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Top 11 for the week of Mar 16th

1) Lauren Engineering and Constructors is hiring 70 workers for start-up of their new pipe rack module assembly facility in Bynum.

2) Plans for Pacific Steel & Recycling's new headquarters in the downtown Heisey warehouse were approved by the City's Design Review Committee.

3) GFDA's Executive Committee approved supporting a state Big Sky Trust Fund planning grant application for a Great Falls start-up biofuels feasibility analysis.

4) We started work with clients looking to purchase a Great Falls business, refinance an existing business that is restructuring its ownership, start a medical practice, and retain a business at risk of moving out of town.

5) We underwrote loans for a proposed business start-up in Great Falls.

6) Tim Guardipee, GFDA's new Business Strategist with our Small Business Development Center, started work. Welcome Tim!

7) Our strategists worked with a business looking to expand its product offerings, a business planning for substantial growth, and a business seeking to improve its systems and operating procedures to sustain its growth.

8) We gave Northstar Destinations Strategies the go ahead to begin work on the creative phase of the Great Falls branding strategy.

9) Get psyched up for The Fire Within event on March 29th and be sure to sign-up on our web site or contact Jamie Gormley:

10) We made plans to exhibit at the Montana Energy conference in Billings April 3-4.

11) Oil and gas exploration activity continues to grow, and not just in Montana. The Baker Hughes US Rig Count last week was at 1,293, 50% higher than last year's 801.


Congratulations to everyone involved in Western Art Week. You make us proud of our City AND bring in the dollars to Great Falls!



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