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Nov 06, 2020Healthcare Appreciation Day

Healthcare Appreciation Day | Friday, November 13th Let’s Share and Show the LOVE for our community’s healthcare workers! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Purchase a $10 gift card from a local business to give to every one of our local healthcare workers. We need 10,000+ gift cards to distribute next Friday! Purchase a $10 Gift Card more

Oct 14, 2020Best Practices for Hiring Veterans

Is your organization struggling to find high performing talent? Join this workshop to help you attract and retain transitioning service members and military spouses to your organization. Register HERE! SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE: Anne Meree Craig | The Commit Foundation Anne Meree served as a civil servant deploying around the world in direct strategic and operational more

Oct 27, 2020National Veterans Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). NVSBW 2020 will take place on November 2-6, 2020. As always, the goal is to raise awareness more


There are two helpful grants still available for business owners! The Business Adaptability grant and Workforce Recovery Grant. These grants have upcoming deadlines to apply and they operate on a first come first serve basis. Don’t wait to apply if you think you qualify for these grants!   The Business Adaptability Grant was created in more

Oct 13, 2020Community Development Brings Home the Gold!

Congratulations to our Community Development Department! They have been awarded Gold awards at the state and national level. 2020 International Economic Development Council Gold Award presented to Big Sky Economic Development in recognition of Space2Place Innovation Programs & Initiatives. The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) announces the recognition and celebration of economic development achievements through more

Big Sky Economic Development finalizes plans for Billings business incubator

In the early 1900s, entrepreneurs went to the Montana National Bank in Billings to request a loan to start their businesses. Soon, the building will serve a similar purpose but will become a hub for entrepreneurial connections, training and more. After receiving a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in 2019, Big more

Mountain Hot Tub receives SBA 2019 Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Award

Mountain Hot Tub receives SBA 2019 Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Award. “The Kings are community minded and passionate about assisting other Veterans throughout their community, working with Veteran organizations such as Bozeman’s Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation. Big Sky Finance is proud to have worked with the King’s on the construction of more

Sep 10, 2020Over $11 Million for Billings Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the City of Billings will receive $11,656,765 in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for a major infrastructure project. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called Daines with the good news this morning. “This BUILD grant funding will help modernize infrastructure in Billings, and more