Montana Economic Development

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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…

2002 NASVF Conference Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-For Those Who Invest In America’s Entrepreneurs

(Will Montana have a contingent of our legislators, University Tech Transfer experts and Economic Dev. leaders attending this important conference? We can learn much about best practices in a number of areas.- Russ) September 22…

Colleges can be the engine for economy, educator says

"Success in the new economy will belong to those regions that create and nurture the human resources of intellectual capital – the people that create new knowledge and new technologies and quickly translate research discoveries…

Ravalli County formalizes Economic Development District

Ravalli County commissioners did their part Monday to reincarnate the Five Valleys Economic Development District after a nearly 20-year respite. By JAMIE OGDEN Staff Reporter Ravalli Republic Shared with Mineral and Missoula Counties, the federal…