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Investing in the Creative Economy is a Boon to Artists and Communities

It all started with a pie chart.

Governor Bullock interview on Wake up Montana Weekend

“We want to take every step we can to get ahead of this.”  Gov. Steve Bullock

Whitefish tourism officials speak to potential travelers – Vacation rental data suggests visitors seeking shelter in Montana – Coronavirus cases soar in rural America popular with tourists

“Montana tended to follow some of the other trends of people appearing to be escaping major cities.”

Groups scrambling to get loan money available for Billings businesses

Big Sky Economic Development in Billings announced Wednesday that it would be offering bridge loans to help small businesses make ends meet until the SBA funds become available.

Helping Entrepreneurs Pivot Their Goals During This Time Of Crisis – 3/30 – Online

Join Karen Grosz virtually for a collaborative workshop to help entrepreneurs think about how to pivot their goals during this COVID-19 crisis!

Small Business Survival in the Covid-19 era podcast – Podcast with Pat LaPointe of Early Stage Montana

Well worth a listen. Please Share! 

As Montana Schools Close Their Doors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Tester Calls on FCC to Ensure Kids Have Internet Access

Senator: “The FCC must take action to expand internet availability and keep Americans informed”

Trailhead Spirits in Billings switches to making hand sanitizer

“We can do something,” said Casey McGowan, owner of Trailhead. 

Take a hike? Hit the liquor store? What’s OK and not under Montana’s shelter-in-place order

Here’s a rundown of what’s in the directive:

The story of four Montana ghost towns

…its remaining buildings make it one of the best-preserved ghost town in all of Montana.