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11.7 Million Visited Montana, Spent $3.6 Billion in 2015

There were more out-of-state visitors to Montana in 2015, but overall, they spent less money than the previous year, according to a new report from the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. 

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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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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4 Percent for November

Montana's unemployment rate continues on a slow decline, decreasing one-tenth of a percent to four percent for November.

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Governor Steve Bullock, Senator Steve Daines Comment on Obama’s Keystone XL Decision

President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline earlier today and Montana legislators Senator Steve Daines and Governor Steve Bullock are responding.

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Economist Explains Montana Outlook, Drop in Commodity Prices

Economist Patrick Barkey from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research says that the predicted growth rate for the Montana economy isn’t as rosy as predicted a year and a half ago.

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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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