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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?

Missoula ready to ink cable franchise agreement with TDS; still waiting on Charter

The agreement, long in the making, is expected to be finalized next Monday, giving Missoula residents a choice between Charter and TDS once the company builds out its network.

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

Rural Electric Co-ops Get a ‘Downpayment’ on the Renewable Future

Included in the sweeping $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act is $9.7 billion to help rural electric cooperatives transition to renewable energy sources. Although this funding makes up just 1.3% of the bill’s total cost, advocates say the investment is historic.

Value-added and locally grown food in Ronan, Montana – The Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

“Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center does a lot of value-added agriculture processing, mainly for the Western Montana Growers Co-op, they’re our core partner. We’re very unique in that we have this amazing facility … the whole process that we can do here, in value adding to agriculture and working directly with producers to do that,” said Jan Tusick, Center Director at the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 9-18-22

Here is our Top 17 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.