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May 17, 2011
Press Release: Alex Phip Interviewed as an Exhibitor at the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation Summit in Big Sky, MT

May 16, 2011
Press Release: GCS CEO Alex Philp Chosen as Commercial Delegate to Attend Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation International Trade Group Meeting - VIDEO!

International trade group meeting in Big Sky

MT State Wire
Published: Yesterday

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An international trade group is meeting this week in Big Sky.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is made up of more than 20 countries and aims to improve trade and spur growth. The group is meeting in Big Sky to hold a trade ministers' meeting and to discuss issues for smaller businesses.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will be speaking, as will U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Dozens of Montana companies, representing mining, agriculture, manufacturing and other areas, will be taking part.

Wednesday's events include a discussion regarding economic development on the state's Indian reservations and a welcoming reception for cabinet level officials from the countries.

© 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


 Watch KBZK's interview with Alex Philp about the conference HERE!

To learn more about this event, please visit the United States Trade Representative's APEC Site.


May 12, 2011
Press Release: GCS Research Attains Microsoft Gold for 5th Year in a Row

Missoula, Montana - GCS Research is proud to announce official acceptance into the limited ranks of Microsoft’s Gold Competency Partners. Microsoft recently re-structured their partner program, specifically making it more rigorous to attain a Gold status in order to provide their customers with the highest quality vendors.   GCS Research has delivered innovative solutions with Microsoft technologies since the company was founded in 2002.  As a Microsoft Gold Partner, GCS is able to leverage the latest technologies available from Microsoft, which allows us to increase our company’s expertise as an innovative leader in the geospatial marketplace.

“Our relationship with Microsoft has always been about maintaining the highest level of certification to mutually serve each of our companies and customers with outstanding, quality service,” says Michael Beltz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GCS Research. The Gold Competency qualifies GCS for additional partner support and licensing which we can, in turn, pass on to our customers.

To learn more about GCS Research, please contact us at

May 5, 2011
Press Release: Montanan Magazine - GCS's CEO Featured in Alumni Magazine "Homegrown Technology - Collaborative Efforts Put Alex Philp and His High-Tech Companies on

May 4, 2011

Montana Means Business Site Selector

GCS Research's economic development tool, the Montana Means Business Site Selector, was highlighted this week at the spring meeting for the Montana Economic Developers Association. A first of its kind tool for economic development, Site Selector combines the best information from realtors, business owners and economic development specialists to display opportunities for new and existing businesses across the state.

To visit the Site Selector website, please click here.

To read more about Site Selector please click here.

To see the full summary from the MEDA Conference, please click here.