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Great Falls trade area. Competitive for food, ag, bioprocessing, energy, and support. Closest U.S. metro area to Calgary. Untame Your Entrepreneurial Spirit!

“Revitalize, or Die” – Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference – 10/18-20 – Great Falls

This conference is intended for downtown district promoters, downtown district board members, elected officials, city staff and planners, architects and engineers, property owners, business owners, chambers of commerce and anyone interested in promoting and revitalizing downtowns and Main Streets.

Upcoming Trainings: A Business Case for Childcare, MMEC Trainings, Boots to Business and more!

We will be presenting on the current state of childcare in Montana, including focused discussion on what is happening right here in our own communities.

GFDA Top Thirteen for 9-18-23

We are receiving Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding to move three strategic initiatives forward!

GFDA Top Ten for 9-12-23

We have TWO great career opportunities to join the GFDA team. Download info on Small Business Advisor — Director Regional Small Business Development Center or Food and Ag Business Development Officer. GFDA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Great Falls Development Authority Downtown Market Assessment & Strategy RFP -Great Falls, Montana Downtown Market Demand Assessment & Economic Vitality Transformation Strategy Request for Proposals

The Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. (GFDA), in partnership with the Downtown Development Partnership of Great Falls (DDP), seeks proposals to conduct an assessment of the market demand in Downtown Great Falls Montana and to use the market demand assessment to develop an Economic Vitality Transformation Strategy.

GFDA Top 10 for 9-4-23

The cost of living in the Great Falls MSA (Cascade County) dropped from 86% of the national average in 2023Q1 to 85.7% in 2023Q2 according to the highly respected C2ER Cost of Living Index. Housing in Great Falls came in at 64.6% of the national average. GFDA’s long-term goal is to strengthen and grow our regional economy while maintaining affordability.

Great Falls Development Alliance – Upcoming Trainings: Sentinel Contracting Opportunities, Indian Equity Fund Grant, Boots to Business and more!

Montana Apex Accelerators and the Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a virtual training on September 9 at 11 AM.

EDA receives 378 applications for Tech Hubs competition

In total, 48 states and three territories submitted 378 Tech Hubs Phase 1 applications.

Montana Career Opportunities – Director Regional Small Business Development Center (SBC)/Small Business Advisor Food and Ag Business Development Officer – GFDA

Director Regional Small Business Development Center (SBC)/Small Business Advisor   Dynamic, self-motivated leader sought to join our passionate, creative, fast-paced, and results-driven economic development team in Great Falls, Montana. Lead our 7-county Small Business Development…

GFDA – Upcoming Trainings: Business Focus, Sentinel Contracting Opportunities, Childcare Business Summit and more!

Montana Child Care Business Connect Fall Summit