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Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 11-30-20

Here is our Top 9 for last week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Is High-Flying Bozeman, Montana Losing The Nature Of Its Place?

Is this capital city of Greater Yellowstone, along with Gallatin County, becoming the poster children for how not to develop a wild corner of the American Serengeti?

Remote work can’t change everything until we fix this $80 billion problem

The U.S.’s rural areas still suffer from limited broadband availability. Addressing that may take both government investment and new technologies.

Red Ants Pants represents Montana in national small business holiday gift guide

Montana will be represented in the inaugural Small Business Majority’s Holiday Gift Guide by Sarah Calhoun’s business Red Ants Pants of White Sulphur Springs. 

Billions available for farmers seeking COVID assistance

Farmers and ranchers can apply directly at www.farmers.gov/cfap or by contacting their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office.

Behind the Making of Delicious Yet Healthy Lab Grown Meat

This new technology reduces livestock greenhouse gas emissions and can help feed more mouths than traditional meat.

Bozeman, Montana’s Shaun and Emily Durkee start manufacturing backpacking food after COVID layoff – Alpen Fuel

We’ve been trying to bootstrap this, and put our own money into it,” he said. “It’s stressful, some of the things that we’ve done, but there’s certainly enjoyment there too. It’s been a fun learning process.”

House Republicans Call for Audit of USDA Broadband Program

A group of House Republicans has asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Broadband ReConnect Program, which doled out more than $600 million in fiscal year 2020 for broadband infrastructure in local areas.

State grant helps Tumblewood Teas in Big Timber move manufacturing from China to Montana

Now sold all across the country and in parts of Canada, co-owner Riza Gilpin said it all started with a simple dream.

U.S. tech firms can compensate gig-workers with equity under SEC proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said internet-based companies may have the same incentives to offer equity compensation to gig-workers as they do to employees. Until now, though, SEC rules have not allowed companies to pay gig workers in equity.