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GFDA Top 10 For The Week

Here is the GFDA Top 10 for this week:
1) A new restaurant has signed a lease downtown; GFDA business strategist assisted the company with its business plan.
2) Submitted Great Falls AgriTech Park rail plans to BNSF for approval.
3) State approved our $100,000 loan participation for the renovation of the Subway building downtown; we are the first and only deal approved so far for the new Montana SSBCI program.
4) Bennett Motors announced plans to locate all of its dealerships downtown.
5) USAF (Ohio Air National Guard) flew its first C27-J cargo plane combat missions in Afghanistan; Montana Air Guard in Great Falls is to receive 4, hopefully 5, C27-J's.
6) Scheduled GFDA investor training on our new site selection website, dubbed Great Falls Prospector 2.0, Thursday, August 18, 10:00 AM at Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center conference room.
7) City of Great Falls learned it will receive $570,000 more in tax revenue than expected due to new investment and increased property values.
8) Worked on setting up focus groups and interviews for brand development team coming to Great Falls September 6th; focus groups will include the Brand Alliance, Young Professionals, Business Investment, Employee Recruitment, Tourism and Community Leaders.
9) Signed office space 3 year lease extension with US Bank. Thank you to all the investors who responded to our RFI. We determined it was most cost effective to stay put for now.

10) Increased business investment has led to big growth in GFDA's lending. We now manage a $15.6 million loan portfolio with an additional $4.1 million in approved loans pending closing.


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