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Down Home and High Tech: Innovative Rural Communities Receive National Recognition

High-speed internet connections and innovative leadership are resulting in economic boons for small towns and rural areas. The Rural Innovation Initiative recognizes nine such communities around the United States.

A Good Read for Planners and Peers: ‘Why Old Places Matter’

A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.

Cities Point the Way in Promoting Opportunity and Reducing Poverty

These metrics provide a guide to which metros are succeeding in delivering relatively inclusive growth, and which aren’t.

Want to Foster Prosperity? Focus on Market-creating Innovations

In a conversation with [email protected], Christensen discusses what he calls the three types of innovation and why only one drives strong economic growth.

With Amazon Out of New York, Some Lawmakers Seek Multistate Ban on Corporate Tax Breaks

Lawmakers in at least a half-dozen states are considering forming a compact in which they would agree to end efforts to lure companies with tax incentives.

Philadelphia Adopts Smart City Road Map

The document gives the city a foundation for evaluating how technology can improve the lives of residents, serve economic development efforts or other civic purposes.

Your hunt for a home should include research on the neighborhood’s long-term transit plan

Most transit projects can take years or decades to plan and complete, but property values can soar or plummet at the mere mention of them.

Can ‘Opportunity Zones’ Lift Up America’s Struggling Towns?

“One of the things we’ve learned … is that it’s really hard, and it takes a lot of time, intention and real engagement with stakeholders.” –Margaret Anadu

One Line of Your Zoning Code Can Make a World of Difference – Parking Requirements

The City was able to see the millions invested downtown as a result of that bold action taken in 2009.

Historic Preservation And High Rents

“Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them…If a city area has only new buildings, the enterprises that can exist there are automatically limited...

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An investment of more than $1 billion has allowed NorthWestern Energy to provide more than 60% of its energy from renewable resources, helping it lead the way to a brighter future in Montana.

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The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. - Montana Is On The Move

Dorsey & Whitney - An International business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients' needs in Missoula, Montana and beyond.

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development - Driving economic growth & sustainability through tourism. The $3 billion spent annually by visitors circulates throughout Montana communities generating business & tax revenue, jobs & economic development opportunities.

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.

Space is now available at iConnect Montana's new 47,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art data center facility in Billings, Montana. 1030 Central features the highest industry standards for operating efficiencies, cost controls, security and reliability.

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For over 25 years, Zoot Enterprises has been a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition, and decision management solutions.

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP)- Promoting Technology Commercialization in the State of Montana.

Big Sky EDA- Building Businesses and Creating Jobs in the Greater Billings, Montana area

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is the longest-standing and leading advocate for the Flathead Valley community and business climate.

Big Sky Commerce is an integrated provider of merchant credit card transaction processing services, check processing services, Internet payment gateways, related software application products and value-added services.

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

Arrow Solutions Group is a Montana-based technology staffing company providing technical resources to organizations in Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

As the hub of learning, creativity and innovation in Northwest Montana, Flathead Valley Community College is expanding

Montana West Economic Development - Mission: To cultivate growth through the support of new and expanding businesses in the Flathead Valley
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