Regional Economic Development

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

It all started with a pie chart.

Out West Podcasts- The Western Governors’ Reimagining the Rural West Initiative

Each episode highlights different aspects of the Initiative, examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, infrastructure and quality of life in the West.

What a Coronavirus Recovery Could Look Like – We should set new goals

“We’re going to get a whole new generation of infrastructure because of this pandemic, and we have to do it better than last generation.”

Senator Tester’s Push for Rural Broadband Expansion in Montana Passes Congress, Heads to President’s Desk

Senator’s bill will expand rural broadband, direct the FCC to build more accurate coverage maps

Watch: The City of Tomorrow

In the panel, we talk about the disconnect between the radically different urban futures envisioned in the past versus the more incremental change we’ve experienced, how to design with unknown future changes in mind, and how to bring the digital to the physical.

SBA Regional Administrator Co-Leads Opportunity Zone Panel

“The SBA has been charged with supporting small businesses in undercapitalized communities, and I’m especially encouraged by this President’s efforts to steer more private sector investment into more than 8,700 of those communities through Opportunity Zones,” Nordberg said.

EDA Launches the Build to Scale Program, a Redesign of its Regional Innovation Strategies Program – 2020 Competition Opens for Applications!

The new program is called Build to Scale (B2S), which builds regional economies through scalable startups.

Big Sky Economic Development buys building downtown

The Big Sky Economic Development promises new opportunities for local entrepreneurs looking to expand their business, as they prepare to relocate to central downtown Billings.

25-year study: Most corporate tax incentives do more harm than good

The agreements “ultimately left states in worse financial condition than they were in to begin with.”

InBIA – A global network of incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneurship centers

We are the go-to organization for business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, and other entrepreneurship support organizations who are dedicated to nurturing the unique startups in their communities.