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How a Decision by a Major Company is Going to Have a Very Positive Impact on Montana's Economy - Dr. Jay Evans and Inimmune -- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Gov. Steve Bullock
Main Street Montana Project
- Governor Bullock pushes equal pay for equal work initiative in Missoula
"Paycheck fairness is really an issue that should matter to all of us," Bullock said. "It matters to working people, especially parents, girls and children. It matters to working families. We know that when working women are succeeding, families are succeeding."
- Beyond The Classroom: Building Montana's 21st Century Workforce Symposium, 9/20-21, Butte, Montana
By connecting with industry and education leaders from across the state and the world, you will gain knowledge and experience to apply to your workforce needs.
Spika Welding & Mfg Inc
- PFL Newsletter: Beat the heat with some cool printing
While you'd probably rather be on the lake or at a BBQ, there's no time like the summer to ramp up your marketing for the rest of the year.
Montana Code Girls
- 6 Tools Everyone in Lightweight Helicopter Maintenance Should Be Using
There's no need to invest in the Ferrari of maintenance stands when a simple update to the good old fashioned stand will do. Eliminate all unnecessary bells and whistles and just get something that will keep your techs working safely and efficiently.
Big Sky Code Academy
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- Montana Code School Expo: Missoula, 08/11, Missoula
Come and join us downtown August 11, 2016, 5 pm to 7 pm to see our students final projects! They are working diligently to impress everyone who comes.
- Montana Code School Expo: Bozeman, 08/11, Bozeman
Come and join us August 11, 2016, 5 pm to 7 pm to see our students final projects! They are working diligently to impress everyone who comes.
- A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets
By February, it had already appealed $3 million worth of parking tickets.
- Computing boot-camps Risks and rewards
Software-engineering jobs are growing at almost a triple rate of overall job growth. Now is the time to attend a boot camp. Come learn to code in 12 weeks with Big Sky Code Academy. Classes start in September!
Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Fly-Fishing in Missoula, Montana, Where a River Still Runs Through It
Although the family's home stream runs just outside of Missoula, a town of some 71,000, it remains remarkably unspoiled, tucked away from the surrounding hallmarks of civilization like a secret world.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- How A.I. Is About To Disrupt Corporate Recruiting
Corporate recruiting is broken, as you probably know if you have ever tried to obtain a job using company job boards.
- Elon Musk: New version of Tesla Autopilot mind-blowing
Musk dropped hints about future vehicles. The small SUV will be called, as expected, the Model Y. That would extend the four-vehicle lineup to the models "S3XY."
Energy and Climate Change
- Take These 11 Country Roads In Montana For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive
There are hundreds of beautiful drives to take in our state, and these 11 will give you a great start.
- We Dare You To Spend The Night In This Montana Fire Tower And Not Love It
And if the Werner Peak Lookout is all booked up for the season, you can always book next year and stay in one of these unique places instead.
Come Home Montana
- Missoula's Steve Loken - The pioneer who helped launch the green building movement
No one in Missoula has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over a lifetime than Loken.
- An Energy Storage Mandate Could Be Coming Soon to Massachusetts
There are many policies that could expand deployment of energy storage, but this approach is one of the most potent because it mandates utilities install a certain amount of capacity, rather than just incentivizing it.
- More Utilities Are Offering Services That Allow Customers to Self-Consume Their Solar Power
Leading utilities are looking at how to make money from self-consumption service offerings, not just the sale of more electrons.
- Oahu, Hawaii's First 'Self-Supply' Solar Power System Goes Online
Unlike the most common rooftop solar systems, self-supply systems connect to batteries and do not send excess power to the grid.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior IT Consultant, IT Technician - Alter Enterprises
AE is a small, locally owned and operated IT firm. We provide computer support, maintenance and consulting services. We are actively growing our business on a daily basis.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Full Time & Part Time Web Development Instructors, Montana Code Girls Program Director - Big Sky Code Academy
Big Sky Code Academy is a technology boot camp in Montana that offers fully immersive and part-time web development courses to train people with little or no coding background to become employable developers.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Machinists - Pioneer Aerostructures
Ideal candidate will have an Associate's Degree in Machining or equivalent, and/or minimum of five years' experience, or combination of both.
- Dinny Medical Campus - The finest medical office facility available in Western Montana.
Originally constructed by Jackson Contractor Group as a cancer research institute, this building features expansive ceilings that allows natural light to bathe the upstairs spaces.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Massachusetts Pioneers New Approach to Equal Pay - Missoula rally today at 2
In what backers say is a first-in-the-nation provision, the new law bars employers from asking prospective workers to provide a salary history.
- Headframe Spirits' Kelly Mine Yard Expansion in Butte, Montana Approved Unanimously by Commissioners
Orphan Girl now available in Kentucky and Indiana
- Helena's Pioneer Aerostructures helps get F-35 combat ready - Machinists Needed
"When I went to school, who would've thought Helena would be on the cutting edge of manufacturing precision parts for the world's most technologically advanced airplane?"
- Five on Black Owner Tom Snyder on Missoula
In 2013, Five on Black Brazilian Grill opened their doors in downtown Missoula, Montana. Just three years later, the company is set to open a fifth restaurant in Denver, Colorado.
- Anaconda to get $120 million from ARCO over next century
The money should put Old Works Golf Course in the clear after years of struggling and accumulating around $1 million in debt in order to survive.
- Free Big Sky Broadband Workshop For Regional Broadband Stakeholders, 8/31-9/1, Missoula, Montana
The "Big Sky Broadband Workshop" will bring together state, local and federal officials; industry representatives, community leaders and other key stakeholders to share real-world broadband success stories and lessons learned from across the region.
