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Top 12 for 5-5-2013

1) We booked exhibit booths at the Gas & Oil Expo in Calgary in June, the IFT Food Expo in Chicago in July, and the Oil Sands Trade Show in Ft. McMurray in September. Join our Team Alberta or our new Agri-Propcessing Team to get involved in these and other marketing efforts. Contact Jolene Bach at or 750-4481.

2) We held a pre-RECon meeting with GFDA investors and partners. RECon is the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas later this month where we will be meeting with developers, site selector and retailers who are looking for cities and sites for projects. Connect with Jeremiah Johnson at or 750-3285.
3) Our High Plains Finance Board approved two SBA 504 loans, one for a Great Falls business expansion and another for a new business expanding into Great Falls.
4) D.A. Davidson & Co. announced further expansion into Southern California, merging with Crowell, Weedon & Co.
5) EPA's team conducted an environmental assessment of the historic downtown Rocky Mountain building as a step toward redevelopment.
6) The final part of the spire that will top One World Trade Center in New York City, constructed by the ADF Group, was hoisted to the top of the building.
7) The U.S. Geological Survey released an updated oil and gas resource assessment for the Bakken Formation and a new assessment for the Three Forks Formation, doubling the estimate of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil to 7.4 billion barrels.
8) Two of our team members, Tamariel Christopher and Jennifer Rogers, finished training to become certified Economic Development Finance Professionals.
9) GFDA is looking for amazing photos of Great Falls to utilize in upcoming marketing projects including our new website. Photographers are encouraged to contact Jeremiah Johnson at or 750-3285.
10) SBA 504 rates are 4.16% right now on 20 year fixed rate loans. Businesses can lock in long-term low interest rates and reduce equity in real estate and equipment to 10-15%. Contact Tamariel Christopher at or 750-8474.
11) The City Planning Dept. and the Dept. of Labor's Industry Building Code Bureau are holding a listening session about adoption of the 2012 Building Code this Wednesday, May 8th, 10:00 AM in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center.
12) Great Falls College MSU is seeking community input to help develop a new Academic Master Plan that will guide future program development, enrollment and facilities planning, budgeting and hiring decisions. Click here to take the survey http:/
Congratulations to Great Falls Teachers Federal Credit Union on its new name, Embark Credit Union!

Thank you and congratulations to the Great Falls Rescue Mission for 50 years of service to our community!

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