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Montana Politics & Legislature
Montana's Outdoor Recreation Economy
- Budget deal that combines cuts and temporary taxes could be close in Helena
A third of the money to fill the gap would come from about $75 million in temporary tax increases and revenue enhancements.
- Senator Tester Defends Montana from Attempts to Sell Public Lands
"We strongly believe we must tackle our debt but are concerned this partisan, fast track process could be used by those in Congress who support selling off our public lands," Tester and other Western senators wrote in a letter to McConnell and Murkowski. "We strongly oppose these efforts and respectfully urge you not to allow any such legislation to move forward."
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- Your 2017 Holiday Marketing Survival Guide Is Here
Did you know stockings were originally stuffed with pickled fish?
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- 2018 Governor's Conference On Tourism & Recreation - 4/15/18 - Big Sky
With 12.4 million visitors spending $3 billion, businesses across Montana see the positive impacts of tourism every day. Learn more at one of Montana's best industry events.
Energy and Climate Change
- John Sculley: Rising to the Challenge of 'Truly Disruptive Innovation'
Knowledge@Wharton recently spoke with Sculley about working with Steve Jobs and his views on the emerging fields of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data analytics, health care innovation and the industrial internet.
- Practical Examples Of How Blockchains Will Be Used In Legal Firms
Blockchain technology is on pace to revolutionize the legal industry and many predict it will become as ubiquitous as the internet is today.
Come Home Montana
- Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them
Solar power can improve grid reliability
- Al Gore Has A Lot To Say About Rural America And Climate Change
He does a lot of international work these days but also has a lot to say about climate change in Middle America. You just have to ask him, and we recently did.
- Helena Industries to end E-Recycling program
Since the program began, it has provided data destruction for thousands of electronic units and allowed several hundred thousand pounds of electronic items to be recycled or refurbished.
- Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause
The findings contradict statements by President Trump and many of his Cabinet members, who have openly questioned the role humans play in changing the climate.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Brand and Communication - Missoula Federal Credit Union
If you're looking for more than just a career, and believe you have the skills to provide our members with exceptional service, we'd like to get to know you better.
- Montana Economic Developers Association November News
Everyone associated with MEDA has successful projects to share.
- How I Started Supporting Local Belgrade, Montana Businesses
This day was the first day of my challenge and the start of a change in my frame of mind.
- Glacier Brewing Co. on the market
Glacier Brewing Co. is for sale, with the price recently dropped to $750,000 for the equipment, property, recipes, distribution deal and even the head brewer/founder.
- Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)
A country's proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is vital in generating economic growth, advancing scientific innovation and creating good jobs.
- Senator Jon Tester Launches Portal to Receive Feedback from Montanans on Tax Reform, Debt
"Tax reform will have major implications on our $20 trillion national debt and our economy," Tester said. "We need to make sure the process is bipartisan, transparent, and open to the public--not just special interests."
- Montana's Crusade to Limit Campaign Contributions Could Have Nationwide Repercussions
Should Montana have to prove corruption to limit campaign contributions?
- Several of Missoula's top federal forest service fire science experts blocked from attending major fire conference
"Most of the folks from the Missoula fire lab, the vanguard entity in the Forest Service -- all but a handful got cut.
- Bozeman City Commission running low on time to update development code
Bozeman leaders have little time to update the rules on how building can happen in the city, but they said this week they're going to try.
- 'Made in the U.S.D.A.' by Michael Lewis
The folks at the Department of Agriculture laid on a friendly welcome for the Trump transition team, but they soon discovered that most of his appointees were stunningly unqualified.
Incubators and R&D
- Boise-born entrepreneur lands $115 million investment to expand international business
"Remitly continues to disrupt the traditional remittance space challenging players like Western Union, Moneygram and Banks by offering a faster, safer, and more affordable money transfer solution for people who need to send money across international borders," Remitly said in a statement.
- Giant Idaho publicity potato to become tiny vacation rental
A Boise woman plans to make a miniature rental home of the 6-ton (5.4-metric ton) replica Russet Burbank that's traversed the U.S. since 2011 aboard the Idaho Potato Commission's Great Big Idaho Potato Truck.
- Does Alzheimer's originate outside the brain?
