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Want to start a business in Montana? Great Falls may be your best bet

According to Motley Fool, in 2021, Montana was the #1 state for starting a small business. Some of the factors that go into such rankings include a state’s tax policies, consumer spending, business survival rate over five years, and labor laws.

NorthWestern Energy customers reporting scam calls in South Dakota, Nebraska and Montana

Generally, the scammers demand a payment within an hour to avoid service shut off.

Upcoming Trainings: Government contracting, training for Farmers Market Vendors 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.

Startup Bootcamp for Life Science Entrepreneurs on March 6th – MSU Campus

This event is designed for investigators, graduate students, faculty, and early-stage founders launching or considering starting a life-science focused technology venture.

Newsweek lists NorthWestern Energy among America’s Most Responsible Companies

“This recognition honors NorthWestern Energy’s century-long commitment to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service while also being good stewards of the environment,” said NorthWestern Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Bird. “We have long been committed to excellent corporate governance, deep community engagement and robust environmental programs. Our business practices reflect a respect for, and a commitment to, ESG policies and practices.”

Montana hospitals push back on lawmakers’ push to examine tax-exempt status

Montana lawmakers on Wednesday asked a seemingly straightforward question of hospitals: What do we get for $146 million?

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-29-23

Here is our Top 23 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Montana Governor Gianforte declares January as the Education Month on Jan 27.

WHEREAS, as our students learn, their parents, who are their first and lifetime teachers, deserve to have their voices heard and be a part of their child’s education; and,

Wyoming and Montana Brace for Wild Hog Invasion from Neighboring States and Canada

With feral pigs roaming in Canada, North Dakota, and Utah, the invasion seems inevitable

Push and Pull: The Link Between Walkability and Affordability

The increased demand for walkable urban spaces could make them more and more exclusionary if cities don’t pursue policies to limit displacement and boost affordability.