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GFDA Investor Development Zoom Coffee August 7th at 7am

Every first Friday of the month, GFDA invites partners, investors, and developers to a virtual coffee hour to discuss current economic development issues, topics and trends in the region. Come join us!

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 7-26-20

Here is our Top 10 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. A number of our clients’ projects are making good progress to become reality!

Great Falls Development Authority 2nd Quarter 2020 Index

Great Falls rank for most budget friendly Montana city for homeowners for a mortgage:  2nd

Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools Report Released; Your Input and Recommendations Requested by July 27th

To help us prioritize our next steps, I am asking you to complete our brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NextGenComments   so we can hear from you – what topics and themes interest you. 

Airline adds year-round, nonstop flights between Bozeman, Los Angeles

Brian Sprenger, Bozeman Yellowstone International airport director, said the airlines will start offering the trips on Nov. 20, with fares as low as $89 each way.

How supporting female entrepreneurs helps us all

Ensuring women-owned businesses thrive is not simply a matter of increasing investment. Changes to federal policies are part of the picture. But we also need to support these businesses from other angles.

Mask Up With Montana Produced Masks – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development

I had our team put together a list of made in Montana masks in preparation for the mask mandate yesterday.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 7-12-20

Great Falls received two awesome rankings this week. According to Business Insider , Great Falls is the #10 best city in the Western U.S. to live in after the pandemic.  LendEDU ranked Great Falls the #2 city in Montana for budget-friendliness for renters.

Great Falls, Montana highlighted in the 17 best cities in the Western US to live in after the pandemic

The metro area also has the 10th-lowest average housing cost of metro areas in this region, around $849 a month.

The Forces That Will Reshape American Cities – Come Home to Montana

Attracting remote workers is a more cost-effective way for smaller communities to build up their economies, certainly when compared with throwing away taxpayer dollars to try to lure factories, offices, call centers or even headquarters.