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June Business Training – Great Falls Development Authority

Here are our upcoming educational events for business owners, managers, and professionals for June 2020:

Friday Flash 5/29/2020 – Your Update from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Reminders/Updates for our Tourism Partners

Montana Ag Network: Harvest crews experiencing labor shortage

In a few weeks, as the grain harvest begins in Texas and works its way north, farmers and custom harvest crews will experience a shortage of experienced guest workers — many of whom travel to the U.S. from Australia and South Africa as they follow the harvest around the world.

Montana associations create campaign to attract workers into construction

According to the Montana Contractors Association, the average age of a construction worker is 48. Build Montana will focus on creating a pipeline between these trades and the youth.

Gov. Bullock details efforts to support Montana tourism industry during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Bullock said on May 19 that “Phase 2” of Montana’s reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns will start June 1 – including the lifting of a required 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors.

COVID-19 alters tourism landscape in beautiful Big Sky Country

In 2018, the most recent year data is available, Montana recorded 12.8 million visitors, mostly during the warm months, which supported 59,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in salaries, making tourism one of the state’s leading industries.

Entrepreneur Economy – How to Sell your Stuff – 6/2 – 1PM MST

Learn about Consumer Buying Behavior; how you can reach more customers and sell more stuff by knowing how, when and why people buy. 

Missoula, Montana’s Sherri Davidoff’s New Book – ‘Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity’

Data Breaches is indispensable for everyone involved in breach avoidance or response: executives, managers, IT staff, consultants, investigators, students, and more. Read it before a breach happens!

Discover Kalispell sees strong rebooking for canceled group business

Thanks to hard work, Medler said cancellations have rescheduled by 80% for this coming fall and 2021, helping offset the loss of revenue in the short term.

Only More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census – Has Yours?

The state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.