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"We need more traditional liberal arts grads." - Jonathan Rosenberg, adviser to Alphabet CEO Larry Page http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Balancing Montana's Budget - Status Update - What do you think? http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
- Made in Montana Business Coaster Pedicabs Manufacturing Featured in Philadelphia Public Art Exhibit
A unique Made in Montana manufacturing company is making its mark in the expanding community of Bonner, not only in business but also in the arts.
American Prairie Reserve
- PFL Newsletter: Spice up your marketing
We're thrilled to announce our new PFL Signature Box line! Get noticed with these high-quality, customizable pieces.
Energy and Climate Change
- The American Prairie Reserve - Recreating the American Prairie in Northeastern Montana
The economic impact resulting from the stated increased interest in visiting the American Prairie Reserve and northeast Montana is significant. In 2015, nonresident visitors spent $113 million in the region. Under conditions of a full build-out, this spending could be increased by as much as 67 percent, yielding $56 million in additional economic output and nearly 700 additional jobs.
Come Home Montana
- Project for Montana's largest solar farm gets new contract terms
A 480-acre solar farm slated for Billings received more favorable terms Thursdays as state regulators undid contract restrictions developers said would have made the project nearly impossible.
- Drowning in plastic: University of Montana recycling program struggles to stay afloat
"Everyone on campus expects for there to be a robust recycling program," she said. "With a smaller staff this year, with fewer student workers, and an ever-expanding campus, we're still expected to service all of those buildings."
Hellgate Venture Network
- Ravalli County bumps up pay in search for health nurse
"I'm getting desperate at this point. I'm getting burned out," Spooner said
- Students find eager employers at MSU Career Fair
One hint that this is a great time to be a college student hunting for a job or internship is to check out all the swag that recruiters brought to Montana State University's Fall Career Fair.
- Hellgate Venture Network - Colleen Rudio, Cascadia Business Development - 10/12 - Missoula
Colleen will share insights from her journey as both entrepreneur and business advisor and bringing a new offering to market.
Montana Economic Development
- Montana State University Jake Jabs College Of Business And Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur Day - 10/17 - Bozeman
The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosts Entrepreneur Day as part of its commitment to enhance entrepreneurial spirit and education in the area, as well as improve the economic development of the state. In addition to the event’s keynote lecture, college faculty and current business students will facilitate group workshops that are designed for high school students interested in business and entrepreneurship.
- University of Montana Born Wholesome Food Calculator Guides Meal Planning for Groups
"We'd like to help everyone who's wasting time and money on food planning and make it an efficient and fun process for them," she said. "We think that could be thousands of clients across the nation.
TED and TEDX Talks
- Agile Strategy Workshop To Improve 3-5 Year Outcomes For Gallatin Valley Entrepreneurs -10/17 - Bozeman
What would it look like if Montana's Entrepreneurs had best in class three-to-five year outcomes?
- Today's TED Talk - Lessons from the longest study on human development
For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- This Entrepreneur Is Transforming the Way We Network
He has created Shapr, a completely free app intended to make networking easy.
Canada Business & Economic Development
- Unique Model Makes Citizens a Funding Partner in Broadband Network
A city in eastern Idaho figured out how to build a gig network for its city of 13,800 residents with no debt and a strong sign-up rate. Maybe there's a lesson for other communities here.
Business Plan Forums
- Toronto to host the 21st TCI Global Conference 2018
The Global Conference will be a forum for knowledge exchange and partnerships between local and international experts and leaders to showcase the strong clusters in the region.
- MSU alumna advances to national entrepreneur competition finals for flexible preschool startup
Jessica Dehn, a Montana State University alumna and founder of Dino Drop-In, a modern preschool with the flexibility of drop-in care, has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Small Business Administration's InnovateHER competition.
Regional Economic Development
- How much do you think each person counted in the upcoming census will be worth to Montana in Federal funding?
What's your guess?
- VIDEO - Tester to Wells Fargo: Reverse Course and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Tester today received assurance from Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the bank will not force victims into arbitration when they seek justice after the bank opened fraudulent accounts in their names.
