Big Sky Economic Development News

2021 Housing Strategies Summit – Ideas to Action

Aug 17, 2021

BILLINGS, MT – Join the Billings Realtor’s Association and community partners at the 2021 Housing Strategies Summit for an in-depth discussion on current housing trends, challenges, and opportunities in our region. The Billings Realtor’s Association in collaboration with Big Sky Economic Development is hosting a Housing Strategies Summit on Tuesday, August 24, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

Hear from Dr. Patrick Barkey with the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Dave Dixon with Cushing Terrell, and other housing experts on the latest market trends.

Industry experts will provide an overview of the current state of the housing market in Yellowstone County and the surrounding region. Dr. Patrick Barkey, University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, will offer an update on the state of the regional housing market and projections for the future. Dave Dixon, Cushing Terrell, will update attendees on the regional housing survey currently underway in Yellowstone and adjoining counties.

Local lenders, builders and developers, along with representatives from the Montana Departments of Commerce, Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources and Conservation will engage in panel discussions regarding the latest lending, permitting and development challenges at both the local and state level.

The Billings Realtors Association is aiming to have diverse attendance from community leaders, elected officials, government offices, industry leaders, community development professionals, and those impacted by the current housing situation. Participate in an interactive conversation with panelists during the working lunch to explore innovative solutions to housing needs in our region.

All are invited to attend to learn more about how current housing trends impact business and recruitment efforts now and into the future. All participants will be invited to participate in exploring solutions to ensure the strength of the local business environment.

Registration is limited. Pre-registration is required at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eibv7ewc4f53735b&llr=uuxlqq7ab

Together we can make a difference. For more information, contact Bob Leach or Mary Grant at the Billings Realtors Association at 248-7145.