Archive for October, 2009

Oct 28 2009

Montana BEAR (Business Expansion & Retention) Project goes statewide!

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

News Release
Economic Development Tool Made Available to Montana Communities
10/15/2009
Sarah Elliott
Jayson O’Neill

(HELENA) – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Department of Labor and the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) have partnered to make the BEAR (Business Expansion and Retention) Program available statewide. The Montana BEAR project provides economic development teams with [...]

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Oct 26 2009

Licensing Your Innovation – Workshop – Montana Technology Innovation Partnership

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REMINDER…this is the last week top register for MTIP’s fast-paced and entertaining workshop “Licensing Your Innovation” presented by Marti Elder @ MT Tech in Butte on November 5th.  Simply go to www.mtip.mt.gov and click on MTIP Events: Montana for the link and brochure.  The cost is $75 for the 9AM – 4PM [...]

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Oct 20 2009

Stillwater Mine Report Upsurge in Profits and Production in the 3rd Quarter

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

Stillwater Mining Company reports third quarter production and profits are up.  In spite of General Motors and a bad for Montana bankruptcy court ruling the mine is now flourishing.  It does help to be the only source of platinum and palladium in the western hemisphere.
Here is a news article and the companies press release:
Profits Surge [...]

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Oct 20 2009

Montana Fishing even Helps out of State Businesses

Published by Admin - Rick under National

Here is an article about a fishing trip put on by a Idaho business to promote their flyfishing products.  Of course they come to Montana to demo the products.  The writer left the warm Willamette Valley, Eugene, Oregon to go to Helena and fish the Missouri.  The fishing was great even in cold, snowy conditions.
Here [...]

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Oct 15 2009

Department of Commerce – Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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This is not about Montana but hopefully this will be good news for Montana businesses and innovators.  Developing ideas into products and services can be a major project that requires resources and capital.  This new office at the US Dept. of Commerce is to provide both.
Commerce Secretary Locke Announces New Commerce Initiatives to Foster [...]

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