North Dakota has been successful in getting United Airlines to add three daily flights between Williston and Denver.
The three daily flights between Williston and Denver will begin Nov. 4. The aircraft will be regional jets that can hold 50 passengers.
Glacier Bancorp, Inc.'s Board of Directors, at a meeting held on June 27, 2012, declared a quarterly dividend of $.13 per share. The dividend is payable on July 19, 2012, to owners of record on July 10, 2012. The Company has paid a dividend for 109 consecutive quarters.
Lack of hiring in construction combined with job growth elsewhere threatens to create skilled-labor gap once contractors are ready to hire.
Construction employment stalled in June as more former construction workers left the industry, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The lack of current job openings, along with the departure of experienced workers, suggests a potential skilled-labor shortage may be developing, construction association officials warned.
"The more fracking the more traffic" Leslie Messer, Economic Development Director for the City of Sidney, told members of the Big Sky Economic Development tour group. Sidney is just a few miles from the North Dakota border, but still very much in the heart of the oil field action. Confronted with impossible demands on their infrastructure this much smaller city faces most of the same problems as Williston, North Dakota.
Truly the first day of fishing. Montanans and visitors to Montana know what great opportunities there are in the state for young people to explore and learn about the great outdoors. National Geographic has discovered the same.
Montana hosted 15 winners of the 2012 National Geographic Kids Hands-On Explorer Challenge, from July 6-15. The children between the ages of 9 and 14, from across the United States, descended upon Montana for a 10-day expedition exploring many of the varied and fascinating facets of the state.
Billings will "remain a good hub for energy, and a good location for Sanjel" for a considerable time, Alan Olson told a tour group during a visit to the company's maintenance and training facility. Olson, who might also be recognized as a Montana State Legislator, is manager of the Billings facility for Sanjel Corporation Billings, a service company which fracks oil wells. "We are primarily a high-pressure pumping company," explained Olson.
"Think big and bold. If not, you are selling yourself short."
Such is the advice for would-be entrepreneurs in the Bakken, from Steve Slocum of First National Bank and Trust of Williston, ND. Slocum was one of several business people comprising a panel discussion about how Billings area businesses can get a foothold in the fast-paced, booming oil business of the Sidney, Montana and Williston, North Dakota areas. The panel was moderated by Steve Arveschoug, Billings, Director of Big Sky Economic Development, the agency which recently hosted two tours of the area.
The movement of western Montana businesses and laborers eastward is the beginning of a new era in the state. It's a watershed moment in the history of both Montana and North Dakota – nothing will ever be quite the same.
Manufacturing nationally enjoyed a robust year as growth in many sectors accelerated from the already strong manufacturing recovery of 2010-11. But the impact varies from state to state, depending on several factors, says a report from Ball State University.
Montana received a grade of "D," in the 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, an in-depth analysis from Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research, grades all 50 states, on how they handled those factors.
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