Montana Standard: Polson comes out on top in ranking

POLSON — The irony could hardly be greater.

Just three or so weeks after the last of a half-dozen highly visible downtown Polson businesses — all within a few steps of one another — closed their doors for good, the Montana Policy Institute announced that the most business-friendly city in all of Montana is … Polson.

The Bozeman-based institute looked at the state’s 25 largest communities and based its rankings on economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure.

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MPI’s Business Friendly Rankings Study article in The Montana Standard.

Sidney Herald: Sidney’s second in business ratings

Among the state’s 25 largest cities, Sidney was ranked second in business-friendliness for 2011 in the latest study by the Montana Policy Institute and American Indicators.
The study based rankings of three categories: Economic Vitality, Business Tax Burden and Community Allure.

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MPI’s Business Friendly Study mentioned in Sidney Herald.

KXLF: Former Montana political practices chief hit with lawsuit

HELENA – The Montana Policy Institute has filed a lawsuit against former MT Commissioner of Political Practices Dave Gallik for allegedly using state money to operate his private law firm.

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KAJ18: Polson tops Montana business friendly cities list

HELENA- A study conducted by the Montana Policy Institute shows that Polson is the most business friendly city in Montana, while Anaconda came in last on the list.

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MPI’s business friendly study featured on Kalispell’s KAJ18.com.

Belgrade News: Belgrade named 5th most business friendly town in the state

Belgrade is the fifth most business friendly town in the state, according to a new study released by the Montana Policy Institute.
The study ranked Montana’s 25 largest cities on three categories – economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure – to determine which are the most business friendly.

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Polson ranked most business-friendly city in state

POLSON – The irony could hardly be greater.

Just three or so weeks after the last of a half-dozen highly visible downtown Polson businesses – all within a few steps of one another – closed their doors for good, the Montana Policy Institute announced that the most business-friendly city in all of Montana is … Polson.

Click here to continue reading the study featured in The Missoulian.

MPI Files Lawsuit Against Schweitzer’s Chief of Staff

The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) — a conservative policy think tank located in Bozeman — has filed a lawsuit against former Commissioner of Political Practices Dave Gallik and his wife Department of Commerce administrative assistant Gail Gallik, Schweitzer’s Chief of Staff, and a Department of Administration manager, in order to recover taxpayer funds that were misappropriated while the two conducted private business on state time.

Our lawsuit story by MediaTrackersMontana

Great Falls Tribune: Judge unseals lawsuit against former commissioner of political practices

Our lawsuit featured in the Great Falls Tribune.