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Top 10 for the week of Dec 12th

1) Hosted a site selector visit regarding a back office operations center. Great Falls has been shortlisted for the project.
2) Put together a Big Sky Trust Fund grant application for the ADF Group. Worked with ADF to schedule meetings in Great Falls and with Great Falls College MSU to connect ADF engineers with MSU Bozeman's Engineering school. Neighborhood Council 3 unanimously voted to support ADF Group's annexation application.
3) Reached agreement with City staff on PUD zoning language for the Great Falls AgriTech Park.
4) Connected Great Falls companies with Yates Construction via a vendors meeting to explore opportunities to work together. To learn more about opportunities visit www.wgyates.com/commercial/subcontractors-vendors/
5) The High Plains Financial Board approved a $124,000 increase of the SBA 504 loan for TD & H Engineering and approved amending an SBA 504 loan for the expansion of NAPA Auto Parts.
6) Worked with the developer of the Rocky Mountain Building. Secured support from NeighborWorks Great Falls and the Downtown Partnership to join GFDA in funding $4,000 towards earnest money to keep the project moving forward.
7) Our business strategists have been very busy. Worked with a local entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the transportation industry. Advised an area business on the steps involved in closing a business. Worked with a team of committed Great Falls business owners to begin the process of evaluating an exciting option for enhancing downtown. Assisted a local business with getting records straightened out with Dun and Bradstreet and the federal government's System for Award Management (SAM). And, met with a local artisan to discuss the many options available for strategically growing her business.
8) Participated in the City Growth Policy Update's Physical Working Group. The final meeting is this Thursday, December 13, 6:00 PM in the Civc Center's Gibson Room.
9) Discussed development opportunities and challenges with a diverse group at our monthly Development Coffee. This is an opportunity to dialogue with GFDA and City staff in a roundtable open discussion format. We meet the first Thursday at 7:00 AM. Contact Jolene Bach to learn more 771-9023 JBach@GFDevelopment.org
10) Met with the STAR Radio Team to share Great falls economic trends and GFDA strategies for cultivating growth, diversification and high wage jobs. GFDA is excited to share this data with your team. Contact Jolene Bach to set up a meeting 771-9023 or JBach@GFDevelopment.org

 

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