• Over the years in reporting on business in Montana, and as once more I see the dismal rating of Montana in the SBE study about the kind of environment in which entrepreneurs must function, I am struck at how little difference reality makes in political circles.
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  • For a state that has the highest ratio of entrepreneurs, Montana does not rank well in how it treats those entrepreneurs, and the impacts of those policies are far reaching for every citizen.
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  • After something of a boom year in 2015, Montana’s economy slowed in 2016. Growing just short of four percent in 2015, growth in 2016 was just a little over half that. Economist Pat Barkey, Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic, projects that 2016 growth will be about 2.6 percent, but the final data is not yet available to
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  • Magic City Real Estate is a new Full Service Residential Real Estate company in Billings. Reatha Montoya as Broker/Owner has launched Magic City Real Estate.Montoya was with Keller Williams for over three years.
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  • A need for a program with more emphasis on banking has resulted in a partnership between Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Montana banking community.
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  • The Montana Petroleum Association said it was not surprised by the cancellation of 15 leases held by Devon Corp. in the northwest Montana area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
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  • Attracting a more educated and younger labor force to Montana is necessary to shore up the state’s economy, but to do so is more complicated than it may seem.And, is Montana sure that that’s what it wants? quizzed Bryce Ward, an economist with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) during the BBER’s 42 Annual Montana Economic Outlook for 2017.
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  • Gracia Barr always dreamed of owning her own business, but when the opportunity presented itself she wasn’t sure she was ready. However, the opportunity to purchase The Nail Institute and own a school that served the industry which had been so much a part of her life, was just too much the perfect fit. So with the urging and support
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  • One of Montana’s oldest and most popular businesses is expanding its facility in Billings to meet growing demand.
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  • The upbeat news in agriculture in Montana is all about pulse crops (lentils and peas) with prices expected to rise and production increasing by 75 percent, while more traditional farm production has suffered price declines over the past couple of years. George Haynes of the Department Economics and Agricultural Economics and Extension Economics at MSU, called the emerging importance of
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  • While the economic news for Yellowstone County is less than stellar, it could be worse and it is not without its bright spots.
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  • Next Steps for TEDDNow that the TEDD in Lockwood has been created for the purpose of developing an industrial park, Big Sky Economic Development Authority (BSEDA) is pursuing the next step in the process. That step is to develop an infrastructure master plan that will help in designing the Billings Bypass, according to Steve Arveschoug, BSEDA Director. “We need to
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