TAG: Business Retention

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Grunke Column: Campaign aims to understand needs of local businesses

Everyone loves ribbon cuttings and grand opening celebrations – outward signs of a community’s progress along the path of economic […]

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Grunke column: Big data, I.T. a good fit for Missoula

In recent decades, cities across America have worked to attract and grow information technology companies. It’s no wonder those businesses […]

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Grunke column: UM research is key to economic growth

For Missoula’s economy to expand faster than broader economic growth rates, innovation and entrepreneurship must take the lead. That truism […]

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Missoula Ranks in the 7 Top Tech Hubs Among America’s Small College Towns

Citing research from rankings of tech hubs in a 2013 report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, […]

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Miranda-Freer column: Improved air service helps local economy take off

From the day when Missoula Economic Partnership formally launched in 2011, one of our key strategic initiatives has been to […]

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Grunke column: Keeping business in the family

First Interstate Bank and Worden’s Market might not appear, on the surface, to have a lot in common. One is […]

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Nutritional Laboratories Sharpens Its Edge

For more than 15 years, Missoula-based Nutritional Laboratories Inc. has ridden the cutting edge of dietary […]

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OnXmaps Charts Fast Growth

Opportunity Made: onXmaps charts a faster route to growth It was mid-2012, and Eric Siegfried was headed into unexplored territory. […]

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Miranda-Freer Column: Funding programs can speed your company’s growth

Few business executives have the time or inclination to familiarize themselves with the economic development programs offered by local, state […]

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Grunke column: Bakken oil fields are a market for goods made here

Over the past few years, many of us have known someone who left the Missoula valley to pursue work in […]

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