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Great Falls Economic Development Wins Two National Awards

We are excited to earn these awards! Results Matter. Thank you to the outstanding GFDA staff team, volunteer leaders, investors, partners, and, most importantly, our incredible clients!!!

TechLink – US Army invention ‘tricks’ body into sending warm blood to cold fingers

Patent-pending Personal Heating Dexterity Device offers improved capabilities and safety of military or recreational users

World’s bankers, economists gather in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The location was initially chosen to lure then-Fed Chair Paul Volcker — an ardent fly-fisherman — and the tradition stuck.

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.

Climate Warming Hits Montana’s Hi-Line – Hard

The Hi-Line is heating up twice as fast as the national average.

New HGTV show “Mountain Mamas,” based in Bozeman, putting Montana on the small screen

The show is based around two women who live and work right here in the Treasure State but their show is shaping up to be just a bit different than other home improvement shows.

Great Falls tourism agency soliciting proposals for a new multi-day event

The goal is bring more overnight visitors to Great Falls.

Missoula among the nation’s top 40 cities for art and culture

This doesn’t come as a surprise to members of Missoula’s arts community.

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

“Tech has solved some of the world’s biggest challenges—but it hasn’t cracked the one closest to home: toxic, sexist workplace culture.”

Seattle Highway Shutdown Provides Data Sharing Lesson

The planned closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle mobilized collaboration and data sharing across several public transportation agencies, helping to establish new behavior towards commuter travel.

What to watch for now that CEOs have rewritten the purpose of the corporation

The Business Roundtable’s statement will make it easier for some companies to consider becoming a B Corp.

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) – RFP for Montana’s Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools

An analysis to redefine the Essential Economic and Community Development Tools and Strategies to Drive Montana’s Economic Future

Baby Boomers Are Leaving Behind a Trail of Luxury Ranches Difficult to Sell

Despite a strong local economy, buoyed by tourism, the aerospace industry and the cannabis industry, the surge in supply has led to a lack of urgency from buyers—and is putting downward pressure on prices.

11 Montana Companies Make the Inc. 5000 list – Many Seeking Top Talent

Inc.’s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.–and how they reached their lofty heights.

21 Idaho Companies Make the Inc. 5000 list

Inc.’s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.–and how they reached their lofty heights.

10 North Dakota Companies Make the Inc. 5000 list

Inc.’s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.–and how they reached their lofty heights.

Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

This has been the summer of crippling ransomware attacks.

What’s Behind Copenhagen’s Success as a Cycling City?

Denmark’s capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.

Missoula ordinance encourages reuse of historic buildings

The new ordinance aims to support Missoula’s historic preservation, promote environmental sustainability and affordable housing, while boosting economic and community development.

States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

I was with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock when he released the newest National Governors Association report, “Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans,” at the opening session of NGA’s summer meeting.

NorthWestern Energy wants your input on Montana’s energy future

We want to hear what you have to say.

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