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Montana Department of Commerce
Montana's Outdoor Recreation Economy
- Montana Precision Products Granted $210,800 From Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Program
"My administration's Main Street Montana business plan is built on the idea that public-private partnerships are keys to growing Montana's economy. Every project funded through BSTF is a step toward the plan's goals of creating opportunities for today's workforce and being stronger and more competitive for our next generation of entrepreneurs." Gov. Steve Bullock
- Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
Outdoor recreation is a big business.
Flathead Valley Community College
- PFL.com is pioneering a new category: Tactile Marketing Automation
It transforms disjointed sales and marketing silos into an integrated and highly leveraged strategic approach.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Paul Wachholz Donates $4 Million to FVCC College Center Project
"We are grateful to Paul for his incredible generosity, said FVCC President Jane Karas. "Paul's gift will touch many lives in Northwest Montana and provide endless possibilities for students and for the community long into the future."
- Meet The New Kalispell SBDC Director Dan Gorton At March 21 Open House
In his current position with the SBDC, Gorton will assist startups and small business in Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties with financing, business planning and market knowledge.
- FVCC Symposium Turns Technology Discussion toward International and Global Topics - March 6
Dr. Eva-Maria Maggi and Dr. Karen Adams from the University of Montana will speak at FVCC on March 6 about political challenges, international power disparities and opportunities for global cooperation around creating a safe cyber space.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- GFDA Quarterly Investor Letter
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Ghana man teaching computing without computers becomes viral hit
"Teaching of ICT in Ghana's school is very funny," he said in a Facebook post alongside the photos.
Energy and Climate Change
- AI Proves to Be 10% Faster and More Accurate Than Top Human Lawyers
A study conducted by legal AI platform LawGeex showed an AI was 10 percent more accurate than humans in spotting issues with legal contracts.
- How AI-Driven Insurance Could Reduce Gun Violence
Exploring a market-based, technologically-enabled compromise to preventing gun violence.
Come Home Montana
- How We Can Better Integrate the Energy Industry into Eco-Friendly Planning
For any attempts at being eco-friendly to be successful, though, cities need to include the energy industry in their planning.
- Ultra-thin coating makes "dumb" glass smart
Scientists from Australia's RMIT University have developed a coating that allows existing glass to become smart ... no power required.
Hellgate Venture Network
- Montana Career Opportunity - Full Stack Java Developer, Telecom Project Coordinator, Senior Web App Developer, Application Security Engineer and more... - Arrow Solutions Group
If you are looking for an organization that advocates for your career fulfillment, we warmly invite you to connect with our team today.
- Hellgate Venture Network Event - Speaker: Sellout - 3/8 -- Missoula, Montana
Hellgate Venture Network brings the community and thought leaders together to create the community we want to live in. Networking, communication and great local beer all connect with the Hellgate Venture Network.
Montana Economic Development
- Filmed in Montana - 'Yellowstone' Exclusive Teaser Trailer Starring Kevin Costner | Paramount Network
Here's a sneak peek of the first scripted network TV drama to be filmed in Montana. So far, $1.5 million has been spent here creating jobs, buying supplies, on hotel rooms and location fees.
- Bozeman-based Barnard Construction Co. Inc. gets $73M contract for border wall work
Kevin Bixby, executive director of the Southwest Environmental Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, called the spending a travesty and raised concerns about the potential effects on wildlife that live along the international border.
- Heads up, Montana community developers, founders, and investors!
A new national community investment program that connects private capital with low-income communities across America
- Greater Yellowstone Basin - Unnatural Disaster: Will America's Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?
What Does It Mean For Greater Yellowstone If Bozeman Becomes Minneapolis-Sized And Jackson Hole Becomes An Anchor For Salt Lake City-Like Sprawl?
- Today's TED Talk - WWWD? - Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water
hree lessons he's learned so far from the "philosophy of water." "What would water do?"
- Today's TED Talk - The brain-changing benefits of exercise
Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
- The Economic Colonization of Rural America
The transformation of the American economy was supposed to usher in a new era of prosperity via a "rural renaissance." Where has that dream gone and how do we bring it back?
- Would universal basic income sap the workforce?
Would universal basic income cause people to leave the workforce? New research suggests it would not.
