Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year. What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…
MISSOULA – Missoulians can expect more of the same when it comes to the 2014 economy, subtle growth.
A declining birth rate will dampen future population growth to the point that net migration — people moving from place to place — will help determine which communities prosper and which ones stagnate, an economist says.
University of Montana economist Larry Swanson speaks during the Billings Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau annual meeting. Swanson directs the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West.
A four-story apartment complex under construction in the Montana
Hospitals are the third largest contributor to labor earnings in Yellowstone County. Only the professional/technical and wholesale trade subsectors contribute more.
Just because you’re in tall cotton doesn’t mean you can’t do better.
After a sluggish national recovery, Montana’s economy will be back on top again in a few years.
Larry Swanson will be the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Swanson is the director of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West a…
The expanded welding program at Montana State University Billings College of Technology received Board of Regents approval last week to continue its successful operations. That approval was required because welding was ramped up on a fast track two years ago to meet industry need for skilled…
MISSOULA — There, among all the census data coming out earlier this month — like the projection that Montana would hit 1 million residents for the first time ever sometime this year — was the information that the state's population is also aging.
The statistics are downright staggering.
MISSOULA – This is a story about what is in store for the Missoula economy in 2011. But before local experts talk about the city’s future, they first reflect on the many significant events that defined 2010.