Montana Economic Development

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Economic official Dave Gibson: Tax reform needed in Montana

The Office of Economic Opportunity is largely focusing on the task of improving Montana’s per capita income, the economic statistic that Gibson prefers to use because it is so simple and important in people’s everyday lives.

Gateway Scholarships Offered

On January 7 and 8, 2003, “Gateway to Opportunity”—a regional economic development forum will be held in Glendive, Montana. On January 7th, a special evening forum on “Regional Tourism Opportunities: Expanding Beyond the Borders” will…

Economic development workshop on slate in Missoula 12/12

State, regional and local economic development entities are sponsoring a workshop in Missoula on Thursday 12/12 to show legislators and elected officials just how such expansion occurs. By MICK HOLIEN of the Missoulian Sponsors of…

The Ravalli County Economic Development Authority seeks grant for business park

"I think it’s a worthwhile grant and will provide a major economic stimulus to this valley and I think would provide a great number of jobs for the people within the county," he said.

Economic forecasting key to state’s planning

BILLINGS — An economist can’t be Chicken Little, constantly claiming the sky is falling. To be credible, an economist should be more like Paul Revere, galloping across the country accurately warning folks, `The recession is…

Economic Development still key to raising state standing

Economic development must be among the top priorities. Without better jobs and better pay, there’s little hope of changing the state’s dismal rankings.

Forbes ranks Billings high

"When you look at the credibility of the report, it gets attention," Ott said. "People may say, ‘Gosh, Billings is a place we need to investigate.’ "

State needs dose of ‘tough love’

Consider these ideas from David Gibson of the state Office of Economic Opportunity.

NxLevel Entrepreneurial Training Program in Helena now accepting registrations

The Helena Business Resource Center now accepting registrations for their January 2003 NxLevel Entrepreneurial Training Program. NxLevel is a business training course designed to enhance your entrepreneurial skills and assist you in creating a comprehensive…

Reporting on the West: There’s more to it than cowboys and cactus

“Suddenly,” Ryckman said, “Western news is no longer out of sight or out of mind.”