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Area Statistics

Gallatin County grew 3.7 percent between 2015 and 2016
Newly released figures put Gallatin County's population at 104,500 people. Roughly 80 percent of the population gain was from new arrivals to the area.


Montana makes list of top 10 states with the brightest futures for Millennials
To identify the states offering the greatest opportunities for those looking to start or grow their careers, Expert Market evaluated six factors to gauge which states are recovering better from the recession: unemployment, GDP per capita, startup density, house value, new entrepreneurs, and household income. Montana earned an overall ranking of 6th place while North Dakota took top ranking.

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Business Pulse

Latest Big Sky Trust Fund grant recipients announced
Prospera is excited to be helping with three new grant projects in our region. Recipients include Orbital Shift- job creation grant in partnership with the City of Bozeman; West Paw Design- planning grant for export market expansion, and ThinkTank Design Group- planning grant for the redevelopment plan for the Northeast Urban Renewal District.


Bozeman State Representative Jim Hamilton proposes tax deductions for venture capitalists
House Bill 187, allows venture capitalists to take a 30 percent income tax deduction on the amount of their investment so long as they put at least $50,000 in a Montana company. The credit is capped at $75,000 per year. The companies must have less than $10 million in capital, be less than five years old, and have fewer than 25 employees with 65 percent of them in-state.

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