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GFDA Top 11 For The Week

1) Calgary-based Enbridge announced it intends to buy Tonbridge and invest $300 million to complete the Montana Alberta Tie Line and upgrade its capacity from 300 MW to 550-600 MW.
2) EGT announced plans to build a new shuttle load grain elevator in Carter.
3) The state approved our $475,000 low interest loan participation to help an existing Great Falls business to expand.
4) Hosted an out of state agri-processor prospect visit.
5) Power generation testing started at the new 40 MW Highwood Generating Station that is scheduled for completion in September.
6) Great Falls metro (Cascade County) unemployment dropped from 7.0% in June to 6.6% in July.
7) Montana Farmers Union, through the National Farmers Union, awarded us a $5,000 grant to conduct the market survey for a possible shared commercial kitchen/processing facility. Thank you MFU!
8) Great Falls Association of Realtors presented its annual Housing Affordability Study done by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business & Economic Research. The study showed Great Falls housing prices rose 64% from 2000-peak, dropped only 1.3% since peak, and is the only metro market in Montana with prices headed upward. The study has lots of useful info and can be downloaded from BBER's web site:
9) Distributed a Great Falls Vision Survey to 400 community members as part of the Brand Development research effort. If you receive a survey, please invest time to reply. You input is needed! Thank you to the Chamber for helping with distribution!
10) Submitted an application to the Montana Dept. of Commerce to be designated a Microbusiness Development Corporation and create a new $625,000 microbusiness loan fund.
11) Executive Committee approved our new Business Development Plan for FY 2012 that details our business expansion and attraction efforts.


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