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Great Falls Development Authority has kicked off our Talent Attraction efforts today with the launch of a new tool – Great Falls Livability Magazine! 

We will be placing this magazine into the hands of all the recruiters in Great Falls to use as a tool to enhance their current recruiting efforts.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $1.3 Million in Grant Funds to Help Businesses Create and Retain Jobs

An historic hotel and rural community hospital will share $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development grants to create and retain jobs, the Montana Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

Let’s get Chuck with Strong Towns to visit Missoula as part of the #StrongAmericaTour! How? Please add your comments.

The comment with the most Likes from this open, public community wins two front row midcourt seats to this Saturday’s 7pm Montana Griz Basketball home game vs. Idaho.

Livingston, Montana Rallies all of Montana to Win Half a Million Dollars for Small Businesses

If Livingston garners the most votes, half a dozen Livingston small businesses will receive $500,000 cumulatively in business marketing and infrastructure that could take Livingston to the next level of economic security.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-12-20

We are on target for a fantastic 2020!… Carved Axe Throwing is just one of numerous new businesses opening this year in the Great Falls trade area.

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

Montana NextGen Project – an analysis of Montana’s economic and community development tools, programs, and funding mechanisms.

Montana needs to do its homework and consider anew what tools and strategies are needed to maximize economic future. Let’s get this work done and then let’s have the conversation about strengthening each of our communities.” Steve Arveschoug, MEDA President and Todd O’Hair, Montana Chamber

“Across The State” A Picture of Local Economic Development Efforts -Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development

As part of the Governor’s
Main Street Montana Rural
Partners project, we reached
out to communities to compile
success stories and start a
dialogue surrounding best
practices across various

Governor Bullock Announces $320,000 in Grants to Native American Businesses

“Encouraging the growth of Native American-owned and operated businesses boosts not only the businesses themselves, but also helps strengthen local economies in the communities they operate in.” Governor Bullock

Radically Rural: Turning the Silver Tsunami into Gold

The life experience of older rural Americans can provide an entrepreneurial edge, says a social innovator.