Property taxes in Montana are some of the oldest on record and not often clear to many of us. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana is coming to Bozeman on Feb. 3.

This seminar is NOT FREE, but someone who has significant property tax bills might benefit.

According to the official Press Release:

Doug Young, professor emeritus of economics at Montana State University, will discuss Montana’s current property tax system and its viability for the future in his keynote address, “Rising Property Tax Bills: What You Should Know.”
The half-day seminar and luncheon will highlight the latest economic trends for local, state and national economies.

BBER economist Patrick Barkey will deliver the national and state outlooks, BBER economist Paul Polzin will present economic forecasts for each seminar city, and industry specialists will provide the outlook for Montana’s important economic sectors: nonresident travel, health care, real estate and housing, agriculture, manufacturing, forest-industry products, and energy.
Registration costs $85, which includes the Montana Economic Report 2016, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, lunch and a one-year subscription to Montana Business Quarterly, BBER’s award-winning business journal.

Continuing education credits are available. Groups of five or more can receive a discount by registering online HERE.
The seminar runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The remaining schedule follows:
Bozeman: Wednesday, Feb. 3, The Commons at Baxter and Love
• Butte: Thursday, Feb. 4, NorthWestern Energy Butte general office
• Kalispell: Friday, Feb. 12, Hilton Garden Inn
• Lewistown: Tuesday, March 15, Central Montana Education Center
• Havre: Wednesday, March 16, MSU-Northern, Hensler Auditorium

BBER is the main research unit of the School of Business Administration at UM. Established in 1948, its mission is to inform Montanans about the economic climate in which they live and work.

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