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‘Austin of the Northwest’?: New $100 Million events center epitomizes Missoula’s rapid growth

“It’s an amazing project all the way around, and it’s going to make a huge economic difference to Missoula. This elevates us to another level.”

A plan for the next 50,000 residents: proposed land use map displayed for the public in Bozeman

The big question ringing around Bozeman as its explosive growth continues: where will the next tens of thousands of residents expected to move to the area in the coming decades live and work?

PBS – Made in Montana Show – Fantastic Series Showcasing Montana’s Entrepreneurs

This episode introduces viewers to Mustard Seed Sauce & Dressing Company in Ronan, DAYSPA Body Basics in Missoula, Bozeman Green Build in Bozeman, Happy Dog Beer Company in Bozeman, and Notice Snowboards in Whitefish.

Join GFDA for Development Coffee, Friday, November 1st at 7am

Join GFDA at NeighborWorks Great Falls as we chat with fellow and potential investors for monthly Development Coffee

Economic development outlook for Great Falls

“We are the trade center and the trade hub and so we have more of those skilled jobs.”

America’s New Business Plan expands what it means to be ‘pro-business’

For policymakers who want to do something to help entrepreneurs, here’s a roadmap to what they need, and it starts with opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support.

Montana’s Small Business Development Centers Expand Access to Services and Rural Outreach

“The increased efforts in our rural areas are designed to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem as strong as the ones already existing in Montana’s fastest growing urban centers,” said GFDA Vice President and Great Falls SBDC Regional Director Jason Nitschke.

Missoula schools planning to use Northwestern Energy solar panels for research

“Our future leadership is in the schools coming up, and they need to understand as much as they can about renewable energy, solar in particular, and this is an opportunity to do that.”

Lessons from Centralia: Washington coal town shows how Montana’s coal country might endure

“I want to help create a future for high-wage jobs in this area because they are few and far between,” Guenther said.

Guenther sees the same potential for Montana.

Experimentation and Entrepreneurship – 11/13 – Missoula

Participants from all sectors and levels or experiences–from student to seasoned entrepreneur–are welcome.


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