• Town & Country Builds New Plant

    Town & Country Builds New Plant The economics of unit trains and improving technology are making possible the building of a new mega fertilizer plant by Town & Country Supply Association near Lockwood. Read More
  • Shale Revolution Shakes Up Nations; Biggest Thing Since Splitting Atom

    Shale Revolution Shakes Up Nations; Biggest Thing Since Splitting Atom By Evelyn Pyburn The technology of shale oil development changed the world 180 degrees from what world leaders expected and were stridently predicting, just ten years ago. And, it wouldn’t have happened if it were not for the ingenuity and determination of private sector developers and the ownership of private Read More
  • Medium Size Businesses Most Important

      Medium sized businesses experience the greatest growth and play the most significant role in economic development, according to recent research. Read More
  • Envision 2026 Takes Credit for Bump in State’s Legal Climate

      The Montana Chamber of Commerce has climate change you can believe in. Efforts to improve Montana’s business climate are paying off Read More
  • Boeing Company, Helena, Expands Operation

    The Montana Chamber extended a congratulations upon the unveiling of The Boeing Company’s 90,000 square-foot expansion of its site in Helena. Now more than 257,000 square-feet, Boeing Helena and its 150 employees have distinguished themselves as a key part of Boeing’s supply chain, specializing in complex machining of hard metals Read More
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Market Update

  • Makers of Cricket Powder Get $57,384 Grant

    Makers of Cricket Powder Get $57,384 Grant A venture supported by Montana State University’s 406 Labs, Cowboy Cricket Farms, has received a $57,384 grant from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology, with matching funds from the company. The grant will be used to develop and test a new proprietary process for selectively breeding a “super Read More
  • SBA to Consider What Regs to Repeal

      Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration,  encouraged small businesses to comment on the Federal Register notice posted earlier this month. The notice is in response to President Trump’s Executive Order  which aims to ease the burdens placed on America’s small businesses. Read More
  • Overtime Rule Struck Down

    On August 31, in the Eastern District of Texas, the judge ruled that the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule is “unlawful.” The judge said it was unlawful because it “would exclude so many employees who perform exempt duties, the [DOL] fails to carry out Congress’ unambiguous intent.” The decision halts Read More
  • Outlook Seminars 2018

    The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana has announced the dates of is annual Economic Outlook Seminar – an informational program about the state’s economic status that the Bureau presents in nine Montana cities. Read More
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  • Bypass Update Set for Sept. 28

      An Open House to update the community on the progress of the Bypass will be held on Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30 pm at the Eileen Johnson Middle School Commons at Lockwood School. Read More
  • Free Space for Winning Business Plan

        Rimrock Mall will award free space in an entrepreneurship contest. Have an idea? Need some space for free? Rimrock Mall wants your best ideas for their The Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up contest. Rimrock Mall is conducting its first ever The Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up - a contest Read More
  • Community Still Talking About Garth Brooks...

    Three weeks after the weekend of five Garth Brooks concerts, the community of Billings is still pumped about the event, and no less so than county and MetraPark administrators and staff, and the Metra Park Advisory Board. “It was a great coupe for our community and Metra Park,” said President Read More
  • USS Billings to Launch Soon

    A US combat ship currently in the making will soon be christened the USS Billings. The USS Billings is one of nine ships currently being built in the Marinette, Wisconsin shipyard of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is scheduled to be christened and launched on July 1, under the sponsorship Read More
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  • The Shale Revolution

    The Shale Revolution


    by Evelyn Pyburn

    While undoubtedly every bit as significant as John Harpole declares the Shale Revolution to be, (front page article of this issue of the Big Sky Business Journal), as an example of the average American citizens’ ability to impact the world, is not that unusual.

    Read More
  • Prepare for Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6

    Manufacturing Day is October 6. It is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing during which manufacturers invite their communities — including students, educators, business people, media, and politicians — to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing.

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