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GFDA Top 8 12/1/13

1) The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant opened downtown, giving a strong boost to a growing dining and entertainment center!

2) Jerry Noble Tire Factory paid off their GFDA gap financing loan years earlier than expected. The company was able to secure 100% bank financing in just over two years since developing its new facility in Great Falls. We provide financing, in partnership with local banks, to fill the gap between available equity and what your bank can finance. This enables start-ups, expansions and new facilities to move ahead with projects that otherwise wouldn't happen. Our goal is to be taken out in 3-5 years. If your business or real estate project has a financing gap, contact Tamariel Christopher at or 1-406-771-9026.
3) Start-Up Spark! sessions for new entrepreneurs will be offered at GFDA starting at noon on Thursday December 5th, Monday December 9th and Tuesday December 17th. Contact Rebecca Engum for more info at or 1-406-771-9032.
4) Great Falls College MSU offers a wide array of business skill credit and non-credit courses as well as customized company training. Contact Linda McNeill for more info at or 1-406-454-3217.
5) Join us for our monthly Development Coffee, an open discussion to boost construction and development, this Friday, December 6, 7:00 AM at Great Falls College MSU. RSVP to Jolene Bach at
6) The U.S. State Department has two online resources for companies seeking to boost their exports. The Direct Line to American Business connects your company with American Ambassadors and U.S. Mission personnel.  The BIDS (Business Information Database System) lists foreign government and multilateral development bank bid opportunities.
7) The annual Economic Outlook Seminar, offered around the state by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business & Economic Research, will be in Great Falls on Wednesday, January 29 at Hilton Garden Inn starting at 7:45 AM. This event always fills up so register early at The theme this year is "Making Montana the First Best Place: How Entrepreneurship is Creating High Paying Jobs."
8) GFDA Investors! Get involved in our business development efforts. Help us identity and contact companies looking to expand and open new facilities. Contact Jeremiah Johnson at or 1-406-750-3285.

Untame your entrepreneurial spirit!


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