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Community group works to revitalize small Montana town – Winnett ACES

Surrounded by rolling hills of grassland, grazed by cattle, and ran by descendants of homesteaders — this community is being brought back to life.

Women-owned businesses in Montana on the rise

Statistics show 11% of Montana’s businesses were owned by women and in Helena, there is one woman-owned business focused on helping small businesses.

Montana Department of Commerce is creating a list of contract manufacturers located in Montana by industry. Do you know of any others?

My department is creating a list of contract manufacturers located in Montana by industry.  If you are not familiar with the concept of contract manufacturing, it occurs when a small business hires another company to produce its products. It enables small businesses to begin selling their products without obtaining the large amount of capital necessary to build and run a factory.

MMEC Events E-Blast – Registration Now Open for Lean Lego Workshop in Missoula

CYBERSECURITY WEBINAR ON AUGUST 23 – Co-sponsored by MMEC

After Tester Efforts, Bipartisan Bill to Outcompete China and Bring Back High-Tech American Manufacturing Jobs Passes Senate

“Applied Materials applauds Senator Tester for his support of the CHIPS and Science Act,” said Gary E. Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials, Inc. “At a time when semiconductor leadership is more important than ever to the economy, this critical legislation will bolster chip manufacturing and innovation, create jobs and strengthen the semiconductor supply chain in Montana and the United States.”

Heather Knutson-Walter Joins Mission West Community Development Partners as Executive Director

A welcome reception for Heather Knutson-Walter will be held at Mission West’s 407 Main Street S.W. facility in Ronan at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 3rd .

Rocky Vista Montana College receives approval to recruit, accept students

“Montana needs more physicians,” said Steve Arveschoug, executive director of Big Sky Economic Development. “We need more in primary care. We need to be able to refer more doctors to rural, underserved parts of our state, so everybody got the need.”

Missoula Public Library Named World’s Best in 2022 – Great Video

“… Missoula Public Library has it all. The building stands out for its beautiful architecture that pays homage to the surrounding landscape, while functioning as a library with a wealth of offers and possibilities that also serves as a meeting place for the local community. The library, therefore, scores highly against all the award’s criteria. It’s a library that you would relish having in your own local area. It’s a library built for the future,” said Jury chair Jakob Guillois Lærkes at the July, 2022 World Library event, hosted in Dublin.

Missoula Economic Partnership to seek, vet developers for key city properties

The outreach conducted by MEP could also introduce new businesses to Missoula. The contract calls for MEP to conduct “targeted business retention, expansion and development opportunities” in both the North Reserve-Scott Street Urban Renewal District and the Hellgate district – primarily the MonTECH property.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 7-24-22

With our partners from the Montana Department of Commerce and the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, GFDA hosted a visit from an exciting Aerospace company looking for big skies of opportunity. This company has unique needs, which may be best served by partnerships in multiple Montana cities.