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"If you look at healthcare today, it's all about disease. It's not about understanding wellness at all." Leroy Hood
Video of Presentation - Missoula native Dr. Leroy Hood's "Determined Optimism" and P4 Medicine is going to revolutionize healthcare beyond your wildest imagination http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Economic Developers Association
- The 2016 Montana Data User's Conference in Helena was a great success. Presentations Available
From all of the team here at the Research & Information Services Bureau and the Montana Department of Commerce, thank you for your participation in the 2016 Montana Data User's Conference and your pursuit of quality, reliable information. Have a safe and joyous holiday season.
Montana Technology Innovation Partnership
- Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) December News
MEDA ROTUNDA DAY Join us in the Montana State Capitol Rotunda , on January 17 th , as we showcase to Legislators the impact of key economic development programs, an interactive project map, and a slideshow of success stories .
- Current SBIR/STTR Solicitations Brought to You by MTIP
Contact MTIP today for no-cost assistance with your SBIR/STTR proposal!
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Stand Out With Plastic Cards
Make your marketing more effective and noticeable by incorporating plastic cards into your campaigns! These durable pieces are the perfect way to promote your company image over time.
Great Falls Development Authority
- It's Easier for Employers to Sue for Data Theft, The National Law Journal
Two new developments this past year have made it easier for employers to sue employees in federal court for stealing data from company computers.
Early Edge Montana
- Help Launch New Businesses In Great Falls - Share LaunchPoint With A Potential Entrepreneur, 12/7, Great Falls
Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business?
Energy and Climate Change
- Superintendent Juneau, Governor Bullock Announce $10 Million Preschool Grant
To date, Montana has received $30 million of a $40 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services to develop high-quality preschool programs for low-to-moderate-income families.
1 Million Cups
- Siemens Joins the Growing Blockchain Bandwagon for Peer-to-Peer Energy Sales
Siemens is collaborating with New York-based startup named LO3 Energy on developing microgrids based on blockchain technology to enable local energy trading.
- How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators
It's all about paying for performance and measuring at the meter.
- How Clean Power Plan Rules Could Ultimately Cut Electricity Costs
Wharton's Jose Miguel Abito on how Clean Power Plan rules could spark investment and efficiency.
- 1 Million Cups - Collaborative Learning Network & Clark Fork Charcuterie, 12/7, Missoula
Enjoy great presentations, networking and Cravens Coffee with Missoula's entrepreneurial community. The excitement is echoing here at 1 Million Cups!
- Missoula Downtown Co-Working Survey
There are three co-working spaces planned for Downtown Missoula over the next 12 months. This survey is intended to collect information about demand in the marketplace for progressive office models in Downtown Missoula.
- Montana and North Dakota In the Top 10 States With The Best Economic Prospects For 2017
Power rankings based on employment, housing, and other trends show which states are poised for growth and which are falling behind.
Business Plan Forums
- More Law Degrees for Women, but Fewer Good Jobs
Women currently occupy nearly half of all the seats in American law schools, gaining credentials for a professional career once all but reserved for men. But their large presence on campus does not mean women have the same job prospects as men.
- What Really Makes Retirees Happy (Hint: It Isn't the Money)
The good news is, the majority of retirees (93%) feel their life is as good or better than it was before they retired.
- How To Evaluate A Recruiter In 30 Seconds
The recruiter needs you, or they wouldn't take the time to contact you. When you talk to a recruiter on the phone, it's your turn to screen them the same way they screen job-seekers like you.
- Women in leadership: 3 strategies for getting ahead
Even with nearly everyone around you agreeing you've got what it takes, you can't just rest on your laurels or wait until someone notices that you deserve recognition.
- Montana State University Venture Pitch Competition, 12/14, Bozeman, Montana
The competition is the culminating event in the college's freshman seminar, in which students hone their creativity, innovation and critical thinking skills by brainstorming an idea for an innovative product, developing a prototype, and writing and presenting a feasibility plan for their idea.
- Bozeman economist Ray Rasker of Headwaters Economics recruited for national study
The U.S. Department of Commerce has recruited a Bozeman economist to help study the economic impact of the country's outdoor recreation industry.
- Sen. Jon Tester Answers Tough Questions from #Montennials via Facebook Live
The Senator took questions from dozens of Facebook users--many responding in real time--on topics ranging from college affordability to healthcare to honoring our veterans.
- Ill treatment - Patients—and a watchdog group's lawsuit—say inmates in Montana's mental health facilities are subject to inhumane treatment
Bragg is one of four patients represented by Disability Rights Montana--a federally funded nonprofit charged with watchdogging state institutions--in a lawsuit that seeks to ban many current restrictions on patient freedoms at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs and the forensic facility at Galen.
- As Federal Government Gains Spying Authority, Montana Senator Jon Tester Blasts Congress for Inaction
Tester's bipartisan Stopping Mass Hacking Act http://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=4546 would have prevented the changes from going into effect today that allow the government to get a single warrant to remotely search, copy, and seize information from computers without the consent or knowledge of their owners.
