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DOT Enhances Its Program for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

One key change is an increase in the personal net worth cap, which might help businesses overcome the conundrum of being “too big to be small and too small to be big.”

Helena WINS invites the community to take a look at the trades

“So, we really wanted to target 8th graders, especially thinking about what they want to do for their careers, or even just choosing classes for high school. If hands-on is something that they’re interested in, these industries are great for that.”

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KRTV ran a story about our partnership agreement with Lethbridge Economic Development.

Casting Call Announced for Series on Montana’s Jim Bridger

A television series based on the stories of Jim Bridger is being filmed in Montana this summer. The Montana Film Office announced an open casting call to men and women looking to be a part of the show.

Net Neutrality Is Really A Debate Over Monopoly Power

“They do not want their providers engaging in blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. And if they have problems they expect the Nation’s expert authority on communications to be able to respond,”

CBS Sunday Morning – California Forever – The plan for a new California city – Starting a conversation about eastern Solano County

A group backed by some of California’s richest has purchased some 60,000 acres of farmland in Northern California, as part of an ambitious plan to build a brand-new, walkable city in the nation’s most car-centric state, for as many as 400,000 residents.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces International Tourism Marketing Strategy Development Initiative

Over the next 12 months, Commerce will collaborate with its marketing agencies of record (AORs) to understand the desired outcomes from Montana’s economic development and tourism industry leaders. Previously focused on trade tourism and seven specific international markets, Commerce will now explore new options, including new markets, direct-to-consumer tactics, rich media marketing campaigns and exclusive Montana-based summits and press tours.

Feds to end coal leasing in Powder River Basin, nation’s largest source of coal

Though the Powder River Basin coal industry has been in decline since 2008, the BLM’s decision — even if it is defeated by legal challenges — sends a strong signal to the industry, as well as Wyoming and Montana leaders, that mining in the region will come to an end, said Shannon Anderson, attorney for the Sheridan-based landowner advocacy group Powder River Basin Resource Council.

GFDA Releases Report on Economic Impact of Population Growth in Great Falls Montana

Modest population growth in the Great Falls Montana MSA (Cascade County) created local economic impact of $88.8 million from 2018-2023, supporting 717 jobs in the region, according to a report released today by the Great Falls Development Alliance (GFDA).

The Missoula Economic Partnership Indicator May 2024

Missoula to Host Headwaters Tech Hub Consortium Members