Montana Economic Development

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Tobacco Valley EDC recognizes, plans for continued growth

Is Eureka growing? To answer that question, Mike Henry reviewed data spanning two decades for Lincoln Electric. Mike is the general manager of the co-op as well as president of the Tobacco Valley Economic Development…

Great Falls good for FedEx hub, consultants say

Great Falls economic development officials should use the airport and FedEx facilities as anchors as they work to get the city’s development efforts afloat, national consultants said Thursday. By BETH BRITTON Tribune Business Editor In…

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity- Governor Judy Martz- Interim Report – August 2002 Special Session of the 57th Montana State Legislature

LETTER FROM CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and my position of Chief Business Officer were created by the 2001 legislature. During the course of last summer and fall, I, along with…

Chief Business Officer Addresses Joint Business/Labor Committees

Governor Martz’s Chief Business Officer Dave Gibson addressed a joint meeting of the House and Senate Business and Labor committees, highlighting the importance of long-term economic strategies to support better paying jobs and business growth…

State’s offshore banking a bust

Sometimes easy money isn’t so easy. Offshore banking was supposed to bring effortless millions to Montana. But in the six years after its creation, it has only produced brushes with scandal. Associated Press Billings Gazette…

RE: Economic Development Funding

Dear Governor Martz: It has recently come to our attention that two critical components of the state’s economic development infrastructure are under threat. As an on-the-ground development organization, we see this as an immediate budgetary…

Mon-Dak Ag Open targets processors

The 5th annual MonDak Ag Open will be Aug. 7 and 8. The MonDak Ag Field Tours will be Wednesday and the invitational golf tournament will take place in Williston, N.D., on Thursday. Billings Gazette…

Local sporting dogs look to shine on ESPN show in Missoula

Super Retriever Series will be filmed here as part of Outdoor Games Some of western Montana’s top hunting dogs and their handlers will make their bid for television stardom in October when ESPN’s Super Retriever…

GIS Goes Worldwide

Dropping costs and simplified usage makes GIS a mainstream tool THE MODERN CITIZENS of the medieval, canal-dissected town of Brugge, Belgium, must have thought it strange to see packs of businesspeople following the dim green…

Alliance for Montana’s Future seeks stronger economy through support of higher ed

Imagine keeping Montana’s best and brightest graduates in the state and preparing them to be the state’s leaders for tomorrow. It’s no lofty dream. It’s the goal of the Alliance for Montana’s Future, an organization…