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Sign seen in Montana fire area: "Total Burning Ban. No Campfires. Don't even Fart Out There." Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
The Wheeler Center Presents - Max Baucus, Reflections On My Time In Public Service. - 9/7 - Bozeman, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =6500
Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana Department of Commerce
- Outdoor Recreation Now the Largest Sector of Montana's Economy
Governor Bullock's Office of Outdoor Recreation now makes more sense than ever, as does taking good care of our public lands
Big Sky Code Academy
- Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Grand Opening of the Miles Community College Small Business Development Center
"Southeastern Montana is a great place to do business, and the partnership between the Small Business Development Center and Miles Community College ensures the region will continue to support our state's entrepreneurs as the start and grow businesses and create more jobs," said Lt. Governor Cooney
Great Falls Development Authority
- Montana Code School Demo Day: Missoula, 08/17, Missoula
Looking for an employee with coding skills? Interested in becoming a Montana Code School student?
Early Edge Montana
- GFDA Issues Great Falls MSA Labor Supply Report
Available workers include 1,251 underemployed, 1,566 unemployed, and 13,318 adults out of the workforce
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Inequality Starts Early
"...children's earliest learning experiences and outcomes" vary considerably "based on their parents' incomes and education,"
- This Video Explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Won a Teenager $400K
If you heard the words, "Einstein's Special Theory of--" and tuned out because it's all too hard, we have a feeling Ryan will change your mind.
- 5 elements for a winning, data-informed district
During an ISTE 2017 panel, district technology leaders offer their best practices for harnessing data and improving student learning.
Energy and Climate Change
- The Lost Arts of the Outdoors
Introducing a complete course in authentic adventure, fitness, gear, sports, sex, and so much more
Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana
- A changing electrical grid may make Snake River dams expendable -- and help save salmon
The fate of the Northwest salmon may be decided by the way you use your heater and your air conditioner.
- Elon Musk's First Tesla Solar Roof Is Here, and It Looks Amazing
The solar roof is offered at a competitive price point. Tesla has priced it at an average of $21.85 per square foot, bringing it down to below the cost of a normal roof.
- Montana's Frontier Angels Launches New Website - Your Opportunity to Invest in Montana's Future
. We view our mission as one of helping to create clean, high-paying jobs in our Montana communities while we make smart investments.
- Glo European Windows Launches New Website
Glo's new website highlights the multitude of design options available in their product lines, additional products not previously featured online, and professional photographs of completed window and door projects across the United States.
- Kickstarter Campaign - Easy drinking with FlasKap: Bozeman couple develops lid for mixing beverages
The Bozeman couple are preparing to launch their product, FlasKap, a tumbler lid that acts as its own mixer.
- Missoula, Montana-based ATG hires 100th employee, reaches $18M in economic input
The company reached the milestone at the close of July, making it one of the fastest growing tech companies in the state. Along the way, it also has emerged as an economic leader, injecting more than $18 million into Missoula's economy each year.
- Montana Made: 504 Square Feet puts a different spin on pottery
"We decided to focus on Montana pride pottery because we love the area so much," said Kramer. "Montana is such a unique place they like to have something that reminds them of their Montana home."
Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
- Make your resume look amazing with these five steps
Of all your marketing tools, your resume plays a significant part in highlighting your most important career achievements.
- A Google engineer wrote that women may be unsuited for tech jobs. Women wrote back.
The author has not been publicly identified, but his words have sparked a backlash.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- The Best States for Data Innovation
This effort should encompass not just the development and growth of data-driven companies, but also the use of data to address their states' most important priorities, such as improving health care, reducing crime, developing sustainable communities, and improving schools.
- Broadband Economic Benefits: Why Invest in Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption?
The long-term economic benefits of providing broadband access to every rural community exceed the cost of building that infrastructure. And it isn't even close.
- Rural Broadband: Taking a Broad-Scope Look at State Legislation
"By eliminating unnecessary regulations we can more rapidly connect rural America and deploy broadband infrastructure." Sen. Steve Daines
Canada Business & Economic Development
- Herbert: 'Time for action, time for doing' regarding rural job growth
"We have a high degree of know-how. We have a low degree of do-how," Herbert said, which needs to change.
- Canada's Improving Venture Capital Scene Still Playing Catch-Up
VC is critical financing for startups and small businesses thought to have long-term growth potential.
Incubators and R&D
- Editorial - Hey, Idaho! Let's steal Washington's driving-under-the-influence-of-electronics law
Our neighbors to the northwest are trying something that we can watch and learn from -- and then take for our own use.
- Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows
A scientific debate is intensifying over whether too much money and too many lives are lost fighting forest fires.
- Civil asset forfeiture is not policing - The USA Editorial Board
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no business reviving this bounty hunting program: Our view
- America 2.0: Why It's Time for a Technology Upgrade
A national upgrade in technology infrastructure could, in fact, help propel other infrastructure projects forward in a more cost effective way.
- 10 Cities Taking a Nature-Driven Approach to Innovation
"The smartest cities in the world are integrating nature to create a truly sustainable city.
- How Driverless Cars Could Be a Big Problem for Cities
Some cities' budgets could take a big hit.
- Sign me up: These 5 states have no sales tax
Five states don't have a sales tax, but that doesn't mean they're all tax-friendly places.
- UM Geosciences Department Receives Grant to Develop Remote Sensing Technologies
The research will provide insight into the state agricultural system's resiliency to drought while studying the impact of agricultural activity on the hydrologic cycle, water security and other users.
- MSUB fungal research has potential to fight bark beetles
MSUB science professors David Butler and Kurt Toenjes, who chairs the biological and physical science department, secured a patent for their findings on June 27 with lab manager Joy Goffena.
- Wells Fargo May Have Found More Fake Accounts Created by Employees
The bank also disclosed that it had notified regulatory agencies about its inadvertent release of clients' personal information in response to a subpoena in civil litigation in New Jersey. The Times reported last month that thousands of customers appeared to have been affected by the accidental disclosure.
- Ten Women Leading the Outdoor Industry--and Their View of the Future
For a window into the wide-ranging conversations, we asked attendees what it will take to create a truly equitable outdoor industry. Here's what they had to say.
- Power play: How outdoor retailers are positioned as a political, economic and social force for change
The challenge is capturing the growing political, economic and social clout, and maintaining that momentum as the industry emerges as a force for change beyond access and land protection.
- Café charges a 'man tax' to make a point about the gender wage gap
Handsome Her, a café in Melbourne, Australia, that describes itself as a "space for by women, for women," has created quite the kerfuffle for its "house rules" blackboard it erected recently, highlighting the gender pay gap.
Montana Education Excellence
- Wyoming announces times, locations of education meetings
In June, legislative leadership hired Denver-based consultants Augenblick, Palaich and Associates to undertake the examination of the school funding model, a process known as recalibration. As part of their review, the consultants have said they will meet with the state's educators to get on-the-ground input on school finance.
- Announcing the Summer issue of The Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Magazine
So, an Irishman and a logger walk into a Seattle bar.
- Montana State University triples internet bandwidth, hosts national conference on research networking
Our new network capacity meets not only today's need, but prepares us for the years to come."
- Helena student-athletes learn life skills at Leadership Summit
"Being a good leader's not being the best player on the field," Straub said. "There are other components that matter."
Funding and Building your Business
- Helena considers paid family leave for city employees
Based on preliminary cost estimates provided by the human resources department, the plan gained support from all four commissioners and Mayor Jim Smith.
Connectivity & Communications
- Golden Seeds - A discerning group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. And creating lasting impact.
Our investment thesis rests on the extensive research that concludes that gender diverse teams produce better return on equity.
- 6 Situations Where A Business Plan Does Not Add Value
Writing a business plan is hard work, so I get lots of pushback from prospective new venture founders that it's just a waste of their valuable time in this rapidly changing environment.
- Companies find that many happy returns really works
Even when it's not your birthday, you can expect to hear MANY HAPPY RETURNS at plenty of retailers. It's a policy that makes a lot of sense (and dollars, too).
- Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty with an exceptional workforce
But perhaps his most magical moment was his decision to hire people with physical and intellectual disabilities -- some 800 of them.
- Governor Bullock Announces Enhanced Communications Infrastructure for Montana's First Responders
"This partnership will allow us to provide our first responders increased capabilities to communicate effectively with the public as quickly as possible," said Governor Bullock. "As wildfires across the state impact our communities and our hometowns, it's critical that we support the efforts of the men and women protecting Montana with all resources available."
- Michigan's Volunteer-Based Cybersecurity Strategy Catches On
For three years, a team of highly trained volunteers from the public and private sector has been standing by in Michigan, ready to spring into action and provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a massive cyberattack.
- The 13 Strangest Beers on Earth
Sheep Dung-Smoked Whale Testicle Beer
- Senator Teams Up With Businesses, Craft Brewers To Talk Jobs, Celebrate Montana's Outdoor Economy, 8/22, Columbia Falls
- Project Management - Professional Development Day - Montana PMI, 10/07, Helena
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