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Butte Local Development Corporation Announces Joe Willauer As New Executive Director

Butte, MT (August 15, 2017) – The Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Willauer as its new Executive Director, replacing Pam Haxby-Cote who was recently named Director of the Montana Department of Commerce. The BLDC Board of Directors’ decision comes with the fullest confidence that Willauer will continue to be an excellent steward of the BLDC’s mission and a passionate leader for the Butte community.

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Become A Champion

In Butte, Montana, we are a community full of possibilities! There’s an energy in Butte that invigorates, strengthens, and inspires innovation and entrepreneurism. We have a strong sense of culture and place focused on the importance of protecting and advancing our community and local businesses. Here in Butte, we understand the change we wish to see and be a part of comes from the partnerships and connections we make. Together, we have united to inspire and introduce the values of our community with a new generation and across the state, becoming the community of choice to live, work, and play.

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The Butte 100

In 2007, a small group of locals developed a unique mountain-bike race covering the beautiful natural landscape surrounding Butte, Montana. The Butte 100 has seen substantial growth in the course of its 10-year history, and the race has been recognized in nationwide publications as, “an ultimate test of mountain biking physical and mental aptitudes.” The Butte 100 is proud to be contributing to the growing awareness of Butte, Montana as a world-class recreation city.

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UDAP Industries

Started by grizzly attack survivor Mark Matheny in 1994, UDAP Industries, Inc. is now headquartered in Butte, Montana and manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of bear protection and personal defense products including bear sprays, bear electric fences, bear resistant canisters, personal pepper sprays, stun guns, and accessories.

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