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

GFDA announces its College Intern Program starting with five paid internship opportunities. Download application. Help us spread the word!

Wisconsin Startup Coalition, Tech Council tout their different approaches to advancing state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Two tech-oriented groups were quick to endorse Gov. Tony Evers’ plan for a $100 million state-backed venture capital fund when he first pitched the proposal in February.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – How Funds will be allocated – Stimulus money could fuel massive Montana broadband effort

The latest COVID-19 relief package provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards Business Development Funding across 15 Montana Communities

“When small businesses across Montana thrive, our communities and the hard-working Montanans who live and work here have new opportunities to prosper as well,” said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

Gianforte administration proposes $250M broadband expansion plan

If Montana doesn’t modernize its Internet infrastructure, it won’t be able to compete for businesses of the future, which will rely more and more on higher speeds of electronic data transfer, said Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

What exactly is in the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Act passed by Congress? Montana may get as much as $2.7 billion

The bill contains many provisions that may have down-stream benefits for small businesses. Those include:

Pat LaPointe of Frontier Angel Investors says Montana Governor’s business-startup tax incentive needs more incentives to attract capital

“Every single state in the country is doing something to try to attract better business startups,” Pat LaPointe of Frontier Angels told MTN News in a recent interview. “We need to stimulate the (startup) ecosystem, and stimulating the ecosystem means we need to make sure there are investors who are properly incented to want to put money into Montana companies.”

Montana Department of Commerce Connection – 3/2021

Welcome, Director Osterman! – Scott Osterman is a visionary leader with a private sector background of guiding successful strategy and execution to realize growth, develop strong partnerships and lead companies through transition.

Upcoming Trainings for March With Big Sky Economic Development

Great opportunities to improve Montana’s economy

2021 Great Falls Livability Magazine Now LIVE!

With the intention of reaching national audiences, the 2021 Great Falls Livability magazine is a great tool to help employers attract talent to Great Falls!