- DEQ to host meetings on proposed Montana's Smith River mine
Conservation groups have opposed the mine because they worry it could harm a tributary to the Smith River, a renowned fly-fishing destination.
- Balancing Montana's Budget - Status Update - What do you think?
It's important that you comment directly on the proposed cuts, you can do so at http://www.balancedbudget.mt.gov and contact your representatives in the state legislature http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/65th/roster.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=111
- Lawmakers leaning toward special session on budget crisis - but say Bullock must cut first
The state is facing a $227 million budget hole, brought on by record-high firefighting costs and lagging tax revenue.
- Advocacy Report Shows Rural Entrepreneurship Has Been Declining
According to the report, the decline was driven by two factors:
- Where is technology taking the economy?
We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era--a distributive one--where different rules apply.
- The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)
Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
- Wind conference highlights Wyoming's fiscal troubles, and how hard it is to fix them
Wyoming has a reputation for not liking wind, and that's a problem if it's trying to diversify its economy via wind farms or wind industry manufacturers.
- Jackson Hole Releases Impassioned Commercial to Charlie Chaplin Speech
This video uses some of the speech to communicate the wild spirit that is Jackson and why we at TGR along with many others have decided to call it home. The commercial and the original speech are well worth a few minutes of your time.
Montana Education Excellence
- A Game to Help Students Pay the Right Price for College
In playing, students see running totals of their debt but can also track academic focus, the connections they're making that could be useful later and their overall happiness -- crucial factors in actually finishing college and graduating with a job that can help them repay their debt.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- The University of Montana Hires Seth Bodnar as 18th President
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a tremendous team across campus and throughout the community who are passionately committed to the University and its success." Seth Bodnar
- Montana's rural schools struggling to make websites ADA compliant
A rash of complaints about websites failing to meet standards has prompted some Montana schools, such as Stanford's, to take down their pages.
- What's Happening at the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana
This is our Special Event newsletter to keep you up to date on what's happening at Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana.
- MSU offers Cloud Quest STEM training and kits for after-school programs; application deadline is Oct. 10
The program, called Science Action Club: Cloud Quest, offers a hands-on citizen science curriculum from the California Academy of Sciences with support from NASA and the GLOBE program.
- MSU invests $1 million to attract more grad students as enrollment slips
For years Montana State University has been trying to enroll more graduate students in its master's and doctoral degree programs, but despite those efforts this year's total is down.
- Incoming University of Montana president: Reactions from students, faculty, community
Campus, community leaders optimistic about next University of Montana president
- Missoulian editorial Welcome, University of Montana President Bodnar
He needs to help UM define its mission and, even more essential, its relevance for the decades that lie ahead.
- Squirtable surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds Medical
"The beauty of the MeTro formulation is that, as soon as it comes in contact with tissue surfaces, it solidifies into a gel-like phase without running away."
- Google's Pixel Buds translate 40 languages in your ear
By holding down the right ear piece and saying "Help me speak Japanese," the phone's speaker will play a Japanese translation out loud. When your Japanese-speaking friend responds, it will be translated and played back through the earbuds in your native tongue.
- Legislature working to pave way for driverless cars
"I can't think of a better place in the country to be testing these vehicles," he said. "There's no doubt we should be making the case from an economic development side that Utah is a great place to come to and we will welcome you with open arms."
- Missoula, Montana's Mountain Line lands grant to replace diesel buses with clean, green electric
"Mountain Line benefits everyone in Missoula by reducing traffic congestion and improving our air quality," said Davis. "By going to cleaner, quieter, zero-emission buses, those benefits will be even greater."
- Western Governors Agree to Build Charging Station Network
More than 20,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are used on roads in western states
- Could the Ideal Electric Vehicle Be a Hybrid?
Contentious new research suggests that "high-efficiency" internal combustion engines outperform pure electric cars.
- Michael Punke, Author Of "The Revenant" - "Battle To Save The Buffalo And The Birth Of The New West" 10/16, Bozeman
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