According to a recent survey by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Montana’s high-tech companies overcame and even benefited from the dynamics of a pandemic recovery in 2020. This helped the state generate more than $2.9 billion in revenues with growth rates up to seven times faster than the overall state economy. Montana’s high-tech industry now employs more than 15,772 workers with an average salary of $73,100, according to the Montana High Tech Business Alliance.
New or Expanding Industry Tax Abatement: Offers a tax abatement of up to 75% for the first five years of operation to businesses that earn half or more of their annual gross income from out-of-state sales.
New Markets Tax Credit: Offers credits that can be used or sold for projects that have at least a $4 million investment.
Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant: Offers up to $5,000 for training expenses per eligible job created.
Big Sky Trust Fund: Offers incentives of up to $7,500 per job for job for land, equipment, rehabilitation costs and employee training for projects in high-poverty areas.
The Montana Department of Commerce announced in October 2021 an additional $10 million to the Workforce Training Grant Program to help close the skills gap, cre- ate more good-paying jobs and expand opportunities in the state. Eligible businesses can receive up to $3,000 per employee with a maximum allocation of $210,000.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.