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By Alex Ross 

Hill County's economic outlook not so rosy, but has opportunities


March 15, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Bear Paw Development Corp. Executive Director Paul Tuss speaks Wednesday in Hensler Auditorium. Tuss said during the Bureau of Business and Economic Research's Economic Outlook Seminar that this region has opportunities that could offset a slowing of growth seen in the last year or so.

Hill County is expected to see job growth close to historical averages of about 1.5 percent in 2018, but then see a slowdown in the years ahead, Patrick Barkey, director of the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research said Wednesday during the bureau's 43rd Economic Outlook Seminar at Montana State University-Northern.

Barkey presented the data about Hill County in Hensler Auditorium in Northern's Applied Technology Center.

He said that in 2017, the county saw less than a percentage point of growth. When the bureau did their forecast in 2016, they thought Hill Co...

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