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Software CEO calls income tax harmful

The chief executive officer of a Bozeman software company said Thursday that Montana’s tax climate is so unfriendly for his high-income, high-tech business he had to set up an office in Texas because some people…

SBA’s Monthly News Update

Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming- Newsline Eight is circulated to our resource and lending partners by SBA’s Region Eight Office 721 19th Street, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80202. Elton W….

Butte brainstorms on jobs

About 160 community leaders, merchants and business people harnessed their collective brainpower Wednesday as they traded ideas about the economic future of Butte. By Leslie McCartney of The Montana Standard The three-hour “ Jobs For…

Gateway Economic Development Corporation picks new director- Welcome to Montana Sheldon Bartel

Members of Gateway Economic Development Corporation have chosen a new executive director to replace Lynn Robson, who retired earlier this year. By CHRISTINA QUINN, IR Business Writer Sheldon Bartel, former executive director of Uptown Community…

Take advantage of the fire dollars – for your local economy

This message is from Steve Simonson: I attended the National Fire Plan Update meeting held in Missoula this past Tuesday and feel that MEDA members need to be informed of some of the opportunities that…

Launch Pad Defined

This is the best Tech networking event I have ever seen. From all cities along the Spokane, Liberty Lake Post Falls and CDA corridor, there were companies, schools, VCs, Econ Dev., Mayors, Senators, service providers,…

Ireland: The Ingredients of Entrepreneurial Spirit

Spirit, ability, imagination, and passion are the traits that characterize the Irish entrepreneurs who thrived in the 1990s. A new book by Harvard Business School MBA student John Travers provides insights for everyone. Plus: Q&A…

Congratulations to Wild! Montana- winner of the 2002 University of Montana Business Plan Competition

Wild! Montana rose to the head of the pack of business plans presented by students from all of Montana’s universities, colleges, junior colleges, tribal colleges and colleges of technology Thursday evening at the University of…

Secretary of State Appoints Business Advisory Council

Secretary of State Bob Brown has named 26 Montanans to an ad hoc advisory council that will help him explore ways to improve the business services offered by his office. Members of Brown’s newly appointed…

Great Falls floats strategy to boost area economy

It’s been more than 25 years since the Anaconda Co. smelter closed, ending Great Falls’ industrial age. The city is still searching for a new economic identity. By JO DEE BLACK Tribune Staff Writer Now…