Regional Economic Development

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We’re already living in the Metaverse.

Why have mere users when you can have residents?

A new platform is helping to democratise investing by making it easy for retail investors to support impact projects – New software tools support ESG investment

Enter fintech startup GoParity, and its platform that brings together social and environmental impact projects looking for funding with people who want to invest in sustainability. 

An Iowa Town’s $60 Million Plan to Span the Broadband Gap

In a bid to boost digital access, West Des Moines is building its own fiber-optic conduit network — and committing Google to provide citywide service. 

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-29-23

Here is our Top 23 for this 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.

Push and Pull: The Link Between Walkability and Affordability

The increased demand for walkable urban spaces could make them more and more exclusionary if cities don’t pursue policies to limit displacement and boost affordability.

Migration could prevent a looming population crisis. But there are catches

The problem is not small, he said, and falling birth rates could upend economies.

Modular home maker coming to Butte, could employ hundreds

A California company that makes modular homes plans to build an $80 million, 450,000 square-foot facility at the Montana Connections Business Development Park in Butte that could employ up to 150 employees the first year and more after that.

Montana’s Governor Gianforte in Spotlight at Largest Ever SHOT Show in Vegas

“Montana has the highest number of firearms and ammunition businesses per capita in the country. With our business-friendly environment, proud Second Amendment heritage, and unmatched quality of life, we’ll recruit more.” Governor Greg Gianforte

Start or grow your business with an SBA 504 loan

We are Montana’s SBA 504 Lender, High Plains Financial

Montana International Trade & Investment Survey

If your firm has been involved in exporting, importing, or foreign direct investment, would you consider taking a few minutes to respond to the survey?