Madison County is taking housing issue seriously. The county commissioners re-developed the Madison County Housing Authority last month, and now they are taking things a step further.
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While more and more people discover the “last best place” and areas like Bozeman continue to grow, Sheridan refuses to become another small town statistic.
Business owners from Ennis and the surrounding areas convened at the First Madison Valley Bank on Jan. 6 to hear about economic development in the county, and how to best expand business.
The round barn north of Twin Bridges, which was constructed by Noah Armstrong in 1882 and restored last year, hosted members of the Madison County Economic Development Council, county commissioners and other interested parties on June 29 for a meeting of the minds.
“Instead of our normal set up, where you hear a lot of talk from (me), I want to do it a little differently,” said Rob Gilmore MCEDC coordinator. “I want to hear from all of you. I thought we could share how things have been in our areas.”
Commissioners from Gallatin and Madison counties, representatives of entities like Ennis Schools, Madison Valley Medical Center and Madison Valley Conservation District, and community members from Big Sky and Madison County attended the presentation, because a subcommittee of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce is researching the possibility of implementing two TEDDs around Big Sky.
Earlier this month around 25 people gathered at the Madison County Administrative Building in Virginia City to hear a presentation about Targeted Economic Development Districts (TEDD) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Janet Cornish and Lynette Windemaker, who work with Community Development Services of Montana, ran the work session.
Economic development is at the forefront of conversations countywide. Madison County contracts with Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District, and their representative Rob Gilmore, to focus on sustaining the area’s current economy, while also focusing on attracting new businesses.
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