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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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2016 Economic Seminar to Focus on Montana Property Taxes

The Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research will begin conducting its annual economic outlook seminar this month.

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Survey Released on Where Montanans Go For News [YouTube]

A survey commissioned by the Greater Montana Foundation shows that Montanans still depend heavily on television and radio for their news, but that the internet is fast becoming a source for information as well. 

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Montana Improves Ranking For Child Well Being – Barely [YouTube]

Montana may be a desirable place to live, but when it comes to children's health and well-being, Montana still leaves a great deal to be desired.

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State of Missoula – Chamber of Commerce Event [YouTube]

The Missoula Chamber of Commerce presented their 2015 State of Missoula event on Tuesday at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

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Business Economic Seminar Wraps Up Friday – Looks at Economic Growth, Real Estate

On Friday, Missoula wrapped up its version of an economic seminar.

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