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Mar 22, 2021Should my business apply for WOSB or EDWOSB?

By: Rosalind Dix | Government Contracting Advisor Should my business apply for WOSB or EDWOSB? Now that the SBA has formally taken over the certification process for the Woman Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) program, many businesses are wondering which one to apply for. The differences in the certifications more

Mar 16, 2021Advertisement for Bids Issued by Big Sky Economic Development

This Advertisement for Bids is issued by Big Sky Economic Development Authority, A Montana Local Port Authority, for renovations to 201 North Broadway, Billings, MT. The project consists of renovating the four-story, 24,111 SF Montana National Bank building, mainly focusing on the interior while retaining the historic integrity of the exterior. The project is partially more

Mar 12, 2021America Rescue Plan Act – Small Business Assistance Components

America Rescue Plan Act – Small Business Assistance Components Details below: Full release HERE. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – an existing program offering loans to small businesses which are forgivable if at least 60 percent of the money is used for payroll expenses. The other 40 percent may be used for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, more

Mar 01, 2021Inside Experience: As BSED’s Intern During COVID-19

By: Karli Baker | Marketing Intern Big Sky Economic Development is a powerful resource for growing our region’s economy and improving quality of life, as well as providing tools for business creation, new business recruitment, and community development. For over 30 years we’ve seen what “Building Remarkable” looks like. During a global pandemic, however, we more

Feb 23, 2021Medical school proposes Billings campus

Billings Montana – February 22, 2021 – Rocky Vista University (RVU) announced today that it has selected Billings, Montana as the proposed site for development of a four-year medical school – the first of its kind in the state of Montana. Billings was selected after an extensive location search by RVU to continue its mission-led more

BSED Renovation

Early Notice for Bid Release CLICK HERE for more information!

Feb 22, 2021Micro-Purchases on a Credit Card– A Business Opportunity for Your Company?

By: Deanna Langman | Montana PTAC Program Manager According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 70 percent of all federal agency procurement transactions are for routine, lower value products/services known as micro-purchases. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was recently updated to reflect the new, federal “micro-purchase threshold” of $10,000. Micro-purchases can be made on more

Feb 15, 2021Benefits of Using the SBA 504 Loan Program

By: Brandon Berger | Director of Business Finance What is the SBA 504 Loan program, and how can one utilize it?  Well if you are a small business owner looking to acquire, construct or renovate a commercial building for your business, this is a loan program you should know about!  Not only can it be more

Feb 08, 2021What is Space2Place?

By: Thom MacLean | Project Manager, Community Development Department What is Space2Place? Space2Place is a placemaking grant program started by Big Sky Economic Development in 2018. We based it on a simple premise:  A space is a void. A place is a destination. How can we help our community transform empty spaces into vibrant places? more