Montana Economic Development

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Montana’s Lewis & Clark County solicits input on growth policy

Over the past two decades, Lewis & Clark County has experienced significant growth, with a population increase of 15,000 people and a rise in home values by 135%.

Planned Amazon distribution center, future grocery store are signs of Belgrade, Montana’s rapid growth

As growth continues throughout Gallatin County, a 200-acre development along Jackrabbit Lane between Cameron Bridge Road and Frank Road could be the next commercial corridor with Amazon planning to build a facility here and more retailers coming soon.

Large holding company seeks to build nuclear power plant in Butte

XGen has the backing of Westinghouse and is seeking to build a nuclear power plant that would scale up to 500 megawatts, using specialized eVinci microreactors.

NorthWestern to Host First Quarter 2024 Financial Results Webinar and Notice of Virtual Annual Stockholders Meeting – 4/26

NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE) today announced that it will host an investor webinar on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2024. The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its financial results the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2024.

It’s Not Just Houston That’s Broke. So Are Silicon Valley Cities. Is Yours? Missoula’s Wye planning envisions 15,000 homes, small city in 50 years

The financial struggles of Houston and the cities of the Silicon Valley area—as well as tens of thousands of others across North America—have the same underlying cause. It comes to the aggressive outward expansion that cities began after World War II. They built more roads, more pipes, more infrastructure, and in the excitement of the moment, didn’t give a thought to how they would care for these investments. Let alone replace them when the time came. And the time is coming.

Missoula’s Wye planning envisions 15,000 homes, small city in 50 years

The county has established several Targeted Economic Development Districts at the Wye over the last five years, enabling to capture tax increment to fund future infrastructure. The Wye study area now covers around 3,500 acres, which is 2.5 times larger than that Swxtpqyen area west of Reserve Street.

ARPA Ag Infrastructure Grants

The intent of the Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program is to advance Montana’s agricultural industry through targeted investments in value-added agriculture projects across the state. Grants will assist with the development of innovative agricultural business improvements to keep pace with a transforming agricultural industry, create new jobs, and expand business opportunities.

Missoula Economic Partnership holds meeting to discuss upcoming mill closures

Federal, state and local government agencies — as well as community organizations — attended the meeting to lay out the information about the upcoming closures and what resources would be available.

U.S. Department of Energy Releases First Ever Federal Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Buildings Sector

First Comprehensive Federal Strategy Outlines Pathways to Reduce Emissions 90% in Buildings Sector by 2050, Reinforcing President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Lower Energy Costs, Improve Resilience, and Tackle the Climate Crisis

GFDA Top Ten for 4-7-24

What should companies look for when evaluating communities? That was the focus of Jolene’s remarks at the SelectUSA Alberta Summit hosted by the US Commercial Services in Calgary.