TAG: MEP Program

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

Grunke Column: I Want to Talk to You.

I have been working in economic development organizations or related activities since the early 1990’s, and one of the things […]

thumbnail

Grunke Column: Entrepreneurship Alive and Well In Montana’s Higher Education

One of the most enjoyable activities I get to be a part of each year is the John Ruffato Business […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

thumbnail

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 […]

Missoula Economic Partnership | 500 N. Higgins Ave. | Suite 300 | Missoula, Montana 59802 | P: 406.541.6461 | F: 406.541.6464