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"The first step is to establish that something is possible;; then probability will occur." Elon Musk
Come Hear From Montana's Newly Elected Governor - Steve Bullock,9/24, Seattle, WA http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4758 --- Curious About Leadership Montana? Join Us At The Leadership Montana Signature Event, 9/26-27, Helena, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4727
Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
- Senator Baucus Brings Boeing CEO, Governor Bullock on State in Butte to Announce Helena Expansion
$35 million expansion to add 20-25 more workers
- Artist captures speakers' messages at MT Economic Development Summit - The Difference Consulting
Using a whiteboard and colorful markers, an artist provided a graphic interpretation of the Montana Economic Development Summit.
- Video - Business leaders address ways to improve and create Montana jobs
"Any high school student in the state can sign up on this web address and access a free online, self paced curriculum to introduce them to software development for 90 days." Greg Gianforte
- Google CEO sees "great decade" ahead for Montana - Video
While there were a lot of speakers here to talk about about technology at this year's Montana Economic Summit, there was one man who stepped on stage who knows more about deploying broadband than anyone else that was here.
- Businesses donate $250K to fund Economic Development Summit in Butte
"I really do think that people are motivated by the fact that this is something that's going to build Montana's economy and create jobs."
- UM students turn economic summit into social media central
"We knew this would be the biggest and best (economic summit) ever," Henderson said. "Tech was an emphasis. To be a part of the team working on tech, it felt like you were central to the mission."
- Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman says MT has great potential for success
Huntsman, who was in Butte at the invitation of Senator Max Baucus, says Montana has the two largest qualities needed for success - the increasing ability to keep and attract the smartest people, and the ability to attract investment.
- Montana Jobs summit: Business leaders: It makes sense to put jobs in US
Oracle Corp. president Safra Catz says it makes sense to bring jobs back to the United States.
- Baucus at summit: Keep best, brightest in Montana
"To achieve economic gains, we need everyone at the table," Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook said, calling for an active dialogue nationwide on gender.
- MT Economic Development Summit recap, look ahead to what's next - Video
As much as it's about putting Montana businesses on the global radar and creating those contracts & jobs, Webb Brown said it's about connecting Montana businesses with each other.
- Montana businesses get website help from Google - "Get Your Business Online"
"We are giving them the tools they need to grow and optimize their website and those Google local listings. Because it's not only important to have those things but to get found online by your customers searching for you. So we are helping them get online and grow online.
- Archive: Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
Please let us know what positive outcomes you realize from the connections you made at the Summit. Hearing success stories can lead to more success and its good publicity for your organization.
- Computer science major = high salary potential - Montana High School Students - Is this a Career for You?
"Any high school student in the state can sign up on this web address and access a free online, self paced curriculum to introduce them to software development for 90 days."
- Economic Summit action item - Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, "Businesses don't have to relocate to bigger markets to succeed."
The buzz at Montana Economic Job Summit wasn't just about jobs.
Next Generation Broadband in Missoula
- Missoula's brightest speak at TEDxUMontana
"It was a pretty great event for a small Western community,"
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- How Chattanooga beat Google Fiber by half a decade
City residents have an unlikely business to thank: the publicly owned electric utility.
- Montana's Big Sky is a year-round playground
During a visit to Big Sky, your best bet is to experience some of the canyon, some of the meadow and a bit of the mountain.
Come Home Montana
- 7 Observations From The Big Data Innovation Summit
Netflix is an IT infrastructure company that happens to stream movies
- Confused About Big Data? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do
One thing is clear--there is a growing divide between firms that can manage in a big data world and those that can't. If you want to be able to compete in the future, you had better start now.
- Requests for Proposal - Feasibility study about meat processing in Montana
Contractors are being sought to perform research into three key areas of the study: Conceptual Design, Marketing, and Labor.
- MSU Business College To Honor Nine Montana Family Businesses, 10/11, Bozeman
The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and State Farm Insurance, in honor of Robert Jaedicke, host the program. Stockman Bank underwrites the awards, with additional support for the program provided by the Montana Chamber of Commerce.
- Increasing concern for concussions opens door for innovation
RU-FitTM of Helena is a pre-market service provider that is introducing a new technology that quickly identifies physical evidence consistent with a concussion.
- Netflix closing Butte center due to shrinking DVD business
Two local management jobs will be lost, according to Joris Evers, Netflix corporate communications director based in Los Gatos, California.
Government and University TechTransfer
- Now settled in, Montana Governor Steve Bullock touts Main Street plan
The Main Street Montana project http://www.mainstreetmontanaproject.com/ strives to bring together Montana business, education, community and economic-development leaders to develop a business plan for the Treasure State.
