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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!

GFDA Top Ten for 6/23/24

The Montana Innovation Partnership is offering a number of trainings and an accelerator program for companies interested in pursuing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

Dept. of Commerce allocated $8M to 16 Montana economic development organizations to support Montana economic growth

The grant, funded through the Big Sky Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program, provides funding to Montana businesses in local economies.

GFDA – Upcoming Trainings: Boots to Business, Food Choice Act and more!

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Great Falls Development Authority presents ‘Ally Awards’

“It’s a way to kind of celebrate the end of our fiscal year,” said Jenn Gallmeier, an investment director for GFDA. “We like to recognize our partners, our stakeholders, our investors, board members, volunteers, countless entrepreneurs and businesses that we’ve worked with.”

GFDA Top Ten for 6-17-24

A whole lotta scooping going on Downtown at the new Big Dipper Ice Cream at 426 Central Avenue! Check them out seven days a week 11 am -11 pm.

GFDA Top Fifteen for 6-9-24

GFDA closed two loans this week to high mission businesses.

‘Montana’s Great Wide Open’ markets Eastern Montana to those from out of state

The “Montana’s Great Wide Open” is being promoted through advertising and news releases, out on social media, as well as “email blasts.” With these, Visit Southeast Montana is giving people reasons to come to parts of Montana they might not normally visit, Maas said.

GFDA – Upcoming Trainings: SkillBridge Program, Business Financials, Government Contracting, and more!

Whether you’re just getting started, looking for new customers, wanting to grow sales through e-commerce, or focusing on workforce. We’re here to help. Check out the upcoming trainings!

Kiplinger Personal Finance named Great Falls as one of the 25 Cheapest Places to Live: U.S. Cities Edition!

Outdoor enthusiaists will find that there is a world to explore just outside their front door. Hiking, skiing, mountain biking and kayaking adventures are just minutes away. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are just a few hours’ drive and make excellent weekend getaways.”

GFDA Top Ten for 6-2-24

22) We Are Growing Our Awesome Staff Team. Download a description of openings for Director Regional Small Business Development Center and Lending Solutions Specialist. Contact Tracy for more info at [email protected].

We also made progress with several key client projects this week — another jam-packed week!