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Grunke Column: Missoula Economic Partnership lays plans for next five years

Six years ago, I set foot in a very different Missoula. Our economy was struggling to stay afloat amid a […]

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Grunke Column: UM declining enrollment not just a campus issue

We are all aware of the significant challenges facing the University of Montana because of declining enrollment, but I don’t […]

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Grunke Column: Montana is at a crossroads

Montana is at a crossroads. Either we can invest in the infrastructure needed to provide for a healthy economy, or […]

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GRUNKE COLUMN: THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURING IN THE GROWING ECONOMY

When I started writing this monthly column several years ago, it was intended to be used as an educational tool […]

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Freer column: Putting Missoula on the map for relocating businesses

Lots of open space. Not many people. Good fly-fishing. And … not much more. Those were the answers I received […]

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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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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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Grunke column: Ten Things To Do if You’re Starting a Business

In my 20 years’ working with businesses, I’ve observed and advised many entrepreneurs as they worked through the challenge of […]

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