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Gallatin Development Corporation -"Growing Business" July 2002 Newsletter and new website

The GDC is pleased to announce it’s revised website at: http://www.bozeman.org which includes the July 2002 Newsletter with all the news from Gallatin County: http://www.bozeman.org/gdc/upload/July_2002.pdf

The return of regional development organizations

Most businesses understand that economic strength and prosperity are generated at the regional level. And the relevance of local, state, and national political boundaries as economic units is continuing to erode. That is, what happens…

If We Let Rural America Die, We Shall Lose a Piece of Ourselves

The little town of New England, N.D., squats on the Great Plains of America’s heartland, its homes and schools framed by the mammoth grain elevators that soar above the featureless landscape. By Joel Kotkin Washington…

Urgent action needed today- your budget at risk

The letter below was sent Tuesday, July 23, 2002 to each of the Montana Certified Communities Lead Development Organizations regarding the potential loss of funding during the upcoming Special Session of the Legislature. MEDA’s Board…

State budget crisis-Econ development targeted. (What do you think?- Comments please?)

A Missoula legislator has proposed a bill to chop a major portion of the money that helps pay for the governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. By CHARLES S. JOHNSON, IR State Bureau – Rep. Rosie…

The IT Open- Technology and Business Opportunities showcase in Eastern MT

The IT Open, an event held in Williston, ND to showcase the technology and business opportunities available in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, concluded July 17. It was a huge success, and as a…

4-county economic study ‘exceeds expectations’

With more than $100,000 in investment from both public and private entities, the long-awaited Area Economic Adjustment Strategy for Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson and Meagher counties is in. Helena IR “I think it exceeded…

A Governor’s Guide to Cluster-Based Economic Development

NGA provides governors with the tools for structuring economic development policies to help make business clusters more innovative and competitive. Contact: Paul Kalomiris Economic and Technology Policy Studies Contact: Philip Psilos Economic and Technology Policy…

A Governor’s Guide to Trade and Global Competitiveness

NGA explores the changing global environment for state trade and investment promotion. Globalization requires that all companies develop cooperative business networks and more sophisticated strategies in the global marketplace. Contact: Paul Kalomiris Economic and Technology…

A Governor’s Guide to Building State Science and Technology Capacity

Today’s state leaders face two economic challenges: to maintain national leadership in job and wealth creation and to compete successfully in a global economy. The key to both of these goals is innovative capacity. A…