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Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana Department of Commerce
- Governor Bullock Announces Keynote Speakers for Innovate Montana Symposium July 12 - 13, 2017 in downtown Billings
"Dave and Bethany bring powerful diverse perspectives about innovating for success in today's global economy," said Governor Bullock. "This event will be a great opportunity for Montana's small business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors to access new resources to help them grow and succeed."
- Montana Governor Steve Bullock stresses dual enrollment at national education forum
Over the past two years, during which Bullock served as chair of the forum, the governor has focused his efforts on promoting dual enrollment.
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
- 8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments
"Montana's affordable housing needs can't be minimized, it's why these Housing Credit projects are so important for our communities," Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said. "For Montana's economy to continue growing, we need to make sure folks have an affordable place to live."
Montana Photonics Industry
- Montana bringing innovation symposium back to Billings
The Innovate Montana Symposium is coming back to downtown Billings July 11-13, with sessions at the Northern Hotel and the DoubleTree by Hilton
Montana Politics & Legislature
- Focusing in on the world's sharpest laser
The new laser is so precise that it was difficult to compare to existing ones, so to prove its worth, the team built two of them and compared them to each other.
- Opponents of Water Bottling Plant Succeed in County Ballot Initiative
Flathead voters will decide whether to expand special zoning district that would limit or preclude proposed business venture
- The Montana Legislature is rife with conflicts of interest -- and they're legal
More than a dozen state leaders said it is not unethical to bring bills that would advantage their professions or properties so long as others received the same gain and the link is openly shared.
- Gaps in complaint process make it unclear how public can flag ethics violations by Montana legislators
Want to file an ethics complaint against a legislator? You won't find directions anywhere on http://www.MT.gov.
- The Power of Montana - Over $1 Billion Invested in Clean Energy
Renewable hydro and wind represent more than 60 percent of the electricity we deliver in Montana.
- PFL Presents - Big Sky: Big Ideas-A One-of-a-Kind Customer Engagement Summit - 10/5 - Bozeman, Montana
Big Sky: Big Ideas brings together the most brilliant minds in marketing and customer engagement.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Outfitters open the door to the Bob Marshall wilderness
"Though wilderness must be balanced with other uses of National Forests, it protects resources for us all, like watersheds, fisheries, and wildlife. Someone once asked Bob Marshall how much wilderness America really needs. In reply he asked, "How many Brahms symphonies do we need?"
Energy and Climate Change
- The Blockchain Fuels Startups--Unlike Any You've Ever Seen
Using cryptography, a blockchain verifies, records, and protects the integrity of those transactions, without answering to a government, bank, or company.
- The Japanese Company Betting Billions to Prepare for the Singularity
"The biggest theme in my view is the Singularity. I think it is coming into reality in the next 30 years. For that vision, I am exercising that strategy. $100 billion is an interesting size of ammunition. In my view, that is the beginning."
- New App uses Blockchain to deliver secure ID information storage
In a digital world prone to hacking attacks, blockchain is rapidly becoming the most secure way to store information.
- A Guide to Blockchain and Energy
On this week's Interchange podcast: A "loose federation of weirdos" discusses the potential role of blockchain in electricity markets.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Climate change will hit these U.S. economies hardest
Climate change "may result in the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in the country's history."
- You Don't Have to Wait to Make Money on Microgrids
Several early adopters have found success in the microgrids-as-service business model.
- Utility proceeds with big $3.5 billion wind investment in top coal state
The plan includes building new power lines and putting longer blades on existing wind turbines so they can generate electricity in slower winds. But the biggest part will be building new turbines in Wyoming, the top coal-producing state.
- EPA chief Scott Pruitt pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who once described the science behind human-caused climate change as a "contrived phony mess," also is involved in the effort, two officials said.
- Mountains Are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World
"Forests are moving uphill, glaciers are vanishing, and plants are blooming several weeks earlier than just 30 years ago,"
- Shoppers in London can turn footsteps into electricity
Designed to showcase the High Street of the future, it merges pollution-busting and sustainable technology with a traffic-free shopping and dining experience.
- Stephen Hawking says Trump's Paris decision could induce irreversible climate change
Hawking told the BBC, "We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid."
- MEDA Online News for July
When you have some time that doesn't involve hiking, fishing, or swimming, the July news is available for your reading pleasure.
Montana Economic Development
- 'High tech farming': Missoula-based Clearas Water Recovery cleans wastewater to feed algae for biofuel, fertilizer
Andy Gordon, the company's market development manager, said he believes the technology could transform the world. "When we say that we want to be a billion-dollar company from Montana, we're not kidding," he said.
- Truckin' good food: Missoula's food trucks & where to find 'em
Summer is food truck season, so chow down at Missoula's mobile eateries:
- Montana Made: Red Oxx luggage as rugged as the Big Sky
"Getting out there, networking with these up and coming businesses, mentoring them" is part of his goal to grow Montana's business strength.
- A Montana ranching company aims to revive U.S. textile industry
The wool from these lambs, all raised by the Dillon-based Helle Rambouillet Ranch, will be processed into yarn, fabric and finally woolen garments bearing the Duckworth label.
