MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

Friday Flash – Your Update from the Montana Department of Tourism and Business Development

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

Prospera Business Network and the City of Bozeman Announce Small Business Relief Fund

The application will not be live until Wednesday, January 20th at 8am.

3 Megatrends You Can’t Ignore In the New Digital Economy

Research found that eCommerce penetration in the United States had experienced ten years of growth in the first quarter of 2020 alone. 

Bozeman city commissioners map out yearly priorities

Commissioner Michael Wallner suggested the city prioritize seeking out grants or other funds in preparation that the 2020 census results will bump Bozeman’s population above 50,000, changing the city’s status for federal funding.

Today’s TED Talk – How your brain responds to stories — and why they’re crucial for leaders

How do the world’s best leaders and visionaries earn trust? They don’t just present data — they also tell great stories. Leadership consultant Karen Eber demystifies what makes for effective storytelling and explains how anyone can harness it to create empathy and inspire action.

Grow Your Workforce Through Apprenticeships – Webinar Next Week! Jan 20 – 2:30-3:30

Join Kelly Cresswell, Reach Higher Montana Executive Director, and Jason Butcher, Reach Higher Montana Outreach Director, to learn more about leveraging youth apprenticeship as part of your workforce development strategy.

Montana – The Ultimate Location Video – The Montana Film Office – The Film Industry is hiring in Montana

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

― John Steinbeck

Montana Women’s Business Center Announces 3rd Annual Impact Grant Competition

Prospera raised $15,000 at the 2020 Prosperity Party fundraiser last September that will fund three grants to women owned businesses in Montana.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program webinar – THIS WEEK – THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 at 3:00PM Online

$15 billion in grants to operators of shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Of this amount, at least $2 billion is reserved for applicants with up to 50 full-time employees.

New University of Montana Business Center Buoys Female Entrepreneurs

“To get the rare opportunity for Missoula to headquarter a statewide, SBA Women’s Business Center is a privilege, but it also is a way for the city of Missoula to actually live its values. I cannot wait to hear about the different, women-owned businesses that this new center will support.” Mayor John Engen