TAG: James Grunke

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Grunke Column: Session offers chance to push economic growth

Montana, we have a lot of work to do. On January 2, 2017, the Montana Legislature will convene for the […]

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Grunke Column: Gratitude and success go hand in hand

As the holiday season dawns, I’m thinking about gratitude and thankfulness – not only how they grace our lives, but […]

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Grunke Column: Students have opportunities to stay in Missoula

As thousands of students begin a new school year at the University of Montana, we not only say “welcome,” but […]

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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: Life Sciences Can Breathe New Life Into Missoula’s Economy

The life sciences are booming all across the U.S., and offer significant potential for Missoula as we look to expand […]

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Grunke Column: Economic Development is a Team Sport

I am sometimes asked if there is a secret sauce for communities to be successful at economic development, but there […]

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Grunke Column: Planning for the Future

The Missoula Economic Partnership develops its economic development priorities, goals and funding in five year cycles. MEP’s primary goals have […]

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Grunke Column: Why Foreign Direct Investment Matters

Recently a ground breaking was held for a 20 unit luxury condominium building known as Pollys Square in the Old […]

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