Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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How does Montana support local entrepreneurs? Is your organization listed? Please add as a comment if it’s not.

Montana has established various initiatives and programs to support local entrepreneurs and foster economic growth within the state. These efforts aim to provide resources, funding, and mentorship opportunities to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. By nurturing a supportive ecosystem, Montana encourages innovation, job creation, and the development of a vibrant entrepreneurial community.

GFDA Top Ten for 12-10-23

TDS officially launched its services in Great Falls. TDS revealed Falls Family Fun as their inaugural customer, marking the beginning of their service in the area. TDS plans to construct its network and connect nearly 30,000 homes and businesses with high-speed fiber internet. TDS Telecom offers TV, phone, and internet service.

Cities Need Infill Community, Not Just Infill Housing

Almost a century into the Suburban Experiment, evidence abounds that the patterns of city- and neighborhood-building we’ve embraced has led not only to insufficient housing, but to serious social consequences: increasing loneliness, non-existent social ties, and growing polarization, to name a few. Not just that, but the social expectation of self-sufficiency resigns us to spending growing portions of our time to money-making so we can all buy our own tool sets, lawn mowers, and KitchenAids.

A ‘soft landing’ or a recession? How the economy is performing in Billings and Montana

The solid hiring revealed in Friday’s jobs report for November, along with a raft of other recent economic data, is boosting hopes that the U.S. economy will achieve a “soft landing” next year rather than a widely feared recession.

Bozeman drafts equity and inclusion plan

The city is also looking to deepen community engagement by hiring Community Liaisons to build relationships between the community and Bozeman Police Dept.

Future development in Stevensville, Montana hindered by limited water access

Attorney Ross Miller, a water rights specialist hired by the city, said the town never considered the need for expansion when it staked its water rights decades ago.

German manufacturing company plans to build US headquarters in Lewistown, Montana

German manufacturing company VACOM, founded by a physicist as a family business in 1992, is based in central Germany but has branches in Belgium, Naples, Fla., and Reno, Nev.

Billings Welcomes Two Additional Daily Flights by United Airlines with Service to Denver, Colorado

Expanded service will be in full effect on May 23rd, respectively, with the fourth flight being added as early as March 31st of 2024.

City Club Missoula’s August forum dove deep into Montana’s Taxation System – Must Watch Video

The forum featured current and former members of local and state government. The expert panel provided an overview of Montana’s multifaceted system, including tax codes and rates, collections, rebates, and burdens.

Tester Secures $15 Million to Improve Montana Amtrak Service, Upgrade Empire Builder Infrastructure around Malta

“As someone who’s spent his entire life in north central Montana, I can tell you firsthand just how critical the Empire Builder is to keeping communities connected and helping Montana small businesses thrive,” said Tester.