- Austin Will Use Virtual Reality to Attract Foreign Direct Investment
To prove the city's interest in deploying virtual reality as a tool for marketing the city's development projects, the city's Economic Development Department released a request for qualifications on November 8 for the development of an app.
Regional Economic Development
- Six million borrowers are behind on car payments. Housing bubble redux?
Americans both with good credit and bad owe $1.135 trillion to auto lenders.
Utah Economic Development
- Carrier incentives stir debate over 'rewarding' offshoring
It's the kind of agreement Trump slammed on the campaign trail.
Washington State Business
- Business leaders push for vote to increase taxes for education
"There is simply not enough money to achieve the performance improvement necessary to significantly increase better outcomes for our children. ... We can no longer be last in the nation for per pupil spending and continue to expect our economy to grow."
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- MetroLab Network Advisory Council to Direct Smart City-University Partnerships
"Partnerships across sectors will drive urban innovation. We are thrilled to have leaders from government, academia, industry and nonprofit helping guide our activity at MetroLab. Our city and university members will be well served by their experiences, activities and insights." Martin O'Malley
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- Ten perfect gifts for the teachers in your life
Gift-giving holidays are just around the corner, and if you have school-age children, you're probably on a wild Pinterest search for the perfect gift to give their teachers.
Missoula Children's Theatre
- MAPS Video Production - St. Mary's Mission: 175th Founder's Day Anniversary
This story is a testament to the power of time healing all wounds and the resilience of two vastly different cultures coming together.
Montana Education Excellence
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- University of Montana's worst fears confirmed: more cuts to come
Students and staff alike are still feeling the loss from last years cuts, and now more will be piled on in the coming months
- Engstrom stepping down as UM president
"I asked President Engstrom to consider this transition at this time based on my belief that a change in leadership direction is the right step for UM going forward. I greatly appreciate the graciousness and care with which President Engstrom engaged in our discussion." Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian
- University of Montana Family Medicine Residency Program Sees Record Number of Applicants
With more than 800 medical student applications, the University of Montana's Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana will interview a record number of applicants this season.
- Montana State University presents idea of tiny home shelters for the chronically homeless
"Can we create small homes on a temporary basis for those in the most critical need for housing?" said Professor at School of Architecture, Ralph Johnson.
- Why are two year college programs so popular? Flathead Valley Community College
"Students can get a great education and a very affordable cost for students that live in our service region in Flathead or in Lincoln County. It's just about one hundred dollars a credit for a full time student. It's four thousand dollars a year for tuition and fees." Jane Karas, president of FVCC
Funding and Building your Business
- MSU and Karst Stage to offer low-cost, year-round airport shuttle for students
These services will be exclusively for MSU students.
Connectivity & Communications
- The Kauffman Founders School eBook: 7 Entrepreneurs Who Put It All On The Line
You have what it takes to start your business, but making the jump into entrepreneurship is scary and making your way through the early years can be even scarier. We'd like to offer a little help.
- Startup Valuations -- There Is No Universal Truth
To help you refine an individualized approach to determining the correct valuation for startups you invest in, I tapped the sage advice from a handful of professional angel investors from across the country.
- Best place to get Worker Comp around Bozeman?
Hey all going to be adding some Bozeman employees next year. I know the Montana state fund exists. Are there any private agents any of you use that you like?
- 37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today
Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information?
- The Fight For Rural Broadband
As Vilas county works to create a rollout plan for widespread broadband access, we hear from a member of the new group Universal Broadband Access Coalition about their efforts to bring broadband to underserved areas of southwestern Wisconsin and beyond.
- Why Partnering with Startups Was Right for San Rafael
The group made an effective case for paying attention to the market, as well as engaging new talent when developing public-sector IT tools.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- How to Hide $400 Million
When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished. The quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the U.S. economy.
- Video of Presentation - Missoula native Dr. Leroy Hood's "Determined Optimism" and P4 Medicine is going to revolutionize healthcare beyond your wildest imagination - Arivale.com
The revolution will emerge from the convergence of systems biology and the digital revolution's ability to create consumer devices, generate and analyze "big data" sets and deploy this information through business and social networks.
- Carmakers plan European EV fast-charging network
A consortium of major carmakers is planning a high-powered fast-charging network for electric vehicles in Europe. BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, Audi and Porsche are targeting an initial 400 sites with chargers of up to 350 kW.
- Why a hacker is giving away a special code that turns cars into self-driving machines
Here is a strategy for start-ups dealing with regulators who might shut down your product: Make it free.
- Self-driving truck hits the road for debut on Ohio Turnpike
Ohio is among several states competing to play a role in the testing and research of autonomous vehicles, which is advancing.
- Which U.S. Cities Are Lowering Parking Minimums?
Worst of all, parking minimums deprive our cities of wealth by filling them with spaces that doesn't contribute much in taxes and could be more productive as businesses or homes.
- U.S. And Iran: Endless Enemies?, 12/13, Missoula
- MSU To Offer Webinar On Climate Science Resources For Teachers Dec. 8
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