Press Release

June 3, 2013

Butte-Silver Bow Economic Gardening Pilot Project

Matt Vincent, Chief Executive, Butte-Silver Bow is pleased to announce a tremendous and invaluable opportunity for  businesses located in Silver Bow County, the Butte Economic Gardening Network. Economic Gardening represents a new way of thinking about supporting growth companies and letting business owners know how important they are to our local economy. 

In partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening, we’ve set up a county-wide network to provide virtual access to teams of specialists that will be matched with a select group of qualifying companies.

We emphasize “a select group of qualifying companies” because this program is available only to companies that meet certain criteria - and is offered to them at no cost. To be eligible for the program, participants must:
Be a for-profit, privately-held company that has been headquartered in Silver Bow County for at least the past two years.

Generate annual revenue or working capital of between $750,000 and $50 million.
Employ between 6 and 99 full-time employees.

Demonstrate growth in employment and/or revenue during two of the past five years.
Provide products or services beyond the local area to regional, national or global markets.

This pilot project will be available to five qualifying companies. Applications for this pilot project will be accepted until June 30, 2013. Selected companies will be notified by July 12th of their acceptance into the program. 

Please contact Karen Byrnes at 406-497-6467 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or visit the Butte Economic Gardening Network website www.butte.nationalcentereg.org to begin the application process.

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