The hypothesis is that as we get older more amyloid beta crosses into the brain, amplifying the degenerative aspects of Alzheimer's.
- At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisite
Other efforts exclusively seek out Hispanic and women entrepreneurs
- Raton tries to rise again - A former coal mining town takes measured approach to economic recovery.
"I don't think I could be anywhere else," Feldman said. "Raton is going so many places and I'm investing my whole heart in this town."
- 5 U.S. Cities Luring Tech Talent Away From Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley's skyrocketing cost of living has become anything but livable. Industry talent is looking elsewhere for opportunity.
- Gov. Inslee touts talent development, connectivity, innovation at workshop - Western Governors' Association
Washington Governor Jay Inslee touted the nobility of all work, the importance of developing talent, and the critical importance of innovation in his opening keynote at the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative workshop in Seattle.
Missoula Children's Theatre
- What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)
The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn't fair, and likely never will be.
Montana Education Excellence
- News from Missoula Children's Theater Inc. Center for the Performing Arts
When the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future come knocking, where will you be? Those ghosts will be visiting Ebenezer Scrooge Nov. 30- Dec. 17 when the Missoula Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical.
Universities and Economic Development
- Steve Running will return to University of Montana on grant
"Professor Running has been an internationally acclaimed scientist for decades at the University of Montana," Stearns said earlier. "We are as proud as ever of his participation in the Nobel Laureate IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
- University of Montana will focus on retention; 'micro-grants' are one way to help
"I think it's astounding that for many students, it can be $200 or $400 or $600 that will keep them at the University of Montana," said Dean Brock Tessman.
- Innovation And Economic Prosperity At Universities Webinar - 12/14
IEP Open is a new partnership between APLU and UEDA that will enable UEDA member campuses who are not members of APLU to participate in the IEP Universities Program.
Funding and Building your Business
- Does your community have a repair cafe? Toss It? No Way!
You can start a repair cafe today.
Connectivity & Communications
- The Board's New Innovation Imperative
We see this shift playing out across industries--notably at such companies as Ford, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Unilever, which are all struggling to address slowing sales in their core businesses.
- Governor Brown Signs Internet for All Law
This bill would revise the goal of the program to provide that its goal is to approve funding by December 31, 2022, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households in each consortia region, as identified by the commission on or before January 1, 2017.
- How One Nonprofit Tries to Show Donors Their Money Is Well-Spent
Partners in Health focuses on performance indicators to assess its challenging global mission
- Montana History Foundation Grant Application Process 2018
The Montana History Foundation grants process for 2018 is now open. The deadline for submission is January 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm.
- Neuroplasticity Sheds Light On The Amazing Fertility Of The Older Mind - How The Brain Can Change Itself
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, right? Wrong!
- Imagine an 80-year winter: Researchers say Yellowstone volcano caused 2 cool periods
As winter approaches, take heart in the fact that it won't last 80 years.
- Missoula airport courts United for Houston service; Southwest still on radar
"Southwest and Sun Country both go well and at some point down the road, we'll see what happens," Ellestad said. "It's about building relationships and keeping in front of them."
- Electric Transit Becoming the New Norm in California
Electrification is at a tipping point in California, expanding into the heavy-duty sector with the buy-in of transit agencies across the state.
- MasterChef inspires Highways England funded self-healing road project
The idea is that as cracks appear in the road the capsules break open, releasing the oil within and softening the asphalt around it. This helps the asphalt 'stick' back together, effectively filling in cracks and preventing small defects from deteriorating further.
- 4 Ways Cities Can Change Their Data Game
From who they hire to how they share, adjusting municipal data use is a must for any city looking to improve its services.
- $7,500 electric car tax credit goes away under GOP plan.
"Tax credits are an important customer benefit that can help accelerate the acceptance of electric vehicles," GM said in a statement. "Because General Motors believes in an all-electric future, we will work with Congress to explore ways to maintain this incentive."
- 1 Million Cups Missoula - 11/15
- MontanaPBS Announces Broadcast Premiere Of C.M. Russell Documentary -11/13-15
- COBREW Fest - Saving The World, One Beer At A Time - 11/6 - Lolo, Montana
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