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Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech's great migration to the Midwest - Why not try Montana?

June 12, 2018View for printing

Startups and investors are increasingly foregoing Silicon Valley for the Silicon Prairie -- and with good reason.

BY Zachary Crockett ... he-midwest/


Why not try Montana?

Experts agree: Billings is a pretty good place to launch a business

Great Career Opportunities in Montana: ... ome+Montana

The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.

"You may be the most cynical, born and bred, citified lefty like me -- instinctively skeptical of big concepts like "patriotism," relatively foreign to hunting culture, unused to wide open spaces.But spend any length of time traveling around Montana, and you will understand what all that "purple mountain majesties" is all about. You'll soon be wrapping yourself in the flag and yelling, "America, **** yeah!" with an absolute and nonironic sincerity that will take you by surprise.

You will understand why and what people fought and died for -- or at least perceived themselves to be fighting and dying for -- either defending Native American hunting grounds against Custer or "defending America" against foreign aggressors. And you will be stunned, stunned and silenced by the breathtaking, magnificent beauty of Montana's wide open spaces. When you look up at the night skies over Montana, it's hard not to think that we can't be alone on this rock, that there isn't something else out there or up there, in charge of this whole crazy-ass enterprise." -Anthony Bourdain
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