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Top 10 for the week of Feb 3rd

1) Worked with a biofuels prospect on funding for feasibility study. Started working with a new manufacturing prospect.
2) Submitted Great Falls AgriTech Park engineering and environmental reports to the Economic Development Administration in preparation for a rail grant application.
3) Participated in EMTEQ's open house celebrating Great Falls' newest manufacturing facility!
4) Our business strategy staff began work with 5 clients: an existing business looking to expand into government contracting; a business having a Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) invoicing issue; an entrepreneur beginning the planning and financing effort to start a new business; and, two start-up real estate developers seeking assistance with market analysis, cash flow projections and financing scenarios.
5) Signed MicroBusiness loan fund contract with the Montana Department of Commerce.
6) Moderated the Defense Communities panel at the annual International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit.
7) USAF announced a new mission for the Montana Air National Guard, 8 C-130H2 cargo planes in FY 2014, capping a great team effort!
8) Exciting news this week about two of the best in Great Falls. D.A. Davidson continued its growth, purchasing McGladrey Capital Markets in California. McLaughlin Research Institute's ground-breaking Alzheimer's research was featured in a front page New York Times article. Congratulations!
9) The new Oil and Gas column in the Great Falls Tribune business section is a must read, detailing the exciting rapid increase in exploration and production in the Great Falls trade area.

10) Montana ranks 2nd in small business and microenterprise ownership rates, according to the 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development.


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