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New Research Shows Montana Had Successful Recovery From Pandemic

Montana has seen a strong and quick rebound from the economic impacts of the COVID crisis, according to a recent mid-year report sponsored by the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Head of the UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research Dr. Patrick Barkey reported that the COVID-19 pandemic brought down predicted growth in personal income and gross ...

Montana Economist Provides Context To State’s Pandemic Response

A Montana Chamber of Commerce sponsored economic update was held Wednesday in Billings at the Northern Hotel. Executive Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Patrick Barkey addressed the group and afterwards on Voices of Montana he spoke about how Montanans reacted  when the pandemic hit and shut the state down. https://nort...