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Mar 02, 20202020 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

Jan 15, 2020Entrepreneur Academy

Looking to work on your business not just in it? The Entrepreneur Academy is an opportunity to take up to 12 business courses to help you hone and fine tune fundamental and advanced business skills.  Each class is taught by experts in their field ready to help you take your business to the next level. more

Nov 26, 2019Businesses assisted by MT PTAC have been successful in winning $93.6 million in federal, state, local and subcontract awards since August 2019

Since August 1st 2019  MT PTAC clients (all 7 locations statewide) have been successful in winning $93.6 million in federal, state, local and subcontract awards. Of that, clients served by the Billings location have been successful in winning government contracts/subcontracts valued at $62.1 million! This includes two substantial contracts awarded to MT Peterbilt from Old more