• Stockman Bank Plans for Tech Center in Miles City

    Stockman Bank Plans for Tech Center in Miles City Stockman Bank recently completed its purchase of the building at 1115 Main Street in downtown Miles City to house the “Stockman Tech Center”.  The Tech Center will serve Stockman Bank, Stockman Wealth Management and Stockman Insurance statewide.  Read More
  • Tumbleweed Teas Racks Up Win

    On Thursday, May 4, 2017, 54,000 hand-filled, loose-leaf teabags will arrive in Columbia Falls to be stocked and supplied to lodging and restaurant facilities in Glacier National Park in preparation for peak tourist season. This is the third and largest order that Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Glacier’s concessionaire – has placed Read More
  • South African Company Completes Purchase of Stillwater Mine

      Stillwater Mining Company, the only U.S. miner of PGMs (gold, uranium and platinum group metals), has been purchased for $2.2 billion by Sibanye Gold Ltd., a South African firm. Stillwater has two mines in Montana, one at Nye and the other at the head of the East Boulder River Read More
  • From Sports to Entrepreneurship: It’s all about Preparation

    Competition is in Randy Walter’s blood. He’s been competing – usually very successfully so – since he was a little kid. Baseball, basketball, football, track, etc. —  to the point of having had a successful career in professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants. It should come as no surprise then, that Read More
  • Zoot Brings Next Computer Center to Billings

      Hometown entrepreneur, Chris Nelson, founder and CEO of Zoot Enterprises, is bringing a portion of his multi-million dollar company to Billings. In a joint announcement last week, Nelson announced that he will purchase the GE Building, at 3333 Hesper Road, from Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). Read More
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Market Update

1 DOW 21,409.55
+14.79 (0.07%)    
2 S&P 2,439.07
+0.77 (0.03%)    
3 NASDAQ 6,247.15
-18.10 (-0.29%)    
4 MDU 27.43
+0.19 (0.70%)    
5 SWC 0.00
0.00 (0.00%)    
6 EBMT 18.55
+0.40 (2.20%)    
7 FIBK 36.05
+0.20 (0.56%)    
8 GBCI 35.34
+0.20 (0.57%)    
  • Higher State Taxes on Mobile Homes

    Higher State Taxes on Mobile Homes A change in how the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) assesses mobile homes means that many mobile home owners will see an increase in their taxes – and owners will receive their assessments and tax bills later than usual. Assessments are expected to increase 15-19 percent, as DOR switches to using Read More
  • Working Off Tax Bill

      Montanans earned enough to pay all their taxes this year by April 17. A few states have yet to pay off their tax obligations. On average Tax Freedom Day in the US in 2017 was April 23. Each year, The Tax Foundation identifies Tax Freedom Day, which is the Read More
  • BSEDA Eyes Former Federal Building, Weighs Concept of Business Incubator

      It’s a “wild idea,” admits Billings’ economic development leader Steve Arveschoug, but to consider locating Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) on the ground floor of the former federal Battin Building is something he has encouraged board members to consider. And, to include in those plans space to establish a Read More
  • Nominate Your Favorite Family Owned Business Now

      Billings abounds with outstanding family owned businesses. Now is your opportunity to nominate one or more for the Montana State University JJCBE State Farm Insurance Family Business Awards. The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship is accepting nominations of any business in the state from anyone who wants Read More
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  • Taking Our Economic Pulse & Comparing

      In a comparison of communities within a 500 mile radius, Billings remains the third largest economy, according to a recent report released by Big Sky Economic Development. In terms of wealth generation or economic output, Billings actually outperforms many communities with similar populations, according the report, called The Economic Read More
  • County Saves $2 million on Jail Due to Competitive Bidding

      A report that the bids for the new jail came in $2 million under estimates had Yellowstone County Commissioners smiling last week. The project could hardly be turning out better, said Commissioner John Ostlund. James Matteson, the county’s purchasing agent, seemed especially pleased to present a commitment of $11,363,675 Read More
  • Billings Baseball Takes Stage at County Museum

      The Billings Baseball Preservation Society and Yellowstone County Museum have come together to collect, house, and exhibit relics of Yellowstone County’s baseball past. Yellowstone County Museum has opened a new display that coincided with the Billings American Legion Hall of Fame Induction. The display showcases a Billings jersey and Read More
  • EDA Reaches Agreement with GE on Building Lease

    BSED Preliminary approval was given for an agreement with GE regarding the termination of its lease with Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) by BSEDs joint boards at a special meeting. The lump sum of the settlement totals $3.8 million, which allows BSED to cover the debt service for 37 months, continue maintenance Read More
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  • A Healthy Dose of Greed by Evelyn Pyburn

    A Healthy Dose of Greed by Evelyn Pyburn


    You can’t count on greed anymore.

    What is the world coming to?

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  • New Event Venue - Camelot Ranch

    Camelot Ranch, Billings’ newest private event venue, is now accepting reservations in advance of its ribbon-cutting on June 28. Boasting breathtaking views and a picturesque setting, the 20-acre Camelot Ranch has an 8,400-square-foot barn and 1,500-square-foot guest cabin. The venue – the longtime dream of Billings residents Lynn and Steve Tucker – is available for weddings, holiday parties, entertainment, corporate events, photography shoots and more. It was financed by Stockman Bank in partnership with the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation.

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