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German manufacturing company plans to build US headquarters in Lewistown, Montana

German manufacturing company VACOM, founded by a physicist as a family business in 1992, is based in central Germany but has branches in Belgium, Naples, Fla., and Reno, Nev.

City Club Missoula’s August forum dove deep into Montana’s Taxation System – Must Watch Video

The forum featured current and former members of local and state government. The expert panel provided an overview of Montana’s multifaceted system, including tax codes and rates, collections, rebates, and burdens.

Montana homeowners see higher property taxes as some big businesses pay less

The median residential properties in Montana saw a 21% higher tax bill following this year’s reappraisal cycle, according to a Montana Free Press analysis, with many homeowners paying hundreds of dollars a year more.

Whitefish City Council Votes In Favor of Funding Workforce Rental Assistance Pilot Program

People who meet the eligibility criteria and successfully apply for the program could receive up to $4,800 in assistance for monthly rental assistance over the course of a year

Most Montana residents likely to receive second property tax bill following state Supreme Court ruling

Gallatin County is among 49 counties out of the 56 in Montana that decided to charge residents less than what was expected of them, but after a Montana Supreme Court ruling, residents in those 49 counties will now be receiving a second bill.

Wyoming Rural Development Newsletter: December 2023

Within USDA Rural Development Wyoming’s newsletter you will find updates on funding opportunities and activities related to our Business, Community Facilities, Cooperative, Electric, Energy, Multifamily Housing, Single Family Housing, Telecommunications and Water & Environmental programs.

Why Business Needs “Ignition Schools”

Ignition Schools stoke innovation and mint founders.

How does Montana support innovation in technology? Is your organization or program missing from this report?

The state has implemented various initiatives and programs to encourage technological advancements and attract tech talent. With a focus on collaboration, education, and investment, Montana is paving the way for technological innovation and economic growth.

Bitterroot Childcare Summit: Collaboration is key

“It’s known to many in the Bitterroot that we have an employee shortage,” Mitchell said. “What’s not obvious is a large part of this problem stems from child care obstacles — lack of affordability and accessibility.”

New Irish restaurant coming to Uptown Butte – Shawn O’Donnell’s Pub

Once open, O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub will be a place where everyone can have classic Irish dishes like bangers and mash, and fish and chips 365 days a year while being surrounded by an array of memorabilia of Butte, Ireland, and first responders.