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.
Bozeman Micropolitan Area the fastest growing in the nation
Census data released in 2016 ranks Bozeman No. 1 in the nation for micropolitan area population growth from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015. The area's estimated population grew from 97,276 people to 100,739 people, or approximately 3.6 percent.
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.
Healthy Gallatin Designates the Community Food Co-Op as the First Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Lactation Education Program is proud to recognize the Community Food Co-Op as the first Certified Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite in Gallatin County. According to the US DPHHS Office of Women’s Health, “These family-friendly benefits also bring your business a 3:1 Return on Investment (ROI) through lower health care costs, lower employee absenteeism rates (since babies are healthier), lower turnover rates, and higher employee productivity and loyalty.”