Opportunity Zones Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) are a hot topic in economic development and the investment world alike, but wading through the rules and advantages takes time, and expertise. Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of 2017, the final set of regulations around their use was released in December of 2019. more
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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
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!
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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
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
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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