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Feb 04, 2020Four 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

Nov 19, 2019Wyoming Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Summit

The event held at Casper college this past weekend was the Wyoming veterans entrepreneurial training summit. It was presented by the SBA in the Casper college department of business, along with the veterans business out reach center, and the small business development center of Casper. Five veteran owned businesses competed for $5000 to help grow more

Nov 18, 2019SBDC Attends Early Stage MT

We had the amazing opportunity to attend Early Stage MT’s Pitch Competition in Missoula at the beginning of November. We were lucky to have coached a majority of the businesses presenting to win $50,000. It was great to see how far each group had come since the HyperAccelerator in September! While we were on the more

Nov 12, 2019Yellowstone Architects Sector Partnership Launch!

Local architects gathered on Friday afternoon to launch an industry sector partnership for this region of Montana. Convened by Big Sky Economic Development, the industry worked through a process identifying and mining areas of opportunities they, as an industry collective, can leverage in our community. Supportive onlookers from School District 2, Rocky Mountain College, City more

Nov 04, 2019Meet our BOIB Ambassadors!

Better Off in Billings Ambassadors are official representatives of Billings. They are Billings best advocates, ready to help newcomers of the Billings area navigate their new community and be a friendly resource for insights and recommendations. The ambassadors know the lay of the land, the cool things to do in town, and they are ready more