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Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 11-28-21

Here is our Top 14 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.

Senator Tester says small communities should “reach out” and start planning infrastructure projects

“This money is going to flow through traditional mechanisms they’ve been using forever. So, I would get in contact with the folks with the Revolving Water Fund if you’ve got sewer and water needs. I’d get in contact with the Montana Department of Transportation if you’ve got highway and bridge needs. And just go down the list. And the end results going to be pretty good projects. And the reason is because this bill’s going to be over five years.” – Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

Missoula fabricators, engineers ready to tackle infrastructure work – Missoula County secures NewFields in push to win EPA Brownfields grant

With the infrastructure bill signed into law, one its architects in Sen. Jon Tester joined Missoula city officials and a manufacturing firm on Tuesday to promote what’s anticipated to be a $3 billion investment in Montana’s future.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 11-23-21

Here is our Top 17 for last 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. Much more to share — will try to catch up in next week’s edition.

Gov. Gianforte visits Missoula for the end of Montana’s Apprenticeship Week

For calendar year 2021, Gianforte set a goal to create 10,000 jobs meeting that criteria. Within the first six months there were more than 5,000 jobs paying over $50,000 a year created in the state, he said.

Senator Tester Secures Nearly $1.7 Million for Rural Montana Housing & Economic Development

Funding to improve access to housing, Tribal Colleges, and economic development

City of Helena launches online tool to get feedback on ARPA funds

Feedback is being sought through BeHeardHelena.com, and users can adjust fund allocations for City proposals, while also submitting new ideas through the comment feature the City said.

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act, which provided $10 billion to fund the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). SSBCI will fund state, territory, and Tribal government small business credit support and investment programs.

Sen. Tester lauds signing of $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

“If we don’t make basic investments in infrastructure and education, we can’t compete,” he told Montana reporters about four hours before the signing. “So, this investment is very, very important and it’s very, very gratifying.”

The Montana Investment Portal – Invest in Montana projects.

The Opportunity Exchange is an integrated platform for collaborative, place-based community and economic development.