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Governors from 3 states coming to Billings to talk economic development

Posted at 4:51 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:23-04


Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

BILLINGS- Governors from three states will be in Billings Thursday to talk economic opportunity and challenges.

The annual meeting of Big Sky Economic Development will include comments from Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

Wyoming has struggled with lower energy markets including coal, but second-quarter earnings across the state are showing positive growth.

South Dakota has a track record of being one of the top economies in the nation.  Manufacturing and business growth are strong again this year.

Montana is also showing economic growth with an increase in wage growth and another solid summer tourist season.

The event will be at 11:30 a.m. on the campus of Montana State University Billings.

Mead and Daugaard cannot run for election this year due to term limits.  Bullock has two years of his second four-year term left to serve.