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  • UM Institute gauges attitudes toward Montana tourism

    UM News Service|Mar 31, 2022

    MISSOULA – A recent University of Montana survey found state residents still generally support tourism. However, there are growing worries about overcrowding, quality of life and newcomers flooding the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1992, UM’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research has conducted annual surveys of Montana residents on their attitudes toward tourism within the state. This study is conducted from October to December to track perceptions of the tourism industry in Montana. In addition to a standard set of que...

  • UM launches initiative to aid businesses affected by COVID-19

    UM News Service|Apr 23, 2020

    MISSOULA – Businesses impacted by COVID-19 now have a single point of entry to assistance and expertise, thanks to the University of Montana's new Business Emergency Assistance and Recovery (B.E.A.R.) Powered by UM initiative. In recent weeks, UM has actively supported businesses in Missoula and across the state in navigating the impacts of COVID-19 through its Accelerate Montana portfolio of economic development programs. Since its launch, the BEAR Program has assisted 27 businesses with Payche...