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Investing in the Creative Economy is a Boon to Artists and Communities

It all started with a pie chart.

COVID-19 lockdowns: When will isolation end, and what happens next?

New models are suggesting this wave of social distancing is just the first phase of a long war that may last until 2022.

Out West Podcasts- The Western Governors’ Reimagining the Rural West Initiative

Each episode highlights different aspects of the Initiative, examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, infrastructure and quality of life in the West.

Economic Development Groups Offer Business Tips Amid Pandemic

As businesses wait for a federal stimulus package, economic development agencies recommend deferring payments, reducing costs

The Post-Virus Economic Recovery Could Be a Green One

Investing in solar farms, electric vehicle infrastructure, and high speed internet would create a new way forward.

The SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020

“The SBA is looking at every option and taking every action to cut red tape to make it easier for small businesses to stay in business.”

Tester Announces Emergency Economic Assistance Declaration for All 56 Montana Counties

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Butte-Silver Bow and the Butte Local Development Corp.to help businesses cope with virus fallout

The hope is to provide loans up to $10,000 with zero-percent interest for the first six months with deferred payments allowed during that time. Interest after that would be 2 percent.

Montana tourism industry bracing for losses, planning for post-pandemic

“We’re the second largest industry in the state of Montana, and when it comes to a screeching halt like this, there isn’t a single community or business that isn’t going to feel this to some extent.”

Business Crisis Toolkit & Webinar to Grow Online International Sales – 3/20

Learn what steps business owners can take during the initial stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak throughout the country.