High housing prices balanced by low utility and transportation costs: Bozeman's overall cost of living within one percent of the national average for 2014
The 2014 Annual Cost of Living Index report shows Bozeman's composite score as 100.8, meaning Bozeman came in at less than one percent above the national average. The annual score represents an unweighted average of data submitted for the first three quarters of 2014 by 281 participating urban areas.
Bozeman recognized as one of best mid-sized American cities to live in
The 2015 "Top 100 Best Places to Live" index published by Livability.com ranked Bozeman eleventh, while Missoula, with only four more points than Bozeman, was ranked eighth. The livability indexes represent a weighted score drawn from eight categories: economic vitality, health, housing affordability, civic engagement, education, recreational amenities, demographic diversity and transportation convenience.
Bozeman-based marketing agency secures $30K in Workforce Training Grant funds
Elixiter, a Prospera member and 2013 Business Excellence Award recipient, accessed Montana Department of Commerce grant funds through the Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) Program for six new employees to earn their Marketo Expert Certification. Elixiter successfully completed their WTG application with assistance from Prospera's Executive Director Stuart Leidner.
Community-owned fiber broadband network could be a reality by mid-2016
Plans for a city-owned network that would be leased to service providers were given the Bozeman City Commission's blessing in late January. High-speed services for businesses and schools would be the priority, while homes near the network would also have the option to connect.