Jim Smitham, executive director of the Butte Local Development Corp.
BUTTE — In just days, after months of talks and plans and dotting i’s and crossing t’s, dust will finally fly as work begins on the new Uptown digs for NorthWestern Energy.
BUTTE — Butte put on a bright smile and big show for national and international business leaders — and some prominent politicians to boot — during the two-day Montana Economic Summit in September.
BUTTE - In 2008 and 2009, with financial markets collapsing and housing bubbles bursting, the economy in Butte and southwest Montana remained relatively quiet. And that was a good thing.
BUTTE – Butte’s economy had its 2010 moment in the sun on Sept. 13 and 14, when it served as host of the Montana Economic Development Summit.