• Where do Montanans Get Their News?

      Montanans do tend to live in an echo chamber when it comes to getting their news, according to a survey conducted by the Greater Montana Foundation and reported in the summer issue of the Montana Business Quarterly. Read More
  • Wages Climbing. Business Earnings Slipping?

      About six months ago, the economic outlook for Montana said it was going into 2017 with less momentum, and growth would reflect the rather lack luster of 2016. An update, at mid-year, indicates the prediction is on target. Read More
  • To Speak on Impact of Shale Oil On Geopolitics of the World

    The annual meeting of the Montana Petroleum Association will be held in Billings on August 28 – 30. The event includes the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, August 30, featuring as keynote speaker, John Harpole, Founder and President of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas Read More
  • Orangetheory Fitness to Open Soon in Billings

      One of the country’s most popular and fastest growing fitness franchises will soon have a studio in Billings. Read More
  • Business Expectations Tumble in June

      From National Federation of Independent Business Business owners’ expectations for better business conditions tumbled in June along with plans to create jobs, according the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) monthly Index of Small Business Optimism, released recently. Read More
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Market Update

1 DOW 21,674.51
-76.22 (-0.35%)    
2 S&P 2,425.55
-4.46 (-0.18%)    
3 NASDAQ 6,216.53
-5.39 (-0.09%)    
4 MDU 25.85
+0.04 (0.15%)    
5 SWC 0.00
0.00 (0.00%)    
6 EBMT 18.15
+0.10 (0.55%)    
7 FIBK 35.00
-0.05 (-0.14%)    
8 GBCI 32.98
+0.09 (0.27%)    
  • Yellowstone County Third in Investments

      Yellowstone County has been ranked third in terms of the county in Montana that gets the most investments. It is exceeded by Gallatin and Missoula Counties, respectively, which demonstrate a higher rate of business growth, number of building permits and receipt of federal funds per capita, according to Smartasset.com. Read More
  • Report: State Improves Manufacturing Grades but Still Below Average

       Montana improved its grades in manufacturing, and productivity and innovation, but the state is still below average, says a new report from Ball State University.  Read More
  • Merger Forms Big Sky Finance

      Big Sky Finance is now an official entity with the successful merger of the business finance program of Big Sky Economic Development Corporation in Billings and the Montana Community Finance Corporation, based in Helena. Read More
  • Voters to be Asked to Approve Safety Mill Levy

      Yellowstone County Commissioners approved a resolution that sets a public hearing to be held on July 25, regarding a request of voters, on November 7, to increase the Safety Mill Levy, to help relieve pressure on the budget for the County Attorney’s office. The proposal would increase property taxes Read More
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  • 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
  • East Billings Business District Makes Plans for Future

    Plans for a pedestrian bridge to cross Exposition Drive which runs in front of Metra Park, and for a lighting project to improve the livability and safety of the east end of downtown Billings, are among the priorities for the development of the East Billings Urban Renewal District (EBURD). Read More
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  • Stockman Bank will Match Fire Relief Contributions


    Stockman Bank has set up a fire relief fund to assist those affected by the massive Lodgepole Complex fire. Stockman will match all contributions made to the fund up to a total of $10,000.

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  • PSC Seeks Input on Net Metering Study Criteria


    The Montana Public Service Commission took its first step towards resolving the protracted debate over net-metering in Montana.

    The Commission is seeking input on a set of draft criteria to be included in a cost-benefit study of customer-generators that will be conducted by NorthWestern Energy.

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