Big Sky Economic Development News

Better Off in Billings

Mar 18, 2018

Attendees can once again expect an exciting day filled with information from BillingsWorks regarding the State of the Workforce, announcement of our Space2Place Micro-Grant Awardees, “In the Ground” & “on the cusp” projects throughout Billings and Yellowstone County, and of course FREE food truck meals with your registration! This year we will hear from local “hidden gems” to discuss their successes and what makes Billings, MT attractive to them. In addition, The Chapman Group will share their findings thus far in the Better Off in Billings (led by BillingsWorks) external talent attraction campaign.

Finally, this year we are excited to announce Ethan Kent as our Keynote Speaker! Ethan works as Senior Vice President for Project for Public Spaces, the premiere international organization for Placemaking. Look for Ethan’s full bio in the coming days on our Facebook page and other social media outlets. We can’t wait for April 25th!

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BETTER OFF IN BILLINGS AGENDA

8:30 am – 9:00 am                                  Arrive/Mingle/Coffee/Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am                               Welcome &  State of the Workforce—Presented by Karen Baumgart

10:00 am – 10:30 am                             Better Off In Billings Talent Attraction Campaign

10:30 am – 11:15 am                               In the Ground – Learn about projects that are happening now!
11:15 am—12:00 pm                               Space to Place 2019 Winners

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                              Community Food Trucks Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm                                “Hidden Gems” – Local community leaders doing great things

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm                                 On the Cusp – Learn about projects getting started!

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm                                Keynote Speaker, Ethan Kent, Sr. VP of  Project for Public Spaces
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm                               Casual Q & A/Mingle

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                               Reception @ Yellowstone Valley Brewing