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GFDA Top 10 For The Week

1) Worked on incentive package for an advanced manufacturer that has selected Great Falls as its preferred expansion location.
2) A biorefinery prospect shortlisted Great Falls for a major project.
3) Our business strategists started working with a local professional practice on its expansion strategy and with 3 entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses, assisting them with business plans and cashflow projections.
4) Closed a $73,000 loan to start-up Sweetgrass Physical Therapy in Cut Bank.
5) Gave an entrepreneurship presentation to retiring Airmen at MAFB's Airmen and Family Readiness Center.
6) US Census Bureau determined the Great Falls metro area has the shortest commute in the country. CNN, the Denver Post and others spread the news.
7) Participated in the first ever Great Falls tourism partnership meeting during which we discussed how we can grow our tourism industry by working together. Thank you to the Tourism BID for organizing this effort!
8) USAF announced an 8 month delay in moving MT Air Guard's F-15's to Fresno. Hey, we're happy to keep them and start-up MANG's new missions too!
9) Here are two more Great Falls business advantages: Moody's Analytics says Great Falls' business operating costs are 85% of the national average; living costs are 86%.

10) The City of Great Falls is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustment, Planning Advisory Board and Community Development Council. Let's get more folks who understand business on these important boards. To volunteer, contact Wendy Thomas at 455-8432 or


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