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Tourists and Travelers Love to Spend Their Money in Montana – Northwestern Montana and Missoula County Highlighted

A research study recently conducted at the University of Montana found that nonresident travel and tourist spending continues to increase in the Treasure State.

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Montana’s Personal Income Growth Continues to Soar, Calculated Among Best in the Nation

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced today that personal income growth soared in the Treasure State, particularly in the last quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.

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Montana in Top Five States For Wage Growth, Unemployment Drops Again

Montana’s unemployment rate has been falling since 2011, but it wasn’t until last month that it fell so low that economists consider it to be “abnormal.”

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Nearly Half of States Expect to Confront Big Budget Gaps

The nation's economy is at its healthiest since the Great Recession, but a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps.

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Code Montana Now Run by Montana Tech After $220,000 Grant

Code Montana, the free computer programming course offered to middle school and high school students throughout the state, received a bit of an upgrade today, April 28.

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Yellowstone National Park Tourism Creates Economic Benefits

A study by the US geological survey shows that Yellowstone National park plays a big role in driving nearby economies. Public information officer Traci Weaver says the park helped contribute over 540 million dollars just last year.

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Missoula Job Service Career Fair is Tuesday April 21 at Hilton Garden Inn [YouTube]

The Missoula Job Service will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday, April 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn on North Reserve.

Spokesman J.R. Strand said the career fair will be from 3:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. ho

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Economist Explains Why Montana Wages Are So Low, and What Needs to Change

A recent report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse placed Montana just one spot from the bottom of all states for wages. It’s hard news for Montanans to hear, but Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director Patrick Barkey says it’s nothing new.

"The first thing I'll say, is that that is a pretty cons

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Study Shows Montana’s Middle Class is Shrinking

Is Montana's middle class shrinking?

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Governor Scott Walker Speaks At American Action Forum In D.C.
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Walker’s Wisconsin Still Lags Nation in Job Growth

Scott Walker's economic record as Wisconsin governor is a mixed one, and that poses complications as well as opportunity for him in the 2016 Republican presidential race.

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