact on Montana region:

November 11, 2007

Complex GE deal thrusts Big Sky EDA into spotlight:

November 9, 2007

MEDA Developing Web Site for Economic Development Resources. Do you know of sources that should be added to the list? :

November 9, 2007

Branding Montana: State hopes to attract ‘geo-tourists’:

November 8, 2007

Next Big Sky EDA leader should be Montanan and be paid half as much:

November 8, 2007

Bitterroot Resort Economic Impace Analysis:

November 8, 2007

Western Montana blessed with many who want to help. "Movers and Shakers" Western Montana InBusiness:

November 8, 2007

Montana looks for new ways to sell itself:

November 8, 2007

Development grants benefit Dawson Community College:

November 6, 2007

Montana Lawmakers to Meet in Miles City to Explore Economic Development:

November 6, 2007

Bitterroot Resort Economic Impact Study Nearing Release - Presentations Scheduled:

November 5, 2007

Montana Economic Developers Association Fall 2007 Conference:

November 5, 2007

Preservation Grants Available from Montana Historic Society:

November 5, 2007

Changing times: Good, bad and ugly in the Flathead Valley of Montana:

November 2, 2007

Montana Commerce director: State's 'on the move':

November 1, 2007

Butte-Silver Bow County’s economic programs to operate under one umbrella:

November 1, 2007

Bozeman, Montana cost of living higher than national average:

November 1, 2007

Airport is key to Cutbank, Montana area's economic development:

October 31, 2007

Liberty Medical Center in Chester, Montana seeks support to win an MRI. “Now we need everyone to visit this Web site and vote for our video.”:

October 31, 2007

Joe McClure resigns from Big Sky EDA-EDC:

October 31, 2007

Montanans Invited to Help Frame Montana’s Brand Through Public Workshops in November:

October 31, 2007

Health care system is unsustainable, says Committee for Economic Development president:

October 31, 2007

Amtrak to study possible route Chicago to Seattle through Missoula, Montana:

October 30, 2007

Commerce Director to Present Economic Analysis of Montana at MEDA in Great Falls:

October 30, 2007

Great Falls, Montana area makes progress on landing economic grants as Minuteman III deactivation proceeds:

October 30, 2007

Whitefish, Montana Business Park First of its Kind:

October 30, 2007

WestWord Fall 2007 Newsletter from the Sonoran Institute features Red Lodge, Montana:

October 28, 2007

Workplace issues face Montana higher education leaders:

October 28, 2007

Stereotypes Stymie Affordable Housing Options in the Flathead Valley of Montana:

October 27, 2007

Wanted: Warehouses in Butte, Montana:

October 26, 2007

Grow Montana recognized for efforts:

October 25, 2007

Energy session in Choteau, Montana will examine decentralization, conservation:

October 25, 2007

New economic development district expected to bring opportunities to 5 eastern Montana counties:

October 24, 2007

Big Sky Coalition hoping to spur changes to preserve the qualities so important to Montana's economic success:

October 23, 2007

PPL gives grants to 18 groups:

October 21, 2007

Helena gets grant to woo air service:

October 20, 2007

Big Sky EDA/EDC Approve Cash Incentive, Lease for GE Corporation in Billings, Montana:

October 19, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Director to Present Over $1.3 Million in Grants to Economic Development Projects in Eastern Montana:

October 19, 2007

Delegation from Iceland visiting Butte on Sunday to discuss geothermal energy development:

October 18, 2007

Montana Phone Companies Offer Community and Economic Development Programs:

October 18, 2007

Senate approves ‘Last Best' protection measure:

October 18, 2007

Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau proposes bed tax to promote tourism:

October 17, 2007

Consultant suggests Helena market itself as arts education destination. “The West’s Learning Center for the Arts.”:

October 16, 2007

‘Four stories is just too high’ - Whitefish, Montana development plans:

October 16, 2007

Small Montana towns reap big benefits from tourism grants:

October 16, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Primary Sector Workforce Training Funds to Businesses in Helena, Missoula, Billings, Kalispell & Great Falls:

October 15, 2007

Helena's 'branding' takes shape:

October 15, 2007

Kalispell, Montana Chamber plans housing conference:

October 12, 2007

Historic downtowns across the U.S are being 'eroded' by new development:

October 12, 2007

Montana Board Of Housing To Receive $164,624 In Funding For Homebuyer Education From HUD Officials, 10/15, Shelby:

October 11, 2007

Montana Community Finance Corporation announces 504 loan activity:

October 9, 2007

Economist Maps Out Flathead Valley’s Alternative Futures:

October 9, 2007

Cabela's to open doors in Billings next summer:

October 7, 2007

Synthetic fuel could be 'huge' project for Montana:

October 5, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Presents "Global Trade Certificate Program", 10/18-19 Missoula:

October 4, 2007

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer touts state's booming 'restoration economy' and quality of life.:

October 4, 2007

Growth explored at Bitterroot Valley business conference:

October 4, 2007

Old Works Golf Course fails to be economic epicenter for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana:

October 4, 2007

Each Year in Montana, Thousands of Students Drop Out of High School Costing the State Millions:

October 4, 2007

Rural independent living conference coming to Missoula:

October 3, 2007

Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology Awards $3.2 Million for Tech Projects in Butte, Missoula, Billings, Bozeman and Sidney:

September 30, 2007

General Electric confirms Billings, Montana is the choice thanks to Sen. Baucus:

September 29, 2007

Informational lecture series educates Bitterroot Valley businesses. "Synchronizing Solutions and Igniting Work Place Performance":

September 29, 2007

October MEDA Online News:

September 29, 2007

Iceland leaders coming to Montana next month at Tester’s request. Iceland interested in state’s geothermal energy resources:

September 29, 2007

Urban Institute aims at Billings' next step:

September 26, 2007

Addressing the Coming Labor Shortage in Montana. (Hey folks, it's already here!!!):

September 26, 2007

Panelists criticize Montana Governor's energy plan. What did Stephen Colbert say on the Colbert Report?:

September 24, 2007

Environmentalists blamed for collapse of proposed Glasgow, Montana wind farm:

September 24, 2007

Montana World Trade Center September 2007 Newsletter:

September 23, 2007

Bozeman, Montana Leads the List for "The 10 Best Places to Retire" from U S News and World Report:

September 23, 2007

General Electric bringing good things to Great Falls, Montana?:

September 20, 2007

American Indian Leaders attending conference say process to gain federal recognition too slow:

September 20, 2007

Building Business in Columbia Falls, Montana:

September 20, 2007

Expert suggests keys for business success in Sidney, Montana workshop:

September 19, 2007

Farmland Protection. A Land Link for Western Montana. The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition:

September 19, 2007

Learning life skills in Deer Lodge, Montana:

September 19, 2007

Conference focuses on Indian business in Montana:

September 18, 2007

Lighhawk to give birds eye view of Bitterroot Valley development:

September 17, 2007

Montana World Trade Center hosted trip to South America pays off for many Montana businesses:

September 16, 2007

By 2025, Montana expected to have one of the oldest populations in the nation. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates first year of extended learning. UM to offer gerontology classes. :

September 14, 2007

Ag Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is October 31, 2007 ~:

September 13, 2007

Montana Web Designers & Developers Association September Newsletter:

September 13, 2007

Butte TIFID Board puts approval of funding for a 8,000-square-foot, $920,000 building for ammo company, A-Square, Inc. on hold.:

September 12, 2007

Missoula closer to getting $7 million for defense projects:

September 12, 2007

Developers: With or without Great Falls, coal-fired power plant moves ahead:

September 11, 2007

Main Street Montana Fall Edition Highlights Fergus County:

September 11, 2007

New program aims to boost small business in Montana:

September 11, 2007

SBA Seeking Nomination for Montana's Top Small Business Owners and Advocates:

September 10, 2007

Community Health Grants Focus on Healthy Lifestyle Choices:

September 9, 2007

Strategic meetings set to explore ways for creating excitement in Great Falls, Montana:

September 9, 2007

SeaCast in 2008 in Butte, Montana:

September 7, 2007

Ammo bid under fire: Butte TIFID board questions history of A-Square. :

September 7, 2007

Rehberg promotes synthetic fuel plant:

September 6, 2007

BOOTSTRAP MONTANA - Micro-Loan Funds Available:

September 5, 2007

Montana World Trade Center September Newsletter:

September 4, 2007

Senators: Montana to receive big bucks for health projects. Baucus, Tester say money is a ‘shot-in-the-arm’ for Montana health care:

September 4, 2007

MAEDC Newsletter - 8/31/2007:

September 3, 2007

Montana would manufacture many more jobs with a right-to-work law:

September 3, 2007

Gazette Opinion: In the future, who will work in Montana?:

September 3, 2007

Community development experts complete Laurel, Montana community assessment:

August 31, 2007

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Notice of Available Funding - Deadline September 30th:

August 31, 2007

Great Northern Development and the Small Business Development Center are planning fall workshops for the region.:

August 31, 2007

Fortune 500 Financial firm sniffs out Montana:

August 31, 2007

Glacier National Park could see nearly $6 million in projects:

August 30, 2007

Montana jobs plentiful, but pay rate ranks 49th:

August 30, 2007

Bresnan putting Wi-Fi access in downtown Billings, Montana:

August 30, 2007

Kentucky ammunition maker, A-Square relocating to Butte, Montana:

August 30, 2007

The September MEDA Online News:

August 30, 2007

The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Needs Your Input:

August 30, 2007

Montana Senator Jon Tester tours dams, explores options for wind power:

August 29, 2007

Montana women among lowest income earners in country:

August 29, 2007

Testing Great Falls employment pool's water makes sense:

August 29, 2007

Commerce Director Anthony Preite to Present More than $1.3 Million in Funding to Cascade & Pondera Counties for Economic Development Projects:

August 28, 2007


August 27, 2007

Lawmakers get to work on money for Montana projects:

August 26, 2007

Missoula Greenhorns: Twenty-something professionals start networking group.:

August 24, 2007

Blackfeet Certified as First Native American One-Stop System for Workforce Development in Montana:

August 23, 2007

Centene expecting to increase Great Falls, Montana staff by dozens of employees:

August 22, 2007

Montana Ranked #1 in The 2007 Business Facilities Rankings Report:

August 22, 2007

Committee wants you to help brand Helena:

August 22, 2007

Bear Paw Development hires value-added ag coordinator:

August 22, 2007

The Montana World Trade Center E-News:

August 22, 2007

New Independent Film, "A FORK IN THE ROAD" to Shoot in Montana this Fall. Montana’s Improved Film Incentives Attract New Projects:

August 22, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Primary Sector Workforce Training Funds to in Livingston and Centene Corporation in Great Falls :

August 21, 2007

New Ennis, Montana Hospital Breaks Ground Ahead of Schedule. Governor Schweitzer Attends to Speak about the Importance of Rural Healthcare in the State:

August 17, 2007

Is Montana Gaining Decent Jobs? Assessing the quality of newly created jobs in Montana:

August 16, 2007

Montana World Trade Center August Newsletter:

August 12, 2007

Going nowhere: What’s happened to ethanol-production hopes in Montana?:

August 10, 2007

Gov. Schweitzer is betting Montana’s future–and just maybe his own–on clean coal. Why is nobody buying it?:

August 10, 2007

Fortune 500 firm scopes out Billings for possible new operations center:

August 10, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $216,000 in Funding to Lake County for Ashley Martin, LLC:

August 9, 2007

Montana University System Expands Workforce Training Opportunities:

July 30, 2007

MEDA Online News for August:

July 27, 2007

Montana Regional Economic Development Conference, 8/1-3, Havre, MT:

July 26, 2007

Losing what we love: Is it the end of Montana as we know it?:

July 26, 2007

"HomeTown Competitiveness And Sustaining Success In Tribal Economic Development", 9/11-13, Great Falls, Montana:

July 26, 2007

Billionaires in the air in Montana:

July 26, 2007

Tiny Mont. town finally within cellphone range:

July 25, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Mission Set for South America - Aug. 11-18:

July 25, 2007

New Montana World Trade Center Program Offers Tools, Resources for Global Trade Success:

July 25, 2007

Montana WIRED MAP Academy Registration, 8/14-16, Havre, MT:

July 25, 2007

MWTC E-News July 25, 2007:

July 25, 2007

Montana Commerce Director Anthony Preite to Present More than $1.8 Million in Funding in Blaine County for Community Infrastructure Projects:

July 25, 2007

“Going to the Sun” Car Rally Recognizes Madison Valley Hospital with Perpetual Trophy:

July 24, 2007

The Changing Structure of Montana's Economy: What is Tourism's Place?:

July 23, 2007

HBO Films' Selects Montana as Setting for Upcoming Film "TAKING CHANCE" Starring Kevin Bacon:

July 23, 2007

MEDA's (Montana Economic Developers Association) development experts to issue report on Laurel, Montana Community and Economic Assessment on Aug. 10. :

July 23, 2007

Airport chairman: Doing what's best for whole region - A response:

July 23, 2007

The secret is out: The Flathead Valley is a fabulous place to live, work and play.:

July 22, 2007

A costly gamble for Butte-Silver Bow:

July 20, 2007

Montana Indian Business Conference & Showcase, 9/18-19, Helena:

July 19, 2007

Bozeman City Mayor Jeff Krauss-Attracting And Keeping High Quality Businesses In Bozeman, 7/24, Bozeman:

July 19, 2007

Many in Montana question liquid coal:

July 17, 2007

Commission adopts work force housing ordinance. An effort to make about 10 percent of each new neighborhood affordable to people in the commission's target income range.:

July 16, 2007

Will General Electric shine its light on Helena? A hurdle to overcome is convincing a company it can find the staff it needs here in Helena.:

July 16, 2007

Montana's communities should be working together to bolster area's future:

July 16, 2007

Montana startup businesses benefit from funding programs:

July 15, 2007

Entrepreneurs have funding options in Montana:

July 13, 2007

Refinery services firm sees Billings as natural fit California-based business may hire up to 350 people:

July 12, 2007

MWTC E-News:

July 11, 2007

Laurel, Montana to look to future, economy through MEDA's Community Assessment Program:

July 11, 2007

Six Western Montana projects among $20 million announced by Baucus, Tester:

July 10, 2007

Survey to ascertain Montana employers’, supervisors' and human resources staff's needs relating to the recruiting, training and retaining of hiring of employees with disabilities. Please participate.:

July 9, 2007

Who’s backing the Bitterroot Resort study?:

July 6, 2007

MAEDC Newsletter:

July 4, 2007

The Cut Bank Development Corporation hires Tom Hayes as executive director with experience, grant writing ability:

July 4, 2007

Experts to listen to Laurel, MT residents through community assessment:

July 3, 2007

Industrial service firm plans Billings branch. Timec Co. Inc. will generate 300 jobs:

July 2, 2007

“Montana World Trade Center offers a certificate program in Global Trade & Strategy”, 9/13-14, Bozeman, Montana:

June 29, 2007

Netflix signs Butte, Montana lease.:

June 29, 2007

July MEDA Online News:

June 29, 2007

Panel OKs support for 'Last Best Place':

June 28, 2007

"Repowering Montana- A Blueprint for Homegrown Energy Self-Reliance:

June 28, 2007

Governor’s Office of Economic Development and MT World Trade Center Team Up to Help Montana Businesses Secure International Work:

June 28, 2007

Montana World Trade Center - ENews :

June 28, 2007

Grant Opportunities Rural Communities:

June 25, 2007

Montana Representative Rehberg Secures $200,000 in Funding for Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Bio-Product Business Development:

June 25, 2007

Kalispell Business Expansion & Retention (BEAR) effort receives international recognition:

June 24, 2007

The Lure of the River. "Clients are friends I go fishing with." Ron Clausen :

June 22, 2007

Montana Senators Baucus and Tester announce more than $250,000 in grants to create, save jobs:

June 22, 2007

Montana Workforce Training Grant Funds Available from Commerce:

June 20, 2007

New Gallatin Area Planning (GAP) Grants Program to Aid Citizen Involvement in Planning:

June 20, 2007

MSU's MilTech Featured in GAO Report on Programs Helping Small Manufacturers:

June 18, 2007

Governor Brian Schweitzer to Present $400,000 Check to the City of Kalispell & Distinctive Countertops:

June 14, 2007

The missing ink: Brian Schweitzer’s divided energy loyalties:

June 13, 2007

MWTC E-News:

June 12, 2007

Ravalli County receives grant to assist Darby composite lumber company. Montana Decks:

June 12, 2007

Project Giveback Reaches $1 Million Goal Towards New Madison Valley Hospital & Clinic More Than a Year Ahead of Schedule Thanks to Leadership of The Sun West Ranch. :

June 12, 2007

Rural health connections: Telemedicine brings specialists via technology to southwest Montana:

June 10, 2007

Exploring the lessons of Research Triangle - Innovation is Crucial:

June 10, 2007

Some Montana local governments passing on free federal funding for wind energy development:

June 8, 2007

Bike Commuter Act -- Montana support needed:

June 7, 2007

Wanna be an entrepreneur? Just stay here (Idaho):

June 7, 2007

Montana-Dakota to build wind generation in Montana:

June 7, 2007

Helena and Lewis and Clark County considering revamping economic development incentive process:

June 6, 2007

MWTC's International Business Luncheon: Increasing Trade And Investment Between Montana And Canada, 6/25, Missoula :

June 4, 2007

Does your Montana startup idea qualify for a $10,000 Advertising Grant?:

June 4, 2007

Montana Association of Chamber Executives (MACE)-Spring 2007 Newsletter:

June 1, 2007

Final Comments on the Wheeler Conference on Affordable Housing - "Misconceptions and Corrections":

June 1, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $293,000 in Funding to the Town of Westby & New Century Ag:

June 1, 2007

Butte, Montana develops Hong Kong economic connection:

May 31, 2007

Sen. Max Baucus Announces New General Electric Facility to Open in Montana- Result of the Montana Economic Summit discussions:

May 31, 2007

the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The University of Montana Newsletter - June - July 2007:

May 30, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E-NEWS:

May 30, 2007

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $700,000 in Funding to Pondera County & Intercontinental Truck Body:

May 27, 2007

June MEDA Online News:

May 25, 2007

Montana's Brain Drain:

May 25, 2007

The 4th Annual Montana Government Information Technology Conference Dec. 5-7 is looking for interactive demonstrations that showcase cutting edge technologies or new and innovative uses of current technologies. :

May 25, 2007

Montana Business and Technology - Competing Through Innovation 2007 SPRING/SUMMER ISSUE:

May 25, 2007

Montana Governor signs 'clean and green' tax cuts to attract new business to Montana:

May 25, 2007

Forward Great Falls campaign aiming to bring in $2.75 million:

May 24, 2007

Tom Brokaw DVD reminds Montana newcomers about "code of the West":

May 23, 2007

Montana Governor's State Workforce Investment Board Newsletter - March-May 07:

May 22, 2007

16 Montana organizations receive PPL grants:

May 21, 2007

State's Main Street communities generate $82M:

May 19, 2007

Chinese trade delegates coming. Baucus organizes visit to Billings on Wednesday:

May 19, 2007

Burton K. Wheeler Center Forum: Growth can spawn affordable housing crunch. “The Price of Paradise? Affordable Housing in Montana,” :

May 18, 2007

Major Business Opportunity With Chinese Delegation Looking To Ink Montana Deals, 5/23. Billings :

May 18, 2007

Montana Community Finance Corporation elects board and officers:

May 18, 2007

The Montana Department of Commerce's Trade Mission Assistance Fund for 2007-2008:

May 16, 2007

Affordable housing conference this week 5/17-18 - Aspen pays $5.4 Million for 1 acre of land for affordable housing:

May 16, 2007

Montana's Film Incentive Bill Signed by the Governor:

May 15, 2007

Montana Economic Summit A Huge Success. Your Input is Requested to Make the Next Even Better:

May 15, 2007

Baucus, Tester announce major grants for Montana’s airports:

May 14, 2007

Auroras Entertainment, a Kalispell based telecommunications company, announces merger. Avail Media, Inc. Closes Series-B Round with $17 Million in Funding:

May 12, 2007

Montana Job Service Workforce Centers Reorganizing To Improve Service:

May 11, 2007

Great Falls Development Authority creating network of economic development agencies:

May 11, 2007

Consultant to help Helena create brand:

May 10, 2007

Michael Strotheide to Succeed Liz Marchi as President of Montana West Economic Development:

May 9, 2007

Summit links Montana businesses to new markets:

May 9, 2007

Great Falls Development Authority to work with delegation to help finance InfoTech contracts:

May 9, 2007

MMEC Field Engineer, Kreg Worrest Honored at National Conference:

May 8, 2007

What topics would you want at a Missoula 'ZooCamp?:

May 8, 2007

Affordable Green Housing Develops In Seattle - The Burton K. Wheeler Center Hosts: "The Price Of Paradise: Affordable Housing In Montana", 5/17-18, Missoula :

May 4, 2007

Butte, Montana on the World stage. "The Montana Economic Development Summit":

May 4, 2007

The Montana World Trade Center would like to know if you'd be interested in exploring opportunities in Cuba:

May 3, 2007

Montana Economic summit can be summarized succinctly - Education is key:

May 2, 2007

Chairman of Citigroup Inc.'s Robert Rubin: Montana's economic outlook strong:

May 2, 2007

Full Podcasts of the Montana Economic Summit from the Montana Web Designers & Developers Association:

May 2, 2007

Montana Economic Summit pumps money into Butte:

May 2, 2007

Tax incentives for filmmakers help river of dollars run through Montana. Montana Economic Summit Update:

May 2, 2007

Future of Montana's renewable energy resources taking shape. Montana a "Powerhouse":

May 2, 2007

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke emphasizes small-business strengths at Montana Economic Summit:

May 2, 2007

In Butte, Montana, Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke calls for end to isolationism:

May 1, 2007

Computer, Internet spell opportunity. Report from the Montana Economic Development Summit. Podcasts available from the Summit:

May 1, 2007

Montana Economic summit’s intent includes making big international connections:

May 1, 2007

CEOs hype Montana's resources at Economic Summit:

May 1, 2007

Arlee philanthropist donates million-plus to economic development in Montana:

May 1, 2007

Baucus kicks off jobs summit in Butte:

May 1, 2007

Summit: Technology opens world to Montana:

April 29, 2007

The May MEDA Online News is now available:

April 29, 2007

Bresnan Communications and State economic leaders form partnership to assist small businesses in Montana:

April 29, 2007

Sen. Baucus shows off Montana's economic engine to group of five ambassadors:

April 29, 2007

Officials prepare for Montana economic summit. Butte is booming:

April 29, 2007

Catch the Montana Economic Summit on TV - live:

April 27, 2007

Prospera Business Network announces $200,000 Job Training Grant for CDI- Aerospace’s Bozeman Business Unit Start-Up:

April 27, 2007

University to Host Special Economic Data Workshop, 5/9, Missoula:

April 27, 2007

The Montana World Trade Center would like to know if you would like to join their August trade mission to South America. Which country would you prefer?:

April 26, 2007

Get ready, set ... Montana Economic Development Summit starts on Monday 4/30:

April 26, 2007

The Growing Rockies: New People, New Communities, New Urbanism:

April 25, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E-News :

April 25, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E-News :

April 25, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E-News :

April 24, 2007

Business Networking Opportunities And Contacts At Montana Economic Summit, 4/30-5/1, Butte:

April 24, 2007

Montana first state to recognize new class of electric vehicle:

April 23, 2007

Butte abuzz over economic summit:

April 22, 2007

Billion-dollar boon: Montana Alberta Tie would open door to flood of wind projects:

April 21, 2007

Congressional strategy aims at bringing software company, InfoTech to Great Falls, Montana:

April 20, 2007

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership - Educational Events In Montana:

April 20, 2007

Choteau asked to help with geo-map by the National Geographic Society:

April 18, 2007

Working Together to Help Montana Businesses Export! We need your input.:

April 18, 2007

Montana Economic Summit registration on hold - 1852 people already registered.:

April 18, 2007

The Montana SBIR Outreach Program is Changing its Name to the Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP):

April 17, 2007

Main Street Montana Spring 2007 Newsletter:

April 14, 2007

Money found for UM-COT branch campus. Legislature set to decide whether to start Bitterroot campus:

April 13, 2007

Finding A Gold Mine In Butte - April 30 - May 1:

April 13, 2007

Communities Selected for Montana Main Street Affiliate Program:

April 12, 2007

Foreign Ambassadors Attending the Upcoming Economic Summit to Tour Montana:

April 12, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E-News - April 2007:

April 11, 2007

Gov. Schweitzer backs Amtrak route through southern Montana. Meeting in Billings on Friday :

April 11, 2007

States' Health Plans May Aid Small Firms:

April 10, 2007

Wheeler Center hosts Montana affordable housing forum May 17-18 in Missoula. Missoula Housing Authority considers legal action over denial of funding for affordable housing project:

April 10, 2007

Urban areas pace Montana growth:

April 10, 2007

Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is April 30, 2007:

April 10, 2007

Missoula Housing Authority considers legal action on denial of affordable housing tax credits:

April 8, 2007

Activists look to add passenger rail through Missoula:

April 7, 2007

"Reinstating A Train Route Across Southern Montana", 4/10, Helena:

April 6, 2007

Reminder: MATR Members can post Company Listings, Comments, Stories and Events. MATR Is Also Now Offering Other States The Opportunity To Have Their Own Roundtables:

April 6, 2007

Shaping Market Square - Affordable Housing an integral part of how we want to see this area of Missoula developed:

April 5, 2007

Network to help guide Missoula small businesses. Montana Business Expansion and Retention, or BEAR, Project:

April 5, 2007

Lewistown’s affordable housing project awarded highest ranking in state:

April 4, 2007

Education Vital for Montana's Economy but "Montana "is systematically disinvesting in education.":

April 3, 2007

Expert: To draw tourists, Helena needs a ‘brand’:

April 1, 2007

Lighting up Montana with wind power is easier said than done:

March 31, 2007

The April Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Online News:

March 30, 2007

The National Park Service wants to hear from you on “matching fund” component where the Park Service would match funds raised by private and non-profit donors for projects in the Park.:

March 28, 2007

Montana Business Assistance Connection start-up loans hit $10M:

March 28, 2007

Meeting The Affordable Housing Challenge - Conference in Montana set for 5/17-18:

March 28, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Newsletter March 28, 2007:

March 27, 2007

Nominations sought for Montana Geotourism Map by National Geographic.

March 27, 2007

More than 1,000 Register for Baucus' Montana Jobs Summit - April 30 - May 1, Butte, MT:

March 22, 2007

Montana Manufacturing Center Winter Newsletter 2007:

March 14, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Newsletter March 14 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!:

March 14, 2007

Understanding the Economic Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution:

March 13, 2007

Montana Commerce Director, Tony Preite to Present Montana Ethanol Producers And Consumers with a $87,500 check from the WIRED Program:

March 10, 2007

Helena makes pitch to airlines:

March 9, 2007

Gov. Schweitzer Appears on Charlie Rose :

March 9, 2007

Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development Report on Activities 2005 - 2006 to Governor Brian Schweitzer and the 60th Legislative Assembly:

March 8, 2007

Agriculture Department Seeking Summer Interns:

March 7, 2007

Main Street Montana Spring Edition Highlights Roosevelt County:

March 6, 2007

Global Warming Expert, Tim Flannery speaks at MSU - U.S. not serious about global warming threat. Major Economic Opportunities Available to Those Who Act.:

March 3, 2007

List of bigwigs grows for Montana Economic Summit, 4/30-5/1:

March 2, 2007

Montana's Economic Development Funding is at Risk. Your Support is Requested and Vital to Montana's Future:

March 1, 2007

Montana Economic Developers Association - March 2007 Newsletter:

March 1, 2007

Montana World Trade Center Montana trade delegation sees prospects in Italy:

March 1, 2007

Montana World Trade Center E News:

February 28, 2007

All are Invited to a Regional Economic Development Strategy Meeting For Ravalli, Mineral And Missoula Counties, 3/12, Missoula:

February 28, 2007

Missoula opens affordable housing dialog. The Burton K. Wheeler Center Hosts Affordable Housing Conference on 5/17-18 in Missoula:

February 23, 2007

Company Plans to Expand Montana Wind Farm near Cutbank:

February 23, 2007

Sun West Ranch and Madison Valley Hospital Close In On $1M Goal:

February 23, 2007

N.Y. man wins private use of Montana ski hill:

February 22, 2007

The Burton K. Wheeler Center Hosts: "The Price Of Paradise: Affordable Housing In Montana", 5/17-18, Missoula:

February 22, 2007

Affordable homes out of reach for many in Kalispell and the Flathead Valley of Montana:

February 22, 2007

"Focus On Affordability - Missoula Considers Housing Challenges And Choices", 2/27, Missoula :

February 22, 2007

The Whitefish Housing Authority embarks on a two-year affordable housing plan:

February 20, 2007

Bernanke, Gates, Busch, McGraw Will Headline Montana Economic Summit In Butte, April 30-May 1:

February 20, 2007

Halt mandatory education in Montana , says Rick Jore, Chairman of the House Education Committee. (What impact will this proposal have on Montana Economic Development?):

February 17, 2007

Rep. Denny Rehberg to Lead Montana Trade Mission to Italy with the Montana World Trade Center:

February 16, 2007

What makes Townsend, MontanaTownsend, Montana? ('s the water...):

February 11, 2007

Montana's Red Lodge, Cooke City, launching $250,000 promotional campaign:

February 10, 2007

READ stands for the Regional Economies Assessment Database. :

February 9, 2007

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to headline economic development session in Butte April 30 and May 1.:

February 9, 2007

State schools chief urges continued funding support:

February 8, 2007

The Montana Department of Commerce Announces Montana Main Street Affiliate Program:

February 5, 2007

Prospera to Discontinue Hosting SBDC; Focuses on Advanced Business Programs:

February 5, 2007

Accreditation Will Assist Montana Organic Sales to Europe:

February 5, 2007

MAEDC E-Newsletter, Feb. 2007:

February 2, 2007

Clark Johnson, former chief of staff to Senator Conrad Burns, named to head rural development in Montana...:

February 2, 2007

The Bitterroot Economic Development District Working Groups Blog:

February 2, 2007

Whitefish, Montana seeking solution to housing crisis:

February 2, 2007

Butte, Montana economy looking up. Let the good times roll.:

January 31, 2007

Bitterroot Resort presentation fires up residents:

January 31, 2007

In Whitehall: Business park moves forward:

January 31, 2007

Gazette Opinion: Urban, rural Montanans need to talk:

January 30, 2007

Education investment needed as Montana cities prosper, expert says:

January 30, 2007

Internet for all: Handful of Montana municipalities test waters of citywide wireless. Not on front burner yet in Montana communities.:

January 30, 2007

February MEDA Online News and....scholarship anyone?:

January 29, 2007

Gateway communities, Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana join in advertising campaign:

January 29, 2007

Census Data Now Available for Montana State Legislative Districts:

January 29, 2007

Condos saving old hotels in Livingston:

January 26, 2007

Montana Governor Announces $1.3 Million in WIRED Grant Awards:

January 25, 2007

Plan unveiled for Blackfoot Valley lands in Montana:

January 24, 2007

Great Falls Development Authority helped create 641 new jobs paying $21 million:

January 24, 2007

Montana World Trade Center January E-News:

January 24, 2007

The 33rd Montana Governor’s Conference On Tourism & Recreation, 4/2-3, Helena, MT:

January 24, 2007

Affordable housing sought at new project in Kalispell:

January 23, 2007

Growth in the Bitterroot: new move-ins, crowded schools:

January 21, 2007

Baucus takes the gavel: For new Senate Finance chairman, Montana will still come first:

January 21, 2007

In Livingston, condos are saving old hotels and increasing affordable housing:

January 20, 2007

Better Food Process Control School, 2/20-21, Ronan, MT:

January 19, 2007

The Montana Department of Commerce Completes Cost/Benefit Analysis of Missoula DIRECTV Project:

January 18, 2007

Trade zone sought to lure businesses to Butte, Montana:

January 18, 2007

Consultant offers advice on how to market Helena:

January 16, 2007

Haider, Uhl join MMEC for WIRED effort:

January 14, 2007

The beauty of biodiesel in Montana's small town economy:

January 14, 2007

Forward Great Falls a success - gets rave reviews:

January 11, 2007

Montana Manufacturing Center - Fall-Winter 2006/07 Newsletter - Marching toward Success One Leg at a Time:

January 11, 2007

Montana Mobile Glass Pulverizer is a Crushing Success:

January 10, 2007

The National Main Streets Conference. Are you going?:

January 9, 2007

Western Montana InBusiness - New calendars convey optimism, hope:

January 8, 2007

NxLevel For Entrepreneurs Feb. 8th - Apr. 26th, Missoula:

January 7, 2007

Builiding a Montana community by design:

January 5, 2007

PPL Montana seeks grant applications that support projects that improve the quality of education, enhance the environment and spur economic development throughout Montana:

January 5, 2007

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) Newsletter:

January 3, 2007

Site selection firm seeking a 30,000 square foot customer service call center “Project Nightingale":

January 3, 2007

Livingston, Montana Chosen for Main Street Revitalization:

January 3, 2007

Economic Outlook Seminar Heads to Nine Montana Cities:

January 1, 2007

Tapping the brakes on Montana's economy and population growth:

January 1, 2007

January 2007 Montana Economic Developers Association Online News:

December 31, 2006

Berkeley Pit blight could spur Butte, Montana's revival:

December 29, 2006

Austrian thermal solar energy company seeking business partners:

December 28, 2006

It's tempting but futile for Montana to manage growth one subdivision at a time. Bozeman to offer classes to learn the lingo of planning.:

December 28, 2006

NxLevel For Entrepreneurs, Jan 9 - April 3, Victor, MT:

December 24, 2006

Restoration priorities sideline competitive whitewater park (and significant economic development) opportunities at the new confluence of the Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers in Bonner, Montana:

December 24, 2006

Gov. Brian Schweitzer trying to boost tax breaks for movie projects in Montana:

December 22, 2006

The Butte Local Development Corp. may sell land with incentives for job creation:

December 21, 2006

Report touts ties between Montana, tribes:

December 21, 2006

Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commission OKs $49M deal:

December 20, 2006

Montana Main Street - An Update::

December 20, 2006

State economic outlooks scheduled throughout Montana:

December 20, 2006

Great Falls Development Authority's Regional Economic Development Summit, 1/9, Great Falls:

December 19, 2006

Dec./Jan. 2006 Newsletter from the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The University of Montana :

December 19, 2006

Economic development: County debates legality of tax spending:

December 19, 2006

Former Miles City hospital being turned into affordable housing:

December 19, 2006

Malta dino museum takes big step forward:

December 18, 2006

Professor's road trip photos reveal two sides of Montana:

December 18, 2006

Montana Biotechnology Manufacturing Site Search:

December 16, 2006

Montana Sen. Max Baucus Gets $72MM for Wind Power Generation:

December 16, 2006

Malta on the Hi-Line to get new home-building plant:

December 14, 2006

Montana Department Of Commerce To Give Ravalli County $400,000 For Workforce Training, 12/19, Hamilton, MT:

December 14, 2006

Montana League of Cities and Towns, Missoula Mayor John Engen and others want to add local sales tax:

December 14, 2006

Billings infrastructure falling behind says economist Larry Swanson :

December 14, 2006

Proposed coal-to-fuel plant out in Butte, Montana:

December 13, 2006

The Montana Department of Commerce has published updated WIRED Application Guidelines on its website:

December 13, 2006

Anaconda Main Street program to focus on revitalization, historic preservation:

December 12, 2006

DNRC to Present $65.2 Million Check to the Office of Public Instruction for K-12 Education in Montana:

December 12, 2006

Site selector looking for an existing site for the expansion of a food manufacturing company:

December 12, 2006

Power through unity: Montana towns join forces for business:

December 8, 2006

Masters Group International commits to major distribution center in Butte, Montana:

December 8, 2006

Gateway Economic Development Corp. business group changes name. Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) charged with creating and retaining jobs in the Lewis and Clark, Broadwater and Meagher county areas:

December 7, 2006

Montana World Trade Center Seeks Montana Businesses for Trade Mission to Italy and Greece Feb. 2007:

December 2, 2006

Montana gets $72M to harness wind:

November 30, 2006

MEDA Online News - December 2006:

November 29, 2006

National Center for Appropriate Technology announces Montana biodiesel/oilseed innovation grants:

November 29, 2006

Aspen Air U.S. Corp. moving to Billings, Montana - Will begin hiring up to 20 employees:

November 29, 2006

Montana World Trade Center E-News 11/29/06:

November 29, 2006

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Planning Grant Funds Available:

November 28, 2006

Missoula Incubator To Feature Alternative Energy, 12/05, Missoula:

November 28, 2006

Tapping Montana’s ‘green’ energy:

November 27, 2006

The Salish Kootenai College's Highway Construction Training School recruits women, minorities for Montana road construction jobs:

November 24, 2006

Jobs and employees and other reasons to Come Home to Montana:

November 24, 2006

"Kids Count" report / Montana Economy leaving children behind:

November 22, 2006

How does Montana, as an economic force, stack up against the competition?:

November 22, 2006

"The Cowboy Boot" Changing the Face of Montana's Economy?:

November 21, 2006

Everything is coming up whistles for the Charlie Russell Chew-Choo thanks to the State of Montana and PPL :

November 20, 2006

Learning from other states: Oregon's land planning:

November 19, 2006

Big Box Shock! Big box stores have a sticker price that may shock the local community.:

November 17, 2006

Getting the Growth You Want in Montana: A Citizens Guide to Subdivisions and Smart Growth:

November 17, 2006

It's an almost unthinkable statistic: One Montana child in five lives in poverty.:

November 16, 2006

MEDA to Coordinate Statewide Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Program.:

November 16, 2006

Update of attached Summary of Eastern MT Econ Strategy DRAFT:

November 16, 2006

Havre and the Hi-Line to benefit from $1MM telemedicine grant:

November 15, 2006

Conference tracks Montana sprawl:

November 14, 2006

"A Regional WorkForce Transformation And Economic Planning Forum", 11/30, Helena:

November 14, 2006

Request for Proposals - West Yellowstone College Feasibility Study:

November 13, 2006

Big Sky Or Big Sprawl Conference, 11/14, Helena:

November 13, 2006

Bitterroot braces for anticipated box stores:

November 13, 2006

Newly formed business alliance promotes Montana's "Indianpreneurs":

November 13, 2006

Ravalli County featured in national publication:

November 12, 2006

Montana 'supersizes' new developments:

November 9, 2006

With voters' OK, Wal-Mart prepares to dig - Bitterroot Good Neighbors Coalition is not giving up the fight to halt construction:

November 8, 2006

Big Box Shock: A Conference On The Impact Of Big Box Stores On Montana Communities, 11/17-18, Helena, MT:

November 8, 2006

Montana World Trade Center E-News November, 2006:

November 3, 2006

Travel agency locating to Butte - BCD Travel:

November 2, 2006

Montana PSC Oks policies to encourage alternative energy:

November 2, 2006

Montana Telecommunications Association Commentary: Reverse Auctions:

November 1, 2006

Officials in Great Falls, Montana express desire for airport to attract global market at runway dedication ceremony:

November 1, 2006

'America's largest Petri dish' - Yellowstone National Park threatened by diseases:

October 31, 2006

MEDA November Online News:

October 31, 2006

Demand growing for economic development grant money in Butte:

October 30, 2006

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Conference photos, highlights and presentation files:

October 29, 2006

Economic Sports Development. Advantage Butte delivers on tournament promises:

October 28, 2006

Luncheon in Great Falls to focus on recruiting younger talent - "Hot Jobs — Cool Communities":

October 27, 2006

Rally-racing reality TV program takes off from downtown Whitefish, Montana:

October 26, 2006

New authority president Doney touts bright future for Great Falls:

October 26, 2006

Montana World Trade Center - October 20006 Newsletter - Wanna do more business in Canada?:

October 26, 2006

Dawson Community College receives grant for economic development:

October 26, 2006

Vonage Launches Service in Montana:

October 23, 2006

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer announces $2 Billion transmission project:

October 23, 2006

U.S. Regional: Is High-Tech Employment Back on Track? Montana is the 3rd fastest growing market for high-tech employment in the Nation:

October 23, 2006

Montana’s economic developers meeting in Havre (MEDA):

October 21, 2006

Great Falls Development Authority fundraising drive taking shape:

October 20, 2006

The CATO Institute flunks Montana Governor for budget and tax policies. Governor Schweitzer Disagrees:

October 20, 2006

Racicot rides again. Pay no attention to the man in the lobby:

October 20, 2006

Gallatin Development Corp. now 'Prospera' - Recognizes Business Leaders:

October 20, 2006

Businesses in Eastern Montana are Excited:

October 20, 2006

Notes on Bicycling in Copenhagen:

October 20, 2006

Bitterroot Food co-op organizers seeking 800 members:

October 19, 2006

Economic road map: Plan gives Butte guidance:

October 19, 2006

Remember Universal Service as a vital element in Montana’s economic development when you go to the polls on Nov. 7.:

October 18, 2006

Economist Larry Swanson: "Billings lags in city spending":

October 18, 2006

Montana scenic railway, The Charlie Russell Chew Choo, gets help from state tourism program.:

October 17, 2006

The Great Falls-based Montana Cooperative Development Center gets $225,000 grant:

October 17, 2006

Montana Special Events Grant Program Funds Available January 12, 2007 Application Deadline:

October 16, 2006

Montana Disabled Students Workforce Mentoring Day, 10/18, Helena:

October 16, 2006

Montana Zoning Vs. Cappuccino Cowboys. Keeping the Wild in the West:

October 16, 2006

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education has chosen four post secondary institutions to receive funding under Montana's New Homestead Act: Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development (WIRED).:

October 16, 2006

Montana Association of Counties October 2006 Newsletter:

October 13, 2006

(Cancelled) Federal Reserve Bank Officer To Talk At MSU On Strengthening Local Economy 10/23, Bozeman:

