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How To Start Strengthening Your Town With Incremental Development

Thickening is a low-risk strategy for towns and has the highest odds of getting good results.

A monthly newsletter from Montana West Economic Development

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training with MMEC
May 8-9, 2024,

As Property Tax Bills Rise, States Look for Long-Term Solutions

Lawmakers in Mountain West seek to provide permanent tax relief without harming local revenue.

Kalispell City Officials Report Slower Development and Tourism Demand at Growth Summit

Municipal staff in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls say housing supply and transportation remain significant hurdles in the Flathead Valley, even as growth slows

How ADUs Can Help Ease the Affordable Housing Crisis

Local policies and programs can encourage homeowner participation and increase the number of ADUs available as low-cost rentals.

GFDA Top Ten for 5-5-24

We have scheduled our first Angel Investor Networking Event for Wednesday, May 29 from 4:30-6:00 PM. We’re looking to connect accredited investors with entrepreneurs and developers who need cash investment. If you are an accredited investor, entrepreneur, or developer seeking cash investment, register here! For more information, including how to prepare for the event, please contact Tyler Menzales at [email protected] or call 1-406-217-7862.

I moved to Montana after getting priced out of California. I work in the trades — not all transplants are rich remote workers buying up property.

One not good culture shock has been the younger generation. It’s a college town, and they’re not as friendly as my generation is or the generation before me.

Second chance hiring can bridge manufacturing labor gaps

These types of programs can fulfill mutual needs and lead to less employee churn, lower recidivism and life-changing impact, advocates say.

ew flights to the SF Bay Area takes off from Glacier Park International Airport

Avelo Airlines is now offering nonstop flights between Kalispell and the Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Government Contracting Opportunity at Malmstrom Air Force Base

If you are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that installs, replaces, and maintains gas main lines, check out the potential opportunity from Malmstrom Air Force Base