Archive for January, 2011
A Tax Increment District is a mechanism for providing needed infrastructure to an area that leads to the development of new business and the retention of existing business through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program, a locally driven community development tool.
Types of Improvements that can be undertaken in the proposed District are: Transportation Related Improvements, Roads (curbs, gutters and storm sewers), Non-Motorized Facilities (bicycle and pedestrian trails) – emphasizing connectivity to the downtown, Water Related Improvements (storage and transmission), Sewer Related Improvements (interceptors, waste water treatment plant upgrades), Park Development, Lighting, Communication – Internet Services.
Selway Corporation, a company that has grown More >
Blue Marble is honored to receive a $30,000 grant award to plan, design and permit their renewable chemical biorefinery in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. The Regional Woody Biomass Utilization Grant was awarded by Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The intent of the grant is to support the increased use of woody biomass for diversification of forest product markets. [more]
Ravalli Republic – January 18, 2011 by Sepp Jannotta
A joint effort by the Bitterroot College Program and Ravalli County Economic Development Authority is seeking to get more Bitterrooters up the technological learning curve and ready for employment in today’s competitive job market.
The focal point of that effort is the raft of courses on computers and business acumen being offered as part of the BCP’s winter schedule of continuing education offerings.
According to Victoria Clark, BCP’s interim director, the response has been off the charts and the first set of introductory computers classes has been filled.
“We’ve already had one set of More >