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TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

Indiana ‘angels’ network at outing Web site’s unveiling provides avenue for state’s elite investors and entrepreneurs to link up.

When 80 people gathered last week to kick off a Web site that connects investors with entrepreneurs, it may have marked a new frontier for Indiana business. By: J K Wall Inrianapolis Star news Indianapolis,…

Great Falls Development Authority Fund-raising campaign on way to reaching goal

The Great Falls Development Authority’s Founding the Future fund-raising campaign is more than half way to its goal of $2 million, and community leaders say the final tally will exceed their expectations. By BETH BRITTON…

High-tech hopes in Superior though partnership with GCS Research of Missoula

SUPERIOR – Mineral County is floating an economic development plan before Congress, and if it prevails, the impoverished former logging town will become a technological hub and the eyes and ears for the West. By…

Billings woos Dell Computers – but no dice

Despite 10 months of trying to sell Dell Computers on Billings as a suitable site for a technology center, the company has instead selected a city in Oregon. Billings apparently came in second to Roseburg,…

The Relocation Game-The parameters have changed; no longer is saving money the sole motive for corporate America to move.

The corporate relocation game is not just about incentives anymore. Cities, counties, and economic development agencies need more than a good incentive package to attract companies. Corporate America also is looking for a competitive edge,…

The City of Butte Silver-Bow County, Montana Selects Logistic Systems, Inc. (LogiSYS) for its Public Safety CAD and RMS Solution

Butte Silver-Bow County, MT has selected Logistic Systems, Inc. http://www.logistic-systems.com to provide a county-wide Public Safety Enterprise Computing System and other peripherals for Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services. The project includes a state-of-the-art…

Federal Funding Opportunity -Department of Agriculture to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has approximately $33 million in FY 2002 funds to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities. The maximum award amount is $500,000. RBS requests proposals from eligible independent producers,…

Office of Economic Opportunity, MT dept. of Labor and Industry collaborate to study key characteristics of Montana’s workforce

The Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board has commissioned a study to evaluate key labor force characteristics in Montana’s urban and rural areas. The University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research is conducting the…

Bozeman: City changes from cow town to white collar city

BOZEMAN (AP) – It’s khakis and loafers instead of Carhartts and work boots in Bozeman. Occupation information from long-form data collected in the 2000 Census shows that Bozeman is increasingly becoming a white collar town….

Ag Council awards grants to 8 projects

HELENA – The Montana Agriculture Development Council has awarded more than $250,000 to eight projects for agricultural development in Montana, according to council Chair Robert Hanson. Projects approved at a recent council meeting in Bozeman…