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Study: Restoring North Coast Hiawatha Rail System would generate $270M across 7 states

According to the report’s findings, restoring the route would bring service to roughly 47 stops across seven states ranging from Washington to Illinois. The benefits to the counties served by the stops would aggregate to around $70 million annually and generate nearly $5 million in visitor spending.

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

Here is our Top 10 for last 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.

Helena, Montana ordinance would charge telecom companies looking to expand

Last week, the city commission approved first passage of an ordinance to charge fees for cable and telecom franchises to cover the cost of reviewing their applications. Helena has received inquiries in the last six months about companies possibly expanding telecom service, including installing fiber optics, according to commission documents.

A Systems Approach to Scaling Rural Co-op Efforts to Expand the Fiber Edge

The deployment in Turney will combine multiple wireless technologies into a single architecture using Radio Frequency (RF)-over-Fiber technology.

Program Helps New Farmers Find ‘Entrepreneurial Edge’ – Value added: Meat program helps Missoula students learn to raise, butcher, sell

The National Farmers Union offers a free, year-long training program to help new farmers learn the business side of agriculture.

Montana Career Opportunity – Loan Officer – Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana

The Loan Officer is responsible for assisting the Director of Loan Services in working with potential borrowers to obtain business financing. The Loan Officer will also work closely with the Small Business Development Center. This…

University of Montana eyes Montana Innovation Gateway Corridor at MonTEC, Missoula College

Several years after city officials and the University of Montana sat down with area businesses to discuss the concept behind a technology corridor, a parallel effort has emerged as the school and its tech partners eye the creation of an innovation corridor.

Fed money to bolster child care in Montana now available

Child-care providers in Montana can start applying for a share of $31 million in federal funds, meant to bolster their business and make a dent in the state’s shortage of child-care slots.

Small Towns, Big Goals – Brownfields revitalization in Montana

Take a tour [] with us of 12 small and wonderful Montana communities that used brownfields grants to realize big goals!

Want to be part of the Downtown Great Falls energy? Join us for Invest Downtown! – 10/28 – Newberry or Zoom

Hear from the developers and entrepreneurs with recent project successes , planned announcements, as well as identified opportunities with tools and resources available to make your project happen!