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Butte, Montana’s Nikki Edmundson’s Canty Boots wins national award for woman-owned small business

As owner of Canty Boots in the small town of Harrison, Butte native Edmundson was awarded Woman-owned Small Business of the Year in Montana by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

85 million jobs at risk by 2025 as the pandemic speeds up workplace automation

According to the report, by 2025, roles and jobs that leverage human skills will rise in demand. Machines will primarily be focused on information and data processing, administrative tasks and routine manual jobs.

New homes on the range: Weary city dwellers escape to Montana, creating a property gold rush – “I’ll be really curious to see what all of these buyers think of our winters.”

“We’re running around like lunatics,” said Amy Hyde, a mortgage broker in Bozeman. “People have done a month in an RV, and they’re saying they want to move to Montana. The number of out-of-state cars in our town right now is insane.”

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation celebrates “EnVision Center” designation

With as many people as could fit in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room in Lewistown on Wednesday, and with a few people there virtually, the corporation celebrated being the first economic development corporation in the country to be designated as an EnVision Center by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Montana Senator Jon Tester Takes Trump Administration and Senate Colleagues to Task for Playing Games with Amtrak’s Future with Cuts to Empire Builder Service

Senator: “Press releases don’t save the Empire Builder or the jobs or the economy that it creates”

Commerce Committee hearing included testimony from Havre economic development advocate Paul Tuss

When local news isn’t local – Montana, are you watching this happen?

While Montana’s media landscape has for years included left- and right-leaning political blogs authored by resident partisans, Big Sky Times and eight other Montana-focused sites affiliated with Metric Media represent a new trend: digital news outlets that present themselves as community news sites even though they operate without a local editorial staff and appear to promote a political agenda.

Manufacturing is a Ticket to Rural Prosperity

Manufacturing businesses are essential contributors to our economic health and wellbeing, infusing $2.38 trillion annually into the national economy.

iConnect Montana – Our Data Centers feature state-of-the-art technology and an extremely low geolocation risk.

iConnect provides the ideal solution for maintaining your critical data operations while freeing up premium resources that can be dedicated to your core business. You get sophisticated service — simply delivered in one of the world’s lowest risk, lowest cost data center locations — along with an abundant, highly reliable energy supply.

Governor Bullock Announces $32.4 Million to Develop Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

“Access to affordable homes are vital for our communities to grow and prosper. These homes will provide a safe place to live and needed stability for many Montanans in communities across the state.” Governor Bullock

A New App Helps Identify 15-Minute City

The new 15-Minute City App generates maps which show the number of services and activities within a 15 minute walk, and and therefore whether an area can be considered a 15-minute neighborhood.