October 12, 2006

State Business Tax Climate Index - Montana Ranks 8th:

October 10, 2006

11 northcentral Montana counties receive $1 million telemedicine grant:

October 9, 2006

Richland Economic Development announces speaker for 11/9 annual meeting. Liz Marchi:

October 8, 2006

Montana Independent Telecommunications Systems 12th Annual Technology Symposium, 11/13-14, Helena, MT :

October 7, 2006

Kids' vision of the future vital to master planning efforts:

October 7, 2006

The last best house? The region’s lack of affordable housing also appears to contribute to a problem increasingly facing Flathead employers: finding workers.:

October 7, 2006

Expert finds Missoula's on right path for bike town:

October 6, 2006

Major new syn-fuels project planned at Roundup. Governor's advisor touts energy projects to City Commission:

October 3, 2006

School readiness summit in Missoula Wednesday 10/4.:

October 3, 2006

SBA will transfer manager to Billings:

October 3, 2006

New Hi-Line Bio-diesel plant looks to camelina- "Greater Montana Bio Energies":

October 2, 2006

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer announces agreement to build coal-to-liquid fuel plant:

October 1, 2006

Controversy brewing over Montana’s involvement in WWAMI program:

October 1, 2006

Helena-to-Great Falls rails-to-trails hopefuls ready to spring into action:

September 30, 2006

MEDA Online News for October:

September 29, 2006

Win Your Own Montana Mountain:

September 29, 2006

Montana Marketplace - Tools For Business Workshop & Trade Show Preparation Session, 10/9, Great Falls, MT:

September 28, 2006

Dawson County, Carter, Fallon, Prairie and Wibaux counties will make up the Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation:

September 27, 2006

Montana Governor's Economic Development Presentation,10/12 , Chester, MT:

September 26, 2006

Site inquiry- 50k sq. ft. facility in Montana. Do you have space?:

September 26, 2006

Montana Main Street - Success Stories - Tree Planting Project in Butte, Montana - Reviving the Stevensville Hotel:

September 26, 2006

Client is interested in purchasing a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Computer Data Center in Montana:

September 25, 2006

DirecTV Opens Missoula, Montana Call Center - unveils employee-friendly digs:

September 25, 2006

Montana Historical Society Makes Grants for Historic Barn Restoration:

September 24, 2006

Talk by Evan Barrett covers governor's energy vision in Montana:

September 22, 2006

Great Falls business improvement group downgrading leadership post- Frustrated search to fill job vacancy spurs new approach:

September 21, 2006

If you are interested and/or involved in economic and community development in the state of Montana or surrounding region….Havre, Montana is the place to be October 19th and 20th. MEDA 2006 FALL CONFERENCE, 10/19-20, Havre, Montana :

September 21, 2006

St. James Healthcare Foundation awarded grant to find answer to nurse shortage:

September 20, 2006

Main Street Montana Fall Edition Highlights Silver Bow County:

September 17, 2006

Glacier National Park — Mountains as far as the eye can see:

September 15, 2006

Is Montana in eco-collapse?:

September 15, 2006

Signup under way for program designed to help small Montana towns thrive:

September 15, 2006

New development authority leader impressed with Great Falls, MT:

September 15, 2006

Montana DEQ testing electronics recycling program. Helena holds recycling event this weekend.:

September 14, 2006

Cut Bank Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Lunch With Governor's Chief Business Dev. Officer, Evan Barrett, 9/21, Cut Bank:

September 14, 2006

Great Northern Development Corporation And SBDC Present A Marketing Workshop, 9/27 ,Wolf Point:

September 14, 2006

Sen. Max Baucus - Taking the Pulse of Charitable Care and Community Benefits at Nonprofit Hospitals:

September 11, 2006

Agriculture Development Council selects GTA projects:

September 11, 2006

MATR Roundtable "Innovation That Matters" With Experts From IBM, 9/22, Missoula:

September 10, 2006

Despite low risk, Montana gets funds to combat terror:

September 8, 2006

Governor gauging sentiment for new oil refineries in Montana:

September 8, 2006

Attached is The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education’s Request for Proposal covering Montana’s New Homestead Act: Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED).:

September 5, 2006

2006 Montana Faith Community Impact Summit, 9/22, Billings, MT:

September 5, 2006

The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana-Missoula request for research ideas:

September 4, 2006

Old School Station on its way. Kalispell facility plans a full-scale production studio, a performing arts center and a variety of as-yet-undetermined technology companies from around the country:

September 3, 2006

September MEDA Online News...but first....:

September 3, 2006

Program helps bring financial independence to remote reservation:

September 1, 2006

Havre seeks county help with port authority:

August 31, 2006

Your Invitation to "Innovation That Matters" with Experts from IBM:

August 31, 2006

Green Power, Inc., of Issaquah, Wash. claims technology turns trash into diesel fuel. Plans plant in Montana:

August 31, 2006

Drop in cost spurs UM’s switch to biodiesel. Missoula Embraces Alternative Fuels:

August 31, 2006

Marketing wind energy complex process:

August 30, 2006

The Phillco Economic Growth Council to invest in Malta home building facility:

August 29, 2006

MSU College Of Business Hosts Annual Family Business Day Sept. 22, Bozeman, MT:

August 29, 2006

City-county revamps Web site. Helena and Lewis and Clark County are sporting a new look online.:

August 27, 2006

Things are looking up on Montana's Hi-Line:

August 24, 2006

Governor: Economic Development Tool Helping Existing MT Businesses. Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR):

August 23, 2006

The Chippewa-Cree Tribe zeroes in on ethanol plant in Montana with $20 million in tax credits:

August 23, 2006

Economist says Montana oil counties among fastest growing economies:

August 22, 2006

Schweitzer sees himself as “closer” - Part 5 of’s 5-part series on economic development in Montana:

August 19, 2006

Fast times in the Flathead, and beyond with Liz Marchi - Part 4 of’s 5-part series about economic development in Montana:

August 18, 2006

MSU College Of Business Sets Sept. 28 Event For Local Businesses, Bozeman:

August 18, 2006

The Big Sky Economic Development Corporation Begins Incentive Fund to Entice Companies to Billings.:

August 17, 2006

Some consensus on economic incentives expressed by Montana Legislature Candidates :

August 16, 2006

A change of perspective - Part 3 of’s 5-part series on economic development in Montana:

August 16, 2006

Montana World Trade Center's Trade Mission to Canada is Being Organized: Don't Miss Out!:

August 16, 2006

Montana Ranch Owner Pledges $500,000 Toward New Madison Valley Hospital. “Project Giveback” Aims to Match Donations and Get Community Involved:

August 14, 2006

Room to grow - Part 1 of’s 5-part series on economic development in Montana:

August 14, 2006

Site Selection Organization Seeks Information on Possible Call Center Location in Montana :

August 14, 2006

Richland Economic development explores offering revolving loan fund:

August 14, 2006

From Maine to Montana:

August 13, 2006

Great Falls, Montana looks at offering wireless Internet:

August 9, 2006

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Is First Grant Recipient - Grant from Montana's New Homestead Act Funds - WIRED Grant:

August 8, 2006

Great Falls development group hires new leader- Welcome to Brett M. Doney:

August 7, 2006

Where to find the best quality of life. Bozeman, MT leads the list.:

August 7, 2006

Neighborhood hub envisioned at Market Square in Missoula. Transformation to set the standard for the future.:

August 4, 2006

Site Selection Company looking for space for a data center in Montana:

August 2, 2006

Missoula Area Economic Development Corp (MAEDC) News August 2006:

August 2, 2006

An Affordable Housing Brouhaha: Does Bozeman Want to Be an Inclusive or Exclusive Community?:

August 1, 2006

The August MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Online News:

July 31, 2006

Riding the Circuit, Preaching Finance. Michelle A. Jutila Roams Southeastern Montana to Help Businesses Succeed:

July 28, 2006

Montana World Trade Center leads Trade Mission of Montana Companies to China, South Korea:

July 26, 2006

The Montana Department Of Commerce Presents NAFTA Export Training & Workshops, 8/10 Missoula, 8/11 Butte, MT:

July 25, 2006

Bitterroot Resort officials update county commissioners:

July 25, 2006

Acute-care center seen as filling gap in Billings:

July 25, 2006

AvMax lays out slow, steady expansion plans in Great Falls, MT:

July 24, 2006

Chamber kick starts Montana technology infrastructure discussion:

July 23, 2006

Forward Blackfeet Community members hear ideas for furthering small business.:

July 19, 2006

Protecting ‘The Last Best Place’:

July 17, 2006

Governor Brian Schweitzer: The Montana economy relies on education:

July 15, 2006

Measure protects ‘Last Best Place’ from trademark:

July 14, 2006

"Plumm Summer" announces stars. Henry Winkler and William Baldwin will anchor the movie being filmed in Bozeman and Livingston this summer:

July 13, 2006

New Great Falls, MT BID director resigns fter just one official day on the job. Top candidate surfaces in search for new GFDA president:

July 12, 2006

Boom to Bust in Bozeman, Big Sky and Missoula?:

July 12, 2006

A home of their own. Five families move into Rural Development homes in Lewistown, MT:

July 10, 2006

Montana Early Childhood Business Summit, 10/4, Missoula :

July 9, 2006

Growth Through Agriculture program A real bison booster boost:

July 8, 2006

FCC chair offers support for regional telemedicine advances:

July 6, 2006

Meetings this week in Bozeman, MT to focus on digital health care:

July 5, 2006

Rural center gives western Montana high marks for ‘amenities':

July 5, 2006

Montana Alberta transmission line projected to stimulate $1 billion in wind farm development.:

July 2, 2006

Online mag to promote Eastern Montana. "Alternatives Magazine" Eastern Montana Economic Solutions and Opportunities. :

June 29, 2006

FCC chairman in Bozeman July 7-8 to address telemedicine future:

June 29, 2006

The July Edition of MEDA Online News:

June 26, 2006

Story about Butte on the John Daily Show is available in video "Bad Pit":

June 26, 2006

Montana Agriculture Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects ~ Next Application Deadline is July 31, 2006 ~:

June 25, 2006

Montana Tourism quest uses GPS contest in Twin Cities to encourage more to visit Montana:

June 22, 2006

Smiling along with Butte, Montana’s success. Butte featured on "The Daily Show":

June 22, 2006

Jobs for Montana's Graduates Makes the Grade:

June 21, 2006

Montana Rep. Rehberg secures CMC telemedicine network funds for the State:

June 20, 2006

Trade missions expected to bring business back to Montana. Could your company benefit?:

June 18, 2006

Farmers look to adapt with innovation. "Growing" Carbon can be a profitable crop.:

June 12, 2006

Guest Opinion: Nearby states poised for economic surge. What is Montana doing?:

June 12, 2006

Economist says state gains not only the result of energy:

June 12, 2006

Developers eye massive subdivision in Flathead Valley of Montana:

June 4, 2006

Paradise Valley man has sustainable vision for his land:

May 31, 2006

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) June Newsletter:

May 26, 2006

A Discussion On The Feasibility Of Commuter Rail Service In The Missoula & Bitterroot Valleys, 6/15, Missoula:

May 25, 2006

Commerce director Tony Preite: Bear Paw is area's best ‘umbrella':

May 23, 2006

List of all Montana Ethanol and Bio-diesel/Bio-lube projects is being developed. Please submit any that you know of.:

May 22, 2006

Grant to aid Montana bio-fuel industry:

May 22, 2006

Road to increased trade - Montana to Texas:

May 22, 2006

Brainy balance: Education drain, gain offset each other - but newcomers are older in Montana:

May 21, 2006

John Kramer president of the Great Falls Development Authority : Parting thoughts:

May 19, 2006

Fun On The TechRanch:

May 18, 2006

New project aimed at easing poverty in Montana:

May 17, 2006

$15M WIRED grant aims to train rural workers. Montana towns, colleges to be engaged in developing alternative fuels:

May 14, 2006

Keeping training on track. Montana Training programs pay off with tech jobs; funds are needed to keep ball rolling:

May 13, 2006

Groups look at economic boost of cleanup efforts at upcoming Symposium :

May 11, 2006

Montana Department of Agriculture director Nancy Peterson: Stop exporting state's children, produce:

May 11, 2006

Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg Secures $3 Million in Funding for Appropriate Technology Transfer to Rural Areas (ATTRA) in Butte:

May 9, 2006

Guide to Federal Re$ources for Youth Development:

May 9, 2006

Montana location for family feature film - “A Plumm Summer” - Would you like to have your Montana product prominently displayed in an upcoming movie?:

May 8, 2006

Trapper Creek Winery receives state ag grant for advertising and promotion.:

May 4, 2006

35 Montana communities vie for windpower projects:

May 3, 2006

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) MAY 2006 Newsletter:

May 1, 2006

Grant will partner the Fort Peck Indian tribes, Harvard Medical School to provide behavioral and mental health services for children on the reservation:

April 28, 2006

Japan's consulate general talks about relations with U.S. and the University of Montana:

April 27, 2006

Paul Tuss of Havre and Adam de Yong of Helena to administer WIRED grant in Eastern Montana:

April 27, 2006

35 Montana towns seek cash for wind projects:

April 20, 2006

Mr. Steven Galbavy Is New Executive Director of Opportunity Link Inc. in Northcentral Montana:

April 20, 2006

Community Hospital of Anaconda Is First to Bring Personal Health Records to Montana:

April 20, 2006

Business folks work to revitalize Choteau, Fairfield and Augusta downtowns:

April 19, 2006

Bitterroot Resort Developer, Tom Maclay submits new permit application seeking permission to include 1,680 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in his project.:

April 18, 2006

Outstanding Career Opportunities in Montana - WIRED Program Manager and Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Manager:

April 18, 2006

EnterpriseMontana is seeking businesses for Asian trade mission:

April 15, 2006

Gov. Schweitzer ends Montana film advisory council:

April 14, 2006

Andrew Field, founder and president of of Livingston, Montana is First runner-up 2006 National Small Business Person of the Year:

April 14, 2006

John Kramer to leave Great Falls Development Authority for Iowa:

April 13, 2006

MATR is building a database of local tech talent. First group- freelance web designers. This is your chance to be included.:

April 13, 2006

Proposed wind park will be a win-wind situation for Glacier and Toole Counties.:

April 12, 2006

Drain vs. Gain — More educated people move into Montana than leave:

April 12, 2006

Residents Say Good Jobs and State’s Natural Beauty Can Go Hand in Hand As They Urge Montana’s Leaders to Work Aggressively to Attract More Businesses:

April 12, 2006

Montana Gov. Schweitzer mum on more funding for tourism. Fort Benton named tourism community of year:

April 11, 2006

Training - even in fourth grade - can pay off - April 2006 Edition of "Western Montana InBusiness" :

April 10, 2006

WIRED grant award counties in Montana to convene at MEDA conference on 5/2 in Polson, MT:

April 10, 2006

Indians form vision for Great Falls' future:

April 7, 2006

Main Street in Montana. Six Montana Communities Designated for Main Street Revitalization:

April 7, 2006

Anaconda chosen as Montana Main Street site:

April 6, 2006

Madison County, Montana discusses need for high-speed Internet:

April 5, 2006

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Online News:

April 5, 2006

Conference- Government Based Contract Services for Veteran Owned Businesses, 5/19-20, Missoula:

April 4, 2006

Medicine Hat, Alberta mayor calls for trade corridor with Havre, MT:

April 1, 2006

Developer tight-lipped about plans for 8,000 acre Pony, Montana ranch:

March 31, 2006

Montana ag council selects projects for funding. $277,000 of Growth Through Agriculture funds allocated:

March 30, 2006

Toward a Living Wage in Montana. It's all about education!:

March 30, 2006

Butte, Montana Cashing in on Toxic Water Pit:

March 30, 2006

Montana Film council chair rebuffs criticism:

March 30, 2006

Senator Max Baucus encourages Park county, Livingston to get into wind energy:

March 28, 2006

Montana Main Street Spring 2006 Newsletter:

March 24, 2006

TV, movie workers rail against Montana film council:

March 23, 2006

Untapped market for state growers?:

March 23, 2006

350 Montana business owners back preservation of state’s roadless areas:

March 23, 2006

Revitalizing Hobson, Montana's Main Street:

March 22, 2006

MSU, University of the Yellowstone. "The key is human capital. And this implies an emphasis on universities. Understanding this fact is the key to success. ":

March 22, 2006

Main Street Montana Spring Edition Spotlights Hill County:

March 18, 2006

Get ready for Billings' future, says economist Larry Swanson, director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.:

March 18, 2006

Voters think Montana is on right track, Montana Chamber of Commerce poll finds:

March 16, 2006

PPL releases findings from Montana quality-of-life poll - Longtime, transplant Montanans agree on issues:

March 14, 2006

The Montana Rural Health Initiative - A New Venture for MSU Extension Service:

March 14, 2006

A Better Way. A New Kind of Highway is Being Built in Montana - One That Respects The Land, The Animals and The People :

March 11, 2006

Gov. Brian Schweitzer: Oil, gas, coal key to Eastern Montana's future:

March 9, 2006

Montana Increases Resources For Businesses:

March 9, 2006

Montana farmers poised to harvest profit from carbon 'crop'. Conservation practice might boost pocketbook:

March 9, 2006

Snowy Mountain Development Corp. (Lewistown, MT) has $650,000 in loan funds to assist local businesses:

March 7, 2006

Citing a shortage of qualified engineers in its home state of Connecticut, Sikorsky lands in Bozeman, Montana:

March 6, 2006

Montana Senator Conrad Burns and Governor Brian Schweitzer Announce a New Sikorsky Engineering Design Plant in Bozeman, Montana:

March 6, 2006

Montana Association of Counties March 2006 Newsletter:

March 6, 2006

Nominations Sought For Montana 2006 Governor's Desiree Taggart Memorial Workforce Development Awards:

March 5, 2006

Cleanup cash drying up. A look at the economic impact of environmental cleanup in Montana:

March 2, 2006

New Resource “Starting a Farmers' Market in Montana” now available:

March 2, 2006

Montana MarketManager providing vast information to producers and others:

March 1, 2006

Montana Economic Developers Association. The March edition of MEDA Online News:

March 1, 2006

Montana West Economic Development First Quarter 2006 Newsletter:

February 28, 2006

The 31st Annual Montana Economic Outlook Seminar Presentations Available Online:

February 28, 2006

Montana Business Owners Certain on Three Key Issues:

February 27, 2006

Best and worst tax codes for businesses, Wyoming tops the list. Montana in top 10:

February 27, 2006

Montana University Regents concerned about use of NASA funding. Wants to know what UM's Northern Rockies Center for Space Privatization has to show for the $3 million it received from noncompetitive NASA grants:

February 24, 2006

Guide. "Hands of Harvest" helps folks find NorthCentrel Montana region's hidden craft, cultural attractions:

February 24, 2006

10 Towns vie for Montana Main Street program:

February 24, 2006

Gazette Opinion: Rural, urban challenges in economic growth:

February 24, 2006

Economist Larry Swanson, "Foundations For Future Economic Success, Billings 2020,", 3/17, Billings:

February 22, 2006

The Sonoran Institute offers economic development help to Montana communities along the Rocky Mountain Front:

February 22, 2006

Economic development no easy task for any state. Money talks:

February 22, 2006

First, Do No Harm. Affordable Housing Initiatives in Montana:

February 21, 2006

Montana Gov. Schweitzer blasts professors over business climate findings ~ right-to-work and at-will employment. Several Respond:

February 20, 2006

Grooming millionaires. Finding new business ideas involves a team of problem hunters that interviews industry leaders to discover what they need. :

February 20, 2006

Montana tribes awarded economic development funds. More funding available:

February 19, 2006

Thumbnail sketches of revenue picture in neighboring states:

February 18, 2006

Great Falls boosters say state let company, 100 jobs slip away:

February 18, 2006

Babb sets retreat to develop 5-year plan to make Butte the most livable city in the state.:

February 16, 2006

Montana Governor Schweitzer lists 1,000 jobs in '06, education as top goals:

February 16, 2006

The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding. Proposals are due March 1, 2006.:

February 16, 2006

Yellowstone visitors take it slower. Sightseers choose leisurely tours on snowcoaches instead of snowmobiles:

February 15, 2006

State Tourism conference set for Great Falls April 10-11:

February 13, 2006

University of Montana official, Tony Rudbach dreams big for Economic Development Hub in Glendive:

February 13, 2006

Experience Works for older job seekers in Montana:

February 12, 2006

Havre, Montana hits high gear:

February 10, 2006

Economic development is wrong excuse for keeping ICBMs in Montana:

February 7, 2006

Montana offers grants to Montana companies to visit out-of-state trade shows:

February 6, 2006

Education, not luck, of Irish. Wisconsin is learning the lessons of the Irish Miracle. Simple enough: education, innovation, networks, collaboration.:

February 6, 2006

Polson on a mission to revitalize its downtown by applying to join the Montana Main Street program.:

February 5, 2006

Economic report card. Butte can't rest on its laurels:

February 3, 2006

Governor Schweitzer Announces $15 Million Economic Development Grant for Eastern MT. -Full Project Narrative :

