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“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.” Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Montana Department of Commerce
Parsec Data Management
- Collaborative Partnership at Montana Department of Commerce Will Continue Montana Main Street Program
"I'm proud to say the next open grant cycle will be later this summer," said Governor Bullock. "We look forward to working with communities to fulfill their local visions and to get another round of projects moving forward."
- Montana Department of Commerce Receives SBA Award Supporting Programs For Innovative, Technology-driven Small Businesses
The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally-funded innovation and research and development programs like the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).
Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
- Montana Technology Connection In Missoula: July 30, 2013
Find out how Montana Technology Providers are driving business growth and what it means for the prosperity of the state and your business.
GigaPOP in Missoula
- Senator Baucus announces new business leaders attending the 6th Montana Economic Development Summit in Sept. - Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr. - President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally - Delta CEO, Richard Anderson
Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr. - President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally - Delta CEO, Richard Anderson will be attending.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Vermont Public Wi-Fi Creates Broadband Options
The wi-fi zone was installed thanks to the Vermont Digital Economy Project, a part of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. The project is being funded by a federal grant from the Economic Development Administration, along with substantial in-kind support from IBM, Microsoft and other partners.
- Great Falls Small Business Development Center launches new program
The Great Falls Small Business Development Center is launching a new program this week called "Start-Up Spark" specially designed for entrepreneurs.
Come Home Montana
- Utilities haven't harnessed smart grid opportunity: study
A new study says that businesses are missing out on valuable customer data, trends and revenue streams by remaining unprepared to tackle the smart grid and data it generates.
- Data Is The New Oil - It Powers Your Engine Of Survival and Success
Is the future of your company just sitting there in a big server of unusable goo?
- WorkSafeMT Branding, Marketing, Social Marketing, and Website Services Request for Proposals
The purpose of WorkSafeMT is to inspire and advocate a culture of safety, health, and stay at work/return to work throughout Montana: to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, deaths, and economic loss.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Part-time Office Manager - Missoula Nonprofit
If you have experience in the nonprofit sector & office management please send your resume
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Community Development - Big Sky Economic Development, Billings
This position is responsible for leadership and day‐to‐day operations of a key part of our mission‐‐including grant writing and administration, community, business, urban renewal, and infrastructure planning and development projects.
- Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Billings in top 10 places to live
Hanel said Billings is well situated because of a diverse economy that includes nationally recognized medical facilities. Billings is also benefiting from nearby energy development.
- 3 leadership "truths" women should ignore
Women have the emotional intelligence to rise to every leadership challenge, and we do it far more often than most people know. To rise even farther, learn to filter the leadership advice you're getting and filter out the stuff the guys need, but you don't.
- Leadership Development as a 5 Year Journey
If you were to go to a bank or venture capitalist and ask for funding to start your new business, they would never accept a one-year business plan.
- Icebridge - Father and daughter team raising funds for a new microbrewery in downtown Missoula
Meg and Mark Gorseth would love your support and have some cool rewards for those you you willing to take a chance in them.
- Introducing Mike Garcia - New Director of Voices of Montana Tourism
Voices of Montana Tourism is a united voice for Montana's tourism stakeholders. We champion policies that sustainably grow tourism while preserving the spectacular nature, culture and sense of place that Montanans and visitors cherish.
- Good Morning America honors Missoula's Big Dipper ice cream - "America's Best Ice Cream."
Good Morning America chose three ice cream companies in the U.S. to feature on the show to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.
- Grant gives Montana Family Residency Program financial juice to expand
The grant, made possible through the Affordable Care Act, will allow the Montana Family Residency Program to train three additional residents in family practice medicine.
Developing an Angel Network in Montana
- Mentors Help Young Professionals Get Ahead
Working with a mentor can be invaluable for a young professional.
- New accreditation rules will clip the wings of angel investors
In the world of angel investing, the law of unintended consequences just struck and struck hard.
Government and University TechTransfer
- How Flexible Parking Requirements Spur Economic Development: Lessons from Santa Monica
It was a dramatic break from what is typical of virtually every city in America: require every business to provide abundant on-site parking, free of charge to all its patrons, regardless of whether or not the business deems it necessary.
- Initial public offering nets U-M pharmaceutical spinoff more than $80 million
"Their IPO is a tremendous accomplishment, and we're looking forward to seeing the drugs reach the market for the benefit of cancer patients worldwide."
Incubators and R&D
- Idaho Technology Council, partners launch business survey
"It's critical to understand how to best foster the growth and development of Idaho's tech sector, which is one of the state's fastest growing industries."
