Regional Economic Development

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Montana isn’t so far from the men north of Richmond

We need higher paying jobs and we are going to have to partially rely on our natural resource industries to create many of those jobs. Let’s recognize that and move ahead. We can do it the right way.

Bear Paw Development Corporation has Loans for New Businesses.

Bear Paw Development Corporation announced they currently have loan funds available for business owners and entrepreneurs in northern Montana interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing enterprise.

Montana Bioscience Cluster Survey & Upcoming Events

The Montana Bioscience Cluster Initiative (comprised of the following partners: Montana Bioscience Alliance, Montana World Trade Center, Montana Technology Enterprise Center, the University of Montana, Missoula Economic Partnership, and Swan Valley Medical) is the regional SBA RIC cluster for bioscience in Montana.

“Revitalize, or Die” – Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference – 10/18-20 – Great Falls

This conference is intended for downtown district promoters, downtown district board members, elected officials, city staff and planners, architects and engineers, property owners, business owners, chambers of commerce and anyone interested in promoting and revitalizing downtowns and Main Streets.

News Just for You – Big Sky Economic Development

Next Week is Expert Week!
We are excited to host our 2nd Annual Expert Week! We will have various experts in house providing FREE one-on-one assistance to your business. Each day will feature a different area of expertise for business owners to ask questions and seek guidance.

How to Win Over Investors With a Strong Proof of Concept

Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest Tea and Eat the Change, talks with Ron Holloway, co-founder of Woofbowl, about the importance of starting small.

Flathead Valley Community Groups Partner to Recruit Retirees into the Workforce

In a collaboration between Job Service Kalispell, My Glacier Village, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and FVCC, the Retiree Workforce Group connects seniors and retirees with local resources and employers

Can Do: The Benefits Of Running A Montana-Based Business – Michael Fitzgerald – Submittable – 3/23/2018

Michael passed away a few days ago but, thanks to Arnie Sherman, his vision of Submittable and life will live on for all of us to learn from.

2023 BSED Annual Meeting, Be Remarkable Billings! 10/11

Our 2023 BSED Annual Meeting will remind us of what makes Billings, Montana a unique and thriving place, and what goes in to being Montana’s largest and most diverse economy. We will learn about the industry trends and opportunities that shape our economy today and, in the future, and what it means to Be remarkable Billings.

Scaling Montana Summit – To Ignite Montana’s Startup Scene- 11/2-3 – Bozeman

Be part of the two-day Scaling MT Summit that’s set to ignite the statewide startup scene. This is the unmissable startup event of the year; set to unlock opportunities, education, and connections for founders, funders, and folks interested in building next-gen tech businesses across Montana.