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Early Edge Montana
Montana Department of Commerce
- Including Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Education Settings
"As our country continues to move forward on the critical task of expanding access to high-quality early learning programs for all children, we must do everything we can to ensure that children with disabilities are part of that." U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Come Home Montana
- Montana Department of Commerce Tourism Grants Announced
The governor on Friday announced the first round of tourism grants totaling $718,053 for 12 projects aimed at aiding the state's nearly $4 billion tourism industry.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunities - Database Developer, Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, UI Developer and more... - SoFi
Come join one of the hottest financial technology companies as we reinvent consumer lending.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Manufacturing Technician - Headframe Spirits Manufacturing
Headframe Spirits seeks to employ outgoing, driven, talented individuals who will help us continue to build excellence into everything we do. This presentation introduces our corporate culture and vision. Enjoy.
- Blackstone LaunchPad Town Hall Meeting, 10/22, Bozeman, Montana
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the Blackstone LaunchPad? Come find out. Feel free to stop by between noon and 1pm. Staff will be available to answer questions about this entrepreneurial program and resource available to the MSU community.
Montana Economic Development
- Spika Design & Manufacturing, Inc. To Host Manufacturing Day Plant Event, 10/2, Lewistown, Montana
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
- Montana's Triple Creek Ranch luxury ranch near Darby named world's best hotel
Owned by former Intel CEO Craig Barrett and his wife Barbara, the former U.S. ambassador to Finland, the 700-acre, 24-cabin luxury hideaway also earned the top-ranking from Travel & Leisure magazine last year, beating out Costa Rican rainforest lodges and Italian palaces. So what makes Triple Creek Ranch so special?
- 5 Montana hospitals penalized for readmission rates
Hospitals with rates higher than projected will have their Medicare inpatient payments reduced by up to 3 percent in fiscal year 2016, which starts October 1st.
- Carlyle Group is learning to manage adversity
The bigger you get, the harder it is to find investments that move the needle.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- How would you prioritize Missoula's economic development goals?
Where do we go as a community and how do we know when we get there? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 406-541-6461.
TEDx Events in Montana
- 6 Habits Of Aspiring Leaders
If you want to lead, you can't only be good at the job you already do. Start brushing up on your leadership skills right now.
- Montana Film Festival October 1-4 In Missoula, MT
The festival brings a lineup of new, acclaimed independent films and recent festival hits to Missoula. Four made-in-Montana movie premieres and a Montana film retrospective will highlight the state's past, present and future cinematic glory.
- Ask women leders about work not just 'work/life'
I am so sick of this. Being a parent is hard. Executive jobs are hard. We all know this.
- 9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt
Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous dread in otherwise optimistic, happy humans. Here are our personal rules for mitigating that sense of foreboding:
- Montana revenue beats estimates, state treasury $455M in the black
Some Republicans in the Montana House blocked the infrastructure-investment bill, which failed on the final day of the 2015 Legislature in April.
- Aging water systems get federal cash, but spending lags
"I think the loan fund is great, but I think the basic constrictions they put on it gives no latitude for smaller precincts that really don't have the economic wherewithal to continually take advantage of it."
Incubators and R&D
- Director looks back after putting Idaho National Laboratory 'on the map'
"We're in the right business," he said. "We're in the research and development business -- and there's a desperate need for science and engineering in our country to solve very difficult problems."
- Montana State University sharing research insights with the world
"Students, other faculty and even the public may make additional new discoveries, allowing ScholarWorks to be a flywheel for innovation."
- Why Europe isn't creating Googles, Facebooks
"I knew the only way to change the world was from here,"
- 'The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies'
A review of "The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons From San Francisco and Los Angeles" might cheekily be headlined simply "Beat L.A.," or, with a little more nuance, "How San Francisco Beat L.A. -- for Now Anyway."
- Why States' Increasing Reliance on Sales Taxes Is Risky
The temptation to cut income taxes and raise sales taxes could leave some states less prepared for an economic downturn than they were for the Great Recession.
- China's Planned City Bubble Is About to Pop--and Even You'll Feel It
Many of China's current problems, in fact, can be traced in part to its unhealthy inflation of real estate values spurred by a drive to increase urbanization and density.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Chambers of Commerce Host Govt. Employees to Improve Workforce Development
"It will be a state employee who will be housed in our space," says Kelly Brough, the chamber's president.
- Classes begin for Montana's first computer coding school
"Whether or not you're gonna become a professional coder and do that as your job, whether you're gonna be a marketer, whether you're going to be almost in any industry, the ability to understand and write code, is critical to the success of future jobs in our economy in Montana," Devin Holmes said.
