The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed by Congress last year did a lot to jumpstart growth in Montana. Jobs, services, and investment have stayed afloat thanks to this crucial piece of legislation. It's hard to imagine how much worse things would have been without the stimulus package.
This report details how the ARRA kept people working, services functioning, and money flowing due to its injection of spending into our economy.
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