- Lumber Mill Becomes Mixed-Use Development - Missoula, Montana's Sawmill District
As Old Sawmill District it will be a lively urban neighborhood where people live, work, shop and play. Along the river, Missoula will gain a 14-acre city park that extends the beautiful Clark Fork trail system.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Why you might want to think twice before going to law school
Even students at moderately rated schools could see their prospects shrink, statistics suggest.
- Make movies like a professional with this videography crash course
Bypass the time and money of pursuing an MFA by taking this crash course and emerge as an auteur with fresh ideas and skills.
- This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation
You'll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?
- Imagining More from Broadband: High-Speed Access Delivers Impact, not Just Data
"We did not look ourselves as an electric co-op. We look at ourselves as a solution provider for our local community, an infrastructure provider. If it enables our community to stay connected and provides vital services that help our community survive and thrive, that's what we were involved in."
- Rural America's Future Is Riding on a Cell Signal
We're relying on tech to produce the jobs that will replace or reinvent dying industries, and we're crossing our fingers that entrepreneurs around the country will spread those opportunities beyond the coastal hubs.
- Top Small Town and Rural Small Business Trends For 2017
Small town and rural small businesses will benefit from trends that range from high-tech to hygge.
- The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world.
- Secretary of Education DeVos Is Discarding College Policies That New Evidence Shows Are Effective
Data released in the final days of the previous administration shows that the existing rules have proved more effective at shutting down bad college programs than even the most optimistic backers could have hoped.
Incubators and R&D
- This Idaho company is North America's top frozen-potato maker. No, it's not Simplot
We have a long history in Eagle. We have a lot of our key executives in Eagle. It made all the sense in the world to stay here. We are in the heart of potato country. I'm extremely happy with Eagle.
- Idaho's 65 and over population is booming. That's going to cost us all more, but pay us more, too.
The latest data from mid-2016 shows that more than half of the nearly 116,000 Idahoans added since the 2010 census are over 65.
- 3 critical challenges your business incubator should solve
To incubate means "to cause or aid the development of an idea."
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Here's how your city can become the next Austin, Texas - Austin's Affordable Housing Stock Shrunk More Than Any Other U.S. Metro
The good people of the Austin region's business and civic space come this week to respectfully share a five-point agenda we believe will create and strengthen more regions like ours.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Universities underpin economic growth
Over a 20 year period 'academic patents and the subsequent licensing to industry' boosted industry output by $1.33 trillion.
American Prairie Reserve
- Chicago won't allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future
Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said he wants to make clear that the nation's third-largest school system is not just responsible for shepherding teenagers to the end of their senior year, but also for setting them on a path to a productive future.
Montana Education Excellence
- Highlights of American Prairie Reserve's 2017 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize
American Prairie Reserve is creating the largest nature reserve in the continental United States in Montana.
- Cure for small Montana university campuses won't be simple
While the small-campus concerns should be taken seriously by the state Board of Regents, all should be cognizant that those differences are more a matter of culture, economics and geography than policy.
Funding and Building your Business
- Growing for prosperity? As Gallatin County, Montana adds residents, are the jobs keeping up?
Are we sliding toward a marginal future, where high rents and low wages conspire to leave Bozeman's splendor accessible only to the rich and those few who can eke out a living serving them?
- Bozeman affordable housing program isn't working, mayor says
"I don't think any of us want to live in a city with only rich people," Taylor said about housing Monday. Bozeman's home market should be affordable for public employees and service workers like teachers and police officers, he said.
Connectivity & Communications
- Co-working office, digital lounge set to open in Missoula's Old Sawmill District
"We're calling it C3 for connect, collaborate and create," said Linnea Stanhope with the Old Sawmill District. "It's basically and open space where people can come together and work collaboratively."
- More than half of American workers want a new job
The world of work is changing pretty rapidly, but one thing has been pretty consistent over the past few years: Workers are feeling optimistic about their prospects.
- What billionaire tech entrepreneur Vinod Khosla wants you to know on his secrets to success
"Money is to get freedom to do what you want or care about, not a goal by itself."
- 9 Reasons Why Execution Trumps Thinking In Business
Success in a new business has very little to do with the idea, and everything to do with execution. Execution trumps everything in a new business.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- I'm Suing New York City to Loosen Verizon's Iron Grip
Sadly, New York City is far behind Wilson, NC when it comes to ensuring ubiquitous, reasonably priced fiber optic internet access for every resident.
- "How To Die Young at a Very Old Age" This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop.
He believes that even a modest slowing of the aging process--and the subsequent extension of health span--would have a greater impact on health and quality of life than a cure for cancer. The upshot: a multitrillion-dollar economic benefit in the decades ahead.
- PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth
The woolly mammoth has been extinct for over 4,000 years -- but some scientists think they can bring it back. Video provided by Newsy Newslook
- The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
The company, Desktop Metal, has raised nearly $100 million from leading venture capital firms and the venture units of such companies as General Electric, BMW, and Alphabet.
- Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos
Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos.
- National Speakers Urge You To Bring Your Crowd To RuralX17 - 7/18-19 - Aberdeen, South Dakota
- Outside Influence In US Elections Panel Discussion, 7/7, Missoula, Montana
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