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Rural Counties Playing Catch-up with 2020 Census Response

Less than a quarter of rural counties have responded to the Census at a level matching or exceeding the national average. More than 50% of metropolitan counties have.

Montana Economic Developers Association August News

The newsletter contains membership news, a busy calendar, and lots of opportunities for you to pursue.

Sidney, Montana Chamber of Commerce loses CVB eligibility

It is based on annual gross lodging taxes, which must reach a specific threshold for a local chamber to qualify for CVB standing.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 8-2-20

MASK UP to keep our economy open and save our local businesses and local jobs!

Montana Entrepreneurship Projects Wanted for MBA Class

If you are working with, or know of, a startup or independently owned small/medium sized business with an interesting business challenge or opportunity (e.g. market validation, funding strategy, marketing strategy) I would love to hear from them.

Small Business Grant Funding Opportunity – The Community Development Division and the Montana Main Street Program of the Montana Department of Commerce

A grant program to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.

GFDA Investor Development Zoom Coffee August 7th at 7am

Every first Friday of the month, GFDA invites partners, investors, and developers to a virtual coffee hour to discuss current economic development issues, topics and trends in the region. Come join us!

‘Great urban exodus’ heads West to rural communities

This week’s Best of the West roundup explores the “great urban exodus” that has seen urbanites leaving cities behind in favor of rural western communities.

Most Public Engagement is Worthless

More often than not, it is a mechanism to wrap a veneer of legitimacy around the large policy objectives of influential people.

Montana Tourism Industry Unites for ‘Montana Aware’ Campaign

17 CVBs, 6 tourism regions to participate in statewide effort to promote safety measures