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Jan 10, 2022Meet Our 2022 EDA/EDC Board Chairs

Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) is a public-private partnership. The Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA), the public agency, evolved from the Montana TradePort Authority launched in 1989 by the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners. Big Sky Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the private business side, was started in 2002. Over 145 of the county’s top more

Dec 21, 2021Workforce Revolution: Reimagining the Way Billings Works

Workforce Revolution: Reimagining the Way BillingsWorks Billings is experiencing extreme workforce challenges. The labor market is undergoing structural, worker-driven changes causing major worker shortages in organizations. It is crucial for employers to understand the market trends to best respond to ensure a strong local workforce. It is time to reimagine the way Billings works. Spark more

Dec 15, 2021Meet Our Newest Team Member – Kevin Beagle!

Joining our Veteran Business Outreach Center Team as a Training Manager/Business Advisor is Kevin “Beags” Beagle. He answered a few questions to help us get to know him, check them out below! Please join us in welcoming Kevin to the team! What town do you now call home?  Billings, MT Where did you grow up?  Sidney, more

Nov 26, 2021Montana Workforce Grants & Initiative Programs

ARPA | Economic Transformation and Stabilization and Workforce Development Programs and Advisory Commission Programs developed by the Department of Commerce and approved by the Commission may include grant and other programs for businesses, workforce development, and employee training. By law, the proposals recommended for funding by Commerce must be reviewed by the Commission, which will more


SCHEELS AWARDS $100K TOWARD COULSON PARK DEVELOPMENT                   BILLINGS, MONTANA (December 9, 2021) – Pete Philippi, Store Leader of Billings Scheels and Leslie Jochems, Marketing and Event Lead for Billings Scheels presents Big Sky Economic Development with an award of $100,000 toward a matching grant of $250,000 more


In response to COVID-19, the Small Business Development Center/Rock 31 Program have partnered with Big Sky Economic Development, Headwaters RC&D, Great Northern Development Corporation, and the MDT Small Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Summit. This event will take place on April 14, 2022, 8:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. at The Billings more

Nov 12, 2021Building Remarkable on Community7 Television

Stay up to date on all things Billings and Big Sky Economic Development related with “Building Remarkable” on Community7 Television. Click an episode below to watch now! Small Business Saturday with guests Kris Carpenter and Mariah Carpenter, hosted by Kayla Vokral. Billings Depot with guest Lee Humphrey, hosted by Patrick Klugman. SD2 Career Readiness Initiative more

Big Sky Economic Development is Requesting Proposals for Office Furniture

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Big Sky Economic Development is currently requesting proposals from qualified vendors to provide office furniture according to the specifications outlined in the RFP document. Big Sky Economic Development is the host organization of eight programs that focus on the growth and development of businesses, the recruitment of more

Oct 18, 2021National Veterans Small Business Week | November 1 – 5, 2021

National Veterans Small Business Week | November 1st – 5th, 2021 “The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). NVSBW 2021 will take place on more