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Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 2021 Legislative Priorities and Principles

As the State’s lead economic development agency, MEDA comprises more than 225 economic development practitioners and partners serving as leaders dedicated to building Montana’s economy.  MEDA members strive to improve the State’s economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and through the empowerment and diversification of our State’s economic base. 

Missoula County revokes $19K job retention grant from the Morgan-Pierce law firm; will re-award to new business

“What became clear last week in email communications about the contract was that they didn’t meet the job retention criteria for the grant and were ineligible for funding.”

Whitefish officials seek public comment on resort tax

City Council is looking into a proposal that would extend the resort tax at 3% and adjust how the money is spent.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-17-21

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.

Venture Capital Funding Report Q4 2020

US-based, VC-backed companies raise nearly $130B in 2020, up 14% year-over-year (YoY) from 2019, despite the impacts of Covid-19 around the world.

Friday Flash – Your Update from the Montana Department of Tourism and Business Development

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

Montana Women’s Business Center Announces 3rd Annual Impact Grant Competition

Prospera raised $15,000 at the 2020 Prosperity Party fundraiser last September that will fund three grants to women owned businesses in Montana.

January 2021 Trainings Big Sky Economic Development


Planning and Executing Successful Montana Business Transitions – Montana Chamber of Commerce – 1/27 – 12-1:30PM – Online

We welcome you and your clients to participate in a 90-minute session hosted by the Montana Chamber covering legal, accounting, wealth management, valuation and succession planning topics.

Missoula County defends job grants amid questions over geographic distribution

The award amounts ranged from $10,000 to $25,000 and the majority of the funds – 58% – went to the food and drink industry.