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Billings' health care system a significant part of the local economy, study shows

Billings' health care system a significant part of the local economy, study shows

A new report from a University of Montana economist predicts that health care — already the largest piece of Billings’ economy — will grow even more dominant in the coming years.

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Big Sky Economic Development: We can help small-business owners become innovators

Big Sky Economic Development: We can help small-business owners become innovators

The Center for Retail Research expects online sales in the United States to reach $306 billion in 2014. A large and growing percentage of these sales are made on mobile devices. If you have a smartphone, you too have probably enjoyed buying something from the comfort of your couch or while o…

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County backs plan for industrial taxing district in Lockwood

The Yellowstone County Commission took the first step on Tuesday toward creating a new rural taxing district to encourage industrial development in Lockwood.

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Senior housing meeting set for Tuesday in Huntley

Consultants working on a senior housing needs assessment for the Huntley Project area will be holding a community meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to hear from senior residents.

October 06, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
New study identifies potential industrial sites in Yellowstone County

New study identifies potential industrial sites in Yellowstone County

A new study that aims to encourage development of a business-friendly industrial park in Yellowstone County has focused on three potential sites: one west of Laurel, a site in southwest Billings and a third in the Lockwood area.

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Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

This year, Big Sky Economic Development celebrates 25 years of service to our community. While we take a moment to reflect on our organization’s rich and dynamic history, we also look forward to the next 25 years.

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Startup Weekend aims to give entrepreneurs a leg up on business startups

Startup Weekend aims to give entrepreneurs a leg up on business startups

Aspiring entrepreneurs hoping to launch their dream of opening a business will have a chance to make their pitch to a gathering of business-savvy experts during Startup Weekend Oct. 10-12 in Billings.

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County commission considers MetraPark budget

Yellowstone County commissioners took up the proposed 2015 budget for MetraPark on Thursday, making few changes but urging staff to begin planning for resurfacing parking lots, something that’s been discussed for about 10 years.

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Big Sky Economic Development receives $400,000 in EPA grants for environmental testing

Big Sky Economic Development has received two Environmental Protection Agency grants worth $400,000 to conduct environmental testing for potential contamination from hazardous materials and petroleum.

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July conference to highlight health care's importance to Billings' economy

Nationally recognized speakers in the business of health care will be featured at the Big Sky Business Healthcare Summit on July 9 and 10 at the Crowne Plaza.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Even with economy on the move, we have to plan to grow

Big Sky Economic Development: Even with economy on the move, we have to plan to grow

As Yellowstone County continues its positive growth pattern, one might think that in such good economic times — a large number of business expansions, strong job creation, and great private investment — now is the time to step back and just let things happen. Well, I would argue that we bett…

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Aging in place: Rural seniors seeking housing in their communities

Aging in place: Rural seniors seeking housing in their communities

A cold snap didn’t stop more than 30 senior citizens in the Worden area from gathering on a Friday at the local VFW hall for their weekly hot lunch.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bullock learns about job recruitment, work force training efforts

Bullock learns about job recruitment, work force training efforts

Gov. Steve Bullock joked Monday that he should carry the distinctive orange business cards used by employees of Big Sky Economic Development, Yellowstone County’s economic development agency.

January 27, 2014 4:46 pm Photos

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Big Sky Economic Development: 'Think Billings' campaign set to help the Magic City grow

Big Sky Economic Development: 'Think Billings' campaign set to help the Magic City grow

Recruiting new business to Yellowstone County is a dynamic process. Every company has a different set of criteria in which they base their decision on which community to move to — including occupancy costs, quality of life, taxes and even political climate. Workforce availability is top of m…

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Scheels CEO Steve Scheel

Scheels CEO Steve Scheel

Scheels CEO Steve Scheel speaks at the Big Sky Economic Development’s annual meeting. He said the new Scheels store in Billings will employ about 300 people who will be paid well. The average full-time employee working at Scheels will make $54,000 this year, Scheel said.

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County makes appointments to 2 boards

Yellowstone County commissioners appointed new members to the MetraPark Advisory Board and to the Big Sky Economic Development Board on Tuesday.

October 29, 2013 2:17 pmLoading…
Steve Scheel Scheels CEO

Steve Scheel Scheels CEO

Scheels CEO Steve Scheel speaks at Big Sky Economic Development’s annual meeting Wednesday.

October 16, 2013 1:55 pmLoading…

County to consider tax breaks for historic property rehabilitation

Property owners rehabilitating historic property may qualify for a tax break on the improvements under a new program being considered by Yellowstone County.

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Lockwood residents voice concerns, desires in community meetings

Lockwood residents voice concerns, desires in community meetings

Lockwood residents voiced a variety of concerns and goals for their community in a series of meetings this week.

September 25, 2013 6:00 pm Related Loading…

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