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Columbia Falls, Montana Receives Department of Commerce Grant

The economic development grant is expected to create 70 jobs and generate nearly $6 million in investment for Columbia Falls

Bear Paw Development Corporation: Making an Impact for Rural Montana – Video

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 www.bearpaw.org

Solving the Cyber Workforce and Skills Shortage – 4/16 – 10:30 – 12:00 MST – Online

The United States is facing massive shortfalls in cybersecurity personnel and skills for cyber jobs, a shortage that is increasingly critical as cybersecurity threats become more complex and widespread. 

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 4-12-21

Here is our Top 19 for this week 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.

Montana youth entrepreneurs bring their products to market online between now and April 16.

Each semester students in grades 9-12 can take the class that focuses on building a business based on products that they make in class and then sell. The class is funded through a nonprofit called Youth Entrepreneurs, an organization that works to bridge the gap between book learning and application by providing curriculum, activities and funding to get kids started.

DOE Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

102 Projects Across America will Receive Seed Funding to Launch New Ideas to Market That Will Create Jobs

Montana Legislature proposes reducing funds to government agencies with COVID-19 regulations stricter than the state’s

The bill states “the amount of the grant is reduced by 20% if that local government or any of its authorized agents have issued health regulations related to COVID-19 that are more strict than those imposed by the state.”

Your Quarterly Montana PTAC News

One of the unexpected benefits of COVID for government contractors is the easy and affordable access to government buyers, small business specialists, and, sometimes, end-users through virtual procurement conferences and industry days.  

Energizing Anaconda, Montana’s Frontcountry to Backcountry Connections – 4/13 – 11:00AM – Online

Introduction to Anaconda Community Foundation and its unique partnership with Anaconda Trails

EDA grants CARES Act revolving loan funds to Big Sky Economic Development

The EDA revolving loan fund will be used to help business recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as help businesses with entrepreneurial efforts. It’s expected to create 40 jobs and retain 14 jobs.