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Labor shortage: Missoula businesses struggle to find workers

We’ve gotten maybe three to four applications for that job, when we would usually get 20-25. We have three back-of-house positions and we’ve gotten no applications.”

Columbia Falls, Montana Receives Department of Commerce Grant

The economic development grant is expected to create 70 jobs and generate nearly $6 million in investment for Columbia Falls

Bear Paw Development Corporation: Making an Impact for Rural Montana – Video

Bear Paw Development is a private non-profit organization that works to improve regional economic conditions in Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Chouteau, and Phillips Counties and the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservations. To find out more, visit us online at

Isilon founder lifts the hood on farming startup Carbon Robotics and its weed zapping machine

Carbon’s tech holds the promise of reducing the cost of growing organic vegetables so that they no longer cost a whole paycheck.

Solving the Cyber Workforce and Skills Shortage – 4/16 – 10:30 – 12:00 MST – Online

The United States is facing massive shortfalls in cybersecurity personnel and skills for cyber jobs, a shortage that is increasingly critical as cybersecurity threats become more complex and widespread. 

Missoula, Montana’s Coaster Cycles Podcast

A terrific episode of CAN DO about a true entrepreneurial company Coaster Cycles and its Leader Ben Morris.  Building great vehicles in Bonner, Montana.  Lots to learn about Ben’s 16-year journey.  Well worth a listen.  Arnie

The FCC wants you to test your internet speeds with its new app

The FCC Speed Test App could help the agency correct its data

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 4-12-21

Here is our Top 19 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.

VisionNet Newsletter – The latest news for you

Is 5G all it’s cracked up to be? And if it is, what does it mean for those of us living and working in a rural state like Montana?

Minneapolis Federal Reserve

Tell the Minneapolis Fed: Current conditions at your organization

We are partnering with state and local chambers of commerce, economic development associations, and other business groups in each state to collect your feedback.