Montana Economic Development

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Gallatin County Commission advances high-speed internet project

The commission this week unanimously approved moving on to a public hearing for Bozeman Fiber’s proposal of an expansive fiber optic internet cable project. Money for the project would come from $65 million worth of bonds that the county would issue on the company’s behalf.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 9-19-21

Here is our Top 18 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.

Governor Gianforte Touts Montana’s Business-Friendly Climate on Kalispell Visit

Governor promotes fewer regulations and encourages competitive business environment at Sept. 14 chamber of commerce luncheon

Request for Proposals 56Strong Program Facilitator Nine Month contract

The contractor will serve as the lead facilitator and coordinator for
planning and implementing this new state-wide program. The ideal candidate would be
considered warm, welcoming, and a connector.

Export trainings available from ExportMontana at the Montana Department of Commerce

As the world of international trade continues to be somewhat uncertain, perhaps you’re thinking now would be a good time to learn more about exporting, research new markets, tweak the website, etc. Below are some trainings, both live and on-demand, that can help with your needs.

Big Sky Economic Development Annual Meeting- 10/7 – Billings, Montana

Remarkable Builders, Celebrating Entrepreneurs will open with the BSED Board Chairs recapping the accomplishments of the prior fiscal year, followed by the Executive Director Unveiling the 2021 Annual Report and FY 22 Strategic Priorities. To conclude the meeting, we will bring you distinguished legacy entrepreneurs within the community to share their journey as entrepreneurs and the businesses they have created that drive our unique economy and make us economically resilient.

Great Falls Development Authority is working on a new regional economic development strategy

The first step in the process is to hear from the people who live and work in Great Falls.

A listening session will be held on September 15th to discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the Great Falls economy.

Want Renewable Energy? Plan on joining USDA’s Webinar. – 9/16 – 1:30 – Online

Want to know how USDA’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) can help you build back, better and stronger?

Why Making Entrepreneurship a Community Priority Is Key to America’s Economic Recovery

As the U.S. celebrates Small Business Week, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at the critical role that business owners will play in the post-covid economic recovery–and how best to support and foster entrepreneurship.

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Some want the Treasury to define underserved areas as anything less than download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps.