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Here's to cheating, stealing, fighting and drinking. If you cheat, may you cheat death; If you steal, may you steal a gentleman's heart; If you fight, may you fight for a sister; If you drink, may you drink with me!
What can Montana learn from this? - ENDOW Releases Preliminary Recommendations to 'Chart New Course' for Wyoming's Economy http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development
- Accelerate Anaconda Quarterly Networking Social With Aaron Pratt - 1/18 - Anaconda, MT
Join us January 18th for our quarterly social as we explore the opportunities the Governor's Office of Economic Development can provide Anaconda.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- TechLink Pulse Newsletter
In an effort to make it easier for you to find the perfect technology that will compliment your goals, our new Weekly Tech Roundup series keeps a pulse on newly added inventions and hot opportunities. Have a look.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Intellectual Property Webinar Series-Mitigating IP Issues In China - 1/24 - Online
A practical outline of cost effective and proven measures for protecting IP in China at all stages: from manufacturing to penetrating the Chinese marketplace.
Energy and Climate Change
- Blockchain project provides the homeless with a digital identity
The service groups create the blockchain identities for the homeless and once on the system, they can then open an account, receive money, and track activity.
- Elon Musk says AI could doom human civilization. Zuckerberg disagrees. Who's right?
Call it what you want, but AI by any name had the tech world uniquely divided in 2017, and the new year isn't likely to bring any quick resolutions.
Come Home Montana
- China's Foreign-Waste Ban Could Have Recycling Repercussions in America
The country's new policy will likely send more recyclable materials to the landfill. But many environmentalists also see it as a golden opportunity.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunities - Marketing & Events Manager, Finance and Accounting Manager - Prospera
Prospera offers a variety of small business resources designed to facilitate growth and development, allowing you to effectively compete in global commerce while enjoying mountain vistas, blue ribbon trout streams, rare wildlife and neighborly communities.
- When talking teacher pay, rural Montana educators aim to turn a weakness into a strength
Combined with low housing prices and extra salary opportunities, Farr and other educators argued that rural teaching can be a sweet deal.
- Montana Career Opportunities - HR Director, Regional Sales Coordinator, Content Marketing Manager, and more... - LumenAd
We believe we are only as brilliant, creative, and impactful as the people on our team, so we make building a strong culture and rewarding success among our highest priorities. Join us!
- Montana Talent Available - Lily Clarke - Politically active biologist
I am interested in working for people and organizations in Missoula that support environmental movements and policy backed by science.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Montana's Women Entrepreneurs 2018 Events and Opportunities
We provide the necessary tools and support to help women establish, grow and sustain businesses throughout the state of Montana.
- MEDA January Online News
Save the date: MEDA Spring Conference April 26- 27.
Montana Economic Development
- Flathead Outlook 2018: Development Forecast
Kalispell is again gearing up for a strong year of commercial and residential activity, while Whitefish sees developers increasingly interested in multi-family housing
- LumenAd Continues to Grow in Missoula
Everything we do is inspired by enhancing the digital advertising landscape. Our success is rooted in relationships, transparency, work ethic and candid communication - both externally and internally.
- Lake County, Montana Community Development Jan 2018 Monthly News
Happy New Year from Lake County Community Development. Find out what is happening in the Western Rural Development Region.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- Where Should Millennials Live for the Most Successful 2017?
Here are the top 10 states that you should consider moving to if you are hoping for a bright and successful future;
- No phone or internet: Company sale leaves some rural Yellowstone County residents offline
Dave Schmit lives out on 88th Street West and last week got a notice in the mail that his telecom provider, Nebraska-based USA Communications, had sold its Montana operations to Wyoming-based TCT. Shortly after, Schmit's internet and phone lines went dead.
- America's forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave?
Traditional economics says people living in these struggling towns should just move.
- For Native Americans, a 'Historic Moment' on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box
Court battles playing out over indigenous voting rights have the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations and to influence matters of national importance.
- Federal funding cuts cost Missoula Job Service office manager Wolf Ametsbichler his job
Wolf Ametsbichler left the local office late last year and couldn't be reached Thursday for comment.
Incubators and R&D
- Is Idaho development following California's overgrown path?
Oregon Economic Development
- Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice
"Here we show that a novel triple receptor drug shows promise as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's but further dose-response tests and direct comparisons with other drugs have to be conducted in order to evaluate if this new drugs is superior to previous ones," says Holscher.
- Portland forges new program for affordable commercial space - Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program
Prosper Portland has created the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program to address a recent dramatic increase in retail rents and decrease in vacancy rates in the city of Portland, which have resulted in the displacement of small businesses from Portland's urban neighborhoods.
- Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job
The Iceland law is unique in that it requires employers to verify that they pay people fairly.
- Aggressive New 'Housing-First Policy' Proposed in California State Legislature
California's housing shortage is statewide -- with far too many people struggling with housing costs -- and we need statewide housing solutions.
