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MATR Newsletter - Tue Sep 4, 2007

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"We need to make sure we have the best people we can in our operations, and that is a constant challenge. There is always room to improve." -- James Packer (an Australian businessman and Australia's richest man)

A topic of several articles this week has been the ability for rural communities to attract and retain talent and high value companies. Talent is going to become a more difficult resource for communities and states to retain as the work force shrinks and employees demand a better quality of life along with salaries comparable to those on the coasts. -- Gazette Opinion: In the future, who will work in Montana? ... .html --- Labor leaders find few takers for good jobs ... .html --- Montana would manufacture many more jobs with a right-to-work law ... .html --- Here's an organization that's focused on helping rural communities attract and retain new economy companies. Rural Bridges - Get Connected ... .html Is your community doing everything it can to attract and retain the best and the brightest so it can compete and flourish?

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