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Top 7 for 7-7-2013

1) The Great Falls City Commission approved three key Community Transportation Enhancement Program projects, including sidewalk improvements in the University District near the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College MSU, a new bike/pedestrian path in the Medical District near the new Grandview development, and downtown streetscape improvements.

2) The City Commission also approved three important tax increment financing projects that will support MaltEurop, ADF International and future industrial development in the north industrial area.
3) We booked exhibit space at another major food processing industry show, the AACC International Annual Meeting being held this fall in Albuquerque.
4) Worked with a local entrepreneur on financing structures for a new venture. Provided a Business Start-up kit for an individual looking to start a new business. Our Start-up Kit includes information on market analysis, business planning, financing, organizational structure and a full financial projections workbook.
5) We've scheduled the next offering of Thought Patterns for High Performance on September 18-19. This two-day live facilitated training will give you tools to eliminate negative and unproductive behaviors, uncover habits that hold you back, and stop sabotaging your own success and that of your business. Contact Rebecca Engum at or 771-9032.
6) GFDA's Annual Meeting will feature Jerry Jendusa, the CEO of one of our fastest growing companies, EMTEQ. Save the date for August 7th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. More details to follow.
7) Our Small Business Development Center Director and VP of Business Strategy, Rebecca Engum, celebrated her 7th anniversary with GFDA. Since she joined our team, Rebecca has fielded inquiries from over 3,500 individuals and worked with 435 clients, including 39 who started new businesses for the first time and 58 clients who secured bank financing of over $9.6 million. Great work Rebecca!
Congratulations to Nancy and Ian Davidson for your much deserved 2013 Paris Gibson Award!
Congratulations to Craig Raymond for being named the new City Planning and Community Development Director!
Untame your entrepreneurial spirit!


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