• Top 12 High Tech Companies in Montana

    The Montana High Tech Business Alliance has announced a list of 12 Montana High-Growth Companies to Watch in 2018. This is the second year the organization has recognized emerging stars among the 570 high-tech and manufacturing firms it has identified in Montana’s booming tech industry. Read More
  • Oil on Comeback, Bakken Expected to Beat Production Record of December 2014

    From OilPrice.com: The Permian has been stealing headlines and analyst attention over the past year...but higher oil prices over the past few months have prompted drillers to grow production not only in the Permian, but also in the older and more developed plays such as the Bakken in North Dakota Read More
  • Little Company Doing Big Things

    Little Company Doing Big Things Quietly doing business in Lockwood is a small company doing big things. NorthWest Industries of Montana rebuilds pumps – small ones and giant ones – pumps that keep products like oil, gas, diesel, propane, butane, anhydrous ammonia, water, etc. moving across hundreds and thousands of miles to markets. Their customers include large Read More
  • Energy Industry Reps Say Regs & Permitting Still Problematic

    by Evelyn Pyburn Representatives of various aspects of the Montana’s energy and natural resources met with Congressman Greg Gianforte, last week, in a listening session about the issues faced by each industry. “My job is to be your voice,” said Gianforte in asking questions and listening to suggestions from Alan Read More
  • Cajun Phatty’s Finds Permanent Location

    One of Billings most popular food trucks, Cajun Phatty’s, is now a permanent restaurant at 2564 King Ave West Suite F. For four years, Ashley Robichaux has been introducing Billings to her Cajun cuisine in the hope of building up enough of a following upon which to base a restaurant. Read More
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Market Update

  • Tax Freedom Day Sooner this Year

    Tax Freedom Day comes three days earlier this year than last, because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which significantly lowered federal individual and corporate income taxes. Tax Freedom Day is how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden. Nationally, Read More
  • Family Business Nominations

    The Montana Family Business Program is seeking nominations of family-owned businesses in Montana deserving of recognition by the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s State Farm Montana Family Business. This year marks the 25th year of the awards as well as the 125th anniversary of Montana State University. Read More
  • Daines, Gianforte Awarded "Spirit of Enterprise"

    Montana’s US Congressmen Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte are both being awarded the US Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of the voting record in support of business and entrepreneurship. Read More
  • City Council Approves One Big Sky District Contributions

      A supportive vote from Billings Mayor Bill Cole broke a Billings City Council deadlock about whether the City of Billings would contribute a total of $500,000 to help finance a study for the future development of One Big Sky District, which involves two areas of downtown, including a proposal Read More
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  • Two Nights of Rock, July 20 & 21 at Cove Creek

      Montana Pipeline Presents two nights of 90’s rock slated for July 20th and 21st at the Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion in Billings, Montana. Sugar Ray and their well-known frontman, Mark McGrath will headline Friday night with support from Toadies and Steve Fulton Music. On Saturday night, 90’s rock sensation, Read More
  • Stockman Bank Announces Staff Changes

    Stockman Bank Announces Staff Changes Spencer Frederick has moved to the Stockman Bank Downtown location to resume his responsibilities as vice president, branch manager. He will continue overseeing bank operations, which includes management and employee supervision, along with commercial and construction lending. Read More
  • On Mark, Get Set, Go ~ It’s Montana Women’s Run

    On Mark, Get Set, Go ~ It’s Montana Women’s Run The 2018 Montana Women’s Run will be held in Billings on May 12. Registering for the 5-mile or 2-mile race can be done up to the day before the race, however, there is an important deadline for other events associated with the race. April 25 is the deadline for registering Read More
  • New Owners for Women’s Magazine

    New Owners for Women’s Magazine The popular women’s publication, Yellowstone Valley Woman, has been sold to new owners. Jeremy and Haley Vannatta have been publishing Yellowstone Valley Woman (YVW) in Billings since 2006, and in 2016 they started a second publication, Raised in the West. In January they sold both publications to Julie and Ken Read More
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  • You have No Right to Privacy

    You have No Right to Privacy

    by Evelyn Pyburn

    Truth be told, you and I have NO RIGHT to privacy.

    We have the right to try to protect our privacy, which is inherent in other rights, but if we fail to protect our privacy, it is no crime for others to have the information, unless of course they violated one of our real rights to get it.

    Read More
  • Supreme Court Will Decide Issue of Internet Sales Tax

    By Joseph Bishop-Henchman, The Tax Foundation

    Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of sales taxes on internet purchases. In the 1960s, the Supreme Court limited state sales tax collection power to individuals and businesses with a physical presence, either themselves or property, in the state. This was reaffirmed, with some misgivings, in the 1992 Quill decision.

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Monday, April 23, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Montana State Fund (MSF), Montana’s largest workers’ compensation...
Monday, April 23, 2018
Harbor Freight Tools has opened in the Spring Prairie retail center in North Kalispell. The new...
Monday, April 23, 2018
Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip...
Monday, April 23, 2018
On March 14, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer...
Monday, April 23, 2018
Mike Black an employee of Yellowstone County has filed to run for the office of County...
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Montana State University’s Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning will offer a workshop...
Sunday, April 08, 2018
State personal income increased 3.1 percent on average in 2017, after increasing 2.3 percent in...
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Just launched is RanchMeat, a new, web-based community sales platform designed to offer a better...
Sunday, April 08, 2018
The Strategy Partnership for One Big Sky District (OBSD) Development held an information rally,...