Spring 2017
Paw Prints
A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed.
In This Issue
Bear Paw's Annual Report      
Upcoming Events
Bear Paw's Annual ReportStory1
All of us at Bear Paw Development are pleased to be able to present you with our Annual Report for 2016, which was released at our Annual Meeting in February.  Please take a look at the impact we had on our region last year, and some of the projects which were particularly successful.  Overall, we were able to secure more than $4.3 million for quality economic and community development projects for our Economic Development District in 2016.  In addition, we helped the private sector to create or retain 64 jobs, and leveraged $41.22 for every one dollar of local government investment in our organization. 
We're pleased with the good work we were able to accomplish last year.  However, our real focus is on the future and the economic health of the communities we serve.  We look forward to continuing to provide professional economic and community development services to northern Montana as we partner with businesses, local and tribal governments and others to continue to make this region a great place to live, work and invest.
Thank you for your interest in Bear Paw Development Corporation and for the trust you have placed in us to serve this special part of Montana.    

Upcoming Events
Bear Paw Board Meeting
Topic: Quarterly Board Meeting
Date: April 20
Time: 11:30
Place: Big Sandy Library

Introduction to Quickbooks Workshop
Topic: Quickbooks Software Training (3-day)
Date: April 20, 25, 27
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Malta

For more information or to register c ontact Joe LaPlante at 265-9226.

SBA/SBDC Small Business Week Awards Luncheon
Topic: Celebrate Small Business Excellence Across the State of Montana
Date: April 25
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

To register visit:

MEDA Spring Conference
Topic: Addressing Changes Impacting Economic Development in Montana
Date: May 2-3
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Great Falls College

To register visit: