Montana Economic Development

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The old Montana economy is gone: Get over it

When I was in college, average income in Montana ranked in the top 10 of American states. Now we’re in the bottom 10, along with Mississippi and Arkansas. The reasons are clear. Our once prosperous…

Regional leaders give comments to state Chamber of Commerce

By BETH BRITTON Tribune Business Editor If dialogue at Tuesday’s meeting of the Montana Chamber of Commerce is any indication, the 2003 state legislators are in for some lively discussions. Montana Chamber President Webb Brown…

Major changes to taxes urged

The state’s economic development czar urged an advisory council Thursday to propose major changes to overhaul Montana’s income taxes to make them competitive in attracting jobs as rates in other states. By CHARLES S. JOHNSON…

Software CEO calls income tax harmful

The chief executive officer of a Bozeman software company said Thursday that Montana’s tax climate is so unfriendly for his high-income, high-tech business he had to set up an office in Texas because some people…

SBA’s Monthly News Update

Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming- Newsline Eight is circulated to our resource and lending partners by SBA’s Region Eight Office 721 19th Street, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80202. Elton W….

Butte brainstorms on jobs

About 160 community leaders, merchants and business people harnessed their collective brainpower Wednesday as they traded ideas about the economic future of Butte. By Leslie McCartney of The Montana Standard The three-hour “ Jobs For…

Gateway Economic Development Corporation picks new director- Welcome to Montana Sheldon Bartel

Members of Gateway Economic Development Corporation have chosen a new executive director to replace Lynn Robson, who retired earlier this year. By CHRISTINA QUINN, IR Business Writer Sheldon Bartel, former executive director of Uptown Community…

Take advantage of the fire dollars – for your local economy

This message is from Steve Simonson: I attended the National Fire Plan Update meeting held in Missoula this past Tuesday and feel that MEDA members need to be informed of some of the opportunities that…

Launch Pad Defined

This is the best Tech networking event I have ever seen. From all cities along the Spokane, Liberty Lake Post Falls and CDA corridor, there were companies, schools, VCs, Econ Dev., Mayors, Senators, service providers,…

Ireland: The Ingredients of Entrepreneurial Spirit

Spirit, ability, imagination, and passion are the traits that characterize the Irish entrepreneurs who thrived in the 1990s. A new book by Harvard Business School MBA student John Travers provides insights for everyone. Plus: Q&A…