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2016 Fishing Season Underway – Nearly $1 Billion To Be Spent In Montana

The 2016 spring fishing season is underway in Montana, and with it, nearly $1 billion in revenue for Montana.

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UM Study – Montana Manufacturers Optimistic About 2016 – But Less Than Last Year

A recent study by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research finds that manufacturers across the state are optimistic about 2016, but not quite as enthusiastic than they were about 2015.

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11.7 Million Visited Montana, Spent $3.6 Billion in 2015

There were more out-of-state visitors to Montana in 2015, but overall, they spent less money than the previous year, according to a new report from the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. 

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Tourists and Travelers Love to Spend Their Money in Montana – Northwestern Montana and Missoula County Highlighted

A research study recently conducted at the University of Montana found that nonresident travel and tourist spending continues to increase in the Treasure State.

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New Study Shows Montana’s High Tech Sector Growing Fast, Outpacing Expectations

A new study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows a boom in the state’s high tech sector.

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Montana Minimum Wage Rises, Soon to be One of the Top 10 Highest in U.S.

Montana's minimum wage is scheduled to jump and will soon be one of the top ten minimum wage paying states in the country.

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National Gas Prices at a Six Year High, Montana Better Off

Independence Day is on the way, and, for some, so are some really high gas prices. However, gasbuddy.com petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices may begin falling again soon.

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Montana Gas Prices Spike Up Seven Cents

Although Montana still has some of the lowest gas prices in the country, fuel prices have had a dramatic spike over the past week, April 14 - 21.

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Snow Boosts Montana Employment in January, Up 2,000 Jobs

Montana's unemployment rate went down in January, dropping by one-tenth, to 5.3 percent.

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Over 11 Million Non-Resident Visitors Spent $3.6 Billion in Montana in 2013 [AUDIO]

In case you were wondering how much tourism means to the state of Montana in jobs and revenue, the numbers just released for 2013 should convince you.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Missoula Economic Outlook – Slow But Steady Growth in 2014 [AUDIO]

The west is back. That's the headline from University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director Patrick Barkey.

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