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Mar 17, 2020Information Needed from Yellowstone County Businesses Impacted by COVID19

Attention Yellowstone County area business owners, Our State leaders need to hear from our local Yellowstone County area business owners being impacted by the business restrictions related to COVID19.  Please, complete the simple, one page,  Economic Injury Worksheet on how your business is being affected to help secure eligibility for disaster relief funding options in more

Mar 05, 2020Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) are a hot topic in economic development and the investment world alike, but wading through the rules and advantages takes time, and expertise. Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of 2017, the final set of regulations around their use was released in December of 2019. more

2020 Business Healthcare Summit Recap

The Business Health Care Summit brought together health, business and community leaders for a day of discussion on the state of the industry in Billings and where it is headed in the future on Thursday. Big Sky Economic Development group put on the summit at the Northern Hotel. In one section, panelists discussed attracting biotech more

First Culinary Apprentice at TEN at The Northern Hotel

Wednesday, February 26th,  Ten at the Northern Hotel on-boarded a culinary apprentice! This wonderful program was designed in conjunction with the Billings Career Center to provide an opportunity for immersive training for students interested in pursuing careers in the culinary arts! Congratulations to Andrew Pay and The Northern Hotel for their first Culinary Apprentice!

Four MT Businesses Awarded the State Big Sky Trust Fund Grant

Big Sky Economic Development assisted four businesses through the State Big Sky Trust Fund grant programs this past quarter. These programs are focused on job creation and feasibility analysis. In total, $409,300 has been made available for businesses on a reimbursement basis. The applications were for the creation of 30 jobs at Meadow Lark Companies, more

Jan 06, 2020Now Taking Space2Place Grant Applications

Do you have a community project for us to consider. A project that takes a “space” and turns it into a community “place”. We want to hear about it. Grant awards will be announced at the Better Off in Billings Event on April 16th. Big Sky Economic Development is sponsoring a micro-grant competition for creative more