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Big Sky Economic Development

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.

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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…

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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.

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Steve Scheel Scheels CEO

Steve Scheel Scheels CEO

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

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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.

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Lockwood residents urged to speak up in community assessment

Lockwood residents will have the opportunity to help chart the community’s future through an assessment being prepared by a team of resource experts.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Need help training your employees? Here's how

Big Sky Economic Development: Need help training your employees? Here's how

Could you use help training your employees?

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Big Sky Energy Forum looks to capitalize on the growth of Montana's energy resources

Big Sky Energy Forum looks to capitalize on the growth of Montana's energy resources

The Big Sky Economic Development and KLJ partnered to put on the Big Sky Energy Forum at the Crown plaza in Billings. The conference hopes to network individuals to better create growth for Montana's energy sector.

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City of Billings fights rumors about building permit review time

City of Billings fights rumors about building permit review time

City officials have been trying to get the word out that building permits, far from being backlogged, are being processed fairly quickly.

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Experts: Energy, health care should be focus of business recruitment efforts

Experts: Energy, health care should be focus of business recruitment efforts

The booming oil and gas sector, companies involved in health care and firms interested in locating regional headquarters and back-office operations represent the best opportunities for recruiting new business into Yellowstone County, says a new business-recruiting strategy released Thursday.

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Cloud Summit introduces cloud computing to local business

The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau in Partnership with Big Sky Economic Development will hold the Billings Cloud Summit April 9 at the Crowne Plaza.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from global leaders in the cloud industry and listen as they demysti…

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