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August MEDA Online News

There has been no “summer slow down” for MEDA members.  Catch the August newsletter and dig deep into the long list of information from the conference summary, tools,  grants, and other opportunities  that are available.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 8-1-21

Here is our Top 20 for the last five weeks celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Bozeman, Montana’s young entrepreneurs showcase businesses at Children’s Business Fair

The Acton Children’s Business Fair is not unique to Bozeman — it’s a global affair. The fair is a program developed by Acton Academy, a worldwide alternative model to schooling that’s based on a one-room school structure with a multi-age classroom. Acton schools have held 850 fairs across 16 countries — this fair was happening the same date as one in Romania.

Upcoming Trainings – Prospera Business Network

Prospera Business Network is the lead non-profit organization advancing and supporting community-centered economic development in southwest Montana. Our focus is helping people start and grow their business – in turn strengthening our region’s economy and communities.

An Opportunity for Long-Term, Equitable Local Economic Vitality

Small businesses need affordable commercial space. Federal stimulus funds offer the chance for local governments to get involved in a variety of ways — including becoming landlords themselves.

Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana – Paw Prints – A Quarterly Newsletter to Keep You Informed

Bear Paw Development is a private non-profit organization that works to improve regional economic conditions in Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Chouteau, and Phillips Counties and the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservations. To find out more, visit us online at http://www.bearpaw.org

July Monthly: Guest Post, Website Tips, Upcoming Events

What does the Made in Montana logo mean?  It’s more than a brand; it signifies a product is made or grown here with pride, a badge of honor for the producer, and stands for quality. Made in Montana has three brand pillars:

MATR Launches The Montana Community Map. Would you like to be the “Keeper” of your community?

What’s great about each Montana community and what’s happening to make it a truly wonderful place to live or visit like career and real estate opportunities, housing and broadband availability, child care facilities, social activities etc.

Bring back corner stores to create a connected, equitable city – Missoula County looking to completely change its zoning code

A call for zoning reforms that legalize commercial buildings in residential neighborhoods in Seattle—a building type and land use that has fallen out of favor all over the United States.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Tourism Grant Program Application Cycle Opens August 1

“With these grants, the Department of Commerce continues to support the development of tourism and recreation projects, increasing visitors to our state and prompting economic growth and resiliency for many Montana communities,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.