American Prairie Reserve
- Wise Words for Everyone - Ashton Kutcher on Opportunity - Being Sexy and Living Life
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- Google rolls out virtual reality field trips
o date, Google has compiled more than 100 VR expeditions to places ranging from the Great Barrier Reef to Mars. Content partners include PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Planetary Society and The Wildlife Conservation Society.
- The 200+ mile adventure through the American Prairie Reserve in Montana was "Heaven".
Day after day spent outdoors in stunning nature, palavering over big ideas and possibilities. No phone calls, meetings, e-mails, deadlines or appointments. Good companionship. Nothing hectic. Heaven.
Montana Education Excellence
- How to get kids to start coding
Introducing kids to coding is the hot new thing.
- The Prettiest Elementary School Ever Is in France, of Course
They're just weird enough to keep children engaged on a daily basis, but they're also sophisticated enough to make adults (read: me) jealous that we can't go back to school.
- U of Southern California starts program to train recent Ph.D.s as teachers
"It has allowed USC to retain some of its most talented Ph.D.s in the classroom."
- Project to support K-12 math teachers across Montana receives $400,000
The STREAM project, or Standards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana in Mathematics, uses a combination of centralized workshops, local teacher communities and online learning to provide educators with strategies and tools for improving mathematics instruction.
Funding and Building your Business
- Take Care of Trees (They Take Care of You)
New research suggests that trees offer a "layer of protection" for cardiovascular disease.
- Have an Idea for Improving Your City? Knight Might Fund It.
The Knight Foundation is launching its second search for innovative and unorthodox ideas for developing U.S. cities.
- Kickstarter Campaign - Missoula- A Place Sort of....
The ultimate movie about Missoula, Montana, its lore and lost eras, its place in time and space, and its river-deep weirdness.
- Missoula to apply 'inward' growth focus over next 20 years
What does the community envision for Missoula as it grows over the next 20 years?
- Sidewalk Cafes - Silver Bullets of Walkable Places
Here are some sidewalk cafe design considerations:
Energy and Climate Change
- 10 Keys To Transforming Your Dream Into A Business
Business dreams are fun, but they don't change the world or make you any money if you can't turn them into a reality.
- 7 Investor Term Sheet Demands Startups Need Not Fear
Term sheets are something you can't avoid. Yet they need not be a mystery or a yoke around your neck.
- What Does "At Will Employment" Really Mean?
...at will employment means an employee can be fired or quit their job for any reason at any time. This definition applies to both the employee and the employer.
- How to perfect your elevator pitch for the Social Good Summit
Once attendees enter the Priceless® Elevator, they will have 60 seconds to answer this brief: "What are you doing to help end poverty, and how can The Center for Inclusive Growth help?"
- Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know
The bridge from talking to knowing to doing is all about leadership, confidence, and initiative.
- Colleges help student startups navigate the legal landscape
"For students who are working on really innovative things, they need to be able to show people what they're working on," he said. "Making those resources available will be immensely helpful."
Connectivity & Communications
- A curious cold spot in the Atlantic has scientists thinking their worst fears have come true
There is a curious cold spot in a map of ever-warming ocean waters, showing a "blob" of cooler-than-expected water in the northern Atlantic Ocean, and it has climate scientists more than just a little freaked out.
- New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time
Although this type of solar cell is a great deal more expensive than others, the researchers behind the breakthrough are hopeful that consumers will find the increased solar energy production far outweighs the higher cost.
- Paris goes car-less for a day in bid to cut pollution
The symbolic initiative is aimed at showing that air pollution from traffic -- a prime source in Paris -- must be reduced worldwide and capitals must take concrete measures to shrink their carbon footprint.
- Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's New Book - 'Power Up. energy: How the Coming Revolution Will Empower You, Free Us All From Oil Wars and Make You a Buck or Two'
It's time for America to power up. This means wind, solar, and other renewables.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Net neutrality could become the biggest face-off on corporate speech since Citizens United
Internet providers and the Federal Communications Commission are entangled in a major district court battle over net neutrality, the government policy that earlier this year forbade Internet providers from selectively speeding up or slowing down Web sites.
- The 'world's biggest' 3D printer will build emergency houses
According to a company release, the Big Delta help accommodate the estimated 4 billion people worldwide that will lack adequate housing by 2030.
- Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk without robotic support
"Even after years of paralysis, the brain can still generate robust brain waves that can be harnessed to enable basic walking,"
- Q&A: A future with driverless cars almost here
Driverless cars seem like a technology that's always just out of reach, but they're almost here.
- Tesla competitor Thunder Power's new EV can drive 373 miles on a single charge
With a target price around $63,000 and a release date of sometime in 2017, the Thunder Power electric car could be a promising new entry that could seriously compete with Tesla in the electric car market.
- This is What Paris Looks Like Without Cars
L'espace urbain parisien repris aux bagnoles offre un calme et une douceur de vivre incroyable
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