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Prospera’s 2022 Annual Report

A big – Thank you! – to the members and supporters of Prospera. Your support goes directly to helping us provide our business development services we offer each year to near 2000 clients and companies right here in Montana.

Wall Street Suddenly Buying Fewer Single-Family Homes

Rising interest rates are having a major effect in the housing market—including on the large institutional investors who spent much of the past couple of years buying up single-family homes.

Since 2002, the National Archery in Schools Program has taught more than 18 million kids about archery, including in Montana’s Flathead Valley

NASP includes students in grades four through 12 with the aim to improve educational performance by learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.

Missoula, Montana’s onX – Backcountry apps target winter recreationists with loads of features

Montana has its own homegrown app developer of outdoor maps in onX. In a recent online presentation, the company’s Joe Risi and Charlie von Avis highlighted the capabilities of their app for backcountry snow recreationists.

Missoula, Montana’s onX and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers- It’s Public Land. But the Public Can’t Reach It.

The app is called OnX. Its basic functionality is simple: OnX shows you where you are in real time, using a blue dot exactly the same as the one on Google Maps. The difference is that OnX is designed to show where you are in a forest, on a mountain or in a canyon. It has been around since 2009 and is popular with hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Economic challenges and goals similar for Lethbridge and Great Falls, Montana

Trevor Lewington with Economic Development Lethbridge was the only Canadian speaker at this year’s Montana Economic Developers Association Conference in Great Falls. Lewington said it was a chance to share, listen and learn.

Hi-Country Snack Foods is truly Made in Montana

Since 1976 Hi-Country snacks could be found in the backpacks of hunters and hikers all over the country. But recently the company, located on HWY-200, has shifted its focus to making their products using more Montana-born, raised and produced beef.

Wild Sustenance: Innovative Course Introduces UM Students to Hunting – “This was the coolest and most practical class I have ever taken,” Hanson said, “and my freezer is the proof.”

“Almost all of us who are hunters learned from relatives and friends. We had opportunities,” said course instructor Joshua Millspaugh, UM’s Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation. “There is such an impediment to those who didn’t have that opportunity. The students that are here say, ‘I’ve always been interested in learning more, but I don’t know where to start.’

Try to Please All and You Will Please None: How Segmenting Your List Can Increase Online Engagement and Charitable Giving

Have you ever used these communication strategies with your nonprofit community members?

Join the GFDA for Business Pitch in Shelby, Montana – 11/29 – 5:30

Business Pitch is a fun, informal way to share your business or project idea. Learn about valuable tools and resources to bring your business idea to life including: