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Sip, Savor, Code Kalispell – 3/14 –

Join us in supporting Code Girls United’s mission across Montana, empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators. Where Coding, Technology, and Business Unite!

GFDA Top Ten for 2-11-24 + Great Career Opportunities

Congratulations to the McLaughlin Research Institute of Great Falls, Montana, on winning a prestigious $13.8M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch the Center for Integrated Biomedical and Rural Health Research (CIB-RHR) and expand its research enterprise over the next five years!

This is why immigration in the U.S. is so vital to our future. How, where, and why Montana became the grayest state in the West

People like to talk about new technologies and innovations, because that’s fun. Demographics aren’t fun. But they’re going to be as important, if not more, to overall economic growth than most innovations over the coming decades.

Strong Towns 2024 National Gathering – 5/14-15 – Cincinnati, Ohio

For the Gathering itself, we’re running early bird pricing through April 1. Make sure to get your tickets soon for the best price.

Carter County, Montana Growth Policy development and availability of community survey

Citizens of Carter County are encouraged to get involved in the Growth Policy process.

The global tremors from China’s property crisis are only just starting

The worldwide slump triggered by borrowing cost hikes has already wiped more than US$1 trillion (S$1.35 trillion) off office property values alone, said Starwood Capital Group chairman Barry Sternlicht last week.

Applications for Montana Aerospace Scholars are OPEN!

Montana Aerospace Scholars is a two-phase program for high school students to take part in an extracurricular experience that immerses them in aerospace-related activities. MAS is offered through NASA partnerships with the Montana Learning Center.

GFDA Top Ten for 2-8-24 – Expanding to 100 More Childcare Slots in Great Falls

We closed a $457,900 bridge loan to Robyn’s Nest Daycare to help facilitate the purchase of a property for the expansion of her childcare facility. It will be exciting to see this expansion from the remodel stage to opening the new facility with up to 100 additional childcare slots in Great Falls!

2024 Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism – April 14-16, 2024 – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

The event will feature a variety of sessions that will expand and challenge our thinking, provide direction for the future and supply us with new tools to promote and develop our markets and services. 

This Week at Strong Towns

We seek to replace America’s post-war pattern of development, the Suburban Experiment, with a pattern of development that is financially strong and resilient. We advocate for cities of all sizes to be safe, livable, and inviting. We work to elevate local government to be the highest level of collaboration for people working together in a place, not merely the lowest level in a hierarchy of governments.