montana business assistance connection

MENTORING COMPANIES
TO MAXIMIZE POTENTIAL AND
GAIN ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Lewis & Clark Brewery
helena, montana

montana business assistance connection

MENTORING COMPANIES

TO MAXIMIZE POTENTIAL AND

GAIN ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Edge Marketing + Design
helena, montana

looking to

start up a business?

MBAC helps those looking to start a business in the area by serving as a sounding board, voice of reason and providing access to critical startup capital.

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planning to

expand your business?

MBAC can help mentor ownership and management, and vet your plans and ideas so you understand potential pitfalls and areas that may not have been properly addressed.

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transitioning to

a new owner?

MBAC works one-on-one with you so that you understand the valuation and helps you create a succession plan that is financially sound for all concerned.

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the mbac region:

Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Meagher Counties

67,000

people

42,000

employed workers

3,500

businesses

top 10 fastest growing

private sector industry clusters

Demographics

Population of Helena

latest news

EPA Announces $15.7 Million in Supplemental Funds for Cleanups of Contaminated Brownfield Sites in Communities Across the U.S.

EPA plans to provide supplemental funding to 33 successful, existing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees

MBAC Announces Small Business Accelerator Program

In January, MBAC welcomed Dustin and Megan McKissen to participate in a creativity crawl and meet with community leaders about Helena's economic development strategy. Dustin is a writer for VentureBeat, Inc., CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, and several other...

Helena considers urban renewal district for downtown redevelopment

Helena leaders said their recently completed Downtown Neighborhood Plan recommended creating an urban renewal district. The city and Montana Business Assistance Connection, a local economic development organization, received a grant to help implement it.

Helena to become a hub for engineers?

So-Fi, an online personal finance company valued at 4.4 billion dollars, moved one of its core offices to Helena  a few of years ago. Since then, the company has brought in more than 100 computer and software engineers.

Helena Trail Usage & Value Study Results

The report utilized surveys conducted of both the trail users, on foot or bike, and the broader Helena community to gauge the perceived value of the system and estimate the annual dollars spent in the community by those who visit Helena and take part in recreation on the trail system.

CALLING ALL TRAILBLAZERS

The Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC) in conjunction with our Partners Helena SCORE, Helena Chamber, Job Service, are updating the Helena region’s Economic Development Strategy.  This is the third update of this comprehensive document.  Many of the...

Queensland renewable energy jobs double in four months

The number of jobs in Queensland’s renewable energy industry has almost doubled in four months, a new report reveals.

Helena Housing Authority Community Relations Plan

This Community Relations Plan (CRP) describes the Central Montana Brownfield Coalitions (CMBC) strategy to address any concerns of residents potentially affected by environmental remediation activities conducted at addresses owned by the Helena Housing Authority (HHA). The CRP also summarizes public notifications and community involvement which has occurred to this date for the project.

Brownfields Initiative with Helena Housing Authority

This document presents an Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for units of the Helena Housing Authority (HHA), and was prepared for the Central Montana Brownfield Coalition Revolving Loan Fund as part of the EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant Application. Notice of this document has been published and made available for comment, in accordance with the Community Relations Plan (CRP) of the EPA Brownfields Grant.

US Residential Grid-Tied Energy Storage Will Overtake Off-Grid Storage in 2017

The residential energy storage market is undergoing a transformation this year. According to a new report from GTM Research, U.S. Residential Battery Storage Playbook 2017, this year will be the first ever in which grid-tied residential battery storage system...

Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich estimated that clean...

Wells Fargo donates $22,500 to Montana wildfire relief efforts

The company says $10,000 will go to the American Red Cross of Montana, $10,000 to the Montana Community Foundation and $2,500 to the Garfield County Fire Foundation. “Wells Fargo is committed to our communities, and this means helping our team members, friends and...

an entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business.

It’s someone who makes thiNGS happen.

TIM FERRISS, 4-HOUR WORKWEEK AUTHOR