Date of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Type

Non-Thesis Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Professional & Technical Communication

Committee Chair

Chad Okrusch

First Advisor

Tim Kober

Second Advisor

Isabel Campos

Third Advisor

Pat Munday


This paper analyzes economic development in Butte-Silver Bow and the challenges faced in growing and diversifying the local economy. The paper examines economic development in regards to past practices, traditional economic development policies, and Superfund issues. The trend in the Butte economy shows economic growth and investment originated by Butte residents or natives of Butte-Silver Bow. The Silver Bow Foundation is a proposed organization to build a network of professionals consisting of highly educated and skilled professionals that are Butte natives. This paper details the processes taken to define the organization and the design of its marketing materials.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Technical Communication