Film industry activity has grown significantly in Montana during recent years and a new study conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research reports the hit television series “Yellowstone” brought in more than $70 million in additional spending to the state last year. According to BBER Director Patrick Barkey, ...
Russian Tariffs May Benefit Some Montanans
Tariffs on Russian exports are beginning to affect U.S. prices, but may prove beneficial for some Montana producers. Dr. Robert Sonora is with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
Montana Economist Sees Legislature Providing Housing Solution
It’s well known there’s a major housing shortage across Montana but it’s too soon to tell what solutions will look like. Patrick Barkey Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana recently acknowledged this uncertainty but highlighted one possibility.
$35 Million Estimated On Caring Unvaccinated COVID Patients In Montana
University of Montana economist Robert Sonora estimates $35 million has been spent in the state caring for preventable COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated. The Director of Health Research at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research said the estimate is for patients who are in the hospital for two weeks though he noted that the...
Montana Labor Market Still Trailing In Economic Recovery
Montana is experiencing multiple demographic and economic transitions due to a growing population lack of housing and federal stimulus funds. Dr. Patrick Barkey from the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research recently noted on Voices of Montana how these are currently factoring into the state’s labor market.
Montana Economist Highlights Wealth Inequality With Current Housing Market
The annual Economic Outlook Seminar will continue its travels Tuesday to Kalispell, a city that is having housing shortage problems as much of the rest of the state is which is raising prices exponentially for those wanted to get a part of the American dream. Dr. Patrick Barkey Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Affairs at the Uni...
Montana Economist Points Current Challenges To Rapid Growth
There are always problems with the economy but according to Dr. Patrick Barkey the ones we have now are mostly growth problems. That’s the message the Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research brings to Billings today during the annual Economic Outlook Seminar at the Big Horn Resort.
University of Montana’s Economic Outlook Focus On State Inflation
In a series of annual Economic Outlook Seminars put on by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Dr. Patrick Barkey will be in Billings Tuesday. Recently on Voices of Montana he previewed what he’s say about inflation based on people who forecast that professionally expect.
Montana Economist Projects Future Economy
Dr. Patrick Barkey was on Voices of Montana Thursday. The Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana gave a prognostication about Montana’s economic future now that we’re in year three of the pandemic.
Montana Parents Reveal Lack Of Childcare As Major Factor For Missing Work
A survey of Montana parents concerning childcare in 2020 found 62% had missed work because of childcare problems. It also found 22% of the parents had turned down a job offer because of childcare concerns and another 26% had declined further training or education for the same reason. The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Re...