Montana's manufacturing employment grows faster than national manufacturing employment
According to the latest annual report from Montana State University’s Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, from the second quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2014, Montana manufacturing employment grew by 8.6 percent, while national manufacturing employment grew at only 3.6 percent.
Montana again the top state for entrepreneurs
For the third year in a row, the Kauffman Foundation named Montana the top state for entrepreneurial activity, with 540 new entrepreneurs for every 100,000 adults in a given month and a start up density of 195.7 per 100,000 residents.
Gallatin County the sixth-fastest growing area in the United States for 2013-2014
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallatin County's population increased by 2.8 percent to an estimated 97,308 residents from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
MSU business students to offer free consulting for area businesses and nonprofits
MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking businesses and non-profit organizations willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the fall semester. Application deadline is August 7.
New investment fund focuses on technology entrepreneurs
Next Frontier Capital, a Bozeman-based venture capital firm founded and managed by Will Price, announced in June that the goal of the firm is to help grow new companies in high-tech industries, particularly in software, health care, photonics and optics. The fund closed initially April 30 with $11 milllion. Price plans to boost the fund to $20 million by 2016 and hopes to fund 10 to 12 new companies over the next few years.