Montana Education Excellence
- ENDOW Releases Preliminary Recommendations to 'Chart New Course' for WY's Economy
"The hard truth is diversifying our state's economy for the long-term is going to take some investment - investments we believe strongly will pay dividends for future generations of Wyoming citizens," said Chairman Greg Hill. "We should not embark on these efforts unless we fully understand they will be multi-year and multi-million dollar undertakings. If we are not prepared to act decisively and commit for a significant period of time, we are wasting time and money."
- University of Montana will have just one woman as a permanent dean
"Gender balance is an issue that can't be ignored," said Dean Christopher Comer, head of the College of Humanities and Sciences.
- Video: University of Montana President Seth Bodnar "A Man on a Mission"
"This is the most important mission of my lifetime, the mission of higher education, especially in an institution that is focused on accessibility, affordability, and quality. I can't think of a more important thing to be doing right now."
- UM finds a buyer for its Island Lodge, and David Lipson (Paws Up Resort) purchases it for less than half of what it reported in June as the property's worth.
Publicly available financial statements, however, offer the clearest picture yet of the gap between the property's estimated worth and the sale price, which critics say raises questions about the foundation's handling of the sale.
Funding and Building your Business
- Tell Us Something, Montana's premiere live storytelling event, seeks storytellers!
Tell Us Something is calling for *YOU* to pitch your true story on the theme "Right Place, Right Time".
- Top Fitness Friendly Cities in America - Missoula, Montana Ranks #1
When bad weather strikes there are still good options for exercise in Missoula. It ranked second in SmartAsset's analysis for its concentration of fitness-related businesses. For example, there are 18 different recreation or fitness centers in Missoula, which has a population of about 70,000 people. - Smart Asset
- 'Anywhere but here' This teen could be a college basketball star. First she must find a way off this Montana reservation.
"It's really hard for anyone to get off the reservation. You don't see it happen a lot," Mya said. "I think about my future a lot more than you could imagine. I think about it all the time."
- SEVEN New Grant Opportunities
- Nominations being accepted for annual 20 Under 40 awards
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is seeking nominations for entrepreneurs, business professionals, owners and managers to honor with our annual 20 Under 40 awards.
Connectivity & Communications
- Angel Investor - Bill Payne & Associates Enabling Entrepreneurs
Bootstrap your business to positive cash flow and then grow organically. Don't raise money from professional investors unless you must - it is simply too painful!
- Montana Manufacturing Extension Center invites you to register for our upcoming events!
- Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain
"By doing crypto, we have opened up the ability to go over borders without having to worry about multiple currencies and multiple banks,"
- 2018 Will Be the Year of Employee Experience
EX is sum of everything an employee experiences throughout his or her connection to the organization -- every employee interaction, from the first contact as a potential recruit to the last interaction after the end of employment.
- Free Home-Based Business Webinar By SBA North Dakota District Office - 1/11 - Online
Find out how you can make money by selling your products, including hand crafted gifts, art, antiques, collectibles, surplus items, and even services on a variety of internet sites.
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
- New coalition to bring more internet to rural America
Join our fight to bring broadband to all rural Americans. Tell Washington to take action to bridge the digital divide now!
- New NIH pilot provides free SBIR application assistance
The primary goal of the AAP is to increase participation in the SBIR program by businesses that are owned or controlled by individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Missoula nonprofits brace for fundraising challenges in "these particular times"
Nonprofits provide more than 11 percent of all Montana jobs. Missoula alone is home to 232 wage-paying nonprofits that range from domestic violence to the environment, poverty, housing and equality. Without the generosity of donors, coupled with dwindling state and federal revenues, many of those efforts will face challenging times.
- Alpine Theatre Project Finds New Home in Whitefish, Montana
"As a nonprofit, you're constantly asking yourself, 'Am I doing the most good?,'" he said. "If we can provide that, an opportunity for these kids to find their voice, I think that's work worth doing.
- "Shadow Casting: The Making of 'A River Runs Through It" MSU professor Dennis Aig reflects on Montana film that caught nation's imagination 25 years ago
"We met at the Holiday Inn, and as Patrick told me the actors who were in the film, it was a bunch of people I hadn't heard of before except Tom Skerritt," Aig recalled. One of those no-name actors was Brad Pitt, whose career skyrocketed after his role in "River."
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- If you own a MAC, PC or Smartphone, do this now.
Security researchers this week revealed a broad flaw in Intel and other chips that could allow hackers to access data previously thought to be secure.
- America's Hottest Self-Driving Startup Hooks Up with VW and Hyundai
Now one of the last significant startups without a manufacturer to call its own has found its beloved.
- Nissan reveals predictive brain-to-vehicle technology
Based on this data, the system is reportedly able to detect signs that the driver is about to initiate sudden movements such as turning the steering wheel or hitting the brake.
- Welcome to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station of the Future
Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time--30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers--so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger "rest stop" on I-5 in California.
- Video: 2018 Will Be the Year You Join the Electric Car Bandwagon
2017 was the year that big auto makers embraced the all electric vehicle. Expect to see lots of new models on the road in 2018 from Tesla, GM, Audi, VW and others.
- Montana's Small Business Summit - 2/6-8 - Helena, Montana
- Montana Code School Demo Day: Missoula, 01/11, Missoula
- Bitterroot Open Space Roundtable - 1/27 - Hamilton, Montana
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