Incubators and R&D
- Mayo Clinic Joins the Arizona Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator
Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic announced today that Mayo will become a technology transfer participant to join Arizona Furnace, the startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial teams using designated research discoveries and intellectual property as the basis for new companies.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- UM Joins University Research Network Funded by $20.3 Million Grant
"CTR-IN provides pilot funding, as well as mentorship and other research support, for investigators at UM," Noonan said. "The Pilot Grants Program is one of the key component activities of the new research network."
- Plotting a path to graduation - Role models - Capital High seniors, staff encourage young students to prepare
"Students are more likely to graduate if they come to high school prepared."
- Fab Lab Excites Wyoming Students
â€œItâ€™s getting kids to think differently about content and to explore on their own how to come up with solutions and answers.â€
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- 11 more private colleges join tuition-free path to college pact
Cornell University, Princeton University and Dartmouth College are among 11 private schools that have joined the Say Yes to Education program best known for providing high school students a tuition-free path to college.
- Community Colleges Try to Revamp Image
Community-college officials say retaining students with perks and programs will result in more total dollars from an increase in students paying tuition.
Montana Education Excellence
- MAPS Media Institute set to begin 10th year of free classes for Bitterroot Valley students
MAPS offers free courses in cyberskills, design, filmmaking, screenwriting, technical literacy, communication and music, among other things, to students from all over Ravalli County
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- NASA taps Montana State University project for next phase in building space computer technology
The funding is a third boost from NASA for LaMeres' work on a radiation-hardened computing platform.
- The Doctors Are In - New Residency Program Aims to Fill Void in Montana's Rural Health Care
The residents will get top-notch training in a rural setting and come out the other side in three years as board-certified family medicine physicians. And they'll be first in a concerted effort to ensure Montana's small towns have family practice doctors.
- The Montanan - The Magazine of The University of Montana
The economic development benefits are substantial, Forbes says. The program will bring $4 million to $6 million in federal money to western Montana.
- Senator Baucus, Senator Tester Announce $25 Million To Boost Job Training Resources For Montana Colleges
Baucus' Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Legislation Fuels Critical Grants for 13 Two-Year Colleges across Montana
- Growth gives MSU sunny outlook, while UM struggles
Regent Todd Buchanan warned that campuses should be careful about building brick and mortar buildings based on enrollment growth, which have to be paid for even when times are bad. It may be, he said, that growth "can't be sustained forever."
- Preparing the University of Montana for a changing world
"What I'm trying to do is help people become more cross-culturally knowledgeable," said Udo Fluck, MLS director. "People get so upset and frustrated with other people because they don't know enough of the other person's cultural background."
- MSU announces task force to give research budget recommendations
The task force was requested by MSU President Waded Cruzado, who last week committed $2 million in central university funds to address a $3.5 million Facilities and Administrative (F&A) budget shortfall for fiscal year 2014.
Universities and Economic Development
- New Statewide Program Encourages Montana High School Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees
CodeMontana plans to have 1,000+ students compete for $10,000 in prizes while preparing for high paying jobs
Funding and Building your Business
- Startups Need to Leverage Their Local Universities
Here is a short list of the areas where you should be able to find help, whether you are a student or an independent entrepreneur:
Energy and Climate Change
- Sharing Tech Talent With Startups for Equity Stakes
Instead of investing $10,000 cash into a company, Equitive might put two engineers to work part-time for the company for a couple of months, taking an equity stake in proportion to the work being done.
Connectivity & Communications
- Companies Unplug From the Electric Grid, Delivering a Jolt to Utilities
Experts say the trend is gaining momentum, spurred by falling prices for solar panels and natural gas, as well as a fear that power outages caused by major storms will become more common.
- Warming lull haunts authors of key climate report
Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.
- Montana Resources, Washington Corp. giving $250,000 for fiber optic network in Butte
The network will connect all of the locations of Butte School District No. 1, providing high speed, highly reliable, fault-tolerant voice and data transmission, according to a news release.
- New Tool Makes City Spending and Revenue Comparisons a Cinch
Want to know how your city's spending on schools, police, and public works compares to others? The Lincoln Institute has created a new interactive database that for the first time allows apples-to-apples comparisons of city finances.
- Heat Maps and Analytics Drive Fairfax County Home Page Update
"Our goal is not just to make a pretty site, but that the content that we present is of value," Rao said. "We want the information to complement the design."
- Crowdsourcing During Tax Season Saves Departments of Revenue Millions
Crowds aren't just smarter but they can be more efficient, too, saving departments of revenue millions of dollars during peak processing seasons.
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