Archive for the 'Montana' Category

Feb 02 2010

Sen. Tester Workshop on Federal Contracts – Feb. 19

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

Sen. Jon Tester will host another workshop to help Montana contractors and companies compete for federal contracts and create jobs in Montana.
All Montana contractors and businesses are invited to attend the day-long event, scheduled for Feb. 19 at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman.
Representatives from federal and state agencies will be on hand to [...]

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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 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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Sep 24 2009

Women in Business get a Boost in Bozeman

Published by Admin - Rick under Bozeman, Montana

Prospera Business Network has been awarded a $750,000 grant to establish the Montana Women’s Business Center in Bozeman, with satellite offices across the state, Prospera and the Montana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced.
Complete News
By Tribune Staff • September 16, 2009
Great Falls Tribune

Simple Tags: business assistance resources, economic development organizations, entrepreneurial assistance, [...]

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Sep 23 2009

University of Montana – Research = Money, Jobs, Prestige

Published by Admin - Rick under Missoula, Montana

UM brings big dollars for research in to Missoula and Montana in general.  That research trickles down into the economy and creates jobs and new opportunities for the state’s residents.
Here is an interesting article about this from the Montanan – UM’s Magazine about the university.
The Ideas Market
UM research brings money, jobs, innovation to state
By Jacob [...]

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Sep 16 2009

Sweet Harvest for Montana Sugar Beet Growers

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Profits are at a 28-year high — with prices nearing $50 a ton — thanks in part to a world sugar shortage. Mike Hoffer with Western Sugar Cooperative says farmers in the Billings area are seeing a bumper crop, with an average yield of 31 tons per acre.  Complete Story
Published September 14 2009
By: The [...]

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Sep 15 2009

Gov. Brian Schweitzer makes more Wind for Power news

Published by Admin - Rick under Montana

Schweitzer said the trip yielded new opportunities and investments in Montana for wind projects in the state.
“It was a great opportunity to build and grow energy business in Montana and create more high-paying jobs for workers in our state,” Schweitzer said.
Schweitzer said European companies are interested in investing in Montana because the state has “some [...]

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Aug 28 2009

Montana Honors it’s Own

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College of Business News » Six Montana Family Businesses to be Honored on September 25
Source: blog.montana.edu
“It is wonderful to be able to recognize exemplary family businesses that have all shown a commitment to customer service, family values and diversification to satisfy the needs of their markets, often in challenging situations”

Simple Tags: business news, diversification, family [...]

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