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FCC Takes One More Step Toward Accurate Broadband Data

Several states have produced their own broadband maps and surveys because of the FCC’s shortcomings in data collection.

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority appoints officers, courts more counties

“We are off to the races,” Strohmaier said Thursday. “Getting this thing up and running is like constructing the train as it’s running down the tracks. We’re trying to feel our way through this.” Next meeting:

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 – 9 to 11 a.m.

Butte, Montana to develop master plan for Uptown’s economic future

Next month, the city will host two public Zoom meetings to get feedback from the public and business owners in the historic district that intersects at Park and Main streets. The city wants to know what it can do to enhance this important area.

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 2021 Legislative Priorities and Principles

As the State’s lead economic development agency, MEDA comprises more than 225 economic development practitioners and partners serving as leaders dedicated to building Montana’s economy.  MEDA members strive to improve the State’s economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and through the empowerment and diversification of our State’s economic base. 

Whitefish officials seek public comment on resort tax

City Council is looking into a proposal that would extend the resort tax at 3% and adjust how the money is spent.

Can Do Podcast – Montana 2021 economy focused on bright spots including the film industry in the State

Excellent conversation about Montana 2021 economy focused on bright spots including the film industry in the State.  Enjoy the conversation with Dr. Tino Sonora of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Lynn-Wood Fields of Montana Studios!

Female-founded companies will save our economy. Here’s why

The founder of Pipeline Equity says it’s time for women to finally have the freedom to live the American dream by launching their companies with the requisite funding.

Getting The Most from the Nation’s Investment in Rural Broadband

Joe Biden’s administration has the chance to revisit a call for the creation of a Rural Development Network. It would be a virtual toolbox helping rural communities “utilize the Internet to create economic opportunity.”

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-17-21

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.

Friday Flash – Your Update from the Montana Department of Tourism and Business Development

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.