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Laurel Outlook: Business friendliness report says Laurel has room for improvement

A recent report has ranked Laurel in the bottom half of 25 Montana cities for business friendliness.
The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) and American Indicators released a ranking of the economic vitality, business tax burden, and community allure of Montana’s 25 largest cities, providing an index of the measures most sought after by businesses. The overall most business friendly city was Polson, with Glasgow and Sidney very close behind.

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Valley Journal: Polson named most business-friendly city

POLSON — At the Oct. 1 Polson City Commissioner’s meeting, City Manager Todd Crossett announced that the Montana Policy Institute completed a study on the most business-friendly of Montana’s 25 largest cities, and Polson topped the list. The three categories ranked were economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure.

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MPI’s business-friendly city rankings in the Valley Journal.

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.

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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