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The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in the US Heartland

Steve Case, founder of AOL, predicts the dominance of tech companies on the coasts will give way to a flourishing of startups from smaller cities.

Montana’s First Multi-County Regional Port Authority Established in Lewistown

Snowy Mountain Development Corporation and six Central Montana rural county governments find a modern way to apply a traditional tool to counter economic and political pressures on rural county budgets in the post-covid era.

Killing the economic polar bear

According to two economists from BlackRock, there should be a louder debate about the tradeoffs between fighting inflation and well, killing, economic growth. As the United States Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates, what will be the ultimate decision?

GFDA Releases FY 2022 Audited Financial Statement

One of the Great Falls Development Authority’s core values is transparency. We are proud to be the only economic development organization in Montana to earn Guidestar Candid’s annual Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of non-profit transparency.

Butte’s Headframe Spirits marks 10th anniversary, growth of business

“Someone said how would you describe Butte and I said, ‘well Butte’s a big damn deal,’ and they sort of looked at me and cocked their head and I saw it in their eyes and I’m just gonna say that from now on,” said John Mckee, co-owner of Headframe Spirits.

Register for Invest Downtown Great Falls 2022 – 10/20 The Newberry or Zoom

Major development is happening in downtown Great Falls. Invest Downtown is an annual event that highlights successful downtown projects, new downtown businesses and opportunities for growth and development.

Hear from developers and property owners about development opportunities, learn about tools to assess the downtown market and financing opportunities to start or grow your business or project.

Montana West Economic Development – Basecamp Coworking Social Hour and Mixer next week

Join Basecamp Coworking for a community social hour and mixer next Wednesday, September 28th from 5 – 7 p.m. at 643 Denver St. in Whitefish. Sponsored by Endpoint Utility Corp. 

Montana Broadband – Community Leader Virtual Outreach Session – 9/22 – Online

The Montana Department of Administration’s ConnectMT recently completed live outreach sessions with Montana community leaders to understand broadband access and quality issues across the state.  For those leaders who were unable to attend these live sessions, the Broadband Outreach Team is offering virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams. 

GFDA – Upcoming trainings: E-Mail Marketing, Boots to Business and more!

Check out the upcoming trainings

Video: Lessons in Economic Diversification From Small-Town Colorado

Trinidad, Colorado has weathered a number of booms and busts. Now, they’re aiming to expand beyond the headlines and into a more stable future.