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Click Here to access the presentation. Big Sky Economic Development, the Billings Aviation and Transit Department, and the Billings Chamber of Commerce hosted a Air Service Update Breakfast on Tuesday morning. The breakfast took place in the Air-Rescue-Fire Building. The attendees learned about the Air-Rescue-Fire department at the Airport and the duties they hold such more
Billings September 9–13, 2019 Quality learning experiences like this would normally cost $10,000 to $25,000. We charge entrepreneurs NOTHING for this incredible learning experience. They just have to show up and commit to engaging with top-notch mentors offering insights and inspiration. Watch the video to hear what participants are saying about our HyperAccelerator program.
Live from the Northern Hotel for the Montana Chamber’s Economic Update Series. Voices of Montana spoke with statewide industry stakeholders and discussed the changing demographics in Montana’s workforce. Their guests offered their experiences and expertise: Karen Baumgart, Director of BillingsWorks Debbie Singer, Senior Key Account & Economic Development Specialist, NorthWestern Energy David Trost, President and more
In keeping with our efforts to support the expansion of air service in our community, we invite you to join us September 10th from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. for the State of the Airport event presented by the Billings Chamber Air Service Committee, Big Sky Economic Development, Billings Logan International Airport and Visit Billings. We’ll meet in the Air-Rescue-Fire more
Jul 22, 2019Opportunity Zones: Regulatory Update, Latest Developments, & Emerging Community Best Practices
Economic Innovation Group, Kenan Fikri – Director for Research based out of Washington DC presented to the Billings Community on Opportunity Zones: Regulatory Update, Latest Developments, & Emerging Community Best Practices. Click Here for the Opportunity Zones Presentation.
The 2019 mural at The Pub Station. Inspired by our brand “Better Off in Billings” Designed by Noah Woodring, a graphic design student from the Career Center. Project managed by Big Sky Economic Development and Downtown Billings Alliance. Wall donated by The Pub Station. Painted by BSED, DBA, Noah, and RotarAction. Serious Community Collaboration! more
Jul 01, 2019First Time Ever: SBA 504 Loan Program’s 20-Year Fixed Rate* Dips Below 4% for Borrowers, a Milestone Low-Rate in Program’s 33-Year History
SBA 504 interest rates hit an all-time low in the program’s history for the month of June! The 20-year effective rate was 3.98% for the June debenture sale. Furthermore, the 25-year effective rate for loans funded in June was 4.09%. These rates are fixed for the term of the loan, providing SBA 504 borrowers with more
Big Sky Economic Development in partnership with the Montana Works Trade Center, Butte Local Development Corporation, Missoula Economic Partnership, Prosper Montana (Bozeman), and Montana Goernor’s Office of Economic Development attended the Select USA Summit. This summit focuses on foreign companies who are looking to expand into the USA. In addition to working at the Montana booth, the BSED more
Montana Youth Apprenticeship Partnership Awarded Grant to Launch Opportunities in Health Care, Information Technology
Montana partnership receives one of nine grants awarded to pilot youth apprenticeships in Helena and Billings, with plans to scale statewide Helena, MT, May 29, 2019 – Selected from a highly competitive pool of over 220 applicants from 49 states and Puerto Rico, the Montana Youth Apprenticeship Partnership (MYAP) has been awarded a grant from the more