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Food, Ag & Bio Processing Newsletter from GFDA

Thank you to everyone who read our first Food and Ag Newsletter sent out last month. We wanted to offer one more chance to sign up for this newsletter before switching to just our subscribed list. If you would like to sign up or know some one who might be interested, please click below or email Anna at [email protected].

Energy Production Market Assessment and Economic Development Strategy RFP Proposals Due 3/20/24

The Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. (GFDA) seeks proposals to conduct a market assessment of energy production, energy support services, and energy retrofit demand in the Great Falls Montana trade area and to use the market demand assessment to develop an Energy Economic Development Strategy for GFDA and partners to pursue the identified opportunities.

GFDA Top Ten for 2-18-24

4) Manufacturers, if you don’t get the monthly newsletter from the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center you are missing out on great training and other resources. Check out MMEC’s February Newsletter.

Great Falls Development Alliance Career Opportunities in Great Falls, Montana

    Loan Officer Are you a problem solver that is driven to look for solutions to obstacles with creative and innovative ideas? Do you have the ability to help entrepreneurs navigate their loan request,…

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!

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!

GFDA Top Ten for 1-28-24 – Great Falls is the 10th best city in the nation for retirement

1) Great Falls is the 10th best city in the nation for retirement and the only city in Montana ranked in the top 50 according to an in depth ranking by Consumer Affairs!

GFDA Top Ten (+6) for 1-21-24

GFDA has earned the 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, the nation’s leading source for information on nonprofit organizations. We continue to be proud of this mark of distinction, putting us at the top of non-profit transparency.

Video – Great Falls Montana Tourism unveils master plan

Looking towards the future.

Small town values bring $90 million high-tech firm to Lewistown, Montana – Snowy Mountain Development Corporation (SMDC)

“We’re a family business, and in Germany we’re a Mittelstandt (a mid-sized family-owned firm), Bergner told Forbes. “For us, it’s not just about producing. It’s about working together, educating, and making a better life. In Montana there’s enough space for growing. Lewistown is a wonderful place to raise a family.”