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What to do with the Battin Building?
It's a concern that local governmental entities should be concerned about even if they don't submit any proposals for its use, emphasized Steve Arveschoug, Director of Big Sky Economic Development (EDA), as he advised his board members to "pass", on making any proposals to acquire the building. His recommendation was unanimously accepted by the board members of EDA and the Economic Development Corporation at their meeting last week, with several commenting that they would like to see the property returned to the private sector and go back onto the tax rolls.
Big Sky Economic Development has hired three new employees to the staff.
Deanna Langman comes to Big Sky ED as the new PTAC Subcenter Program Manager. Laura Gittings-Carlson is the organization's new Member Investor Coordinator and Chad Moore fills the Business Expansion Specialist role.
The same company that is overseeing the construction of the new federal courthouse in downtown Billings, OAC, will be recommended to the City Council to be hired as the project management firm for the proposed Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue.
The announcement was made by Greg Krueger, Development Director and Executive Director of the Downtown Billings Partnership, during the meeting of the Big Sky Economic Development Authority.
Today’s version of mobsters come with $20 in hand willing to buy products without a heist.
Big Sky Economic Development staged their first ever “cash mob”, this week, something they plan on repeating to help support local businesses of Billings thrive even more.
Montana No. 12...
Montana ranks 12th for the burdens it imposes on would-be workers through the number of licenses the state requires, their fees and processes. Its average barriers for the 44 occupations it licenses are $131 in fees, 133 days—about four months—lost to education and experience requirements and one exam.
On Friday, April 20, District Court Judge Susan P. Watters rendered her judgment of the CHS complaint and tax protest that has the Laurel School District holding its financial breath.
In essence, CHS lost this round when Watters dismissed the complaint.
Even though his property is not contaminated, being located within the boundaries of an area that has been identified as a superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is posing serious problems for Steve Pinnow, owner of Midland West Manufacturing.
Yellowstone County Commissioners unanimously rejected a request by the Northern Plains Resource Council for the county to send a letter to Washington state officials asking to be included as part of that state's environmental impact study on the building of ports to ship coal. Instead, the commissioners approved sending a letter, which conveyed their support for building the ports. The export of coal they emphasized is important to Montana's economy and to the creation of jobs.
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