• No Surprise That Billings is Good Place for Business

    No Surprise That Billings is Good Place for Business   Getting ranked in 8th place on WalletHub’s list of “Best Large Cities in which to Start a Business,” has garnered Billings, Montana a lot of national exposure during the past few weeks, as the list is being reported by Fox News, Forbes, CNBC, CNN, NBC, The Atlanta, New York Read More
  • BSED Sets Priorities for Development in 2018-19

      Setting the course for the 2019-20 fiscal year, Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Big Sky Economic Development Corporation (EDC) boards approved strategic priorities for their agencies during their meeting in May. Read More
  • Blackhawk! Named Manufacturer of Year

      Blackhawk! in Manhattan was named the 2017 Montana Manufacturer of the Year by the Montana Manufacturing Association, a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Read More
  • Fighting Online Sales Tax

    by Tim Fox, Montana Attorney General Every April brings collective dread as Tax Day approaches and we all must work our way through the maze of rules and exemptions. Just about everyone agrees that tax law is far more complex than it should be. Unfortunately, for Montana businesses, it could get Read More
  • Regulations Cost $2 Trillion in 2017

    A relentless message from the business community is that regulations cost too much in many respects. In simple terms of dollars and cents it seems their concerns are well founded. The federal regulatory burden imposed a cost of nearly $2 trillion in 2017, according to a recent survey conducted by Read More
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Market Update

  • Planning Started for 2020 Census

      While conducting the census is still two years out, work on it has already begun in Yellowstone County, according to Lora Mattox of the City-County Planning Department. The 2020 Census will be a massive project for her office, since Yellowstone County will serve as headquarters for the process for Read More
  • Nominate a Montana Family Business

      Is there a family-owned businesses in your community that should be considered for a Montana Family Business award? Annually, businesses from across the state are nominated to receive an award from one of six categories.  Read More
  • CSKT is “Best Thing” By Lorents Grosfield & Tom Beck, FARM Co-chairs

      In the past few months, judicial and regulatory bodies alike have concluded that the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (“CSKT”) Water Compact is unquestionably the best way to secure existing water rights for the use of future generations of Montanans. Read More
  • Court Looks at Internet Sales Tax

    All eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a decision anticipated to bring clarity in how and when online retailers must collect and remit sales and use taxes to states. Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Associate Director of the Read More
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  • Technology Makes Oil Profitable at Lower Prices

    Technology Makes Oil Profitable at Lower Prices   There’s no need for the oil patch to wait for the return of $100 oil to see big profits. Astounding advancements in technology in the oil fields, since the bust, has so reduced production costs that “boom” profit margins are now being realized at much lower prices per barrel. Read More
  • Nursing Program Received Accreditation

      Billings Clinic announced that its Nurse Residency Program achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Read More
  • Cindy Lyle Joins Stockman Bank

    Cindy Lyle Joins Stockman Bank Cindy Lyle has joined Stockman Bank as Vice President, Director of Marketing. In her new position, Lyle will define, plan and lead brand management, develop marketing strategies designed to sustain and grow the Stockman Bank brand and its commitment to community, build customer relationships, and support company growth. This includes Read More
  • Morgret Promoted to Chief of Bank Supervision

    Morgret Promoted to Chief of Bank Supervision   Jeremy Morgret has been promoted to chief of branch supervision for Stockman Bank. Morgret, who has been with Stockman Bank since 2011, brings more than 16 years of banking experience to the position.  Read More
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  • Driving Down the Wrong Side of the Road by Evelyn Pyburn

    Some time ago, I heard a story about how Russia, struggling with the problem of congested traffic, sent a delegation to the United Kingdom to see how they handled their traffic problems.

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  • The case against the Beartooth Front District

    The case against the Beartooth Front District

    by Jessica Sena, Communications Consultant Montana Petroleum Association 

    State and local coffers have been impacted by the loss of tax revenue from natural resource development. Oil and natural gas production has not yet recovered in Montana, though prices have reached highs not seen since 2014.

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