Recently, Big Sky Economic Development commissioned a feasibility analysis to understand Yellowstone County’s market for industrial lands to better direct new business recruitment and expansion. Based on an "Industry Cluster Analysis" completed last year, BSED knew that Yellowstone County’s …
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.
Lockwood residents will get a chance to review progress on community projects during the second annual town hall meeting and social Oct. 14.
Montana businesses have a larger pool to seek loans for startups and expansions.
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…
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Economic development officials believe the southwestern South Dakota city of Rapid City is in a prime spot to lure more energy-related businesses — even though it's not in the heart of energy territory.
PLATTE VALLEY, Wyo. — Jim and Matt McCaulley travel to Saratoga every year out of love for their father and a valley that never seems to change.
Big Sky Economic Development, hoping to position Billings as a business hub for energy development, has hired a consultant to conduct a feasibility study that could lead to the development of a new industrial park in the Billings area.
Yellowstone County’s July unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent. It's a number that most communities envy, and a number we wear as a badge of honor. It’s a sign that our economy is stable, that our businesses are doing well and if you want to be employed, most likely you are.
HELENA — A who’s who of American business — top executives from nine Fortune 500 corporations, including three on the Forbes list of the most powerful 100 women in the world — are among the headliners at the economic development summit in Butte this week.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock says a new online survey will allow state residents to offer economic development ideas.
As a signing ceremony for a new coal lease took place Thursday in one building in Crow Agency, a group of people focused on economic development in another one.
Yellowstone County’s economic development agency is asking its members to help grow a pot of money that has been earmarked to spur future job growth.
City zoning codes typically do not make for exciting conversation, but the new East Billings Urban Renewal District (EBURD) Code is attracting attention. Adopted officially by City Council on Sept. 10, the new code takes effect Oct. 10. While some business owners were initially concerned ab…
Laura Gittings-Carlson Laura Gittings-Carlson is the member-investor coordinator for Big Sky Economic Development. Contact her at 869-8419 or email@example.com.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The proposed Exposition Gateway, an area just east of MetraPark that’s being considered for development, could be a step closer to reality with the preparation of a master plan for how the area is developed.
Halfway through the year, 2012 looks to be a good one for businesses in Yellowstone County. Our diverse economy is seeing decent growth and small businesses are seeing renewed hope as sales trend in a very positive direction. But as sales increase, so can the number of issues a company may f…
Two federal grants designed to support job growth in energy-impacted communities in Eastern Montana have been announced by Sen. Max Baucus D-Mont.