- Idaho school Wi-Fi plan surprises legislators
Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar contract for a private company to set up Wi-Fi networks in every high school in the state, even though the Legislature never approved the move.
- Angel Investing by Kevin Learned: Meet 3 Valley food businesses that received angel funding
The angels in the Boise Angel Alliance and its funds thus far have invested in three food companies. Each has taken advantage of the knowledge of food available in the Treasure Valley. The three are:
- Portland Incubator Experiment picks seven startups for latest class from 440 applicants
PIE attracted 440 applicants for its latest class, with 60 percent of the applications from outside Oregon.
- How to keep business incubators from failing
"You need to have a process for business growth and development."
- The University of New Mexico and the the University of Idaho collaborate on $6 million grant for water resources research.
The researchers expect to create better models to understand how factors such as climate change, precipitation, vegetation growth, fires and runoff effect water storage, flows and water quality.
- Cabinet for Economic Development creates Office of Entrepreneurship
Office will foster entrepreneurial activity by blending guidance, support with traditional business growth opportunities
Regional Economic Development
- Firefighting's new reality: not every house should be saved
In practical terms, that has meant finding a way to let naturally occurring fires do the work that experts say they are meant to do.
- Accelerate technology transfer to boost cluster development
As with any complex system, the best strategies for strengthening innovation-driven ecosystems begin with an honest, fact-based assessment of assets, needs and resulting gaps.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- University of Wyoming signs deal to run Casper business incubator
Bill Edwards, CAEDA's CEO and president, said the staff at UW's Business Technology Center -- the university's Laramie-based business incubator -- will bring to the project business-coaching expertise and start-up experience CAEDA didn't have.
- "Procrastination Destination" - Casper visitors bureau creates sweepstakes for in-state travelers
The idea was born as the group brainstormed its next marketing campaign to leverage the "in-state drive" and generate play for Casper's summer events.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Colleges strengthen their K-12 partnerships
"The better you know your community, the better you know their needs and the better you serve them."
- More Evidence That Colleges Are Giving Money to Those Who Need It Least
This confirms the results of a recent study by the New America Foundation that found that schools are increasingly using aid to lure wealthy students rather than targeting those most in need.
- Chief Innovation Officers Make Their Way Into Schools
Education needs a complete makeover, some say, and chief innovation officers can help.
- States Take Action - Students Who Struggle and Need to Take Remedial Courses Not Ready for College
When a student isn't academically ready to tackle college courses, are remedial programs helping? There's a growing sense among experts and lawmakers that the traditional model of remedial college education needs to change.
- U.S. schools focusing on the wrong skills
Instead of producing employees who are capable of following directions, U.S. schools should be concerned with producing entrepreneurs.
Montana Education Excellence
- i3 Missoula Culminating Event!, 8/2 - First Friday, Missoula, Montana
The monthlong program, which was centered at the University of Montana, resulted in six tangible projects.
Energy and Climate Change
- Editorial: Maintaining research standing vital for MSU, community
The university has made research a priority, requiring even undergraduate students to incorporate some component of research into their education. And that has become an attraction to more and more out-of-state and international students who pay the full cost of their education and help fund campus expansion and construction projects.
- University of Montana Research View Summer 2013
The Air We Breathe - UM researcher finds young brains harmed by urban air pollution
- Students in MCPS summer i3 program pitch public works ideas to City Council
Please join us as our students present their innovative projects at Missoula's First Friday event on August 2 coordinated by the Missoula Cultural Council.
- Building homes that make more power than they take
There are homebuyers here and around the nation who are willing to pay more for savings down the line.
- University of Washington offers first energy MBA courses this fall
Students can try for a Masters of Business Administration with an energy concentration or an MBA in energy management.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- New Montana.gov site announced
- How Emergency Managers Can Benefit from Big Data
Large volumes of data sets derived from sophisticated sensors and social media feeds are increasingly being used by government agencies.
- Bozeman aims to make building permit process more convenient
City Manager Chris Kukulski said this week that the department is now open during lunchtime and will soon have software to allow people to check the status of building permits online.
- Why 2014 will be a great year for 3D printing
Current 3D printers are cheap, but compared to where we're going, they're as Pong is to the iPhone.
- Control a Quadracopter with just your thoughts
U of M student uses only his thoughts to control copter.
- Armband enables remote control of any device through gesture
The armband is a one-size-fits-all device that works out of the box, connecting to popular consumer devices through a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connection.
- Virtual 3-D Desktop Targets Medicine, Education
Using a stylus to pull objects out of screens into the air in front of them, users can rotate objects and perform various spatial tasks.
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