Regional Economic Development

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Suburban Revival: How the 21st Century will Redefine Life Outside the City

America’s suburbs are increasingly diversifying, expanding, and evolving as COVID-19 and new economic realities shape behavior. New stories are unfolding in these suburban places as they change and grow. Is it time for a suburban revival?

Senator Jon Tester Secures $1 Million for Montana Economic Development Through American Rescue Plan

“As Montana continues to rebound from this pandemic, it’s critical that we address the economic gaps exposed by COVID-19,” said Tester.

$8 million Port of Montana rail project enables Butte to connect to the entire United States

“They have access to both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern, which is huge for a facility,” said Kathy Faso, the general manager of the Port of Montana. “We’re an inland port, so it’s unique. And plus we have the I-15 and I -90 interstates right here.”

Chuck Marohn of STRONG TOWNS Engages Again with Missoula! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 AT 9 AM – 10:30 AM – Online

In this book tour presentation, Marohn demonstrates how the values of engineers and other transportation professionals are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from the values of the general public.

Chuck will also discuss his coined term “Stroad” and offer ideas on how Missoulians may help improve conditions on our Reserve St. (Stroad!).

Montana Launches $7.5 Million Value-Added Agriculture Grant Program – 3 reasons agriculture is poised for a surge of sustainable innovation

Governor Greg Gianforte today launched a $7.5 million Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program to invest in value-added agricultural products across the state and strengthen the industry.

In Case You Missed It: Check out the 2021 Montana Statewide Showcase Business Plan Competition Video Highlights

In case you missed it, we’ve got all the action for you right here.

Welcome to the Official Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development Website!

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development markets Montana’s spectacular unspoiled nature, vibrant and charming small towns, breathtaking experiences, relaxing hospitality, and competitive business climate to promote the state as a place to visit and do business. Its goal is to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all Montanans and their communities by strengthening the economy through job creation and business development.

What’s Happening at Prospera November 2021? …. We’re Moving!

“We are excited to be launching this new mentorship program for women in Montana. Our goal is to not only empower women entrepreneurs and business owners but to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities. Business resources are not the same in each county and by connecting women from all 56 counties we can be a catalyst to propel their business, create new jobs, and gain access to capital.”

MEDA November news and countdown to Kalispell!

We are counting the days until November 15 – 17, to see you all in Kalispell! 

USDA Seeks Applications to Support Regional Economic and Community Development Planning to Help Rural People

USDA Rural Development encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance key priorities under the
Biden-Harris Administration to help rural America build back better and stronger.