Regional Economic Development

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Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) receives $25,000 grant from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to conduct rural and tribal engagement in southern Montana.

“We want to hear the voices of those who will benefit most from renewed passenger rail service in southern Montana,” says BSPRA Chairman Dave Strohmaier.

Some of the states with the cleanest electricity will surprise you

The chart below shows how the United States has made electricity for the past twenty years, represented as the percentage of power generated from each fuel source. To show how their relative usage has shifted, the fuels are stacked each year from top to bottom in order of percentage.

Where are all those tech workers going? A Silicon Valley exodus is shaking up the landscape.

“You don’t have to be in the Bay Area to have success in tech.”

Great Economic and Resource News from GFDA

The Great Falls Region will be a proud, positive, and vibrant community, which welcomes new people, new investments, and innovative opportunities while celebrating its authentic and diverse Montana culture. Our community will be a safe and inclusive place to raise families and will offer opportunities for individual growth and quality of life, which retains and grows our population.

Australia’s New City Tackles Climate Change From the Ground Up

Some 37 firms are already locked in as partners to the state government to construct Bradfield. That list, which includes Northrop Grumman Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., is expected to expand to 50 by the end of this year, according to the chief executive of Western Parkland City Authority Sarah Hill, who is overseeing the development. Australia’s top science organization, the CSIRO, will also move some divisions into a purpose-built facility.

In Rural America, ‘Those Who Can Supply the Talent Will Be the Winners’

To succeed in today’s economy, small towns need to up their game in recruiting and retaining workers. Luckily, they have a lot to build on.

Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Join 20 Other States In New NARUC-NASEO Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative to Help Better Inform State Approaches to New Nuclear Generation

NARUC and NASEO invited states that are considering or actively working toward the deployment of advanced reactors to join ANSC, as it offers a unique opportunity to receive direct support from nuclear experts while participating in real-time peer learning.

Report: Percentage of Montanans Who Believe Tourism Benefits Outweigh Negative Impacts at Two-Decade Low

Study by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research shows increasing negative attitude of residents toward visitors as tourism statewide grows

Missoula Aims for Equity With Development Code Updates

The “Our Missoula Development Guide” is getting an update as the Montana deals with the contemporary pressures of population growth and gentrification.

Helena area economic development: Why don’t we have more big-name retailers?

The Montana Business Assistance Connection—or MBAC—provides community and economic development assistance in the Helena Area. Executive director Brian Obert said population is one of the roadblocks they encounter when trying to get retailers interested in the city.