Big Sky Economic Development Archives


May 12, 2022Big Sky Economic Development Authority receives $500,000 for property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment in East Billings

Big Sky Economic Development Authority receives $500,000 for property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment in East Billings BSED among 265 recipients nationwide to receive Brownfields Cleanup, Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grants to help build a better America while advancing environmental justice U.S. EPA: Richard Mylott, 720-237-8119, Big Sky Economic Development Authority: Dianne Lehm, 406-869-8409, more

May 03, 2022Meet Our Newest Team Member – Heather Kirpach!

Joining our Big Sky Finance Team as a Loan Officer is Heather Kirpach. She answered a few questions to help us get to know her, check them out below! Please join us in welcoming Heather to the team! What town do you now call home?  Billings, MT Where did you grow up?  Anaconda, MT Career background more

Apr 20, 2022Rise & Restore Small Business Summit Recap

Our Rise and Restore Summit kicked off with a wonderful and inspiring keynote speaker, the owner of Canty Boots, Nikki Edmundson. Nikki talked about never taking no for an answer and knowing where your product is best suited to reach the right market. We also heard from a panel of local entrepreneurs; Mariah Carpenter, owner more

Apr 11, 2022Workforce Summit

REGISTER & LEARN MORE HERE!  The Summit will be set up as follows: Food Truck Lunch/Check-In Welcome Remarks Keynote (We look forward to revealing our Summit Keynote to you soon!)  Breakouts Build Your Own Future Talent Session Following the Summit we invite attendees to join us at Thirsty Street at the Garage for a beer on us more


In response to COVID-19, the Small Business Development Center/Rock 31 Program have partnered with Big Sky Economic Development, Headwaters RC&D, Great Northern Development Corporation, and the MDT Small Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Summit. This event will take place on April 14, 2022, 8:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. at The Billings more

Mar 24, 2022Do You See Me? | RECAP

WORKFORCE REVOLUTION SESSION 3 | DO YOU SEE ME? | RECAP The third Workforce Revolution session – “Do You See Me?” was set up in a speed-dating format providing employers a chance to connect with various workforce development businesses and group resources available in our community! RESOURCES:  STEM Yellowstone | WEBSITE  The mission of STEM more

Feb 25, 2022Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast | RECAP

Workforce Revolution Session 2 | Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast | RECAP This session kicked off with a virtual presentation from Kelli Winkler, Market Leader, Pacific Northwest at Gallup. Kelli provided a great overview of what Gallup is observing in the workplace, data they have collected, and best practices for organizations to implement to experience more

Feb 11, 2022Summer Jobs Program Expands into Yellowstone County

SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM EXPANDS TO YELLOWSTONE COUNTY   BILLINGS, MONTANA (February 11, 2022) – Big Sky Economic Development’s (BSED) workforce development program, BillingsWorks will be implementing the Summer Jobs Program in Yellowstone County this upcoming summer. The Yellowstone County Summer Jobs Program matches participants with a job or paid internship, provides a paid foundational work more

Jan 25, 2022Spark the Revolution in Your Organization Recap | Workforce Series Session 1

Spark the Revolution in Your Organization Recap | Workforce Series Session 1 To begin the session, Emily Trautman, Senior Economist for the Department of Labor provided a Billings & Workforce Shortages presentation. Access Presentation HERE! Recordings Department of Labor Billings & Workforce Shortages Presentation  Spark the Revolution in Your Organization Business Leaders Panel  Following Emily’s more