Montana Economic Development

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Panel drafts plans for 10% cuts in income taxes

A Martz administration advisory council recommended Wednesday lowering state individual income taxes by 10 percent, cutting top marginal tax rates from 11 percent to 6.9 percent and capping how much in federal taxes Montanans can…

$418,560 awarded from commerce economic action program to stabilize fire impacted rural areas

Eleven Montana entities will receive $418,560 in U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan (Title IV) funds from the Montana Department of Commerce Economic Action Program (EAP). Projects Located in Fergus, Flathead, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis…

Survey shows Ravalli county wages ‘dead last’

Ravalli County’s Economic Development Authority is set to unveil the results of an area economic needs assessment in the coming weeks and, though not yet compiled in report form, members said there are some surprising…

USDA funds variety of rural projects

BOZEMAN – Economic and community-development projects in rural Montana will receive $174,665 in grants and $925,000 in loans, says Tim Ryan, state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. "These projects help invest…

Grant for small diameter wood projects and 2000 fire impact

$248,656 AVAILABLE FROM COMMERCE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY FIRES 2000 Guidelines Available at http://commerce.state.mt.us or e-mail [email protected]. Helena, MT – July 10, 2002 –Effective immediately the Montana Department of…

An Economic Engine Nobody Had Imagined

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Twenty years ago this fading mill town faced its own mortality. The minimum-wage jobs stitching blue denims were disappearing fast and when Mayor Joe Knox convened the first meeting of a new…

Alabama Creates Research Alliance to Spur Economic Development-Idaho Creates New Science and Technology Office

Gov. Don Siegelman announced the establishment of the Alabama Research Alliance, a partnership between among Alabama’s research universities, the business community and state government. In Government Technology The mission of the research alliance is to…

Training Transforms a Region’s Economy-The province of New Brunswick breathed new life into a dying economy by creating 20,000 new technology jobs and trained residents for them.

Situated along the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada, the province of New Brunswick is blessed with forests of spruce and balsam fir, hillsides rich in copper, lead, and zinc, and offshore waters filled…

A successful entrepreneur from North Dakota hopes to open a second office in Billings.

But, it takes more than hope. Gerald Groenewold and his Energy & Environmental Research Center, appears to be the only corporation actively exploring a move to this area after Dell Computers picked Oregon for its…

Federal Legislative Alert: Request Baucus, Burns to sign Carnahan-Collins Letter Increasing EDA Funds

Letter to individuals concerned with Economic Development in Montana from Paul Tuss I am writing to strongly urge you to request that Senators Burns and Baucus sign onto a letter that is presently circulating in…