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Montana Is Dead Last! - Report Finds Fastest, Slowest U.S. Broadband States and Cities - What is Montana going to do? What are you going to do? http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Gov. Steve Bullock
- Montana Governor Bullock on Healthcare Executive Order: "A reckless stroke of a pen"
"Undermining America's health insurance marketplace with a reckless stroke of a pen is irresponsible at best and outright sabotage at worst," said Governor Bullock. "Instead of making partisan political statements - which have real-life impacts on Montanans and Americans - the Administration and Congress must work with states to find responsible and bipartisan ways to address healthcare reform."
- Tax Increment Financing In Montana - 10/24 - Butte, Montana
MEDA and NorthWestern Energy have partnered to bring a high level workshop on operating Tax Increment Finance in Montana. Please spread the word - and register today!
Montana Code Girls
- TechLink has over 5,000 available technologies that you could develop into commercial ventures.
We highlight the features and benefits of select DoD inventions available for licensing. These are just a few of the many available technologies.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Podcast - Opening up 'Code': Why Programming Needs More Women and Minorities
Ellen Ullman has been coding since the 1970s, and she chronicles the waves of technological change in Silicon Valley through an intimate lens in her book, Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Great Falls Development Authority Third Quarter 2017 Index
You'll be impressed by the economic success in Great Falls, Montana
- Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak just launched a new startup to reinvent tech-industry training
The venture is a "digital institute" meant to help people gain skills in computer science to fill gaps in high-paying technology roles.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures
Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the whirlpool of constellations spin overhead. Hold your breath.
Energy and Climate Change
- A Strategist's Guide to Artificial Intelligence
AI is generating new approaches to business models, operations, and the deployment of people that are likely to fundamentally change the way business operates. And if it can transform an earthbound industry like agriculture, how long will it be before your company is affected?
Come Home Montana
- Video: Billings, Montana self-sustaining house 1-year later
I don't want this to just be something that I want to do once because I think it's cool and I don't care. For me, it's all about really trying to change the way we live on this planet."
- App could foster public engagement in Butte's 'environmental story'
The goal is to do a better job informing people about the environmental impact a century of mining has had on Butte and what has and is being done to improve things plus get the public engaged in the dialogue and solutions.
- The Netherlands' sun-powered Nuna9 race car wins the World Solar Challenge
Since 1987, the World Solar Challenge has driven the conversation about solar energy and its potential.
- L.A. Has a Streetlight That Can Charge Your Car
A city streetlight pilot program is packing a lamp with technology to aid communications, as well as charging ports for phones and cars.
- As Missoula works on 'zero waste' plan, two new recycling businesses spring up
This all comes as the City of Missoula looks to implement a city council-approved resolution to reduce the city's waste by 90 percent by the year 2050.
- World's first "negative emission" power plant turns CO2 into stone
"Our results show that between 95 and 98 per cent of the injected CO2 was mineralized over the period of less than two years
- Montana Career Opportuinty - Program Manager - The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC)
The program manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a variety of cooperative development activities across Montana that create and support new businesses in agriculture, manufacturing, and retail and community services.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Web Application Developer - The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
The position will work extensively with content management systems, PHP programming, and website maintenance.
- Montana Career Opportunities - VP of Sales, Inside Sales Professional for Growing Software Team, UX/UI Designer, Senior Front-End Developer - Submittable
More than degrees or particular skill sets, we're looking for obsessive, self-motivated people who have done one or two things in their lives that most people would consider exceptional or very interesting.
- That's One Hot Cookie - Missoula Cookie Delivery
Warm, Amazing Cookies, Delivered Fast to Your Missoula Location!
- Warm Springs Productions named one of best workplaces in western MT
CEO Marc Pierce says that he creates a healthy social culture and it's one of their secret weapons.
- Missoula, Montana based Cobrew turns Co2 produced during brewing into $ - Saving the world, one beer at a time.
This integrated unit is capable of plug and play operations to convert the regular greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide) produced during fermentation into a 100% sustainable brewing ingrediant.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Here Are the Jobs Most Likely to Be Replaced by Robots, and Those That Are Safe
As technology has become embedded into our lives, it's not so much a question of if it will affect the kinds of jobs people hold, but when, where and how.
- 8 jobs that won't exist in 2030
It's wise to know which gigs probably won't be around in 10 to 20 years before you're stuck in a dead-end field.
- Montana tech leaders discuss why so few women aim for computer careers
"There are a lot of job opportunities in Montana. There are two to four times more jobs than students getting degrees in this field. And I'm talking just a four-year degree. And Montana and Missoula (are) becoming more competitive."
- Never, Ever Take A Job Before Asking These Ten Questions
The more you use your muscles and your vocal cords, the stronger they get.
City Club Missoula
- Montana Is Dead Last! - Report Finds Fastest, Slowest U.S. Broadband States and Cities - What is Montana going to do? What are you going to do?
So downloading an HD movie in Rhode Island, on average, would take 27 minutes and 54 seconds, less than one-third of the time of in Montana, where it would take 1 hour and 33 minutes.
- Now Is the Time to Fight for Fast Internet
What are you going to do about it?
- Missoula mayoral challenger Lisa Triepke cites Bozeman as model for housing, jobs, university relations at City Club Missoula forum
The two candidates John Engen and Lisa Triepke were asked questions about popular issues such as taxes, health care, state policies and affordable housing.