February 3, 2006

Employers Seek Same Rights as Employees in Montana Courts:

February 3, 2006

Bozeman and Missoula touted as retirement destinations:

February 3, 2006

Russ Connole selected as Economic director in Butte:

February 2, 2006

Montana's Economic Ranking in the 2006 Development Report Card For The States:

February 2, 2006

Indian business conference draws more than 200:

February 2, 2006

Young professionals’ forum Opportunities abound in Butte, but roadblocks are plentiful:

February 1, 2006

February Edition of The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Online News:

February 1, 2006

Baucus announces $1 million grant for Mission Food Enterprise Center in Ronan, Montana :

February 1, 2006

Montana Governor Selects Winners of the Desiree Taggart Memorial Award:

January 31, 2006

Paddling before patience: Whitewater enthusiasts in downtown Missoula don't wait long to hit first completed rapid at Brennan's Wave :

January 31, 2006

Why Are Colorado Ski Resorts Importing Foreign Labor?:

January 29, 2006

Montana's Agenda - Some Synfuel Thoughts from Governor Brian Schweitzer:

January 29, 2006

Economists ‘bullish' about state economy:

January 29, 2006

Made in Montana program set to resume after year's absence. Now called Made in Montana Marketplace - with a new logo and new graphics. :

January 25, 2006

Choteau applies for Main Street Montana project:

January 25, 2006

U.S. Attorney: Tom Maclay Illegally Cut Trees in Research Natural Area. The Bitterroot Resort Saga Continues. --- Maclay Responds:

January 24, 2006

Explosive growth in Southwest Montana? Get ready, ’cause here it comes:

January 23, 2006

Montana Indian business conference runs Feb. 1-3 in Great Falls:

January 22, 2006

Tax-increment financing law helps Missoula development park attract businesses:

January 22, 2006

Times are changing in Pony, Montana:

January 21, 2006

Sizable donation moves downtown Missoula whitewater park along:

January 19, 2006

PPL Montana to distribute $200,000 in state grants:

January 19, 2006

Montana inks small business insurance contract. Utah bill to do so fails:

January 18, 2006

Wanzenreid: Montana faces plenty of challenges and the governor's economic development focus will center on energy.:

January 17, 2006

Selling Billings to tourists:

January 17, 2006

Globalization: A New Urgency for Building Digital Communities - Communicate or die:

January 17, 2006

Economic development done right in Butte:

January 17, 2006

Interest in Butte properties growing out in cyberspace:

January 15, 2006

Groups eyeing a collaborative approach to downtown Helena revitalization:

January 14, 2006

Young adults weigh in on the future of Butte:

January 13, 2006

Work begins to create whitewater play area in downtown Missoula - Brennan's Wave:

January 13, 2006

Montana’s Legal Environment: Are We Open for Business:

January 12, 2006

Montana Senator Max Baucus working to boost business with China, India:

January 9, 2006

UM survey: eastern Montanans support economic hub idea - Focus on Glendive:

January 9, 2006

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Announces Online News To Build an Even Stronger Network of Economic Development for Montana:

January 6, 2006

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Forms Working Groups to Explore a Wide Range of Topics. How Can You Contribute to a More Successful Montana Economy?:

January 4, 2006

Rising wind farm raises hopes in Cascade County:

January 3, 2006

Agurb® Trends for 2006 by Jack Schultz of Boomtown USA:

January 3, 2006

Becon Hill Insitute releases State Competitiveness Report 2005. Montana Ranks 33rd:

December 30, 2005

Metro Area and State Competititveness Report 2004 - Montana Ranks 28th:

December 27, 2005

2005 Montana Department of Commerce Economic Development Projects. Job Creation Across Montana:

December 26, 2005

Barbed Wire: Rural poverty in Montana not always acknowledged. Eight Montana counties are at the bottom of the national list for average wages and salaries.:

December 23, 2005

Workforce ranks as top economic development challenge in Montana, experts say:

December 21, 2005

MSU and Bozeman businessess slated for millions in defense funding:

December 20, 2005

Group gathers to write a business plan for Butte’s economic future:

December 20, 2005

'Major' employer hooked. Canadian firm might "land" in Great Falls:

December 18, 2005

Babies as economic indicators?:

December 15, 2005

Fostering a growing economy. New Ravalli County Economic Development Authority director Julie Foster seeks to cultivate healthy businesses and new relationships.:

December 15, 2005

Movers, shakers and moving. Western Montana InBusiness from the Missoulian:

December 15, 2005

Montana Film promotion office needs work:

December 14, 2005

Billings Chamber head pushes state Tourism plan in speech to the Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau:

December 14, 2005

Great Falls hearing only an echo of West’s boom:

December 11, 2005

Will aircraft jobs land in Great Falls?:

December 10, 2005

Advice given to Montana farmers: Think global:

December 9, 2005

A ‘sense of place’ will attract jobs:

December 9, 2005

Agriculture Development Council Selects Growth Through Agriculture Projects:

December 9, 2005

Premier cancer center signs on in Great Falls. Sletten Cancer Institute and McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls join forces with the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah:

December 8, 2005

University of Montana Offers Economic Outlook Seminars:

December 7, 2005

Sharpening swords - Bitterroot Job Service expands to provide cutting edge business, employment services:

December 7, 2005

Expanded Skills Assessment Testing Services Now Available Statewide in Montana:

December 7, 2005

New Montana Downtown Revitalization Program to Hold Application Workshops 12/12, 12/14, 12/16:

December 6, 2005

Looking for a few good students: The University of Montana woos those priced out of college:

December 6, 2005

EERC on Track to Make Zero-Emission Coal-Fired Power Generation a Reality in North Dakota:

December 5, 2005

Montana-Canadian power line could spur energy development:

December 4, 2005

Chinese business people visit Missoula to discuss corporate connections:

December 2, 2005

Knowledge + Innovation = Economic Growth:

December 2, 2005

Montana Cooperative Development Center Receives $300,000 Rural Cooperative Development Grant :

December 2, 2005

Officials develop construction training programs in Montana:

December 1, 2005

Dawson County Economic Development Council continues task of raising money:

November 30, 2005

The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity is considering the possibility of purchasing the Business Retention and Expansion (BEAR) program for Statewide use.:

November 30, 2005

From a Montana base, MSU Professor Dave Snepenger helps explain tourist behavior:

November 29, 2005

Montana could invest more in training its workers - Idaho program ranked 9th in the country. Workforce training is an asset, not an expense.:

November 28, 2005

Montana Governor Schweitzer lays out broad budget priorities:

November 26, 2005

Details in spotlight at 2005's version of Great Falls economic summit on Dec. 13.:

November 26, 2005

Rocky Boy begins master plan for future growth:

November 25, 2005

Economic Value of Early Childhood Education as an Economic Development Tool:

November 23, 2005

DirecTV call center on direct track to go in Missoula:

November 21, 2005

Seeking Clean Fuel for a Nation, and a Rebirth for Small-Town Montana (NY Times) - SYNFUEL: Economic panacea or pie in the sky for Montana?:

November 21, 2005

Centene seizes instruction opportunity in Great Falls - Workforce Training Funding Available to Montana Companies:

November 21, 2005

Montana Community Finance Corporation Fall Newsletter:

November 18, 2005

Report: Many Montana jobs pay below living wage- $9.07 an hour for a single adult:

November 18, 2005

How badly does Missoula need DirecTV? Cost-benefit analysis - jobs would start at around $9 per hour :

November 18, 2005

Arts Foundation gets $25,000 - Five other groups also receive economic development money:

November 18, 2005

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail:

November 17, 2005

Boom and Bust—Not Those Bumper Stickers, Again! Jack Schultz of "Boomtown USA" comments on Sidney, Montana:

November 17, 2005

Glendive gaining more local support for Dinosaur Trail:

November 16, 2005

Small-Town Shops Bulk Up on the Web:

November 15, 2005

Early Childhood Education Endorsed as Economic Development Strategy:

November 15, 2005

Our 11th annual Legislative Quotient™ ranks state governments in terms of their positive impact on their state’s business climate.:

November 15, 2005

Bitterroot Resort has potential, report says - But local opposition among plan's obstacles:

November 14, 2005

Author Jack Schultz, “Boomtown USA,” discusses success for small towns during Richland, Montana Economic Development annual meeting:

November 14, 2005

Universities boosting entrepreneurism ~ "Innovate or die.":

November 14, 2005

Closing Remarks at the 2005 Wheeler Business Roundtable, "Recreation and Real Estate: The New Realities of Development," Dr. Gordon Brittan:

November 12, 2005

Observations from the 8th Annual Farmer Cooperative Conference in Minneapolis by Craig Erickson of Bear Paw Development:

November 12, 2005

What's happening at MATR and MJN? :

November 10, 2005

Rehberg Hails $8 Million in Science, Justice and Commerce Projects for Montana:

November 10, 2005

Montana Association of Counties (MACo) November Newsletter:

November 9, 2005

Missoula competing for DirecTV call center:

November 9, 2005

Energy Tech: Blue Skies Ahead:

November 9, 2005

Big Sky Economic Development Board Considers Broad Range of Issues:

November 8, 2005

The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Seeks Indian Country Host for 2006 Conference:

November 8, 2005

Montana Main Street is moving forward in the community selection process. Is yours a candidate?:

November 7, 2005

Coal-to-Fuels Process Big Polluter:

November 7, 2005

Committee of Commissioners from Across Montana Meet in Hardin about Economic Development:

November 6, 2005

Canadian firm still eyeing airport space in Great Falls:

November 4, 2005

Montana economy faces new generation of workers - "The No. 1 issue: workforce availability:

November 4, 2005

Schweitzer tells Indians to seize day - Governor says tribes can take lead in technology to produce clean energy:

November 3, 2005

Harvard honors Blackfeet Innovation - Siyeh Development Corp.:

November 2, 2005

Site selection company requesting responses to their site solicitation for a new semiconductor manufacturing facility - possibly in Montana:

November 1, 2005

Governor Schweitzer Announces Members of Economic Development Boards, Councils and Commissions:

November 1, 2005

Montana Chamber of Commerce November EYE on Business:

October 31, 2005

‘Boomtown USA’ Author, Jack Schultz To Highlight Richland Economic Develoment Dinner, 11/10, Sidney, Montana:

October 27, 2005

Grant to cover study for commercial kitchen, farm-to-table restaurant, other ag opportunities in Glendive, MT:

October 26, 2005

Montana Chamber Of Commerce Business Agenda Tour, 10/26, Missoula:

October 26, 2005

Private company may fund Havre visitor center:

October 25, 2005

Twelve plans competing for Butte-Silver Bow economic development money:

October 25, 2005

Movie footage shot at Chico Hot Springs Resort in Montana - "Hoot":

October 23, 2005

Senate Protects Rural Development and Rural Asset-Building Programs (For Now) and Rejects SACI:

October 22, 2005

$1.3 million Primary Sector Workforce Training Funds Available for Montana Businesses that Create at Least Ten (10) New Jobs.:

October 20, 2005

A return to 'Main Street' in Stillwater County, Montana with help from MEDA:

October 20, 2005

UM Business Bureau Wins Publication, Web Site Awards:

October 19, 2005

MSU Billings College of Technology receives Grant of $1.98 Million from the President's Community-Based Job Training Program Competition:

October 18, 2005

Montana group looks north to Alberta, Canada for trade opportunities:

October 18, 2005

South African Company Looks at Coal Plant in Montana:

October 17, 2005

Could your Company Benefit from Increased Trade with China? Tom Swenson of Montana Business Capital will be Traveling in China in October to explore Chinese business relationships:

October 17, 2005

Where the techies are :You'd never guess but Missoula, Gallatin and Yellowstone Counties in Montana make the list.:

October 16, 2005

The Great Falls Development Authority poised to announce another deal - Aviation related?:

October 15, 2005

The Montana Aerospace Development Association Receives Grant to Continue Promoting Economic Development in Aerospace Technology:

October 14, 2005

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Havre Earns National Recognition as :

October 14, 2005

Big Sandy, Montana : Ready for renovation:

October 13, 2005

Governor Schweitzer says Judith Gap wind farm is just the beginning in Montana:

October 12, 2005

"Old" Coal-to-fuels process big polluter:

October 12, 2005

Butte-Silver Bow County seeks economic development proposals:

October 11, 2005

Montana Dept. of Commerce Awards $800,000 to Roosevelt County and the Town of Culbertson:

October 10, 2005

Opening doors for business in the Flathead. "Montana West Economic Development":

October 8, 2005

Missoula, Great Falls and Billings Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot Cities for Entrepreneur's 2005" Rankings :

October 8, 2005

Montana is the hot spot, planners say:

October 8, 2005

Bozeman to receive $37.5 million in defense bill:

October 8, 2005

Butte’s in line for pork plant:

October 7, 2005

Choteau, Montana opens doors to movie crew:

October 7, 2005

First Judith Gap, Montana wind turbines to go online in a few weeks - Governor Schweitzer to speak at Wind farm dedication today (10/7):

October 6, 2005

Aerospace industry focus of Butte meeting:

October 6, 2005

Montana World Trade Center Receives Grant for Creative Enterprise Project:

October 6, 2005

Special Events Grant Program Funds Available for Montana Communities, Organizations and Tribal Governments Sponsoring or Planning New Annual Events:

October 6, 2005

Helena - Agriculture Development Council selects Growth Through Agriculture projects:

October 5, 2005

From buggies to business - Renovated Third Street home becomes haven for Montana entrepreneurs in Hamilton:

October 4, 2005

The Other Black Gold - America has a substance abuse problem, and Montana may have a cure. By Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer:

October 3, 2005

Montana Film Office and Bozeman-Based ARTSMARKET, INC to receive Research Award at economic development conference:

October 3, 2005

Growth gobbling up fertile farmland in Montana:

October 2, 2005

A wind farm windfall blows through Judith Gap, Montana:

October 2, 2005

Hamilton lab official says Montana should foster biomedical growth:

September 29, 2005

The Cost of Katrina and How it May Impact Montana - What's the Future of the Economic Gravy Train?:

September 27, 2005

Montana sponsoring lunch at huge trade gathering in Las Vegas to intrigue new businesses:

September 26, 2005

Sidney, Montana receives funding for ethanol research:

September 25, 2005

New studies paint disturbing picture for Montana and for other parts of the West.:

September 25, 2005

Guest opinion from Gov. Brian Schweitzer: Montana coal can help fuel America's future:

September 22, 2005

Microsoft, Google Millionaires Bulldoze a New Aspen in Montana - Montana's Celebrity Land Grab Continued ...Letterman's Top 10:

September 22, 2005

State job training effort due for major overhaul in Montana:

September 22, 2005

Institute Plans Conference to Bring Medical Research to Montana:

September 22, 2005

Montana hoping promotion with outdoor retailer, The North Face will boost winter tourism:

September 22, 2005

Montana Sen. Conrad Burns Announces Funds to Develop Red Lodge, MT Tourism:

September 20, 2005

Groups still working to finish oilseed plant sale - Goal is to convert vegetable oils to biodiesel fuel.:

September 19, 2005

Consolidated Eastern MT Economic Strategy:

September 19, 2005

Institute Plans Conference to Bring Medical Research to Montana:

September 18, 2005

For starters, it's not a public utility - Private utility created by cities could give Montanans less say over their energy future.:

September 16, 2005

Libby Downtown Revitalization Strategic Plan Adopted:

September 15, 2005

S. African firm to visit Montana to consider coal-to-fuel project, A $5B plant could employ 2,000 people:

September 15, 2005

USDA Rural Development Announces $2.1 Million for Montana's Tribal Colleges:

September 13, 2005

MATR supports Geoff Badenoch for Mayor of Missoula - Statesman, Visionary, Leader:

September 11, 2005

Professor's quest for 'jewels in the jungle' helps move Montana State University to national research university and drives millions into local economy:

September 11, 2005

Wheeler Center presents symposium (Oct. 7) on high-end real estate development in Montana:

September 10, 2005

The Montana Agriculture Innovation Center provides further funding for value-added agriculture:

September 9, 2005

Coal rush - Montana Gov. Schweitzer’s plan to convert coal to gas:

September 8, 2005

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Energy Symposium Details - Updated Agenda Available Online at - Eight governors to attend:

September 8, 2005

Montana Senator Burns Ties Trademark Office Purse Strings to Tie Up :

September 7, 2005

Great Falls Groups hope to get online portal up and running -

September 6, 2005

Helena Area Chamber of Commerce joins Montana State Chamber health insurance plan:

September 1, 2005

Smart Growth: Education, Skilled Workers, & the Future of Cold-Weather Cities:

September 1, 2005

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at The University of Montana Advisory Board Appoints Three New Members:

August 31, 2005

Montana Rep. Rehberg announces group intended to help state exports - EnterpriseMontana:

August 31, 2005

Gov Schweitzer wants to retool worker training in Montana:

August 31, 2005

Advertising blitz to highlight meth's horrors - Montana has obtained a high-powered ally - Thomas Siebel:

August 30, 2005

Audit disputes spending for job retraining in Montana:

August 30, 2005

Draft Document - Eastern Montana Consolidated Overview of Economic Strategy/Goals:

August 30, 2005

The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana-Missoula is seeking input regarding tourism and recreation research :

August 30, 2005

TechRanch awards Sen. Conrad Burns Silver Buckle - hailed as hero by MSU:

August 26, 2005

The Last Best Place? Entrepreneur's Bid to Trademark Slogan Angers Montanans:

August 26, 2005

Tim Ryan returns to Montana to serve as Rural Development State Director :

August 23, 2005

State tourism study in Montana to focus on Butte, Absarokee, and Cooke City :

August 19, 2005

Tentative Schedule for Economic Development Field Visits with the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity:

August 18, 2005

Energy firms paying for bulk of Montana governor's energy conference:

August 17, 2005

Economist Larry Swanson to Helena: Ride the ‘sea change' in Western economy:

August 11, 2005

Missoula Commissioners grant first permit to Brennan's Wave:

August 8, 2005

Grant from MT Dept. of Commerce allows biotech firm to add jobs - Rocky Mountain Biologicals of Missoula:

August 8, 2005

Eastern Montana economic strategy and goals:

August 3, 2005

Mystery Business may move to Missoula bringing up to 900 full-time jobs:

August 1, 2005

A Last Best Place Wiki Helping a Trademark Bid Go "Paws Up":

August 1, 2005

Council considers Montana film industry:

August 1, 2005

Who really owns 'the last best place'?:

August 1, 2005

Montana Main Street Program Information Survey - Here's your opportunity to participate in your main street:

July 29, 2005

The State of Montana formally joins 'Last Best Place' fray - "He's not going to get a trademark that will give him exclusive rights to this name," Gov. Schweitzer said.:

July 28, 2005

Lipson's 'The Last Best Place' trademarks advance - Rep. Rehberg urges protest:

July 22, 2005

Changing Economy Drives Name Change for Montana Based Economic Development Organization, Jobs Now, Inc. changes name to Montana West Economic Development:

July 21, 2005

Montana Main Street Program Welcomes a new Coordinator:

July 21, 2005

Montana Commerce Workforce Training Grant Programs:

July 20, 2005

Owner of Paws Up, David Lipson out to own 'The Last Best Place' through trademark registration- Gov. Schweitzer vows to fight - Campaign planned by "New West Network" to protect the phrase:

July 20, 2005

Montana Chamber of Commerce Update:

July 19, 2005

Montana Sen. Baucus goes after $5 million for Milltown Dam economic redevelopment:

July 18, 2005

36 Hours in Missoula, Mont. from the New York Times:

July 18, 2005

Beartooth RC&D Area, Inc. Newsletter July 2005:

July 12, 2005

"Collapse" author Jared Diamond starts the book by looking at the challenges facing Montana. How will the state guide its future?:

July 12, 2005

International trade talks in Great Falls draw little guys, heavy hitters - Intent of negotiations is to lower trade barriers between U.S., Thailand:

July 10, 2005

Great Falls trade talks with representatives from Thailand could yield ag windfall:

July 10, 2005

Ropin' the wind: Judith Gap Wind Farm to tap Montana's invisible resource:

July 10, 2005

Targeting Tourism in Helena:

July 9, 2005

Montana businesses report success on European trip organzied by the Montana World Trade Center at the University of Montana:

July 5, 2005

Going monthly feels right - Montana InBusinessMonthly:

July 2, 2005

Montana Ambassdors Summer 2005 Newsletter:

June 30, 2005

Presentation to the Montana Interim Committee on Economic Affairs by Evan Barrett, Chief Business Officer, Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity:

June 30, 2005

New Montana Economic Development Initiatives from Tony Preite, Director, Montana Department of Commerce:

June 28, 2005

Western Montana 'Mom and Pops' get creative to play with big-boxes:

June 28, 2005

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council President Eugene Little Coyote : Economic growth top priority - Gov. Schweitzer creates new Indian council gives the tribes. Prestigious speakers to address symposium :

June 26, 2005

Made in Montana campaign gets boost:

June 26, 2005

Employers say high-tech help surprisingly hard to find in Missoula - Computer jobs lose luster as young techies aspire to other careers:

