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Firearms, alcohol and electronics driving Montana's manufacturing sector Paul Polzin of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana discussed Montana’s manufacturing sector during the 2018 Manufacturing and International Trade Day conference hosted by the Montana Manufacturing Association . Polzin’s message shared the remarkable shift the sector has made in both the number of employees in...
PHOTO VIA GREG VON ESCHEN Montana Made: Technology helps Harlowton ticket printing company thrive Behind a small storefront in the town of Harlowton, located in central Montana, is a company that doesn’t quite fit in with the notion of “small town.” TicketPrinting.com was started in 2001 and has developed into one of the largest online ticket destinations in the country. The operation, which started with...
Butte-based Montana Precision Products continues vision for growth with $210,800 trust fund grant Butte-based Montana Precision Products is creating new Montana jobs in part thanks to a grant of up to $210,800 from the state’s Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund program. With the grant funds, the manufacturer plans to purchase and update equipment and create 31 new positions. The manufacturing company has experienced...
PHOTO VIA BASECAMP  BUTTE Economic development advocates to launch one-stop-shop Butte recreation website To best showcase the vast recreational activities the Butte area has to offer, the Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) has partnered with the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce , the Butte Convention and Visitors Bureau and 5518 Designs to create a new campaign and website called Basecamp...
Montana a growing part of $950 billion ‘app economy,’ report says The newly released sixth annual State of the App Economy report details the growth of an almost $1 trillion industry. And although Montana represents just a small slice of the industry’s $950 billion pie, the state’s app economy is blossoming. The annual report is aggregated by ACT The App Association , an industry organization that represents...
Israeli company, 4Cast, chooses Missoula as destination to open U.S. office and plans to create 100 good-paying Montana jobs Governor Steve Bullock announced this week that the Israeli high-tech company 4Cast - a spinoff of Eltel - has chosen Missoula as the destination for its U.S. office. Per Bullock, “Montana is increasingly seen as an ideal choice for companies that not only value a strong business climate and educated...
Tech, manufacturing companies in Missoula adding 49 new jobs under state program Two growing companies based in Missoula, Elite One Source Nutritional Services and Advanced Technology Group , are looking to fill a combined 49 new Montana jobs this year after landing job-creation grants through the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund . According to the Missoula Economic Partnership’s grants manager, Nicole Rush,...
PHOTO VIA PFL PFL raises growth equity financing to support tactile marketing automation platform (Goldman Sachs investing $25M to support PFL's growth) PFL , with headquarters in Livingston, Montana, and also more recently Indianapolis, is a leading marketing technology company pioneering the growth of the new category known as "Tactile Marketing Automation" (TMA). The company (also currently  hiring...
Can Do: The benefits of running a Montana-based business Michael FitzGerald, the co-founder and CEO of Submittable.com , is featured on a recent episode of Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs on Montana Public Radio . Fitzgerald shares more about the success behind the Missoula-based software management company since its launch in 2010 - now with more than 35 employees (and currently hiring ) and more than...
Blackmore Sensors and Analytics raises $18 million series B funding round to scale automotive lidar solution Bozeman-based Blackmore Sensors and Analytics announced this week it has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by BMW i Ventures . Additional investment comes from Toyota AI Ventures , Millennium Technology Value Partners and Montana-based Next Frontier Capital . The company is a leading developer of...
PHOTO VIA THE WORK SPOT MT Next Frontier Capital raises $38 million fund to deploy more capital to Montana startups Next Frontier Capital (based in Bozeman, Montana) announced this week that it has raised a $38 million fund to deploy more capital to Montana startups - closing the firm’s second fund. When Next Frontier Capital raised its first fund in 2015, Montana startups were only garnering about $6 million in...
Montana High-Tech Business Alliance names Montana startups to watch in 2018 The Montana High Tech Business Alliance , based in Missoula but a statewide membership organization comprised of more than 320 high tech and manufacturing firms and affiliates, recently released its annual list of Montana startups to watch. The Alliance consulted with experts from Next Frontier Capital , Frontier Angels , Montana...