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Artist Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 Selection: April 12, 2019 What makes you proud to be in Billings? Do you have a design that you believe would make a perfect mural downtown in the cultural core of our city? The Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) and Big Sky Economic Development Agency’s Better off in Billings initiative are more

BSED Team February Outreach Visit

Each month the Big Sky Economic Development Team attends an outreach visit to a business in Yellowstone County. On Monday, February 11th the team toured of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel. Their tour was led by two of Wood’s Engineers.  Wood’s Powr-Grip is a worldwide leader among manufacturers of vacuum lifting tools and equipment. They design, manufacture, more

PTAC Attends Department of Transportation Small Business Summit 

Rosalind Dix from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) attended the Montana Department of Transportation’s Small Business Summit on Tuesday, February 12th – Thursday, February 14th.  The event is an opportunity for small businesses to attend various informational workshops to help with everyday business activities such as human resources, workman’s comp, IT security, employee benefits, more

Feb 14, 2019Startup Weekend in Colorado Springs

Upon arriving at the Epicenter Coworking Space Friday evening I was greeted by a room full of entrepreneurs eager to pitch their technology ideas and assemble a team of strangers to develop it.  Although the weekend is designed to be a learning experience, it turns out that 12% of teams have gone on to develop more

Jul 24, 201820 years of Government Contracting Assistance to Montana Companies

2018 marks the 20th year anniversary Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) has hosted the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Montana. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. PTAC is a national program funded in part by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and local matching funds. BSED holds the cooperative more

May 02, 20182018 Space2Place Micro-Grant Winners

Big Sky Economic Development recently announced the winners of their Space2Place Strategic Placemaking micro-grants. Strategic Placemaking involves transforming dull, empty spaces within our community into vibrant, beautiful, interesting places. It is a process for creating places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in. This micro-grant competition was open to all residents of more