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Government spending down in Montana

Government spending down in Montana

HELENA — Montana’s economy has not grown as fast in 2014 as was predicted and the reasons seem to be drops in commodity prices and lower feder…

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Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

BUTTE — Craft distilleries are beginning to scatter across Montana like shot glasses across a bar, and it turns out Montanans have a taste for…

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Poised for growth: Helena's economy remains slow, but leaders optimistic

Poised for growth: Helena's economy remains slow, but leaders optimistic

In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, said Director of the Univers…

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Government spending down in Montana

Government spending down in Montana

HELENA — Montana’s economy has not grown as fast in 2014 as was predicted and the reasons seem to be drops in commodity prices and lower feder…

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Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

BUTTE — Craft distilleries are beginning to scatter across Montana like shot glasses across a bar, and it turns out Montanans have a taste for…

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Back to growing: Industrial growth boosts Great Falls economy

Back to growing: Industrial growth boosts Great Falls economy

HELENA — The Great Falls area is enjoying some industrial and other growth that is helping spur the local economy.

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Malmstrom AFB remains economic anchor for Great Falls — and Montana

Malmstrom AFB remains economic anchor for Great Falls — and Montana

GREAT FALLS — While manufacturing and other industrial developments are making a comeback here, city leaders say they still strive to maintain…

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Why not in Polson?

Why not in Polson?

POLSON — At the north end of Flathead Lake sits Bigfork, and its main drag — Electric Avenue — is packed with tourist-driven art galleries, gi…

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Small manufacturing where timber used to be

Small manufacturing where timber used to be

HAMILTON — The economy of the Bitterroot Valley appears to be on the upswing, but there are still some speed bumps that will have to be negotiated.

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Kalispell sees faster growth than the rest of northwestern Montana

Kalispell sees faster growth than the rest of northwestern Montana

KALISPELL — There are two economic forecasts for the northwest corner of Montana — one for Flathead County, which remains one of the state’s f…

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'Better late than never': Missoula showing signs of recovery after recession

'Better late than never': Missoula showing signs of recovery after recession

MISSOULA — The Missoula economy was hit harder than other areas of the state by the recession of 2008 because the closures of both the Stimson…

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It's Montana's time for tourism

It's Montana's time for tourism

MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into th…

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Stronger than before: Missoula returns to pre-recession economy

Stronger than before: Missoula returns to pre-recession economy

MISSOULA — If there is one business in Missoula that could be considered a bellwether of the local economy, it might be WGM Group, a firm that…

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Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent…

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Southwest Montana is a tale of two cities

Southwest Montana is a tale of two cities

BUTTE — Southwest Montana is anchored by two metropolitan centers — Butte and Bozeman — and the economic outlook for the region is a tale of t…

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MSU research, long a boon to Bozeman high-tech, sharpening emphasis on economic development

MSU research, long a boon to Bozeman high-tech, sharpening emphasis on economic development

BOZEMAN — In Gallatin Valley, now the fastest-growing urban economy in the state, farmers grow wheat to make bread, while entrepreneurial engi…

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Bozeman bouncing back after recession

Bozeman bouncing back after recession

BOZEMAN — Bozeman’s economy took a thrashing during the recession — at least compared to most of Montana. But by many measures, it’s bounding …

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Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Phil Steinberger was one of the lucky farmers. He got his wheat in the ground early, harvested in mid-July, and was done farming when all hell…

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Bakken banks outperform rest of Montana, North Dakota

Bakken banks outperform rest of Montana, North Dakota

It didn’t take long for the deposits of Bakken oil and gas royalties to begin piling up at Richland Federal Credit Union.

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'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

With low unemployment, falling fuel prices, and growing consumer demand, the greater Billings area and most of Eastern Montana have been enjoy…

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Facing infrastructure challenges, Bakken towns struggle to cash in on oil boom

Facing infrastructure challenges, Bakken towns struggle to cash in on oil boom

Sometimes, if you’re not ready to catch an opportunity, it lands on you just the same.

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