Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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Grant program announced for women-owned businesses

Applicants can begin applying on January 18.

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

We’re partnering with Select USA (US Department of Commerce) to present Select Great Falls Montana for your next AgriBusiness or Manufacturing location. 

**FY2021 USDA Rural Business Development Grant(RBDG) – Applications Being Accepted!**

To be competitive when applying for RBDG funds, proposed projects should approximate these levels.

MSU Extension’s Reimagining Rural program challenges small towns to shape their future

At the conclusion of the program, the Montana Community Foundation, a program partner, awarded $32,000 in grants to the communities to support projects that were identified or discussed during the series.

Lake County Community Development Corporation has changed its name to Mission West Community Development Partners.

We believe Mission West Community Development Partners perfectly describes both the region we serve and our way of doing business.

MEDA January Online News is available for your review. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the NDC Scholarship opportunity; more details are in the newsletter. 

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-3-21

Here is our Top 10 for the start of 2021 — our economic development strategies to grow and diversify the Great Falls regional economy, create higher wage career opportunities, and improve our market’s competitiveness.

Spore Attic – ‘Growing mushrooms is science’: MSU grad launches gourmet mushroom business

After about two years of splitting his time between his Ph.D. program and business planning, Deuling’s Spore Attic has been operational since the end of November. His gourmet mushrooms have been sold directly to local restaurants and at the winter farmers market.

Montana Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Plan2021 Legislative Agenda

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is the state’s leading business advocate and the driving force in promoting a favorable business climate. The Montana Chamber will focus its legislative efforts on the four core objectives of Envision 2026.

Bear Paw’s Quarterly Newsletter

As we close out another year at Bear Paw Development, we particularly want to thank the many partners we have that make our work possible. From local and tribal governments to state and federal funding agencies to the businesses we have been fortunate to work with during the past year, we are grateful to the people and institutions that allow us to fulfill our mission of economic and community development for northern Montana. A Note from Paul Tuss, Executive Director