Opportunity Zones

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Tax break for the rich: How investors exploit opportunity zones

Opportunity zones were supposed to encourage investment in low-income communities. But billionaires are building luxury hotels and high-rises, instead.

Big Sky Business Insight Summit May 18 – 20, 2022 in the ALI Auditorium at University of Montana.

This year’s Summit will address specific challenges to cultivating and sustaining a healthy workforce: housing and childcare.

Great Falls Development Authority study highlights industries most impacted by coronavirus

Labor market consultant company Chmura put together an analysis of the local economy over the last two years and found that the industries most disproportionately impacted depended on the frequency of in-person interaction, like hospitality, food service and healthcare. 

Urban Villages: The Key to Sustainable Community Economic Development

Compact, walkable urban villages support sustainable economic development by reducing transportation costs, leaving residents with more money to spend on local goods, and by creating more efficient and attractive commercial districts.

How Opportunity Zones Launched a ‘Gold Rush’ for Wealthy Investors

The place-based tax break program launched in 2017 as a means of revitalizing impoverished local economies. That’s not what happened, says author David Wessel. 

The Montana Investment Portal on the Opportunity Exchange

The Montana Investment Portal connects business, land and commercial real-estate projects throughout Montana to a network of over 1,800 potential investors. Contact the Montana Department of Commerce at 406.841.2032 if you have a project to include.

MEDA October News

Here are a few highlights of what is in the newsletter:

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.

MEDA (Montana Economic Developers Association) Office Hour Each Month – Join the discussion of the future of Montana’s Economy

Join us each month for an hour to discuss all sorts of topics – from community to economic development and the tools used to things done for Montana.

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