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Update On Bozeman Economic Development Plan

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The Bozeman City Commissioners approved a comprehensive economic development plan back in 2009.

The plan was created to help bring mid- to high-wage jobs to Bozeman.

Bozeman Director of Economic Development, Brit Fontenot, says they're making progress on that main goal.

"'The commission had determined that high-tech businesses are those that we want to try to attract so we want to make sure we have that high tech infrastructure to support that type of business growth," said Fontenot.

The Economic Development Plan is also trying to bring more people downtown.

"We are working hard and diligently with our downtown partners and downtown developers to create some infill projects downtown to farther enhance the features down there," said Fontenot.

One of the infill projects approved this year is "M" block project, where 20 new town homes will replace three houses on the block surrounded by Tracy, Beall, Black and Lamme Streets.

The Economic Development plan will continue to build on these projects. Fontenot says they're also eyeing a few future projects.

"A marketing collaborative, which is simply working with our economic development partners and tourism partners and other local and regional partners to create a consistent messaging and brand for our community," said Fontenot.

If you would like to give your input on the economic development plan, you can attend the Economic Development Council meetings on the first Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m. in City Hall.

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