Montana now has 20,899 millionaire households
According to a recent report from Phoenix Marketing International, Montana added over 2,000 households with more than $1 million in investable assets over the past year. The increase bumped Montana up six spots in the national ranking of millionaire households per capita, the largest jump of any state this year. Montana is ranked 33rd, with millionaire homes accounting for 4.84 percent of the state’s total households.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport sees record passenger numbers in 2015
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) handled 1,021,155 passengers during 2015. This is up 5.6% compared to 2014 and sets another passenger record for BZN and for Montana. It is also the first time a Montana airport has handled over 1 million passengers in a calendar year. BZN is now the 8th busiest airport in the 7-state Northwest Region of the Country and the 117th busiest airport in the nation in terms of passengers.
Prospera reappointed as the official economic development group for Gallatin and Park counties
The Certified Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) program, run out of the Montana Department of Commerce, sections the state into 11 districts, each governed by an economic development group. The organizations act as liaisons between local businesses and the state, assisting with grants, training and research. This state grant funding will help Prospera continue offering free and low-cost services to help businesses and communities succeed.
Simms Fishing Products expansion nearing completion
Simms anticipates completing a three-story, 15,000-square-foot addition to its facility in Four Corners by March. Prospera helped Simms access a state planning grant for a feasibility study related to the expansion. Prospera is also assisting Simms with accessing a state job-creation grant for up to $200,000, as the company is on track to add up to 27 local jobs.