Big Sky Economic Development Archives


Feb 14, 2019Startup Weekend in Colorado Springs

Upon arriving at the Epicenter Coworking Space Friday evening I was greeted by a room full of entrepreneurs eager to pitch their technology ideas and assemble a team of strangers to develop it.  Although the weekend is designed to be a learning experience, it turns out that 12% of teams have gone on to develop more

Jul 24, 201820 years of Government Contracting Assistance to Montana Companies

2018 marks the 20th year anniversary Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) has hosted the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Montana. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. PTAC is a national program funded in part by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and local matching funds. BSED holds the cooperative more

May 02, 20182018 Space2Place Micro-Grant Winners

Big Sky Economic Development recently announced the winners of their Space2Place Strategic Placemaking micro-grants. Strategic Placemaking involves transforming dull, empty spaces within our community into vibrant, beautiful, interesting places. It is a process for creating places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in. This micro-grant competition was open to all residents of more

Apr 10, 2018SBA 504 25-Year Debentures

SBA 504 25-Year Debenture Big Sky Finance has great news for businesses looking to free up their working capital and lower their debt service and down payment. SBA is making available a new SBA 504 loan with a 25-year maturity, which will be in addition to the existing 10 and 20-year loans already available.  As more

Apr 13, 2018SBA Lender Training – May 2 & 3 Billings, Montana

SBA Cradle to Grave Training on May 2-3, 2018 Join SBA’s Montana District Office Lead Lender Relations Specialist Rena Carlson and Lender Relations Specialist Tom White for a unique training event  .  Participants will be guided through a brief overview of loan program highlights and then take a deep dive into a carefully developed case more

Mar 18, 2018Better Off in Billings

Register Now! BillingsWorks and Big Sky Economic Development’s Community Development present Better Off in Billings.  This one of a kind event brings two important subjects together in one day.  First, find out the “state of the workforce” in our area.  The data will be presented by Karen Baumgart, Director of BillingsWorks and Dr. Bryce Ward, more