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11.7 Million Visited Montana, Spent $3.6 Billion in 2015

There were more out-of-state visitors to Montana in 2015, but overall, they spent less money than the previous year, according to a new report from the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. 

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2016 Economic Seminar to Focus on Montana Property Taxes

The Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research will begin conducting its annual economic outlook seminar this month.

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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4 Percent for November

Montana's unemployment rate continues on a slow decline, decreasing one-tenth of a percent to four percent for November.

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Tourists and Travelers Love to Spend Their Money in Montana – Northwestern Montana and Missoula County Highlighted

A research study recently conducted at the University of Montana found that nonresident travel and tourist spending continues to increase in the Treasure State.

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Montana in Top Five States For Wage Growth, Unemployment Drops Again

Montana’s unemployment rate has been falling since 2011, but it wasn’t until last month that it fell so low that economists consider it to be “abnormal.”

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Code Montana Now Run by Montana Tech After $220,000 Grant

Code Montana, the free computer programming course offered to middle school and high school students throughout the state, received a bit of an upgrade today, April 28.

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Study Shows Montana’s Middle Class is Shrinking

Is Montana's middle class shrinking?

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New Study Shows Montana’s High Tech Sector Growing Fast, Outpacing Expectations

A new study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows a boom in the state’s high tech sector.

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Daines Urges Obama to Approve Keystone XL – Discourages Delayed Construction

Today Montana Senator Steve Daines condemned "the partisanship and political games," including President Barack Obama’s recent veto threat, that "have delayed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for more than six years."

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Study: Montana Infrastructure Receives a “Mediocre C-Minus”

The American Society of Civil Engineers released a graded report on Montana’s infrastructure recently, and the results are "mediocre."

" had an overall GPA of a 'C-minus,'" said Missoula-based engineer Melisssa Matassa-Stone, who was on the report card committee...

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