• Highest Paid CEO’s

      The typical CEO in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index made $11.7 million last year. The Associated Press recently listed some of the highest paid CEO’s in the country. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue. To calculate CEO pay, Equilar adds Read More
  • Blaze Pizza, Plus Others Coming to Rimrock Mall

      On the heels of Magic City Gymnastics, India Grill, and Western Skies Real Estate declaring that they will soon open at Rimrock Mall, fast-casual pizza franchise Blaze Pizza has announced it will also be opening at the property. Locally franchised by Montana Restaurant Brands Inc., Blaze Pizza is well-known for Read More
  • Bitcoin Mining Finding Home in Montana

    Bitcoin Mining Finding Home in Montana   While there is a lot being written and talked about, around the world, in regard to bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, it is also making headlines in Montana. This transforming new technology could be forging a new direction for Montana’s economy. Already three companies have invested or are planning to Read More
  • No Surprise That Billings is Good Place for Business

    No Surprise That Billings is Good Place for Business   Getting ranked in 8th place on WalletHub’s list of “Best Large Cities in which to Start a Business,” has garnered Billings, Montana a lot of national exposure during the past few weeks, as the list is being reported by Fox News, Forbes, CNBC, CNN, NBC, The Atlanta, New York Read More
  • BSED Sets Priorities for Development in 2018-19

      Setting the course for the 2019-20 fiscal year, Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Big Sky Economic Development Corporation (EDC) boards approved strategic priorities for their agencies during their meeting in May. Read More
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Market Update

  • Montana’s Public Employee Fund Fares Better than Most, Not So Much for Others

      Montana’s public employee pension plan is only 71 percent funded. That places the state in better position than about half the states, ranking 25th in a survey conducted by The Tax Foundation. Wisconsin, with its program funded at 99 percent ranks at the top. Kentucky and New Jersey are Read More
  • Metra Continues Examining Possibilities of Bringing Hockey Back

      Determining whether there is contamination under the floor of Rimrock Auto Arena will be the first step in the process of determining if it is feasible for MetraPark to host a hockey team. There is no point in pursuing the issue if tests prove that the ground is contaminated, Read More
  • City Eyes Purchase of Land For Sports Facility near Amend

    City Eyes Purchase of Land For Sports Facility near Amend   Now that it is fully understood that there is need for facilities for a wide variety of sports in Billings, action to address those needs is advancing rather rapidly by the South Billings Urban Renewal Association (SBURA). A consulting firm, Victus Advisors, reported a couple months ago that there Read More
  • Planning Started for 2020 Census

      While conducting the census is still two years out, work on it has already begun in Yellowstone County, according to Lora Mattox of the City-County Planning Department. The 2020 Census will be a massive project for her office, since Yellowstone County will serve as headquarters for the process for Read More
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  • Stockman Bank Adds to Staff, Makes Promotion

    Stockman Bank Adds to Staff, Makes Promotion Tricia Harrison has joined Stockman Bank as assistant vice president, commercial loan officer for the Billings Shiloh office. Her responsibilities include developing and servicing commercial and construction loans as well as assisting clients with their deposit and cash management services. Harrison brings over 24 years of banking experience to the Read More
  • Technology Makes Oil Profitable at Lower Prices

    Technology Makes Oil Profitable at Lower Prices   There’s no need for the oil patch to wait for the return of $100 oil to see big profits. Astounding advancements in technology in the oil fields, since the bust, has so reduced production costs that “boom” profit margins are now being realized at much lower prices per barrel. Read More
  • Nursing Program Received Accreditation

      Billings Clinic announced that its Nurse Residency Program achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Read More
  • Cindy Lyle Joins Stockman Bank

    Cindy Lyle Joins Stockman Bank Cindy Lyle has joined Stockman Bank as Vice President, Director of Marketing. In her new position, Lyle will define, plan and lead brand management, develop marketing strategies designed to sustain and grow the Stockman Bank brand and its commitment to community, build customer relationships, and support company growth. This includes Read More
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  • From AMAC Small Business Solutions - When it comes to success in the business world, is there a battle of the sexes?


    SCORE’s Spring 2018 “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report focuses on the success of women entrepreneurs.  Success was measured by business starts, revenue growth, longevity of the business, and job creation. SCORE surveyed over 20,000 entrepreneurs at various stages of the business lifecycle.

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  • Smarter than Congress By Evelyn Pyburn

    Smarter than Congress By Evelyn Pyburn

    Back when the US Congress was contemplating an $85 billion bailout of the financial industry, when the housing bubble burst in 2008, I happened to be on a tour with a bunch of journalists from Europe and Canada. I and a young man from Texas were the only representatives from the US.  It was an enlightening experience on many fronts, but the most intriguing was to see the other journalists’ response to the many issues that were breaking in US news, at that moment.

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