Montana Economic Development

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Governor’s Economic Opportunities Office Promotes Montana as a Premier Business Destination at Conference in Salt Lake

(Salt Lake City) – Governor Martz’s Economic Opportunities Office has joined forces with Great Falls, Billings, Butte and Flathead County to promote Montana as a premier business destination at CoreNet’s Global Summit in Salt Lake…

Entrepreneurs need to be courted, expert says

Speaker praises Western Virginia’s leaders for a good start, but says there’s much to be done. By MEGAN SCHNABEL THE ROANOKE TIMES Virginia Tech http://www.vt.edu/ and the New Century Technology Council are doing a good…

Financing for ethanol plant obtained

Wheat silos and ethanol tanks will be popping up in Great Falls within the year now that a group of Montana farmers, environmental advocates and business leaders have obtained the $300 million in financing needed…

Montana, Wyoming to get Krispy Kreme stores

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. on Tuesday raised its projection for new store openings and announced plans to enter five new markets, including Montana. The Billings Gazette The Winston-Salem, N.C., doughnut chain said it intends to…

Letter from Maine: Developing the "Fish and (Micro) Chips" Economy (This is a great article!)

When the University of Maine men’s hockey team lost to the University of Minnesota in this year’s college hockey championship, Maine Governor Angus King (I) upheld his end of a bet with Minnesota Governor Jesse…

State in the running for malting plant

A Milwaukee company will decide in the next four months whether to build a malting plant in Montana or one of two neighboring states, Lt. Gov. Karl Ohs said. By the AP Helena IR His…

Timber could be used for ethanol, wafer board-How to use deadwood is academic’s question

Thinning forests costs money — although not as much as losing a home to a forest fire — and researchers want to find a way to make the practice pay off. By Deborah Frazier, Rocky…

State 1 of 10 to certify organic foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected Montana and nine other states to certify organic foods. The new organic offer a national definition of the term “organic,” and allow certified growers and handlers to use…

Cities woo wind turbine plant

Officials from the German manufacturing company Nordex toured Montana this week to gain a better idea of where to establish a wind turbine manufacturing plant that could bring as many as 65 jobs to the…

Sanpete Opens Technology Center

After more than a year of planning and support from several cities and companies, Mount Pleasant this week became the 14th Utah town to open a SmartSite Skyline Drive Technologies is the corporate name of…