Montana Economic Development

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What’s changed in Big Sky country since the inception of Next Frontier Capital? Hint, the availability of venture capital.

From $7M to $152M, Per Year 

States Invest in the Outdoor Recreation by Opening Offices Dedicated to the Sector’s Growth

“Outdoor recreation represents over 5 percent of our economy and $70 billion in annual consumer spending in Montana, and creates more than 71,000 jobs.” Rachel VandeVoort, director of the Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation

Art and culture playing a bigger role in driving Missoula’s economy

According to a 2015 study by Arts and Economic Prosperity, Missoula’s nonprofit arts sector represented a $54 million industry, one that provided more than 1,900 jobs and contributed more than $39 million in household earnings.

Helena mayor Collins highlights progress, priorities in State of the City address

Collins listed off achievements from each of the city’s departments over the past year. Among those he highlighted were:

Montana Department of Commerce Connection

Governor Bullock Announces almost $1.4 Million in Funding to Create Jobs and Grow Main Street Businesses

CAN DO Podcast: Mayor John Engen on Missoula’s exploding entrepreneurship economy

A very informative and insightful conversation with the Missoula Mayor on how and why Missoula is a boom town.  Well worth a listen.  Arnie

Great Falls Development Authority February Business Education Calendar

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

Economic Outlook 2020: Butte-Silver Bow County, economic development officials predict banner year

Butte’s future is looking bright.

How Missoula grows: City leaders have their say

The building boom has been good to some but not as good for others, so city leaders will be on the hook to make sure Missoula grows in a way that benefits everyone on the socioeconomic ladder.

Women’s Gains in the Work Force Conceal a Problem

Jobs traditionally viewed as female still don’t pay well, and still don’t appeal to men. Fixing one of these things would fix the other.