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The US Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans – set to increase field wages for Montana workers

The US Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans by early next year to ensure every person in the state is counted during the 2020 census.

‘ Lifespan’ – This Scientist Believes Aging Is Optional

In his new book, ‘Lifespan,’ celebrated scientist David Sinclair lays out exactly why we age—and why he thinks we don’t have to

Oregon to Launch Statewide Procurement Marketplace in 2020

The OregonBuys Marketplace will standardize purchasing across all the state’s agencies, from procurement to payment, giving Oregon a better view into buying activity.

Successful strategies for managing telecommuters

I still feel challenged about managing remote workers, given that not all people are able to work on their own. Any advice?”

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: Build a Community, and You’ll Build a Successful Business

The actor and producer is opening his own small business next year–and he says he has a blueprint for making it work.

Black Cat Bakery in Missoula struggles with seasonal help

The unemployment rate in Missoula is one of the lowest in the state at 2.7 percent.


New research shows nerve injections are effective for treating PTSD symptoms

“We were all surprised by the magnitude of the difference,”

Help Launch Big Sky Fringe Fest!

Please help us jumpstart this amazing project that will bring performers from all over to Missoula, Mt, and highlight local artists by contributing now to some general operating funds.

Missoula sets record for job-creation grants; airline passengers see $14M in savings

In fiscal year 2019, $1.4 million worth of state-funded job creation grants created 192 new jobs at eight different companies in Missoula, a new record.

No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet

People in 13 cities and one county in California have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction.

Billings loses out to Missoula for multi-million dollar federal grant

Some of the frustration of losing out this year to Missoula is that it marks the 10th time one of these federal grants has been awarded to a western Montana community.

A bit too much? Pairing of Hardin Power Plant and Bitcoin mine stalls

The 107-megawatt Hardin power plant was pitched as an energy feedbag for warehouses packed with servers running full tilt every second of the day.

Montana’s 2020 election – The Montana Free Press guide

We’ll update and expand this guide over the coming months as we interview candidates, track campaign spending, and watch aspirants make their case for how they plan to serve the state.

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands

It would make sense, given the limitations of available land and the importance of agriculture to many of these states, to develop new settlements as carefully and efficiently as possible.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 11-10-19

Here is our Top 17 for this week, celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy. 

Permanent film studio being built in Montana’s Paradise Valley

Investors are planning on this permanent film studio to give Hollywood a run for its money.

Californians moving to Montana outpace Montanans moving to California

The main reason cited is the cost of living is too high in California.

Fall enrollment sees near-record numbers at Montana State University

According to MSU officials, this one is one of their best reports in a decade.

Big Sky Finance November 2019 Newsletter

From all of us here at Big Sky Finance, we want to thank our veteran small business owners and lending partners for your courage, duty, and sacrifice. We are grateful for your service, and we honor you!

Talent Attraction Case Study

The United States is WAY behind on technology talent. This is not a single community problem.

See the future of downtown Great Falls unveiled! – 11/20

Join Neighbors, Developers, Property Owners, Resource Providers, and more for the unveiled vision on what we hope our downtown can be.

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