- Farm Towns Build Their Own High-Speed Internet
A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
- Conservative and Liberals Join Together for Criminal Justice Reforms
More than 600 leaders from across the political spectrum gathered to hear what is working in criminal law, and to develop a broad alliance to press to implement these successful policies.
- Montana Supreme Court clears way for city's Mountain Water purchase
In the majority's opinion, Justice Patricia Cotter said the state high court gave the record an "exhaustive review" and found the lower court's "detailed factual findings" supported public ownership.
- Civil Forfeiture Laws Pit Police Versus Everybody Else
Conservatives and liberals are teaming up to restrict or ban the laws that let officers seize billions of dollars a year from people who haven't been convicted or, sometimes, even charged with a crime.
- U.S. chamber sues over rules that discourage companies from moving overseas to avoid taxes
The new rules made it more difficult, for example, for companies to use a practice known as "earnings stripping" that enables companies to lower their taxable U.S. profits.
Incubators and R&D
- Boise has never tried to solve homelessness this way before
The goal of Boise's Housing First initiative is as simple as can be: homes for people who have none.
- University of Montana Biomolecular Center Earns $10.5 Million Grant
Stephen Sprang, the center director and a UM biology professor, said the award will provide up to three years of research funding to four faculty investigators: Kasper Hansen, Celine Beamer and Philippe Diaz in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BMED), and Dong Wang in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. It also will fund research programs of BMED's Travis Hughes and Andrea Stierle.
Regional Economic Development
- How Massachusetts's New Pay Law Will Help Close The Gender Wage Gap (And How It Won't)
Rich Bellis 08.04.16 5:00 AM You know the "employment history" section on most job applications? Of course you do. That's where you typically wrestle with whether to lie about how much you made in past jobs in the hope of getting a fatter offer for this one.
- 4 Ways to Attract New Workforce Online
Having the opportunity to work with so many economic development organizations across the country has given me a unique perspective on many strategies being applied.
- Could You Be the Next Dakota Rising Fellow?
The program's goal is to help businesses all over rural South Dakota become more successful, put more people in their community to work, and help entrepreneurs better manage their businesses so they don't burn out.
- Hollywood movie productions bring big boost to Utah economy
In the past 12 months, more than 19 projects have filmed across Utah from a variety of sectors, networks and genres, with an estimated economic impact of $72 million, the Utah Film Commission reports.
- The Future of Work: How You Can Ride the Wave of Change
Has the U.S. reached an epoch of irreversible job loss?
- How Low-Skilled Workers Could Rescue the U.S. Economy
Their re-entry into the labor force will help power a revival in growth over the next decade, a Harvard economist argues
- 2016 Annual Economic Update Addresses Competition for Talent in Montana
According to BBER, one shared challenge among businesses across Montana is finding and retaining a high-quality workforce.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Tourism cuts mean less advertising for Wyoming
With less money to spend on advertising, there's a possibility that fewer people will be inspired to visit Wyoming.
Montana Education Excellence
- Please help us find writing coaches for Missoula's (and Stevensville's) future leaders
Ask your relatives, friends, and acquaintances to consider becoming writing coaches.
- Inside the Online School That Could Radically Change How Kids Learn Everywhere
By zigging when others zag, not only is VLACS outperforming much of the online field using the old yardstick of standardized tests, it might also radically change how students learn.
- Bozeman seeks new ways to measure schools' progress
"We need to hold ourselves accountable."
Funding and Building your Business
- NINE New grant announcements
- BBC News - Refugees in Missoula, Montana - A Rocky Mountain Debate
Around 100 refugees could be moving to the American West thanks to a local group in Missoula who were inspired to help after seeing the photo of a drowned Syrian boy whose family had fled the conflict.
- 5 Approaches for the Strategic CEO
We Are All Software Companies Now
- HR Increasingly Adopting Cloud Technology
HR departments are now looking at cloud-based economic models of human resources information systems (HRIS), which have vast implications for how HR can budget for technology costs, streamline HR processes and allow employees to work anytime and anywhere.
- Entrepreneurs Create Businesses that Help Platform Economy Workers
The emergence of the platform economy has presented entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop innovative solutions to problems facing participants in this new economy.
- How a Decision by a Major Company is Going to Have a Very Positive Impact on Missoula, Montana's Economy
The team of senior researchers will stay in Montana and not only start a new company Inimmune Corporation http://www.inimmune.com but also develop The Center for Transitional Medicine at the University of Montana to assist other researchers who want to move their research into Clinical Trials and eventual commercialization.
- Low-Cost Budget Visualization Tool Gains Momentum
To decipher government finance for citizens, localities are turning to a new budget app that's proving digital transparency doesn't have to mean high costs.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- The Bob Marshall Wilderness - The Path Least Trammeled
This summer, the foundation is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. In the last two decades, it has grown into something that Owen said "blows a person's mind."
- Halt Cancer at X contributions leap to $120,000 at annual Montana equestrian event at Rebecca Farm
When Sarah Broussard, organizer of The Event at Rebecca Farm, talks about "Halt Cancer at X," it is easy to see her passion for the initiative, in great part because it is homegrown.
- 3-D printer makers think they've found a sweet spot
That may be about to change, potentially lifting the shares of printer makers 3-D Systems and Stratasys after a long slump.
- Calculating the Positive Externalities of Reduced Car Ownership
Andersen the imagines a wish list of big ticket items that could be paid for with the money saved on reduced car-related spending, including eliminating tuition at Portland Community College, building out the entire bike plan for the city, or nearly eliminating fares on the TriMet transit system.
- The Brilliant Sorcery of England's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout
The magic roundabout is more glorious still, an artifact of 20th century optimism and a belief that all things can be more perfect.
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