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Supporting a Young Entrepreneur in the Family

I come from a family of paycheck lovers. I can’t really say there’s not a single entrepreneurial bone in our bodies, but when I look around at my close relatives, I do see a flood…

Power plant developer seeks allies against MEIC suit

Developers for a proposed power plant near Roundup are urging other business owners to get involved in an ongoing lawsuit over a different power plant slated for Butte, arguing that the environmentalists fighting it aim…

Entrepreneurship: A Candidate’s Guide Creating Good Jobs in Your Community

With heightened public interest in the state of the economy, the National Commission on Entrepreneurship (NCOE) this week released "Entrepreneurship: A Candidate’s Guide-Creating Good Jobs for Your Community," a first-of-its-kind publication on how policymakers can…

Working Paper Correlates Reductions in Personal Tax Rates And Lower Entrepreneurial Activity

Do personal income tax cuts encourage entrepreneurship? Conventional wisdom and many politicians may suggest that if people have more cash on hand, they may be inclined to launch or start their own businesses. A working…

Ravalli County voices concern over Rocky Mountain Laboratories expansion plan

While public concerns regarding the expansion of Rocky Mountain Laboratories have been aired in recent weeks, county officials, too, announced this week that they hold some concerns of their own, according to Ravalli County Disaster…

Culture, attitudes affect business (How does Montana stack up?)

Perhaps the most critical factor driving business formation and entrepreneurial activity is the hardest to measure: the culture and attitudes of the country or region. By Hal Heaton Brigham Young University In many places, business…

A Competitive Vision for Cities

Consolidation is impossible today in U.S. cities of any significant size. At least, that was the conventional wisdom until last year when the people of Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding Jefferson County voted to merge…

Utah Site’s focus is economics

In January, the state unveiled a map that featured locations of high-tech companies and a listing of the state’s tech innovations. By Brice Wallace Deseret News business writer Now it’s ratcheting up awareness with a…

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Unterreiner, Chosen for National Award

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies announced today that Joe Unterreiner, President of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, was chosen as the 2002 recipient of the prestigious William Heartwell, Jr. Award. The William L….

Small trees seed big mill… in Arizona

A new report from an Oregon consultant is bringing new hope to the Greater Flagstaff Forest Partnership in its efforts to develop a viable market for small-diameter wood. The report, authored by Corvallis-based Mater Engineering,…