Montana Economic Development

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Successful Venture-Technology-based economic-development effort delivers results, Illinois says.

Illinois VentureTech, one of the nation’s most ambitious technology-based economic development programs, is beginning to pay off, according to state officials. Launched in 2000, the five-year program will plow $2 billion in state resources into…

Effectiveness and Efficiency of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments-"Assessing the Need, Costs, and Potential Benefits of Fire and Mechanical Treatments to Reduce Fire Hazard."

The summer of 2000 emphasized the ecological, social, and economic impacts that severe wildfires can create in Montana and elsewhere in the West. Increasingly, the public and elected officials are searching for management actions that…

Eastern Montana group for responsible natural resource and energy development is forming

A number of elected State and local officials, community leaders, business people and other interested parties met this past week to discuss the problems and opportunities associated with natural resource development in Eastern Montana. Development…

State of urgency-It’s not the economy. It’s the state economy, stupid.

What is economic development? Most economists say economic development is the process of improving the well-being of a community, city or state through organized planning. The focus can be on jobs, education, transportation or business…

MSU-B to compile area economic indicators

MSU-Billings Economic indicators can play an important role as planning and forecasting tools for the business community, but timely relevant data has been seriously lacking for Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming. Now, through a project…

BHI Report Gives View of States’ Competitiveness… Montana is #31

A study released by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston is one of the more recent efforts to examine all aspects of U.S. states and their economies. Entitled State Competitiveness Report 2001,…

New State Legislation Gives Green Light to TBED in Kentucky, Oregon

While tight state budgets have slowed the number of tech-based economic development programs being created by states, Kentucky and Oregon have both approved new laws designed to encourage the growth of technology companies. Kentucky Kentucky…

Ag Technology show to host Ag inventors….$$ can be won!!

BILLINGS, MT — Ag invention contest entries are being accepted for the $1,000 Top Inventor Award. The contest will be held during the Ag Technology Show January 23 – 25, 2003 in Billings, Montana at…

Montana Tech Economic Development Resource Center open for business!

The Montana Tech Economic Development Resource Center recently hired Kim Robinson as Deputy Director. She will be the main contact person for the Center and will oversee the day-to-day operations. http://www.mtech.edu/edrc/ Robinson, formerly an administrative…

Nature Bound (Is the Ecotourism Industry developing in Montana?)

Ecotourism principles are an important guide to developing and maintaining the increasingly popular ecotourist resort destinations. by Larry Pearson Urbanland.org One of the travel industry’s strongest trends continues to be ecotourism, which has been growing…