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Gallatin County Commission advances high-speed internet project

The commission this week unanimously approved moving on to a public hearing for Bozeman Fiber’s proposal of an expansive fiber optic internet cable project. Money for the project would come from $65 million worth of bonds that the county would issue on the company’s behalf.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 9-19-21

Here is our Top 18 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.

Great Falls Development Authority is working on a new regional economic development strategy

The first step in the process is to hear from the people who live and work in Great Falls.

A listening session will be held on September 15th to discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the Great Falls economy.

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Some want the Treasury to define underserved areas as anything less than download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps.

Officials say collaboration key to managing Bozeman, Gallatin County growth during MSU panel

It’s obvious that Bozeman and Gallatin County are growing. But the question isn’t how to stop it, it’s how to manage it.

SBA Awards Montana Community Development Corporation $198,000 in PRIME Grants to Help Emerging Micro-entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

MOFI’s mission is to help individuals, businesses, and nonprofits with financing and consulting services that strengthen communities and transform lives. MOFI serves disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the Rocky Mountain region including Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Headquarters are based in Missoula, Montana.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee – 9/22 – 9AM – Room 102, State Capitol, and Zoom

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee will adopt its final work plan, conduct administrative rule review, and determine the scope of each of its assigned studies. Members will also hear from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, the Cannabis Control Division, the Montana State Fund, and the State Auditor’s Office.

Wells Fargo establishes $2.4M in grants for Montana small businesses

Wells Fargo has given nearly $5 million in grant money to nonprofits in Montana over the past three years.

Montana Receives Nearly $120 Million to Expand Internet Access, Improve Water Systems from American Rescue Plan, Tester Announces

Funding is a part of $1.89 billion for Montana in state and local funding secured by Tester in American Rescue Plan

OLLI at Montana State University  “The State of the Bozeman and Gallatin County”  – 9/10 – 1:30 – Online

Bozeman Deputy Mayor Terry Cunningham, Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane and community planning specialist Randy Carpenter of Future West will provide insights, examples and recommendations for how the city of Bozeman and Gallatin County currently work together and could work together in the future to meet the needs of the rapidly growing communities.