June 25, 2005

Thailand trade delegation to get healthy dose of Montana:

June 25, 2005

Montana Governor Schweitzer considering visit to Canada:

June 24, 2005

Montana Workforce Training Survey from the Montana Chamber of Commerce:

June 24, 2005

Oklahoma man, Steven North tabbed for Great Falls Development Authority marketing post:

June 22, 2005

Pulitzer Winner Jared Diamond Packs Hamilton High, Gives Montana 'Collapse' Context:

June 22, 2005

Montana Commerce Department offers $200,000 for tourism projects:

June 19, 2005

Where is Eastern Montana?:

June 16, 2005

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity - Welcome to

June 15, 2005

Fonda, Kidder Promote Montana for Films:

June 14, 2005

Montana Chamber Transitions to "Interim" Efforts After Successful 2005 Legislature:

June 13, 2005

Report commissioned by Bozeman can't find justification for big-box rules:

June 11, 2005

Tribe pursues ethanol project on Rocky Boy Indian Reservation:

June 9, 2005

Speaker inspires Montana farmers to expand - Innovate or die:

June 8, 2005

Montana Ag Innovation Center awards 11 innovation grants:

June 7, 2005

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce encourages members to run for City Council:

June 5, 2005

Top students hopeful about region's future:

June 5, 2005

Plant not generating much action in Great Falls, MT:

June 3, 2005

Ravalli, Missoula leaders mull future of planned ski resort:

May 29, 2005

Big or small? Into its third year, the 'buy local' campaign reports success in helping consumers decide:

May 28, 2005

Federal Grant Would Fund Study on Bitterroot Resort - Maclay Ski Area Plan - Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation:

May 20, 2005

Onshore Outsourcing: Made In America - Startup Rural Sourcing:

May 19, 2005

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) resource team hopes to give boost to Absarokee - Has your community taken advantage of this program?:

May 19, 2005

Report: Montana has shaky balance between tax revenue, spending:

May 19, 2005

Growth, Globalization, and the Environment:

May 17, 2005

Intel's Craig Barrett rides off into the Montana sunset:

May 15, 2005

Cabela's coming to Helena?:

May 15, 2005

Struggling downtown centers to receive state help:

May 10, 2005

Philanthropist lobs complaint about Montana attitudes:

May 9, 2005

Elbow room.....Population numbers roll off census charts in downward spirals through most of Eastern Montana history.:

May 6, 2005

Montana Governor Schweitzer signs bill to promote job growth :

May 5, 2005

Digital concierge to aid tourists visiting Billings, MT:

May 4, 2005

Montana Ambassadors Spring (2005) Newsletter:

May 3, 2005

Sen. Burns brings together Montana Medical Professionals to discuss Health Technology:

May 2, 2005

MSU's brain drain reversing: More grads finding work in Montana, especially booming Bozeman:

May 2, 2005

Butte, MT - A Different Kind of Hot Spot:

April 21, 2005

Why Montana Is Turning Blue The rowdy, red state of legend has changed. :

April 21, 2005

Mother Lode goes high-tech as it adds videoconferencing, wireless Internet and other technology to the theater.:

April 21, 2005

SBA Montana District Office April Newsline:

April 19, 2005

New jobs, new excitement blow into Wheatland County:

April 8, 2005

Montana Chamber of Commerce April Newsletter "EYE on Business":

April 6, 2005

Montana World Trade Center Seeks Companies for European Trade Mission July 2-10:

April 5, 2005

2004 LEGISLATIVE QUOTIENT ™: Is Your State Government Helping to Create a Competitive Business Climate? Montana Ranks 18th:

March 30, 2005

Great Falls development agency hopes to land three companies by end of year.:

March 29, 2005

Expansion Management Magazine Publishes its 7th Annual QUALITY OF LIFE QUOTIENT ™ Ranking, Missoula, Billings and Great Falls rank high:

March 29, 2005

Governor Schweitzer Creates Montana Film and Television Advisory Council - Applicants sought to serve on Board. :

March 24, 2005

Laurel, Montana plans future business growth:

March 22, 2005

Family, group travel focus of Helena tourism conference:

March 18, 2005

Julie Foster honored as the Business Advocate of the Year for 2004 by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce:

March 12, 2005

Men's Journal puts Missoula on top 10 list of best places to live:

March 9, 2005

Mines to Minds: Building Knowledge-Based Prosperity in Montana:

March 8, 2005

Idaho Office of Science & Technology March 2005 Newsletter:

March 1, 2005

Montana Proposes Economic Development Trust Fund:

March 1, 2005

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Winter 2005 Newsletter:

February 28, 2005

'Crunch time' comes for displaced workers in Libby / Many newly trained employees are looking for opportunities:

February 25, 2005

British Consul General accepts invitation by Sen. Burns to visit Montana on March 24:

February 22, 2005

State Department official touts benefits of doing business in Ireland:

February 21, 2005

Pilot program helps Montana job seekers with money, customized services:

February 19, 2005

Kayaker envisions water park on the Gallatin River:

February 18, 2005

Commuter service from Missoula expands to Ronan:

February 18, 2005

Schweitzer likes funding request for McLaughlin Research Institute:

February 17, 2005

Governor Schweitzer addresses Ambassadors as Liz Harris, Kalispell, MT. assumes reins of Montana Ambassadors Organization:

February 16, 2005

Irish counselor for commercial affairs to speak at UM Monday 2/21:

February 16, 2005

Sen. Max Baucus lands trade talks for Great Falls - Negotiations between U.S., Thailand coming here in July:

February 14, 2005

Promises, Promises - Will They Still Love You Tomorrow? - Case Study: Great Falls, Mont., and Centene Corp.:

February 13, 2005

Lights, camera, action... in Montana:

February 13, 2005

The economics of bread in Montana :

February 10, 2005

Montana World Trade Center Luncheon on 2/21 Promotes Links with Ireland:

February 9, 2005

Gov. Schweitzer pushes education improvements, Made in Montana program - :

February 8, 2005

Center for the Study of Rural America Shares Five Lessons - Is Montana listening??:

February 6, 2005

Manhattan's little economy experiencing a little boom:

February 5, 2005

Montana in Regional Growth Mode:

February 3, 2005

Made in Montana Trade show postponed - Organizers trying to rally funds to hold event:

February 3, 2005

New Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer armed with fresh ideas:

February 2, 2005

Beartooth is Western’s “Outstanding RC&D Council”:

January 31, 2005

Delegation sitting pretty to promote Montana projects:

January 29, 2005

The Montana World Trade Center Update:

January 29, 2005

Study will determine value of agriculture - "The Economic Impact of Agriculture to the Bitterroot Valley":

January 27, 2005

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation offers $190,000 grant to help low-income folks with taxes:

January 27, 2005

Rural Development: Committed to future of rural Montana - Rural Worries:

January 26, 2005

Missoula city, county officials generally upbeat about recent developments:

January 23, 2005

Beyond boom & bust: Energy industry rebounding, seeing steady growth - Methane booming in Montana:

January 21, 2005

Montana Earns Average Grades on Economic Development Report Card:

January 21, 2005

Local business leaders bullish on Flathead economy:

January 20, 2005

Montana economic bill draws rave reviews:

January 19, 2005

Business loan funds remain unclaimed:

January 18, 2005

PPL hires Lisa Reid Perry as grant manager for funds to different organizations working in education, environment and business development.:

January 13, 2005

Montana Leaders promote economic growth - Montana on the Move:

January 12, 2005

Economic development with a Tom & Jerry:

January 12, 2005

Look into our crystal ball - Western Montana InBusiness Winter 2005:

January 12, 2005

Millionaires Flocking to Yellowstone Club - Money, Manners Are Required at Private Resort:

January 11, 2005

Wishful thinking fuels ethanol dreams - Ethanol's an uneconomic alternative, and new mandates for Montana motorists won't change that.:

January 10, 2005

Montana on the Move Gathering 1/11/05, Helena:

January 9, 2005

Costco puts construction plans on hold as Montana Legislature considers 'big box' tax:

January 8, 2005

Sen. Burns secures millions for Missoula projects:

January 7, 2005

Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana receives award from national manufacturing industry:

January 7, 2005

Get a jump on what's ahead at UM's economic forecast session:

January 5, 2005

2004 LEGISLATIVE QUOTIENT ™: Is Your State Government Helping to Create a Competitive Business Climate?:

January 4, 2005

Cluster Initiative Greenbook Examines International Clusters:

January 3, 2005

Dreaming of a better Montana The goals of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer:

January 3, 2005

Give Something Back to Your Community by Volunteering:

January 1, 2005

Bob Rowe lauded as he leaves post as Chairman of the Montana PSC:

December 31, 2004

Boom or bust? Office of Economic Opportunity under microscope:

December 29, 2004

Schweitzer's team wants more money to market state to world - state needs to do more marketing to recruit new businesses.:

December 27, 2004

Looking to the north: Montana Lawmakers consider Canadian export business:

December 25, 2004

BID hopes to keep Missoula downtown bustling:

December 23, 2004

Imagine a great Montana city – like Richey:

December 23, 2004

2005 Montana Economic Developers Association Legislative Matrix:

December 22, 2004

Economist Dr. Larry Swanson tells Great Falls to look ahead, not back:

December 20, 2004

Eastern Montana revitalization envisioned:

December 20, 2004

Ag Innovation Center partners with regional growth organizations:

December 20, 2004

Grant for buffalo smokehouse to aid Montana tribe's economic future - :

December 16, 2004

Audit: Montana Office of Economic Opportunity in need of overhaul :

December 14, 2004

The Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) Grant Program now available:

December 12, 2004

Search for new Butte Local Development Corp. director:

December 10, 2004

Montana earns average grades on report card - Stop using state resources to chase “big-business” jobs that may not last.:

December 10, 2004

Guest opinion: Build a state medical school in Billings:

December 10, 2004

New Regional Economic Development Specialist Position:

December 9, 2004

Evan Barrett, will serve as the Chief Business Development Officer for the State of Montana.:

December 8, 2004

Montana's economic report card: All C's:

December 8, 2004

'University without walls' seeks input from artists:

December 6, 2004

Extreme makeover for Big Sandy?:

December 6, 2004

The Challenges of Measuring Competitiveness - Montana ranks 28th - was 21st last year:

December 6, 2004

Proposed resort near Missoula would have 10 lifts:

December 6, 2004

Australian development firm zeros in on Big Mountain:

December 5, 2004

Schweitzer backs state's wilderness - ‘"We want to continue to maintain the mystique of Montana,":

December 5, 2004

Montana growing toward gray:

December 4, 2004

Gazette opinion: Tourism promotion pays off for Montana:

December 4, 2004

Baucus encourages New Zealand trade:

December 3, 2004

New Commerce chief expected to kick up a little dust:

December 3, 2004

Flathead On the Move - Understanding growth and the economy in Whitefish:

December 2, 2004

Commissioner of Higher Education Announces Dave Gibson as new Associate Commissioner for Economic Development:

December 2, 2004

Montana Grain Producers encouraged to think globally:

December 1, 2004

Economic development director, Kathy Fasso leaving Butte-Silver Bow Economic Development Organization:

November 30, 2004

Economic officer willing to stay on - Schweitzer says he hasn't made up his mind about Gibson:

November 29, 2004

Good news, bad news: Montana's economy continues to chug along, the country's growing national debt may crush our grandchildren - Economic `Armageddon' predicted:

November 29, 2004

Agriculture Technology Show 2005 Prepares for Farm and Ranch Tradeshow:

November 28, 2004

The Stupidity Of Smart Growth? Columnist Steven Greenhut see the impact of smart growth in Bozeman Montana, and warns readers to "be afraid, be very afraid.":

November 25, 2004

Schweitzer plans to revive Made in Montana program:

November 23, 2004

Governor-Elect Schweitzer Asks Montanans For Their Good Ideas at

November 23, 2004

Governor's pick for Director of the Department of Commerce is a man with a plan:

November 22, 2004

Conference explores growing Montana economy, quality of life: Planned growth, corralling sprawl beneficial to economic development, say speakers:

November 22, 2004

Couple aims at Wild West return to Montana:

November 19, 2004

Education investment paying off, UM President Dennison tells Regents:

November 19, 2004

MATR Adds User Entered Events Capability to Increase the Visibility of Montana Economic Activity.:

November 18, 2004

New alliance promotes Montana biotech industry and jobs - Dr. Robert Gallo to speak in Bozeman:

November 17, 2004

Missoula tops Milliken Institute's small city jobs ranking based on areas based on their economic performance and ability to create and keep jobs. Boise 13th in large city category. Pocatello tops in high-tech growth:

November 17, 2004

Butte Citizens brainstorm economic revitalization goals - Butte on the Move:

November 16, 2004

Butte on the Move: UM economist advises Butte:

November 16, 2004

The money trail - Libby's $8 million economic development grant nearly spent:

November 15, 2004

Gov. Schweitzer and Montana Democrats Reflect on Success:

November 14, 2004

Blueprint gives Butte update - Free "Butte on the Move" forum on Monday 11/15:

November 13, 2004

Urban-rural effort needed in Montana, speaker tells NPRC:

November 13, 2004

Study Finds Early Childhood Programs Yield Exceptional Returns :

November 13, 2004

Looking up in Hardin:

November 13, 2004

Billings loses out on customer service center:

November 13, 2004

Schweitzer/Bohlinger Transition Launches Website - Gov. encourages applying for seats on advisory boards, councils and commissions.:

November 11, 2004

Chinese and Montana entrepreneurs talk business:

November 8, 2004

Chinese leaders visit Montana to tour area businesses:

November 8, 2004

Reinvesting in community: Valandra networks for change on reservations:

November 7, 2004

Great Falls still trying to land helicopter company:

November 5, 2004

MATR Adds User Entered Events Capability to Increase the Visibility of Montana Economic Activity.:

November 5, 2004

Montana Selected to Participate in Personal REemployment Account Project:

November 5, 2004

Sikorsky plan fails to lift off in Montana:

November 5, 2004

Report from Economic Development Roundtable at Miles Community College sponsored by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont.:

November 4, 2004

Great Falls puts up $1.7 million to attract jobs:

November 3, 2004

Texas Unveils First Phase of Cluster Initiative:

November 1, 2004

THE BIG PICTURE - Ray Trumpower, Chair - Eastern Plains RC&D:

October 31, 2004

Manhattan's home-based businesses have dreams of a co-op:

October 30, 2004

Baucus pushes grants for job-skill education:

October 27, 2004

Board of Regents Announces Committees for Montana's "Shared Leadership for a Stronger Economy" - Access to Education, Distance Learning, and Worforce Training and Education initiatives:

October 24, 2004

Nevada "Specialized Aviation" company eyeing a new location:

October 22, 2004

Teton County approves tax break for Busch Ag:

October 20, 2004

Great Falls postpones action on incentives policy:

October 18, 2004

Water makes the town: Small communities face do-or-die decisions:

October 17, 2004

Madison County economic development group hires director, Sam Korsmoe:

October 17, 2004

Montana crafting efforts to boost arts industry:

October 14, 2004

Montana Business Agenda Tour (MBA)-Fall 2004 -Your opportunity to discuss business issues with the: Montana Chamber of Commerce (Webb Brown) and Montana Taxpayers Associations (Mary Whittinghill) Various Dates and Locations:

October 8, 2004

Examples of Entrepreneurship programs and initiatives in other States.:

October 3, 2004

Is growth on northcentral Montana horizon?:

September 29, 2004

Montana personal income growth second in the nation:

September 27, 2004

Gamble envisions "research corridor" along I-90 to boost state's economy:

September 26, 2004

Burma woman promotes ideals of ecotourism :

September 24, 2004

Oregon firm chosen to develop revitalization plan for Lewistown, MT:

September 24, 2004

Seminars look at how growth is transforming economy:

September 23, 2004

Election 2004: How to look beyond the campaign rhetoric on jobs creation:

September 20, 2004

Can Rural America Support a Knowledge Economy?:

September 19, 2004

Canadian competition for Hollywood films tough on Montana industry:

September 18, 2004

Made In Montana program slashed:

September 17, 2004

Dick King of the Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. goes to bat in St. Louis for Missoula economy:

September 17, 2004

Missoula office provides path to federal contracts:

September 17, 2004

Sikorsky decision awaited:

September 16, 2004

Building business: Gallatin Development Corp. gets federal grant:

September 16, 2004

Economist: Montana has work to do in balancing environment, business:

September 15, 2004

Montana: Study citing high business taxes based on bad data:

September 9, 2004

Economist, Larry Swanson, upbeat about Billings and other Montana cities:

September 8, 2004

Montana Companies Sought For Trade Mission To Australia, New Zealand:

September 6, 2004

Pipeline construction boosts Deer Lodge area's economy:

September 3, 2004

Workforce Development Award Presented to Montana Businesses, Individuals, and Programs - Julie M. Foster, Executive Director of Montana Jobs Network, Receives Workforce Development Award :

September 3, 2004

Would your community like to have an opportunity to increase its visibility nationwide to companies interested in moving to or expanding into Montana?:

September 3, 2004

Great Falls area officials in Seattle to beef up airport opportunities:

September 3, 2004

Four new co-op projects to be added in Montana:

September 2, 2004

Lure of the West:

September 1, 2004

Great Falls International Airport board considers expanding foreign trade:

August 31, 2004

University and business leaders debate how to boost economy:

August 31, 2004

Deer Lodge mill, Sun Mountain Lumber, gets $800,000 block grant:

August 29, 2004

Hardin powers up: Power plant is just one development boosting the Hardin economy - Project pumping economic life into community:

August 26, 2004

University system looks for way to improve economy - Team visits Havre:

August 24, 2004

Free workshop takes mystery out of starting a business in Montana:

August 24, 2004

Harlowton, Helena and Rocky Boy Reservation Selected For Montana’s 2004/2005 Community Tourism Assessment Program:

August 23, 2004

From 'Cows' to 'Cappucinos': Evolving West requires focus on cooperation:

August 22, 2004

Commitment, teamwork helped lure Centene to Great Falls:

August 22, 2004

Public forum on economic development planned for Aug. 30 in Bozeman:

August 22, 2004

Standard invites profile nominees:

August 22, 2004

Job postings, though numerous, remain unfilled:

August 21, 2004

Martz skeptical of business pitch:

August 21, 2004

Shelby officials say town accepts growth:

August 16, 2004

Sikorsky in state searching for a few good engineers:

August 16, 2004

Health company The Centene Corp., brings jobs to Great Falls - will eventually employ more than 250 workers:

August 16, 2004

Detention facility would offer Hardin 150 jobs:

August 13, 2004

An aerospace company is looking for engineers and drafting/design analysts for a potential new operation in Montana. Are you an alumnus who'd like to Come Home?:

August 10, 2004

Economic concerns aired at Missoula forum:

August 9, 2004

Montana's regions must drive own economies:

August 8, 2004

Brainstorming sessions scheduled Monday in Missoula in effort to use university system to support economy:

August 6, 2004

Nine countries, Montana pledge to work on economic ties:

August 4, 2004

Sen. Baucus hosting trade tour in state - officials will visit Great Falls, Helena and Bozeman in an effort to build the export base for Montana companies.:

August 3, 2004

Alternative Enterprises and Agritourism Economic and Rural Community Development Directory:

August 2, 2004

Site for women entrepreneurs:

August 1, 2004

Gazette opinion: Higher ed investment in economy:

August 1, 2004

MSE's MARIAH Wind project offers economic hope for all of Montana:

July 30, 2004

Dave Forbes, Dean of the University of Montana's pharmacy school makes whirlwind trip to Senate panel:

July 30, 2004

Invitation to participate in the next trade mission to New Zealand / Australia later this year - Deadline for Expression of Interest: August 9th :

July 30, 2004

Secretary of Labor: 'Montana women rock':

July 28, 2004

Missoula Brownfields meeting will introduce $1.2 million fund:

July 27, 2004

How to Launch a New Business in Montana:

July 27, 2004

Small group helps small businesses:

July 27, 2004

Sidney native studies cultures in United States, France to improve rural development:

July 23, 2004

University is now key to a state's economy:

July 22, 2004

"Hands of Harvest," maps way to working artists, craftspeople, bed-and-breakfasts, local restaurants, farms and ranches and guide services and other attractions in the Golden Triangle of Montana.:

July 22, 2004

Oregon Workforce Programs:

July 21, 2004

Burns Says Montana "Open for Business" in discussions with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation about their expansion plans :

July 21, 2004

Report Offers New Look At Entrepreneurship In The 21st Century:

July 21, 2004

Pacific Rim envoys to explore trade on August visits to Great Falls, Helena and Bozeman :

July 19, 2004

Locals in Ravalli County consider creating co-op to aid business owners, community :

July 19, 2004

Why Rural Communities Can't Succeed Economically......and Why Some Will Anyway:

July 19, 2004

Competitiveness in Rural U.S. Regions: Learning and Research Agenda:

July 18, 2004

Great Falls development guys rustling up prospects in Texas:

July 18, 2004

Let's grab those vacationers:

July 17, 2004

The Montana Economic Developers Association lays out legislative agenda:

July 14, 2004

Marketing, supply, transportation of wood products being studied:

July 9, 2004

Summary of the Missoula on the Move Forum:

July 9, 2004

Texas business looks at Billings to locate call center with 500 jobs:

July 8, 2004

Open for business: - Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce sets up shop to showcase local businesses:

July 8, 2004

Montana 2003 Economic and Visitation Estimates:

July 7, 2004

Of chance and vision - Behind the scenes of the astonishing growth of western Montana’s health sector:

July 6, 2004

Attention Montana Entrepreneurs- What would you recommend to make Montana a more supportive state for entrepreneurs?:

July 6, 2004

Rural Development Provides over $400,000 in Grants to Promote Business Development in Rural Montana:

July 6, 2004

Co-op center aiding rural Montana business ventures:

June 28, 2004

Urban economies vital to Montana's future:

June 28, 2004

Plans for Fort Missoula superpark, hydrogen facility look promising:

June 28, 2004

Hundreds audition for Montana movie in Butte:

June 25, 2004

Scottish visitors find a lot to like in Butte:

June 25, 2004

States take aim at 'Geoffrey' tax loophole:

June 25, 2004

Swedish farm milks moose - Resulting cheese sells for nearly $500 a pound (We use their "Drool" - why not use their milk for cheese in MT?):

June 24, 2004

Information on what makes the Billings-area economy tick is molded into plans:

June 22, 2004

Forbes publisher says Bozeman in good growth position:

June 20, 2004

Schools Impact Economic Development - Study concludes that high quality public schools can help economic development.:

June 18, 2004

MEDA - Montana Economic Developers Association offers Economic Development Liaison to all members. Join today! :

June 18, 2004

‘Destination' plan kaput in Butte:

June 16, 2004

Beartooth Awarded $200,000 Brownfields Grant from EPA:

June 16, 2004

Web Site Wonders - Liz Harris, chief executive officer of the Flathead County Economic Development Authority in Kalispell, Mont.:

June 14, 2004

Jobs Now, Inc. - A Public/Private Economic Development Organization Launching a New Initiative for: Regional Collaboration, Quality Job Growth, Positive Results:

June 14, 2004

Manhattan striding toward stronger economy:

June 14, 2004

$200,000 Awarded for Local Government Planning Grants:

June 13, 2004

The Flathead Regional Business Center celebrates first anniversary:

June 9, 2004

Guest opinion: Global market is road to Montana's ag future:

June 8, 2004

Montana Tech sets grand opening of ‘creativity forge' for Wednesday:

June 8, 2004

University of Montana business expert, Tony Rudbach pitches 'hub' cities idea to commissioners:

June 6, 2004

Chamber unites Butte economic groups:

June 1, 2004

Montana Communities Invited to Apply for 2004/2005 Community Tourism Assessment Program:

May 30, 2004

Let's keep this ball rolling - University system could become a better catalyst for Montana's prosperity.:

May 27, 2004

Montana Gov. Martz rejects regents' ideas for improving the state's economy:

May 27, 2004

The Memphis Manifesto - Building a community of ideas:

May 26, 2004

Travel Montana • Montana Film Office Update, Volume 15 • Issue 6 June 2004:

May 25, 2004

Action Items Recommended to Implement Shared Leadership for a Stronger Montana Economy:

May 24, 2004

States Looking at Higher Ed to Foster Economic Growth - Montana leads the way:

May 24, 2004

Jobs Now seeks $2 million for ambitious economic development agenda for the Flathead Valley:

May 23, 2004

Montana's cities engines for solid growth - State in better health than a lot of our peers. :

May 22, 2004

Bresnan builds new $4.4 million center in Billings with the future in mind:

May 21, 2004

Economics expert offers upbeat message - Businesses consider state's pros, cons:

May 21, 2004

Poverty coalition to set up shop in Havre:

May 20, 2004

Montana Board of Regents devise 6-point plan to boost state's economy, promote job skills:

May 20, 2004

Sidney may apply for regional CRDC program after Richland County declines:

May 19, 2004

Education, not subsidies, brings prosperity, Fed expert says:

May 19, 2004

Investment in Big Sky EDA pays off, MSU-B study says:

May 19, 2004

Companies like a good deal, Big Sky EDA's hired gun says:

May 18, 2004

Economic development is big business as Montana groups work to create jobs:

May 18, 2004

Proposals presented to Regents aim for more jobs, better pay:

May 18, 2004

Montana World Trade Center Trade Mission to New Zealand Generates Sales for Montana Products:

May 18, 2004

BEAR program helps Billings' businesses grow:

May 17, 2004

Men's Journal magazine ranks Missoula No. 1 Best Place to live among small towns in the U.S.:

May 17, 2004

Big Sky EDA spends money to boost Billings and bring more business to town:

May 17, 2004

Richland County opts out of Certified Regional Development Corporation program:

May 16, 2004

BID-UGF Center in Great Falls seeks higher-tech future:

May 16, 2004

Call center, distributor look at Great Falls:

May 13, 2004

Program aims to improve economy in Richland County, Montana:

May 12, 2004

Co-op center aiding rural business ventures:

May 11, 2004

W. Yellowstone's winter business drops: Town seeks economic advice:

May 11, 2004

$1 million loan to benefit Butte businesses:

May 10, 2004

Drawing in the dollars - What would be the best way for the state to foster economic development in Montana? :

May 10, 2004

Montana Economic Development Association (MEDA) ressurrects idea of taxing big-box stores 'Civic' tax would target mega stores with $20 million or more in annual sales:

May 10, 2004

Flathead County, MT has most diverse job base in the West:

May 9, 2004

Developers continue to woo new companies to Great Falls:

May 8, 2004

Montana Products Sought for Premier New Zealand Agribusiness Event:

May 7, 2004

Food for thought - UM's Farm to College program aims to sustain local agriculture, one bite at a time:

May 7, 2004

iConnect Montana opens center in Bozeman:

May 7, 2004

Regents mull ideas for economy:

May 7, 2004

Carnegie Mellon Reviews University-Cluster Interrelationship:

May 4, 2004

MMED Spring Issue of Forward Focus now available on line:

May 3, 2004

Economic Affairs Committee Meets May 5 on Venture Capital, Work Comp:

May 3, 2004

Mark Evans hired as new Gallatin Development Corp. director:

May 3, 2004

Positive attitudes prevail in the Montana Agriculture and Tourism Asia Mission to Taiwan and Japan:

May 1, 2004

Candidates agree on need for economic development:

May 1, 2004

Manufacturing Program Facing Federal Cuts --Named Best and Brightest for Harvard “Oscar”:

May 1, 2004

Morgan Quitno press releases its 2004 list of the most livable states. New Hampshire and Minnesota lead the list. Montana drops 6 positions to 27th:

May 1, 2004

Montana eligible to receive $750,000 in Workforce Investment Act funds:

April 28, 2004

Montana State income growth twice national average:

April 27, 2004

Montana Trade Delegation travels to Japan and Taiwan to promote trade:

April 27, 2004

Missoula joins bid to buy utility assets:

April 26, 2004

Growing with Wi-Fi -- Literally - bringing Wi-Fi to America's farming community.:

April 22, 2004

Montana Cooperative Development Center, Inc. (MCDC) now located in Great Falls:

April 21, 2004

Great Falls officials woo Fortune 500 company:

April 21, 2004

Beartooth RC&D April Newsletter:

April 20, 2004

Montanans enjoy lighter tax burden:

April 20, 2004

Montana farmers could profit from carbon:

April 18, 2004

Montana sees job growth:

April 15, 2004

Entrepreneurs’ Conference to focus on strategies, tools and culture:

April 14, 2004

Montana Agriculture Development Council Announces Awards - Next Application Deadline is April 30, 2004:

April 9, 2004

Sense of place - What happens when tourists stay? Some say it’s a key factor in sparking economic growth:

April 9, 2004

Montanans promote goods, services in China:

April 7, 2004

Manhattan gets some big-league ideas - A Rural Resource Team is spending two days here in an attempt to generate ideas for Manhattan to build a successful future.:

April 7, 2004

Governor Martz to Lead Trade Delegation to Asia April 15-23:

April 6, 2004

Washington, DC's First Annual Rocky Mountain Testy Fest- Montana businesses invited to send some of their products for door prizes and great publicity. :

April 6, 2004

Gubernatorial candidates pitch ideas for keeping graduates in state:

April 6, 2004

Commmunity development team visiting Manhattan this week:

April 4, 2004

Blueprint marks year of focus on economy in Butte:

April 4, 2004

Bright lights, big city concerts help sell Bozeman:

April 2, 2004

Education is the Key to Economic Survival:

April 1, 2004

Montana Department of Commerce Small Business Development Center Network:

April 1, 2004

Montana - A Recipe for Success: A Low-Tax Environment and an Underemployed Workforce:

March 29, 2004

Quality of life is what's best for Montana's economy:

March 29, 2004

Corporation for the Northern Rockies works to promote Montana-grown ag products:

March 28, 2004

Montana World Trade Center director seeks China connection:

March 28, 2004

'Hottest' prospect set to visit Great Falls:

March 28, 2004

Gallatin Development Corp. searches for new director:

March 28, 2004

Push to keep Malmstrom gears up - Impending base closures prompt drive for new Air Force, MANG missions:

March 28, 2004

Shopping Sketch - Results are trickling in from an extensive scientific study of the shopping habits of Helenans:

March 21, 2004

Great Falls hopes to mimic Idaho town's skate-boarding magnetism - :

March 20, 2004

Missoula: Home of High Country Culture:

March 17, 2004

Great Falls chamber to hold four business workshops :

March 17, 2004

Havre City Council ends grant funding for telemarketer:

March 14, 2004

New urbanism to shape the growth of Bozeman- What is "Hiving"??:

March 14, 2004

Butte's ‘Blueprint' economic efforts moving forward- here's an update on their activities:

March 12, 2004

Letter to Business by Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns.:

March 10, 2004

The 'fix' is on- Political rhetoric about reviving resource industries ignores the realities of Montana's economy:

March 7, 2004

Great Falls Chamber campaign hopes to entice Canadians to 'Play. Right. Here.':

March 5, 2004

Red Lodge looks to the future - A new economic development group in Red Lodge is on its feet and organizing efforts to chart a future for the Montana town.:

March 1, 2004

Missoula will take Inc. magazine's good ink any day- Missoulian Opinion :

February 29, 2004

Efficiency system revs up health care:

February 29, 2004

Full-court pressure - Adams Center director proud of staff's performance during Class AA tourney - No doubt about it: tournaments are good for business:

February 29, 2004

Economic development spending: Butte-Silver Bow Council to discuss ballot language:

February 28, 2004

Group looks for ways Montana higher ed can help the economy:

February 27, 2004

Great Falls Economic development fund-raiser McFadden moving to Arkansas:

February 25, 2004

Erhardt Assumes reins of Montana Ambassadors Organization- Others honored at annual meeting:

February 25, 2004

Specialist has high praise for treasure of old buildings, architecture:

February 23, 2004

Web site asks ex-Montanans to come home:

February 23, 2004

Rocky Boy explores tourism options:

February 23, 2004

Action urged on job training - Fed chief Alan Greenspan touts effect on wages (The State with the Best Education Wins!"):

February 23, 2004

Kalispell City Council to consider call-center deal with TeleTech Holdings Inc.:

February 21, 2004

Request for Proposal for Technical Assistance Providers:

February 20, 2004

Workshop helps Bitterroot Valley business leaders think creatively:

February 20, 2004

Fort Peck center's funds restored:

February 20, 2004

Web site is forum on issues facing downtown Helena:

February 19, 2004

Yale School of Management - The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Announces National Business Plan Competition Finalists including - Jodi Rasmussen and Joy Williams of Child Care Resources of Missoula -CONGRATULATIONS !!:

February 17, 2004

Transfer of funds stymies the opening of The new Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum:

February 16, 2004

Pushing the Fast-Forward Button on Networking – Does It Work?:

February 16, 2004

Influx of border agents boosts Hi-Line economy:

February 15, 2004

Gateway Economic Development Corp. hires Deborah Hayden as new regional development coordinator:

February 13, 2004

Businesses in West Yellowstone look to diversify:

February 12, 2004

Local businesses win awards at Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) luncheon:

February 12, 2004

Path to prosperity? - New resources help farmers thinking about transitioning to organic agriculture:

February 11, 2004

Deadline Extended for Australia, New Zealand Trade Mission:

February 10, 2004

Consultant urges cooperation among counties:

February 3, 2004

Power costs a 'major crisis' in Montana - Speakers at energy conference say aid program needs coordination:

February 2, 2004

Researchers find another side-effect in Montana land program - CRP helps stave off urban sprawl — the conversion of farmland to subdivisions :

January 31, 2004

Stop and think about the future of our community:

January 31, 2004

UM expert: Montana's immediate economic future bright - Tour continues throughout Montana:

January 29, 2004

Beartooth RC&D Area, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - January 15, 2004 :

January 28, 2004

3 Big Sky Economic Development Authority business programs get boost:

January 27, 2004

Mayor Jim Smith touts Helena's opportunities:

January 27, 2004

Montana Demos unveil ecomomic plan:

January 26, 2004

The Butte basedNational Center for Appropriate Technology(NCAT) gets $2.5 million to aid farms:

January 25, 2004

Mercer can help u-system:

January 23, 2004

Montana gubernatorial candidates sing the same old song:

January 21, 2004

Tending the garden - Dick King, President and CEO of the Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. talks about the economic future of Missoula and Montana.:

January 21, 2004

The corporate moment - Is now the ideal time for Montana to attract out-of-state businesses? Is it worth the price of failure?:

January 21, 2004

Development center selects Great Falls as new hometown:

January 19, 2004

Rich Americans discovering Montana's many 'gated' communities:

January 19, 2004

Summary report for the Economic Forum held in Missoula is now available online.:

January 18, 2004

Belgrade receives money to help local business, Bacterin grow:

January 16, 2004

Montana should place trust in the arts:

January 16, 2004

Regents back joint economic blueprint:

January 14, 2004

E-Commerce and Tele-Work Strategies:

January 12, 2004

Site for sore eyes - Montana Jobs Network founder reaches out with new resource for retaining state’s top talent:

January 10, 2004

Candidates tout natural resources - Economy focus of gubernatorial forum in Great Falls:

January 10, 2004

The University of Montana offers economic outlook seminars throughout Montana:

January 10, 2004

Bozeman will continue with smart growth, officials say:

January 9, 2004

The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding.:

January 9, 2004

Eastern Plains RC&D Area Newsletter working together for the future January 2004:

January 9, 2004

Economics 101 - Expert, Larry Swanson Helps Leaders Understand State's Diverse Economy:

January 6, 2004

Montana Chamber of Commerce hosts "Business days on tap at Capitol" in Helena on Wednesday and Thursday :

January 2, 2004

Blueprint for Change marks first year of economic development accomplishments in Butte:

January 2, 2004

Montana Agriculture Development Council Announces Awards - Next Application Deadline is January 31, 2004:

December 31, 2003

Montana Child Care Resourse & Referral Network, partnering with Montana Community Development Corporation offers a special loan fund designated for lending to child care providers in the state of Montana.:

December 30, 2003

Bullish on BEAR: Economic development program in Billings rounds up businesses, volunteers - Butte likes BEAR; program could expand statewide:

December 29, 2003

Businesses praise equipment tax break, but say it's not key in creating new jobs - Companies appreciate tax breather:

December 29, 2003

Broadband Deployment & Adoption in Wisconsin (Many of the ideas expressed in this article apply to Montana - Russ):

December 26, 2003

Nominations Sought for Montana Workforce Development Awards:

December 24, 2003

An Overview of Missoula's Sister-City Programs - Palmerston North, New Zealand and Neckargemünd, Germany :

December 24, 2003

One-Stop Centers: Business Outreach is a Good Strategy - Montana one of seven states participating:

December 24, 2003

Montana Farm Bureau offering paid trips to national leadership conference:

December 23, 2003

Montana World Trade Center Plans Trade Mission to Australia, New Zealand - Export-ready consumer-good companies and others are being sought to participate.:

December 23, 2003

Conservation leadership in the Madison Valley by The Sun Ranch owners Roger and Cynthia Lang :

December 23, 2003

Tech Ranch successes cause for celebration in Bozeman and throughout Montana:

December 22, 2003

Leverage Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals - New Sage Spa Salon has community service mission in Bozeman:

December 21, 2003

Guest Opinion: Bill would gut small manufacturers' program:

December 20, 2003

40 Under 40 now available:

December 20, 2003

Better Business Bureau Services now available in Montana:

December 19, 2003

USDA Awards $28.5M in Rural Development Grants - Montana not participating?:

December 19, 2003

Montana should focus some attention on Canada:

December 18, 2003

Using our cool - Missoula’s economic strategy focuses on creativity:

December 18, 2003

At the crossroads: Tech-heavy future can be viewed in divergent ways:

December 17, 2003

Former ‘Destination Montana' project still alive in Butte:

December 16, 2003

Williston economic organization honors Sidney:

December 16, 2003

Regional development group in the works:

December 14, 2003

Residents skeptical about state's economic direction:

December 14, 2003

Selling Helena - "We're sorry but we are unable to return long-distance calls.":

December 13, 2003

Sink or Swim- A fresh attitude is needed in battle for state’s economic future:

December 13, 2003

Butte agency enhances business loan funding:

December 10, 2003

Professor adds technological touch to Burns' office:

December 5, 2003


December 5, 2003

Effort focuses on producing quality, trained workers for Butte:

December 4, 2003

Congress Guts Program for Small Manufacturers in Omnibus Appropriations Bill - The Manufacturing Center needs your help!:

December 4, 2003

Malting plant emerging in Great Falls. - Company could be buying barley by next year:

December 3, 2003

Welcome to the Missoula, Montana Discovery Map.:

December 3, 2003

Ad campaign extols virtues of Great Falls:

December 3, 2003

Fort Belknap pursues development of ethanol plant:

December 2, 2003

Montana Economic Developers Association Assessment team will next visit Harlem:

November 30, 2003

Private paradises The rich, the famous in Montana:

November 30, 2003

NorthCentral Montana Region to compete for $13 million in anti-poverty funds from The Northwest Area Foundation:

November 22, 2003

Expert urges Billings to plan with great vision - Great Opportunitities Abound:

November 21, 2003

A wish list for Hill County - MEDA resource team completes successful community assessment effort:

November 20, 2003

Big Sky EDA mines the Golden State - Hoping to mine gold from the Golden State:

November 19, 2003

High-tech jobs continue to evaporate but Montana gained 68 high-tech workers in 2002.:

November 17, 2003

Havre will host community assessment team this week - 11/17/03:

November 17, 2003

Qwest shows further leadership in Montana though grant to “Come Home Montana”:

November 16, 2003

As economy turns, so do job prospects in Great Falls:

November 15, 2003

What If We Cut Our Own Path? (This is a must read !!- Russ):

November 14, 2003

Montana's economy gets better grades - Wyoming up, down in study on economy:

November 14, 2003

Cultural Heritage Tourism Resource Manual:

November 14, 2003

Industry Cluster Development Tips - Historic Clusters in Montana - (say, you mean we’ve already been doing these and didn’t know it?):

November 14, 2003

Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce hands out annual awards for Leadership and Economic Development Excellence:

November 13, 2003

U.S./Canada Trade – Where are Montana Businesses?:

November 13, 2003

Malting plant moves ahead - $200,000 study may yield candidates to become tenants in industrial park:

November 12, 2003

Mining Again in a Montana Town That's Fallen on Hard Times:

November 12, 2003

Agency under gun to make loans - The Great Falls development authority must loan up to $1.6 million before year's end:

November 9, 2003

More MSU grads being lured out of state by fatter paychecks:

November 7, 2003

How Smaller Cities Can Encourage Their Tech Economies :

November 7, 2003

Taxpayers association, Montana Chamber ponder promoting business climate:

November 6, 2003

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) resource receives recognition:

November 6, 2003

Lincoln, MT survives hard times:

November 4, 2003

Lean Health Care? It Works! Helping Health Care Change :

November 4, 2003

Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Efforts of Yellowstone County Growing:

November 4, 2003

Missoula Airport looks for new income:

November 4, 2003

Survey says Gallatin Valley economy growing:

November 4, 2003

Helena Small business center has new director, Dan Anderson:

November 1, 2003

Tourism, historic preservation and downtown:

October 30, 2003

Effort launched to help local businesses in Butte:

October 30, 2003

Loan programs aim at boosting businesses:

October 29, 2003

Great Falls Airport board explores economic development issues:

October 28, 2003

Taking the reins - Bob Tutskey, vice president of Spiker Communications, is the newly elected president of the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce board.:

October 28, 2003

University of Montana Starts Montana Climate Center:

October 27, 2003

Deer Lodge chamber banquet speaker says...Tourism potential is immense:

October 27, 2003

MSU-B Economic Indicators: Region's economy shows evidence of turnaround:

October 25, 2003

Welcome mat - Come Home Montana program is reaching out to show people the benefits of living and working in small Montana communities:

October 24, 2003

Montana personal income up 4.5%:

October 21, 2003

Economic state of Missoula is better than we think:

October 20, 2003

11 north-central Montana counties develop coalition that produces an ambitious plan to end poverty:

October 20, 2003

How To Stop Sprawl: A User-Friendly Toolkit - The David Suzuki Foundation has released a toolkit to help communities stop sprawl.:

October 19, 2003

How to Make a Cool Town Cool - ..... (and GREAT!):

October 17, 2003

Montana Makes Right Moves Toward Improving the State's Economy:

October 16, 2003

Montana Business Women Share Ideas and Insights:

October 16, 2003

Montana SBA Office Ranked #1 in the Country:

October 16, 2003

October Issue of the Jobs Now - Flathead Valley Newsletter:

October 16, 2003

Chalk up another company escape from California's business-unfriendly environment.:

October 14, 2003

Illinois Governor Regionalizes ED Efforts & Report Highlights Principles to Guide North Carolina’s New Economy:

October 12, 2003

Great Falls economic development council meets to redefine its task and plan its future:

October 11, 2003

Tribes seek state funds for economic development; Martz balks:

October 10, 2003

Government honors Missoula development lender- MCDC continues to excel:

October 10, 2003

Risk management education for ag producers set in several towns:

October 9, 2003

A $1.4 million federal grant will target laid-off workers in Missoula, Ravalli and Mineral counties:

October 9, 2003

Montana World Trade Center Receives $500,000 in Funding Funding to Support Rural Montana Businesses:

October 7, 2003

Butte getting new on-ramp to information superhighway:

October 5, 2003

Slow start doesn't discourage Great Falls development group:

October 5, 2003

Brain exercises - Students expand their minds while having fun through Destination Imagination:

October 5, 2003

Important tax-study committee seeks advice:

October 4, 2003

Excellent Opportunity for Montana- Local Economic Development Financial Certification Program (EDFP) May be offerred in Montana- Are you a candidate?:

October 2, 2003

Publisher Ranks Massachusetts “Smartest” State- Montana 4th:

October 2, 2003

Economic considerations weighed in Montana transportation decisions:

October 2, 2003

Williams sees Butte's Uptown vitality key to economy:

October 1, 2003

Proposals Sought for Montana Co-op Development Center Home :

September 30, 2003

Education, business leaders agree on need for training:

September 28, 2003

Regents try hand at aiding economy:

September 26, 2003

Welcome Mat- "Come Home Montana" program is reaching out to show people the benefits of living and working in small Montana communities:

September 25, 2003

For space group, business is looking up:

September 25, 2003

Picture the Progress '03- A 6 part series exploring western Montana's business environment.:

September 19, 2003

Yellowstone County offers rich bait to lure Bresnan to Billings:

September 18, 2003

Blueprint for Change: Business guru, David Gibson offers glimpse of state work on economic development:

September 18, 2003

Economist, Larry Swanson says Montana's future growth will be in cities:

September 17, 2003

So you want to build an ethanol plant?:

September 14, 2003

Creating a Job, Not Easy:

September 13, 2003

Bring it on home- Quality of life draws furniture craftsman back to Helena Valley from San Francisco:

September 12, 2003

Editorial: Education crucial to filling good jobs:

September 8, 2003

Love Of Paleontology Prompts Family To Move To Glendive and open a new business:

September 7, 2003

Glendive loses citizens and 97 jobs:

September 5, 2003

Brennan's waves - A Missoula kayaker's vision approaches reality, with a little help from his friends - BrewGrass, a benefit for the Brennan’s Wave project sponsored by the Missoula Whitewater Association, is scheduled for Friday Sept. 5, 4–10 p.m., a:

September 4, 2003

Montana Profit Enhancement Symposium Wins National Innovation Award:

September 4, 2003

Trade Show Assistance Program Application Streamlined for Montana Agriculture Businesses:

September 2, 2003

Marketing Simulation to be Offered in More Locations:

August 31, 2003

Yellowstone County manufacturing companies eye expansion:

August 30, 2003

Extension hosts nature-based tourism workshop in Lewistown:

August 27, 2003

Eggs aplenty - MonTEC fills up faster than expected:

August 25, 2003

Economic developer, Tony Preite back in Montana:

August 21, 2003

Gov. Martz Announces Workforce Training Grants:

August 14, 2003

Minnesota officials say state's rural economy must diversify to thrive:

August 12, 2003

Outside magazine picks MSU-Bozeman as fifth, UM 15th, U of I 29th in best college town poll:

August 11, 2003

New chamber to focus on private enterprise:

August 10, 2003

Hot Springs man makes gravel gold and builds a nationally recognized company in a rural community:

August 10, 2003

Governor joins brewer in celebrating completion of barley elevator in Sidney:

August 8, 2003

Governor Martz Appoints Montana Economic Development Advisory Council :

August 8, 2003

Moody's upgrades MSU's bond rating :

August 8, 2003

Bozeman Downtown director leaves for East Coast:

August 7, 2003

Baucus collects info on Montana manufacturers to discuss how best to structure the federal tax bill so it doesn't hamper business growth. (What do you think?):

August 7, 2003

Montana State trade group to visit Argentina- Gov. Martz to lead delegation:

August 7, 2003

Guest opinion: MSU TechLink: Reeling in new economic opportunities:

August 7, 2003

Power plant developers working on financing for Butte facility:

August 6, 2003

Free Workshops to Take Mystery out of Starting a Business- Various locations starting Sept. 2 :

August 5, 2003

The 2003 Montana Economic Development Summit - Working Together to Create Quality Jobs:

August 1, 2003

Montana DES Releases Grant Guidebook to Local Jurisdictions for the homeland security grant-making process :

July 30, 2003

Montana Cities and Towns Population Estimates:

July 28, 2003

Next on the horizon: Montana horse cookies?:

July 26, 2003

Martz says she favors Butte mine tax credits:

July 24, 2003

Tribal meat packing plant near Malta to open Aug. 4:

July 23, 2003

Filling Stream space in Kalispell may take time:

July 20, 2003

Special Section of Missoulian to focus on economy- Should your company be included? Please respond now- deadline is Aug. 1:

July 20, 2003

Building boom- While the rest of the state has been in a slump, new homes in Missoula and Gallatin counties are being erected at a brisk pace:

July 19, 2003

Labor report: Montana suffers job drain- First overall job loss since 1987 may portend tougher times ahead for state:

July 18, 2003

Reeling-In New Economic Opportunities- Techlink guides the way :

July 17, 2003

Nonprofits, known as the "independent sector," ring up $750 billion a year in national revenues, and are growing at 5 percent a year, twice the pace of conventional business:

July 17, 2003

Startups vital to Silicon Valley's economy- Study says new firms create most jobs - How to encourage and nurture them here.:

July 17, 2003

Montana's economic future is in our hands...if we're Smart:

July 16, 2003

Mall owner hopes to improve Great Falls' image:

July 15, 2003

Montana World Trade Center at UM takes local business wares to Ireland- Exhibits in Europe draw $500,000 in orders:

July 14, 2003

Montana Commerce Department Tourism Grants Offering $350,000 for Events, Attractions and Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Projects in 2003-2004:

July 14, 2003

Defining the Creative Class - Who are the :

July 14, 2003

Reap what you sow - Sustainable farms benefit from diversity of crops, natural replacement of nutrients. - Montana second in the nation in the amount of organic crop land:

July 14, 2003

As farm and timberland disappears, Flathead valley looks for solutions:

July 14, 2003

Missoula looks to turn 'brownfields' into green:

July 14, 2003

Entrepreneur: Billings-based Web site breaks into sports card trading's big leagues:

July 4, 2003

Havre Area Chamber will survey business community's resources:

July 1, 2003

The Northcentral Montana Community Venture Coalition submits plan to reduce poverty to regional group:

June 30, 2003

Surviving the new economy-Work environment, diversification becoming top priorities with the decline of big business, Montana’s leading experts agree:

June 30, 2003

Inside the grades-National economic report ranks Montana near the bottom of the region:

June 30, 2003

Selling points-Fresh ideas, new attitudes may be the key to cultivating a prosperous future in Montana:

June 30, 2003

State economic chief David Gibson discusses his role and the challenges of promoting sustainable growth in Montana:

June 30, 2003

Reports identify path to economic growth for the Hi-Line- "Come Home" project holds great promise:

June 29, 2003

Study has good, bad news for local economies:

June 26, 2003

Butte, Montana - A 'none-company' town: Time for leaders to step forward:

June 26, 2003

New video gives tips on succeeding at nature tourism businesses:

June 24, 2003

Montana Dept. of Commerce Awards $50,000 to The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) for Technical Assistance Activities:

June 24, 2003

Montana state income on target to trigger business equipment tax phase-out - Taylor defends plan:

June 19, 2003

State Auditor John Morrison announces Rocky Mountain Captive Insurance Association board:

June 18, 2003

Banking on Bozeman-What's behind the recent financial expansion and what will it mean for local consumers?:

June 17, 2003

The Clustering Alliance- Number 42 – June 2003 (Including: Montana – hustle without the bustle. Update from the Montana Economic Summit):

June 13, 2003

The Montana Jobs Network wins grant to retain educated:

June 13, 2003

USDA Awards $20.1M for Rural Business Development - Only $106K for Montana:

June 13, 2003

Survey aims to improve Helena Area business retention and growth:

June 12, 2003

Homeland Security provides Montana with $14,047,000 for Community Preparedness:

June 9, 2003

Flathead Regional Business Center a Model for Business Services:

June 7, 2003

New Report Offers Keys to Economic Growth -The Keys to Growth in the New Economy: Investing in Discovery, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship.:

June 5, 2003

Butte gambling proposal getting a new name:

June 5, 2003

Gazette and Standard opinions: Regent shakeup brings risk, opportunity:

June 4, 2003

In Oregon as in Montana, shifting the burden:

June 3, 2003

Vision Net Sites available in Montana for the Rural Economic Development: Entrepreneurial Strategies Conference June 4, 2003:

June 3, 2003

Time to connect economic development dots "The place with the best-prepared work force wins,":

June 1, 2003

Education called key to economy--Work force shortage is near crisis in Montana- Editorial: Work force needs higher education:

June 1, 2003

Montana Economy update from David Gibson- Door of opportunity- Editorial: Montana Economy has bright spots:

June 1, 2003

Seeing stars: Southwest Montana Astronomical Society fuels passion for the "final frontier":

May 31, 2003

Getting girls into business-Women executives want to attract youngsters:

May 31, 2003

Montana-produced programming on KUSM, Montana-PBS:

May 30, 2003

Group aims to groom state leaders- "Leadership Montana in development phase" (How can you participate?):

May 30, 2003

1,000 attend economic summit in Billings--Business 'clustering' is urged at summit:

May 30, 2003

Qwest / MEDA provide funds for :

May 30, 2003

Montana Development Chief, David Gibson, Widely Praised:

May 30, 2003

Ag goal: Ideas become action at Economic Summit:

May 29, 2003

85 to 100 jobs coming to Montana, Bresnan says:

May 29, 2003

PR exec shares secrets of success at MSU Women's Leadership Day:

May 27, 2003

NGA Issue Brief Highlights Innovative State Practices in Global Trade Development Using Arts and Culture:

May 26, 2003

Projects funded by the Agriculture Development Council stimulate rural economies, spur job growth in Montana:

May 26, 2003

Local flight access vital to business:

May 23, 2003

Summit focuses on women in workplace:

May 23, 2003

State to get $73 million economic growth package windfall-probably will require a special legislative session.:

May 22, 2003

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Members:

May 21, 2003

Great Falls Chamber helps city tune in to tourism-Destination Great Falls! trains businesses to deal with visitors:

May 20, 2003

Economic success for women is mixed- Conference scheduled in Helena Thursday and Friday:

May 16, 2003

2003 Montana Economic Development Summit Strategic Planning Our Next Ten Years Billings May 28- 29:

May 16, 2003

Telecast on June 4 "Three Rural Economic Development Strategies" With Dr. David Sampson:

May 16, 2003

Funding Available for States to Implement Steps to a Healthier US :

May 15, 2003

Local public-private effort brings Navy technical contractor, Synesis7, to Butte:

May 14, 2003

Montana Receives $5.3 million for Homeland Security Efforts:

May 12, 2003

Glacier Country Cashing in on tourism to improve economy:

May 9, 2003

State Investments in Culture Can Spur Economic Development:

May 8, 2003

Cisco Systems chairman to headline economic summit at MSU-Billings:

May 7, 2003

University funding cuts just put Montana economy farther behind:

May 7, 2003

Report mixed on Montana state income:

May 3, 2003

Montana Companies Invited on Trade Mission to Ireland -- Scholarship Available from The Montana World Trade Center:

May 1, 2003

Work needed on improving Libby’s first impressions for tourists:

April 30, 2003

Missoula One-Stop Employment Resource Delivers Services:

April 30, 2003

Farmers post crop conditions, thoughts on agriculture Web site:

April 30, 2003

Bus tour organized by Montana Secretary of State Bob Brown to feature biofuels:

April 27, 2003

Dillon projects sparking optimism :

April 26, 2003

Montana Aerospace Development Authority Accepts NASA Grant - Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg to Present $450,000 Award at MonTEC in Missoula on Saturday April 26.:

April 25, 2003

Korean Flour Millers Visit Montana:

April 25, 2003

Economic development team to size up Havre:

April 25, 2003

Stimson may donate closed Libby plywood plant for use as an industrial park:

April 23, 2003

Sen. Baucus touts economic summit :

April 20, 2003

Butte Economic Development Blueprint For Change Committee Narrows Focus- Montana Tech playing a critical role to line up college resources with economic development efforts:

April 20, 2003

A blueprint for Main Street Revitallization:

April 20, 2003

Great Falls Development Association forging ahead:

April 18, 2003

Montana Jobs Network Survey (This will be your last chance to make your views known. Please take the survey to help improve the Montana Economy- Russ):

April 18, 2003

Residents celebrate Tech Center opening in Great Falls:

April 17, 2003

Small business center nurtures, finances Montana companies:

April 16, 2003

Financial company rejects Great Falls - Loss of 200 to 600 potential jobs disappoints city officials:

April 16, 2003

Montana job growth 'modest':

April 15, 2003

TIIP Grants and CTAP Applications available:

April 13, 2003

Butte’s ‘Blueprint for Change’ sets key forums, discussions this week:

April 11, 2003

50 State Evaluation: How Do You Measure The Cost of Doing Business? Montana ranks #2 Best!:

April 8, 2003

Gallatin Valley Economy - While vibrant, our economy still needs work:

April 7, 2003

Some still betting on Butte plan-'Destination Montana' supporters say gambling district will happen:

April 5, 2003

Big Sky Economic Development Corp. drive tops $100,000:

April 4, 2003

Creative Key to Missoula's Economic Future:

April 3, 2003

Hard road for Hardin: New director, Paul Green, offers hope:

April 2, 2003

Modern institute turns to medieval business model:

April 2, 2003

Survey imparts information on Electric City's workforce:

March 28, 2003

March 2003 Newsletter- Economic Development Resource Center- Montana Tech of the University of Montana:

March 28, 2003

Brain Drain Update: States Look to Avoid Losing Their Minds:

March 28, 2003

Economic development experts assess Hi-Line towns:

March 28, 2003

Scientist to speak at Rocky Mountain College on biotechnology on April 3:

March 24, 2003

Rethinking Historic Preservation-Historic preservation of the built environment is an overlooked, but critical component in the 'rise of a creative class'.:

March 20, 2003

Numbers dispel myths of Montana's 'high' income tax:

March 19, 2003

Researcher sees exciting future in agriculture:

March 17, 2003

Montana Trade Trip to Ireland Generates Helena Art Exhibit:

March 16, 2003

Resurrecting Butte:

March 14, 2003

How to Govern in a Recession:

March 14, 2003

The 2002 Economic Development Report Card for the States Now Available:

March 14, 2003

The Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly Newsletter:

March 14, 2003

Former Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt lectures for law conference: Public land laws need rehashing:

March 13, 2003

Convention center planned in Dillon:

March 11, 2003

Roundtable forming in Great Falls. Get Involved and Network!!:

March 9, 2003

State creates Web site for businesses :

March 5, 2003

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority's Two-Million Dollar Grants Package for Retention and Expansion of a Major Employer in Ravalli County is now a Reality:

March 4, 2003

Destination Montana: Backers field questions amid wide support in Butte:

March 3, 2003

Governor's Excellence in Exporting Awards- Nominations Sought:

February 28, 2003

Dear friends of Montana Rural Development Partners:

February 28, 2003

The Big Picture- Eastern Plains RC&D Area, Inc.-Proposal to create a designation area for 6 Southeast Montana Counties :

February 24, 2003

UGF business major, Kimberly Boy wants to take skills back to reservation:

February 24, 2003

Montana looks to lure films-Livingston conference explores ways to bring back movie industry:

February 24, 2003

International Wildlife Media Center and Film Festival Center says Roxy has been perfect fit but funds are needed to complete purchase- (Can you help please?):

February 23, 2003

Billion-dollar gamble in Butte:

February 22, 2003

Development of Biotech Crops Is Booming in Asia:

February 22, 2003

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center gets money through the support of Montana Federal delegation:

February 22, 2003

Cable company mulls Billings HQ :

February 22, 2003

Montanans strategize on how to reel in lucrative Hollywood projects:

February 21, 2003

Time to End Economic Studies in Montana, Time to Act, says Trade Advisor:

February 21, 2003

Burns addresses state Legislature, urges development of natural resource industries:

February 18, 2003

"Identifying Technology Infrastructure Needs in America's Distressed Communities":

February 16, 2003

Small business drives Treasure State's economy:

February 14, 2003

National Governors' Association (NGA) releases Brief with recommendations on Rural Development Strategies:

February 14, 2003

Missoula office nurtures organic trend-County horticulturist says local approach beginning to take root across the country:

February 13, 2003

Economists stress benefits of Ravalli growth policy:

February 13, 2003

Absence of taxes gives South Dakota businesses an edge-South Dakota's favorable business climate is luring dozens of companies from neighboring states.:

February 12, 2003

Jore president assails Montana's tax structure:

February 12, 2003

Quality of growth is more important than quantity in Ravalli County:

February 12, 2003

Flathead economy could outpace state:

February 12, 2003

UM economist says Montana getting older, richer, more conservative :

February 11, 2003

Report outlines negative impacts of growth on Ravalli County's economy:

February 11, 2003

Rebuilding company adds 50 jobs in Billings:

February 10, 2003

The dwindling heartland: America's new frontier:

February 9, 2003

Governor disappoints state's Indian legislators:

February 9, 2003

Great Falls makes the grade on top list of places to relocate:

February 5, 2003

Montana Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly Newsletter:

February 5, 2003

"What's the Prairie Fest All About"?:

February 2, 2003

Power plant plan drained-hang-up has been landing a contract with someone willing to buy the power.:

February 2, 2003

Natural resource jobs pushed in Montana:

February 1, 2003

Montana Rural Development Partners closing its doors:

January 30, 2003

Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau developing visitor information folder- businesses asked to provide information:

January 30, 2003

Mycotech parent Emeralg BioAG secures $6.2MM in Series B financing.:

January 30, 2003

Montana World Trade Center joins forces with Global Network (GTN):

January 28, 2003

Forecast shows economy should grow at 2 percent after 2003:

January 27, 2003

New Cluster Mapping Project Helps Companies Locate Facilities:

January 27, 2003

EDRC January 2003 Newsletter:

January 25, 2003

Is Meaningful Evaluation of Public Economic Development Efforts Possible?:

January 23, 2003

Welcome to

January 23, 2003

New federal economic development district formed-Bitter Root Economic Development District- Ravalli, Mineral and Missoula counties:

January 22, 2003

Governor Martz Releases "Roadmap for A New Economy":

January 22, 2003

Montana State of the state address- Gov. Judy Martz:

January 22, 2003

Montana Ambassadors 2002 Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Survey report now available:

January 21, 2003

International Malting Co. Announces Great Falls Plant:

January 21, 2003

Senate Poised to Slash EDA FY03 Funding:

January 21, 2003

Helena hosts business leaders-State group hopes gov's economic development office isn't cut during legislative budget work.:

January 18, 2003

Millions for state clears hurdle:

January 17, 2003

Local Knowledge Key to Rural Cluster Strategy:

January 17, 2003

Montana State Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly News Jan. 16, 2003:

January 17, 2003

Investors view Great Falls marketing plan:

January 16, 2003

The Montana Chamber of Commerce conducting statewide workforce development survey- please participate:

January 13, 2003

The Governor's Office Of Economic Opportunity- Roadmap for a New Economy- The Drive for Prosperity:

January 13, 2003

Starting and Maintaining Clusters:

January 10, 2003

Montana investors contribute funding to attract businesses throughout the state:

January 8, 2003

Libby officials weigh pros, cons of reviving closed mill-Portland, Ore., consulting firm brought in to discuss the town's future.:

January 8, 2003

Ravalli County Commissioners back $482,000 grant for business park:

January 6, 2003

Task force works to reopen Continental Pit in Butte- 20 years ago today: Mine closure revisited:

January 5, 2003

High interest-Business leaders to keep watch as lawmakers try to fix budget woes:

January 5, 2003

Blackfeet Tribe to hold meeting on economic development deal on Monday:

January 5, 2003

Newcomers finding niche in the valley:

January 3, 2003

Economic development hopes linger in Montana:

January 1, 2003

Is Your State Laying The Proper Foundation For Business? The Internet's Impact On Site Selection:

December 31, 2002

State foresight is a key tool in planning for upcoming challenges:

December 31, 2002

State's wages remain rock bottom:

December 27, 2002

Census: Home is where work is:

December 26, 2002

Best and worst states to run a small biz:

December 23, 2002

What makes a regional economy vibrant and prosperous?:

December 23, 2002

Libby residents fear impacts of loss of large employer:

December 23, 2002

Butte's economy: Changes coming today for a bluer sky tomorrow:

December 22, 2002

Advice to state: Market nature:

December 21, 2002

Development organization receives $92,000 in funding:

December 19, 2002

Montanans for Responsible Energy Development Meeting Minutes- MINUTES 12/17/2002:

December 19, 2002

Does the “Cluster” Concept Address Equity?:

December 19, 2002

Big Sky Economic Development Authority- December 2002 Issue:

December 19, 2002

Montana Dept. of Commerce Workforce Training Grant Policies:

December 18, 2002

Columbia Falls potential site for new plant :

December 17, 2002

Governor Martz Hails Five Year Montana Tourism & Recreation Strategic Plan as a Model for State's Future Economic Growth:

December 17, 2002

Workforce training promoted:

December 11, 2002

Billings copying Boise :

December 11, 2002

Mineral County commissioners retool high-tech jobs effort:

December 10, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly News:

December 10, 2002

Lesson For States: Economic Freedom Means Prosperity; NCPA/Fraser Study Ranks States From Most Free (Del.) to Least :

December 9, 2002

Economic official Dave Gibson: Tax reform needed in Montana:

December 9, 2002

Gateway Scholarships Offered:

December 8, 2002

Economic development workshop on slate in Missoula 12/12:

December 6, 2002

The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority seeks grant for business park:

December 5, 2002

Economic forecasting key to state's planning :

December 5, 2002

Economic Development still key to raising state standing:

December 4, 2002

Forbes ranks Billings high :

December 3, 2002

State needs dose of 'tough love' :

December 3, 2002

NxLevel Entrepreneurial Training Program in Helena now accepting registrations:

December 2, 2002

Reporting on the West: There’s more to it than cowboys and cactus:

November 29, 2002

The Importance Of The Creative Economy:

November 28, 2002

Thinning may be key to forest growth:

November 25, 2002

Statewide teamwork stressed at gathering on economic stimulus:

November 25, 2002

The paradox: paying to ruin what we love:

November 24, 2002

New bureau splits from Chamber of Commerce-Bed tax could be up for grabs:

November 22, 2002

Appalachia Rife with Tech Clusters But Exploiting Them Presents Challenges:

November 22, 2002

Office of Economic Development Weekly Newsletter:

November 20, 2002

Logging funds sent to state businesses:

November 20, 2002

Montana/Wyoming Native First Accounts program-Helping new depositors to use the banking system:

November 19, 2002

Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology Grant assists in $6.8MM Malt Barley Facility development:

November 19, 2002

Panel launches annual NASA conference at U of M:

November 16, 2002

MSU Extension seeks experts for video on starting a food business:

November 16, 2002

NASA to showcase research at UM campus:

November 15, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly News:

November 15, 2002

Aerospace, Aviation Industry Important at All Levels, Study Shows:

November 14, 2002

Economic growth in service jobs, local leaders told:

November 12, 2002

Montana legislators shouldn't look backward for economic salvation:

November 12, 2002

“Getting it Done at the Local Level-An Economic Development in Western Montana Educational Opportunity for Legislators and Local Elected Officials :

November 12, 2002

Biomass projects show great promise for the future:

November 12, 2002

The Montana Community Development Corporation has hired Craig Rawlings as its new Small Wood Enterprise Community Agent.:

November 10, 2002

Businessman touts Montana for tech dreams -Nonprofit tries to create jobs:

November 10, 2002

Tiny microbe may help dispose of farm manure:

November 8, 2002

Effective Technology-Led Economic Development Strategies:

November 8, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly News:

November 7, 2002

Manufacturing is Montana's Best "Revival Tool":

November 6, 2002

Montana World Trade Center introducing Montana products to Irish stores:

November 1, 2002

Our Way of Life Special Report: In Montana We are Three:

November 1, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly Newsletter:

October 31, 2002

State (MA) needs to make science, technology a priority:

October 31, 2002

Busch to build site in Sidney :

October 30, 2002


October 30, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity Weekly News:

October 26, 2002

Creativity alone won't build city: Money will-The Rise of the Creative Class:

October 18, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunities Weekly News 10/17/02:

October 18, 2002

Grow Your Community Investment with Regional Economic Clusters-NOV. 7 SATELLITE TELECAST:

October 18, 2002

Montana Holiday Roundup- Help us Recruit Your Favorite People to Montana:

October 17, 2002

Desiree Taggart:

October 15, 2002

Fodor's Lewis and Clark is looking for contributing writers:

October 14, 2002

Lewis, Clark committee offers grants to non-profit organizations:

October 14, 2002

Creating Economic Opportunities:

October 11, 2002

New $50 to $100 million tribal medical center in the works:

October 10, 2002

State Asset Development Report Card:

October 9, 2002

This Week's News From the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity:

October 9, 2002

Poverty settles in Great Plains:

October 9, 2002

Following the Leaders-Recognizing the best in state and local technological innovation and development.:

October 4, 2002

Fort Peck Reservation promotes business ideas:

October 3, 2002

Montana Tourism & Recreation Strategic Plan 2003-2007 is Now Online for a Public Comment Period; Focuses on Stronger Linkages between Tourism & Other Economic Development Efforts:

October 3, 2002

Great Falls Chamber of Commerce reveals fresh look, new aim:

October 2, 2002

USDA gives $291,000 to co-op center at MSU-Northern:

October 1, 2002

Best and worst states to run a small biz:

September 27, 2002

To Cluster or Not to Cluster? Three Views on Cluster-based Economic Development:

September 26, 2002

Chamber speaker: Businesses failing to nurture leaders:

September 23, 2002

Inaction frustrates wind power developers; Comics:

September 23, 2002

Great Falls recharts economic course-Great Falls no longer content to sit, wait for a megaproject:

September 22, 2002

Creating high-tech businesses aim of partnership:

September 20, 2002

Jobs change with times in Great Falls:

September 20, 2002

Wing and a prayer:

September 19, 2002

U of M Researchers Excel at Developing the Full Potential of the Bee- Using Honey Bees to Find Land Mines and Revitalize Agriculture in War-Torn Countries:

September 17, 2002

Colo. 2nd in science, tech investment State surpasses California in Milken study (Washington ranked sixth, Utah ninth, Oregon 23rd, Montana 34th, Wyoming 38th and Nevada 42nd. ) :

September 17, 2002

Rocky Mountain Trade Corridor Export/Import Training Session- Lethbridge Canada and Sweetgrass MT. :

September 17, 2002

Panel recommending 9.5% income tax cut:

September 16, 2002

Millionaires - A Measure of Entrepreneurial Spirit :

September 15, 2002

Lectures focus on sustainability:

September 11, 2002

Markets and Processing Options for Small Diameter Trees:

September 11, 2002

Climate study-New Gateway executive director says area’s focus for economic growth should focus on affordable housing, assisted living and medical for its growing aging population. :

September 10, 2002

Sustainable Business Council – Missoula Area- Meeting 9/14 5PM:

September 10, 2002

Closing the loop-Navajo firm turns small logs into native building material:

September 9, 2002

Successful Venture-Technology-based economic-development effort delivers results, Illinois says.:

September 9, 2002

Effectiveness and Efficiency of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments-"Assessing the Need, Costs, and Potential Benefits of Fire and Mechanical Treatments to Reduce Fire Hazard." :

September 9, 2002

Eastern Montana group for responsible natural resource and energy development is forming:

September 9, 2002

State of urgency-It's not the economy. It's the state economy, stupid.:

September 9, 2002

MSU-B to compile area economic indicators:

September 6, 2002

BHI Report Gives View of States' Competitiveness... Montana is #31:

September 6, 2002

New State Legislation Gives Green Light to TBED in Kentucky, Oregon:

September 6, 2002

Ag Technology show to host Ag inventors....$$ can be won!!:

September 3, 2002

Montana Tech Economic Development Resource Center open for business!:

September 3, 2002

Nature Bound (Is the Ecotourism Industry developing in Montana?):

September 1, 2002

The Sustainable Communities Lecture Series- U of M Sept. 3 to Dec. 10, 2002:

September 1, 2002

Calling for more jobs in Great Falls:

August 27, 2002

Butte Superintendent urges teachers to lead community in economic revitalization:

August 26, 2002

GDC unveils new website:

August 26, 2002

Montana Cooperative Development Update August/September 2002, Volume 1, Issue 3:

August 26, 2002

Supporting a Young Entrepreneur in the Family:

August 24, 2002

Power plant developer seeks allies against MEIC suit :

August 23, 2002

Entrepreneurship: A Candidate's Guide Creating Good Jobs in Your Community:

August 22, 2002

Working Paper Correlates Reductions in Personal Tax Rates And Lower Entrepreneurial Activity:

August 21, 2002

Ravalli County voices concern over Rocky Mountain Laboratories expansion plan:

August 18, 2002

Culture, attitudes affect business (How does Montana stack up?):

August 18, 2002

A Competitive Vision for Cities:

August 17, 2002

Utah Site's focus is economics :

August 16, 2002

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Unterreiner, Chosen for National Award:

August 14, 2002

Small trees seed big mill... in Arizona:

August 13, 2002

Congratulations to Montana Jobs Net from Commodity Software International:

August 12, 2002

Corixa expansion: $800,000 grant propels Hamilton project closer to reality:

August 10, 2002

Ethanol plant developers sign $200 million engineering pact:

August 10, 2002

Great Falls Economic Development Fund-raising campaign gets boost by couple's donation:

August 9, 2002

Economic Strategy Penned for Roanoke, VA Region :

August 9, 2002

Tobacco Valley EDC recognizes, plans for continued growth:

August 9, 2002

Great Falls good for FedEx hub, consultants say:

August 8, 2002

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity- Governor Judy Martz- Interim Report - August 2002 Special Session of the 57th Montana State Legislature:

August 6, 2002

Chief Business Officer Addresses Joint Business/Labor Committees:

August 6, 2002

State's offshore banking a bust :

August 5, 2002

RE: Economic Development Funding:

August 4, 2002

Mon-Dak Ag Open targets processors :

August 3, 2002

Local sporting dogs look to shine on ESPN show in Missoula:

August 3, 2002

GIS Goes Worldwide :

August 2, 2002

Alliance for Montana’s Future seeks stronger economy through support of higher ed :

August 1, 2002

2002 NASVF Conference Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-For Those Who Invest In America's Entrepreneurs:

August 1, 2002

Colleges can be the engine for economy, educator says:

August 1, 2002

Ravalli County formalizes Economic Development District:

August 1, 2002

Business group rates state 38th :

July 30, 2002

The business of thinning :

July 29, 2002

Superfund revived Butte-City, state's embrace of cleanup stands in stark contrast to Silver Valley fight :

July 29, 2002

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announces new initiatives for rural communities:

July 29, 2002

Economic study shines new light on the financial vigor, future of Ravalli County:

July 28, 2002

Developers excited over prospects of Riverfront Triangle:

July 26, 2002

EDA study: Ravalli County's economy dependent on its beauty:

July 25, 2002

New Resources for Small Town Leaders:

July 24, 2002

Gallatin Development Corporation -"Growing Business" July 2002 Newsletter and new website:

July 24, 2002

The return of regional development organizations:

July 23, 2002

If We Let Rural America Die, We Shall Lose a Piece of Ourselves :

July 23, 2002

Urgent action needed today- your budget at risk:

July 23, 2002

State budget crisis-Econ development targeted. (What do you think?- Comments please?):

July 22, 2002

The IT Open- Technology and Business Opportunities showcase in Eastern MT:

July 21, 2002

4-county economic study ‘exceeds expectations’:

July 19, 2002

A Governor's Guide to Cluster-Based Economic Development:

July 19, 2002

A Governor's Guide to Trade and Global Competitiveness:

July 19, 2002

A Governor's Guide to Building State Science and Technology Capacity:

July 19, 2002

A Governor's Guide to Creating a 21st-Century Workforce:

July 19, 2002

USDA to Launch Agricultural Innovation Centers (Will Montana make a presentation?):

July 18, 2002

THE 2002 STATE NEW ECONOMY INDEX-Benchmarking Economic Transformation in the States:

July 18, 2002

Panel drafts plans for 10% cuts in income taxes :

July 15, 2002

$418,560 awarded from commerce economic action program to stabilize fire impacted rural areas:

July 12, 2002

Survey shows Ravalli county wages 'dead last':

July 12, 2002

USDA funds variety of rural projects :

July 10, 2002

Grant for small diameter wood projects and 2000 fire impact:

July 9, 2002

An Economic Engine Nobody Had Imagined:

July 8, 2002

Alabama Creates Research Alliance to Spur Economic Development-Idaho Creates New Science and Technology Office:

July 8, 2002

Training Transforms a Region's Economy-The province of New Brunswick breathed new life into a dying economy by creating 20,000 new technology jobs and trained residents for them. :

July 7, 2002

A successful entrepreneur from North Dakota hopes to open a second office in Billings. :

July 1, 2002

Federal Legislative Alert: Request Baucus, Burns to sign Carnahan-Collins Letter Increasing EDA Funds:

June 29, 2002

Two Montana groups awarded federal grants for economic development:

June 28, 2002

MSTF Study Assesses Maine's Technology-intensive Industries :

June 28, 2002

Wages topic of radio forum :

June 27, 2002

Montana Tech creates economic resource center :

June 27, 2002

Great Falls Development Authority Fund-raising campaign on way to reaching goal:

June 26, 2002

High-tech hopes in Superior though partnership with GCS Research of Missoula:

June 25, 2002

Billings woos Dell Computers - but no dice :

June 25, 2002

The Relocation Game-The parameters have changed; no longer is saving money the sole motive for corporate America to move. :

June 24, 2002

Office of Economic Opportunity, MT dept. of Labor and Industry collaborate to study key characteristics of Montana's workforce:

June 24, 2002

Bozeman: City changes from cow town to white collar city :

June 23, 2002

Ag Council awards grants to 8 projects :

June 21, 2002

Legislative Branch, Legislative Fiscal Division office for the State of Montana. :

June 21, 2002

New State Legislation Gives Green Light to Technology Based Economic Development in Kentucky and Oregon :

June 19, 2002

IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin Launches E-Learning And Training 'Collaboratory Work Force Development and Community Development':

June 19, 2002

Economic council meets in Great Falls:

June 18, 2002

Meeting to examine Glacier influence:

June 18, 2002

National Indian conference focusing on economic development:

June 17, 2002

Women's conferense set for Friday in Butte:

June 16, 2002

The old Montana economy is gone: Get over it:

June 5, 2002

Regional leaders give comments to state Chamber of Commerce:

May 31, 2002

Major changes to taxes urged :

May 31, 2002

Software CEO calls income tax harmful :

May 30, 2002

SBA's Monthly News Update :

May 30, 2002

Butte brainstorms on jobs :

May 24, 2002

Gateway Economic Development Corporation picks new director- Welcome to Montana Sheldon Bartel :

May 24, 2002

Take advantage of the fire dollars - for your local economy:

May 22, 2002

Launch Pad Defined:

May 20, 2002

Ireland: The Ingredients of Entrepreneurial Spirit:

May 17, 2002

Congratulations to Wild! Montana- winner of the 2002 University of Montana Business Plan Competition:

May 17, 2002

Secretary of State Appoints Business Advisory Council:

May 15, 2002

Great Falls floats strategy to boost area economy:

May 10, 2002

Martz names 41 to 3 tax panels :

May 8, 2002

Governor's Economic Opportunities Office Promotes Montana as a Premier Business Destination at Conference in Salt Lake:

May 8, 2002

Entrepreneurs need to be courted, expert says:

May 8, 2002

Financing for ethanol plant obtained :

May 8, 2002

Montana, Wyoming to get Krispy Kreme stores :

May 7, 2002

Letter from Maine: Developing the "Fish and (Micro) Chips" Economy (This is a great article!):

May 7, 2002

State in the running for malting plant :

May 6, 2002

Timber could be used for ethanol, wafer board-How to use deadwood is academic's question:

May 5, 2002

State 1 of 10 to certify organic foods :

May 4, 2002

Cities woo wind turbine plant :

May 3, 2002

Sanpete Opens Technology Center :

May 3, 2002

Venture Capital: A prof delves into the mind of the entrepreneur:

May 2, 2002

Security funding boosts public health programs :

April 30, 2002

Idaho Business Web site wins national honor (What can Montana learn from this site?):

April 29, 2002

SBA's Monthly News Update :

April 28, 2002

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC):

April 26, 2002

Software Agent Technology, Collaborative Commerce and Distributed Generation Meeting:

April 25, 2002

New Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Web site:

April 24, 2002

Community Colleges Warn Against Cutting Their Funding Amid Rebound:

April 23, 2002

2001 State Per Capita Personal Income and State Personal Income- Fourth Quarter 2001:

April 22, 2002

Ann Desch Named State Director- Small Business Development Center Network:

April 22, 2002

Congratulations to the MBA presenters at the MATR gathering:

April 20, 2002

'Working Better Together' Report Shows Collaboration Among Sectors:

April 20, 2002

Gateway trims director candidates to four :

April 20, 2002

Trade group going to Mexico:

April 17, 2002

Nebraska's trolling for Montana jobs- :

April 16, 2002

Bitterroot Valley receives economic check-up to help steer EDA:

April 16, 2002

Message to Butte: Play to your strengths:

April 14, 2002

SBA announces mid-year loan figures and top lenders.:

April 12, 2002

Missoula Area Economic Development Corporation- TheProgressReport- Spring 2002:

April 9, 2002

Rehberg Announces Grants That Will Invest In Montana; Create More Than 500 New Jobs:

April 9, 2002

NASA Wind tunnel project in Butte intact :

April 8, 2002

Town leaders seek ways to keep residents :

April 7, 2002

Guest Opinion: Sales tax would be costlier than income tax :

April 5, 2002

Embracing Change: Analysis of Maine's Laptop Victory (How can Montana market it's strengths better):

April 5, 2002

Governors Brainstorm Economic Success Ideas:

April 4, 2002

Value-added' still has elusive meaning :

April 3, 2002

Stick to ag as strength, Lewistown officials told:

April 2, 2002

Growing 'creative class' key to city's economic growth, study says :

April 1, 2002

Gateway Development gets interim executive director :

March 31, 2002

Great Falls Chamber of Commerce is taking care of business:

March 29, 2002

Billings Development board looks at brain industries :

March 29, 2002

Advanced Technology Center in Butte renamed for Sen. Mike Mansfield:

March 27, 2002

The place of natural resources in an economy:

March 27, 2002

Group aims to boost creative economy in New England- Culture is a key to economic development:

March 26, 2002

MontanaWorks building volunteer council to assist entrepreneurs with disabilities:

March 25, 2002

Request from Dave Gibson for examples of the effects of the current tax structure on Economic Development in Montana:

March 24, 2002

Reality check is needed for state's 'anti-business' moniker - :

March 24, 2002

Clerk blamed for mailing-list cancellation:

March 23, 2002

Dell, MSU-B deal given initial OK :

March 22, 2002

Profile of the Montana Economy :

March 22, 2002

NASA Develops Blueprint to Address Aviation Issues :

March 21, 2002

Second Round Application Guidelines - Economic Action Program :

March 21, 2002

Introdution to inBusiness 4 :

March 20, 2002

Newcomers allow towns to wean economies from logging and mining :

March 20, 2002

A Blackfeet's crusade to settle accounts with US:

March 18, 2002

Flathead organizations team up on performing arts center :

March 18, 2002

Teacher pay termed key to good economy :

March 18, 2002

Income tax spawns confusion :

March 16, 2002

State's economic czar talks business & MAEDC honors Pyramid Lumber & CM Manufacturing.:

March 14, 2002

No vote on Butte economic efforts :

March 13, 2002

Small steps key to growth, development expert tells Great Falls:

March 13, 2002

Comments sought on economy plan in Kalispell on Friday (Missoula in the morning):

March 6, 2002

Billings last (NOT The LAST ONE!! Butte-Missoula-Whitefish still coming) stop for governor's economic development road show :

March 5, 2002

Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods: Entrepreneurship & Community Development Leaders see entrepreneurship as key to saving economically troubled areas:

March 4, 2002

Our Western economy is changing, and it's for the better:

March 3, 2002

Insurance Commissioner John Morrison touts a type of company self-insurance as economic stimulant :

March 2, 2002

Economic developer hopes name change to Great Falls Development Authority Inc. will carry more authority:

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