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‘Austin of the Northwest’?: New $100 Million events center epitomizes Missoula’s rapid growth

“It’s an amazing project all the way around, and it’s going to make a huge economic difference to Missoula. This elevates us to another level.”

Triangle Communications Expands Havre Service, Receives Increased Calls During Spectrum Outage

The Montana company is taking calls and setting up appointments for residential services.

Meet Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, the Backdrop of the TV Series Yellowstone

While Yellowstone has put a Paramount-sized spotlight on our quiet valley, we love that so many people are discovering this place, especially with views like these.

Review of 81 Studies: Experience Is Useless for Predicting a New Hire’s Performance (Here’s What to Look for Instead)

Looking at whether a candidate has previous experience is easy. Unfortunately, it’s also useless.

Golf is too slow and sometimes a little boring – Ride a Finn and make it more fun!

“One of the coolest rides I’ve ever been on!” Matt Ginella Golf Channel

Kalispell city planners want input on new pedestrian, bicycle plan

An online survey is already in place and they’ve received over 300 responses.

Montana’s 2020 election – A citizens’ guide

This guide is our attempt to help, particularly with the down-ballot races that don’t necessarily receive wall-to-wall coverage.

The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors

English majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world’s top economists say we need more ‘storytellers’

Wing’s delivery drones take flight for the first time in Virginia

The Google offshoot says it’s the first commercial drone service in the US

A plan for the next 50,000 residents: proposed land use map displayed for the public in Bozeman

The big question ringing around Bozeman as its explosive growth continues: where will the next tens of thousands of residents expected to move to the area in the coming decades live and work?

Alana Rhodus of PFL tells the story of how Hoonuit achieved a 10.6% meeting response rate with a 50%+ conversion rate!

It’s not every day a VP of Marketing tells you their best marketing tricks…

The West moves ever closer to a unified power grid

A unified grid would allow for easier sharing of wind and solar power.

Google Promises $150M for Renewables to Green Manufacturing Footprint

Tech giant will put money into “key manufacturing regions” for its products, including Nest.

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Wayfinding Plan for Downtown Great Falls and the City, as a whole

GREAT FALLS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Great Falls, MT This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Great Falls Business Improvement District (BID) in cooperation with the Downtown Development Partnership (DDP) and the City of Great…

PBS – Made in Montana Show – Fantastic Series Showcasing Montana’s Entrepreneurs

This episode introduces viewers to Mustard Seed Sauce & Dressing Company in Ronan, DAYSPA Body Basics in Missoula, Bozeman Green Build in Bozeman, Happy Dog Beer Company in Bozeman, and Notice Snowboards in Whitefish.

Friday Flash – Your update from the Montana Department of Tourism and Business Development

Montana Main Street Program FY20 Application Cycle Opens November 15

Montana officials disagree over how to address climate change

Sen. Scott Sales, R-Bozeman doesn’t think the government can or should do anything to address climate change, especially because he said the climate has been changing throughout human history and the warming occurring today isn’t solely human-caused.

Join GFDA for Development Coffee, Friday, November 1st at 7am

Join GFDA at NeighborWorks Great Falls as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee

Economic development outlook for Great Falls

“We are the trade center and the trade hub and so we have more of those skilled jobs.”

Missoula’s after-school Flagship program seeks funding, volunteers

Flagship offers three to four after-school programs every day in schools around Missoula.

Helena Entrepreneurs showcase their new businesses at Demo Night

“This is a really big opportunity for me to pitch my products and my brand, to a whole bunch of people that I don’t know, which is such a big deal.”

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