- 60 Minutes - Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress
"This is an industry that allowed millions and millions of drugs to go into bad pharmacies and doctors' offices, that distributed them out to people who had no legitimate need for those drugs."
- Ethics provisions updates back on Great Falls City Commission agenda
This year's Community Development Block Grant funding allocation process was plagued with conflict of interest issues.
Incubators and R&D
- 'The lifeblood' of our state: For 50 years, saving rivers has been good for Idaho
With leadership by four-term Idaho Sen. Frank Church, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was passed in 1968 and established America's premier program for safeguarding free-flowing waterways. Now, as the 50th anniversary of this legislation approaches, it's a good time to reflect on what has been gained.
- U.S. timber industry failing to invest in research and development, report says
A group of industry analysts finds the U.S. forest products industry has fallen far behind in producing new things out of wood.
- Graduate Degree in Adventure Tourism - CSU's newest course isn't only the most Colorado ever, it's the first of its kind in the country
"The outdoor recreation industry represents a new economy."
- A 'World Without Mind': Big Tech's Dangerous Influence
rench philosopher Rene Descartes famously said "I think, therefore I am." But in the digital age, what we think and how we live are being influenced in a big way by just a handful of tech firms
- Chasing millions in Medicaid dollars, hospitals buy up nursing homes
Nearly 90 percent of Indiana's 554 nursing homes have been leased or sold to county hospitals in the past 14 years, state records show, bringing in hundreds of millions in extra federal payments to the state.
- Provo company's innovation could solve 2 environmental issues
While the idea of using carbon waste to produce improved carbon materials with low environmental impact along with the benefit of producing potable water may seem to be too good to be true, Quance is quick to respond that it did happen -- "here in Provo, Utah, in the basement of an engineer's home."
- NCAT's Armed to Farm program helps veterans get started in agriculture
Spencer's vision was to create a kind of week-long boot camp for veterans where they could not only learn about agriculture but also develop a network of other veterans with similar interests whom they could fall back on.
Montana Education Excellence
- New nonprofit seeks to advance Wyoming cybersecurity
Made Safe in Wyoming, a new nonprofit based in Laramie, is working to protect personal information from credit cards and Social Security numbers and make sure they are not stolen from Wyoming businesses and organizations.
- Nonprofit program aims to improve critical thinking and writing skills of Hamilton students
Hamilton High students worked on developing critical thinking and expressing their thoughts with clarity and conviction as part of a workshop Thursday with Writing Coaches of Montana.
Funding and Building your Business
- The Cost of a Well-Maintained Urban Tree Canopy Is Actually Pretty Cheap
In terms of its public health benefits, a flourishing tree canopy is practically priceless.
- Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Contexts: It's Time to Engage All Stakeholders
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
- From Weeks to Minutes: How Fintech Is Changing the Speed of Lending
It's become a standard question when you talk to small businesses and people about lending: "Are you going to look at the online lenders."
- Don't Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem
The best ideas come in response to an important problem and thrive under constraints.
- Today's TED Talk - How I became an entrepreneur at 66
As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are increasingly indulging their entrepreneurial instincts -- and seeing great success.
- House passes bill enhancing SBIR
he bill would also extend or implement other activities within SBIR/STTR, nearly all of which would improve the programs' ability to support commercialization in parallel with technological development.
- FirstNet 90-Day Window Ups Ante for Undecided States
To date, 27 states have officially opted in to FirstNet, increasing the forward momentum behind the nation's broadband first responder network.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- The Philosophy of Fly-Fishing
"Every misery that I miss is a new mercy, for content will never dwell but in a meek and quiet soul ... And upon all that are lovers of Vertue [sic]; and dare trust in his providence, and be quiet, and go a Angling."
- Why Bitcoin's Bubble Matters
If there's a price crash in the cryptocurrency, it could hit the tech sector--and more
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- The "Smart Society" of the Future Doesn't Look Like Science Fiction
A city-state such as Singapore has a more holistic idea of a "smart nation," where the vision includes initiatives from self-driving vehicles to cashless and contactless payments, robotics and assistive technologies, data-empowered urban environments, and technology-enabled homes.
- Earthquake-resistant concrete keeps walls from falling
Sprayed onto existing walls, it reportedly allows them to withstand tremors that would otherwise reduce them to rubble.
- Every modern, protected WiFi network is vulnerable, warns government cyber watchdog
A widely used encryption system for wireless networks could give attackers an opening to steal sensitive information such as emails, chat histories and credit card numbers.
- Missoula airport trying to attract direct flight service to Texas cities
Destination Missoula, the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District, the Missoula Economic Partnership and others call the campaign "Take Flight Missoula," and the goal is to raise at least $400,000 and as much as $600,000 to match a Small Community Air Service Grant won by the airport last year.
- Idaho's Solar Roadways Explores Conductive Charging
Solar Roadways is working to create a future where we can all jump in an EV and take a road trip, charging on clean sunshine and never having to stop to find charging stations.
- UM's Gilkey Lecture To Feature Entrepreneur Bill VanSickle - 10/26 - Missoula
- Ambassador Max Baucus | China, North Korea And The US: What Happens Next? - 10/24 - Missoula
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