Montana Economic Development

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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…

The Sustainable Communities Lecture Series- U of M Sept. 3 to Dec. 10, 2002

This series offers an overview of what a “sustainable community” might look like. The series is a one-credit pass/no pass course for University of Montana students (EVST 495.1, CRN 73386) and is open to the…

Calling for more jobs in Great Falls

If local economic development efforts are successful, more Great Falls workers may be wearing telephone headsets. According to a recent report, service centers are a good fit for the local economy and should be recruited….

Butte Superintendent urges teachers to lead community in economic revitalization

Butte teachers should not only educate the city’s children, but should be leaders in Butte’s economic revitalization, Interim Superintendent Chuck Uggetti told them Monday. By Barbara LaBoe of The Montana Standard “ We’re the second…