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UM Business Research Bureau To Hold State Wide Mid Year Updates

The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research will provide mid-year economic updates starting next week.

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Montana Manufacturers Optimistic About Business in 2017

A recent survey of 250 Montana manufacturing companies by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows that plants of all sizes gave 2016 mixed reviews, but according to Economist Paul Polzin expectations are different for 2017.

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75 Percent of Montanans Use Smart Phones, Use of Internet News Growing Study Finds

A recent survey of 567 Montanans by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research analyzed the use of the internet for news in the state.

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Study – Grizzly Sports Means $ Millions For Missoula

A newly released study revealed what everyone already knows, that Grizzly sports brings millions of dollars into the Missoula economy.

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Bureau of Business and Economic Research Hits The Road To Discuss Competition For Talent in Montana

UM BBER on the road to discuss the search for talent in Montana Businesses

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Montana Economy Finding ‘Balance’ – a ‘Healthy Recovery’ From Financial Crisis

There have been some big changes in trends in the Montana economy.

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Montana Lumber Mills Closure Felt Across the State – Over 100 Employees Projected to be Cut, According to Economist

Montana is still feeling the aftershock of the closure by Weyerhaeuser of two Montana lumber mills.

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National Writing Prize To Be Named For BBER Emeritus Director Paul Polzin

Paul Polzin, director Emeritus at the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research has been honored for his years of service, by a national organization with having a writing prize named in his honor.

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LISTEN – UM Study Released on Missoula Gas Tax Survey

The Missoula City Council has proposed a maximum two-cent per gallon gas tax, the proceeds of which would be used only for road repair and maintenance. 

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UM Study – Montana Manufacturers Optimistic About 2016 – But Less Than Last Year

A recent study by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research finds that manufacturers across the state are optimistic about 2016, but not quite as enthusiastic than they were about 2015.

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