MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association

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The Montana Main Street Planning and Project Grant is Now Open!

Grants are available for Montana Main Street member communities for comprehensive revitalization projects; this includes planning activities like a downtown master plan and project activities like seed money to implement a façade improvement program.

Unleash your LIONs

The Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) of Port Townsend, Washington, was formed in 2006 with a simple premise: local relationships are the basis for local investments.

Why child-care workers are quitting

Working in a day care is a demanding job — but the pay is typically around just $12 an hour, and often without benefits. Many child-care workers have quit during the pandemic, leaving parents without options and struggling to return to work themselves.

Study: Restoring North Coast Hiawatha Rail System would generate $270M across 7 states

According to the report’s findings, restoring the route would bring service to roughly 47 stops across seven states ranging from Washington to Illinois. The benefits to the counties served by the stops would aggregate to around $70 million annually and generate nearly $5 million in visitor spending.

Record-breaking 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August, new data show

Experts stress that people are leaving their jobs as workers across the country are demanding higher pay, better employment conditions and critical support in their daily lives.

Want to Make Smarter Decisions? This Test Can Dramatically Improve Your Judgment and Reasoning

Within seconds, you’ll determine just how confident you really are in a prediction or decision.

Unfilled Small Business Job Openings Just Hit a Record High. Is It Time to Rethink Hiring?

Employers that want to fill open roles will have to be a little more open-minded and willing to train.

Video – There’s Space for you to Be, Grow and Play As a Healthcare Professional in Billings, Montana

Let our local healthcare community tell you why they selected Billings and why they are staying! Billings is a regional healthcare center offering world class health care to the 500+ mile region it serves. A community of healthcare systems that continue to grow and invest back into the communities they serve.

Montana Receives $750,000+ Grant to Accelerate International Business Growth

“Montana’s entrepreneurs produce and sell some of the finest products in the world,” said Scott Osterman, Montana Department of Commerce Director.

A War For Talent Is Starting—Spoiler Alert: Workers Will Win

It’s incredulous to see the economy and job market heating up, when only a few months ago, we were mired in misery. In a dramatic comeback, Americans are finding new jobs.