Montana Economic Development

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A successful entrepreneur from North Dakota hopes to open a second office in Billings.

But, it takes more than hope. Gerald Groenewold and his Energy & Environmental Research Center, appears to be the only corporation actively exploring a move to this area after Dell Computers picked Oregon for its…

Federal Legislative Alert: Request Baucus, Burns to sign Carnahan-Collins Letter Increasing EDA Funds

Letter to individuals concerned with Economic Development in Montana from Paul Tuss I am writing to strongly urge you to request that Senators Burns and Baucus sign onto a letter that is presently circulating in…

Two Montana groups awarded federal grants for economic development

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced Friday the selection of 51 grant recipients to receive more than $6.1 million in rural business opportunity grant funds to assist with economic development in rural areas. From Tribune…

MSTF Study Assesses Maine’s Technology-intensive Industries

A new report assessing Maine’s seven targeted technology sectors represents the first systematic attempt to analyze the growth of the state’s industry clusters. The report, Assessing Maine’s Technology Clusters, was prepared for the Maine Science…

Wages topic of radio forum

During the height of production in extractive industries, Montana ranked near the top of the nation’s wage scale. By KAYLEY MENDENHALL Chronicle Staff Writer Now, having dropped to 49th on the scale, experts agree action…

Montana Tech creates economic resource center

Armed with $300,000 in federal seed money, Montana Tech will attempt to help boost region al economic development with the establish ment of its Economic Development Resource Center. “ The university system in Montana is…

Great Falls Development Authority Fund-raising campaign on way to reaching goal

The Great Falls Development Authority’s Founding the Future fund-raising campaign is more than half way to its goal of $2 million, and community leaders say the final tally will exceed their expectations. By BETH BRITTON…

High-tech hopes in Superior though partnership with GCS Research of Missoula

SUPERIOR – Mineral County is floating an economic development plan before Congress, and if it prevails, the impoverished former logging town will become a technological hub and the eyes and ears for the West. By…

Billings woos Dell Computers – but no dice

Despite 10 months of trying to sell Dell Computers on Billings as a suitable site for a technology center, the company has instead selected a city in Oregon. Billings apparently came in second to Roseburg,…

The Relocation Game-The parameters have changed; no longer is saving money the sole motive for corporate America to move.

The corporate relocation game is not just about incentives anymore. Cities, counties, and economic development agencies need more than a good incentive package to attract companies. Corporate America also is looking for a competitive edge,…