News Stories

Flathead Housing Inventory Begins to Stabilize

Local real estate agents and lenders said at a Sept. 19 Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon that buyers are trending toward new construction builds while the commercial mar

How to Win Over Investors With a Strong Proof of Concept

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest Tea and Eat the Change, talks with Ron Holloway, co-founder of Woofbowl, about the importance of starting small.

The fruits of Missoula’s dissolved weekly paper – The Pulp

Longtime Missoulians remember the Missoula Independent, our town’s free alternative weekly newspaper between 1991 and 2018.

New census data helps define Montana’s affordable housing crunch

Stats indicate 29% of Montanan households spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

Montana Launches First-of-its-Kind Statewide Micro-credential Development Initiative

The Montana University System partners with Education Design Lab to develop and scale skills-forward, short-term credentials in high-demand fields.

Montana State sets all-time fall enrollment record

MSU’s enrollment solidifies its position as the largest university in the four-state region of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas.

Desperation and renewal: how Huron, South Dakota embraced new Americans (Karen refugees from Southeast Asia) and thrived

“Our kids are better equipped to live in a diverse world than kids just about anywhere in the state,” Nebelsick said. “There are patches of Sioux Falls that are the same

Missoula Economic Partnership September Newsletter is Here!

Commissary Kitchens in Missoula: MEP assists in connecting the dots

Appreciating the Spaces That Connect Us

Often overlooked, liminal spaces like front porches and sidewalks can boost social connections.

Flathead Valley Community Groups Partner to Recruit Retirees into the Workforce

In a collaboration between Job Service Kalispell, My Glacier Village, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and FVCC, the Retiree Workforce Group connects seniors and retirees wit

Can Do: The Benefits Of Running A Montana-Based Business – Michael Fitzgerald – Submittable – 3/23/2018

Michael passed away a few days ago but, thanks to Arnie Sherman, his vision of Submittable and life will live on for all of us to learn from.

Led by sciences and engineering, Montana State research spending hits record $230 million

MSU is the largest research enterprise in the state, and its total expenditures exceed the research expenditures of all other institutions in the state combined.

Clean Energy is Booming in Montana – 9/21 – Missoula

Come learn about current statewide trends in household and commercial solar and wind, the City of Missoula's climate advocacy and three years of negotiations with NorthWestern

2023 BSED Annual Meeting, Be Remarkable Billings! 10/11

Our 2023 BSED Annual Meeting will remind us of what makes Billings, Montana a unique and thriving place, and what goes in to being Montana’s largest and most diverse economy

Measure aimed at apprenticeships creating opportunities in Montana

According to the state, apprentices who complete the program earn an average wage of $63,000, $20,000 more than the average statewide. And they now work in fields such as heal

Pay Transparency Is Sweeping Across the US

New York joined a wave of states that require pay transparency in job ads. New data suggests most US postings now include a salary range, but they are sometimes laughably vagu

Scaling Montana Summit – To Ignite Montana’s Startup Scene- 11/2-3 – Bozeman

Be part of the two-day Scaling MT Summit that's set to ignite the statewide startup scene. This is the unmissable startup event of the year; set to unlock opportunities, educa

Upcoming Trainings: A Business Case for Childcare, MMEC Trainings, Boots to Business and more!

We will be presenting on the current state of childcare in Montana, including focused discussion on what is happening right here in our own communities.

GFDA Top Thirteen for 9-18-23

We are receiving Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding to move three strategic initiatives forward!

Introducing Grace Stephens, the new Federal Broadband lead for Montana

As we continue this important effort, I want to call your attention to many upcoming opportunities you have to shape the deployment of $628 million in Broadband infrastructure

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