- Senator Jon Tester Secures Major Investment to Expand Wireless Coverage in Montana
"This announcement paves the way for a major investment to install new cell towers, update communication infrastructure, and expand wireless service to rural areas across Montana so families can stay connected and we can eliminate the gaps in cell service across our state." Sen. Jon Tester
- Small Business Administration 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
This Strategic Plan provides a framework that outlines SBA's key goals and objectives to ensure that their programs are managed effectively and efficiently. In this plan, the SBA sets four core strategic goals for the next 5 years:
- Inside the huge, low-profile alliance fighting to save the FCC's net neutrality rules
Every week, a motley crew of tech wonks and legal experts meet in Washington to discuss the problem they've been grappling with for almost a year now: how to save the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
- Audit Finds Over $1.5 Billion In State of Montana Investment Accounting Errors
An audit found that the investment board improperly presents and discloses information in financial reports. That's according to legislative staff who briefed a legislative committee about the annual check-up today.
- Idaho lawmakers block new approach to health insurance for sick and working poor
But Gov. Butch Otter's legislative proposal to provide health care to some of the state's poorest residents came to a halt Tuesday after it failed to generate enough support inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse.
- Solar-power billing robs poor to pay rich, Idaho Power says. The state might change it
After months of contention, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission has decided to consider Idaho Power's proposal to make customers who install solar panels on their roofs pay more for access to the utility's grid.
- The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Wisconsin leaders unite around innovation and the Wisconsin Idea
"By working together, we can find the best, most efficient ways to solve the state's challenges, create jobs, grow profits and keep revenue in Wisconsin to invest in our people and our economy. We hope the series allows readers to reflect on the positive impact diverse partners have in advancing Wisconsin research, industry and entrepreneurship."
Washington State Business
- Doctors, Revolt!
The hospital, he lamented, is more like a factory -- "it tests every ache and treats every laboratory abnormality, but it does little to heal its patients." Treating and healing are both necessary, but modern health care too often disregards the latter.
- Washington State Passes Nation's Toughest Net Neutrality Law
It's the first legislature to pass a law of this kind since the FCC repealed federal net neutrality regulations in December. Lawsuits are likely to follow.
Montana Education Excellence
- Sheridan, Wyoming building capacity for ongoing growth - Forward Sheridan
Forward Sheridan is working with six Wyoming companies to explore avenues to capture subcontract work for the aerospace industry.
Funding and Building your Business
- University of Montana Vision 2018
Welcome to this issue of Vision https://medium.com/vision-2018 , the magazine that celebrates the vast range of research and creative scholarship by University of Montana faculty and students.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Mindfulness: Can It Help Entrepreneurs Spot Opportunity?
Beyond easing stress and improving mental well-being, focus and productivity, mindfulness may provide another benefit of particular importance to entrepreneurs - the ability to recognize and evaluate an opportunity.
- Sure signs that you're building a passion-linked career
Following your passions and building your career around them has a very specific look and feel.
- You've Been Pitching Yourself Wrong This Entire Time -- Here's How You Should Be Doing It
"I want to replace the elevator pitch with a conversation pitch, or what I call permission-based pitching,"
- Artificial eye flexes muscle to do what the human eye can't
The technology, which builds on so-called metalens technology by adding electrically-controlled flexible muscles, could make a real impact in all manner of optical fields, including those in cameras, telescopes, microscopes, glasses and even virtual reality.
- Powerful PC Runs on Any Device - Blade's ambitious PC game streaming platform finally launches in the US
Blade says Shadow users get the equivalent of a $2,000 Windows 10 gaming PC
- Idaho's Solar Roadways - Shouldn't solar panels be on driveways and roads instead of roofs?
"Our panels have solar cells for energy collection, heating elements to prevent snow and ice accumulation and LEDs to illuminate roads lines and provide graphics," says Scott. They have the potential to charge in-transit electric vehicles, welcome energy from other renewable sources into the nation's power grid and create an "intelligent road" that can actually steer, accelerate and brake autonomous vehicles.
- The Little Company That's Bringing Wireless Charging To Electric Cars
With a shift toward electric cars, the company may soon reap its rewards.
- Microsoft is working with Alaska to reduce car deaths on icy roads
In addition to saving the DOT money, these decisions can have life or death significance.
- Urbanism Next Conference - 3/5-7 - Portland, Oregon
While there has been a focused effort on research around the technological aspects of Autonomous Vehicles, there has been a shortage of systematic exploration of the secondary effects on city development, form, and design, and the implications for sustainability, resiliency, equity, cost, and general livability.
- Waymo offers virtual reality glimpse at riding in driverless car
This is an immersive 360-degree video to let users experience the feeling of riding in a car with no driver as it navigates itself through city streets.
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