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Montana Department of Commerce
- Data Breach Disclosures: 'Nightmare Patchwork'
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
- Big Data Week - May 5-11 - 30+ Cities Worldwide
The festival connects a number of global cities through locally hosted meetups, events, networking functions, data visualisation demo's, debates, discussion and hackathons.
- Montana Main Street Planning Grants Awarded to Lewistown, Great Falls, Miles City and Shelby
"The Montana Main Street Program assists communities in revitalizing and strengthening our state's downtowns," said Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary.
Great Falls Development Authority
- Of Ducks and Dog - onXmaps
Take a look at this great video of the hunt produced by Jason and get a little tip from Rob on using the HUNT App to scout an area for birds as a bonus!
- onXmaps - Create a Waypoint Using a Photo from your Mobile Device
Learn from our Found Eric and TV Host hottie Jana from Skull Bound about how to take a photo and make a custom waypoint using the HUNT App!
- Great Falls Metro Employment Up!
January 2014 employment set a new record, topping our old record set in January 2008 by 256 jobs!
Come Home Montana
- Disaster-proof your law firm
If a disaster can happen to these law firms, it could happen to yours.
- People First, Technology Second: It's Time for Businesses to Get Personal
We're moving toward a world that is increasingly defined by a company's ability to make better decisions with better information.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity with Arrow Solutions - Maximo Maintenance Administrator
- Montana Career Opportunity - Fiscal Officer - Headwaters RC&D Area, Inc.
This is a highly responsible position that includes accounting duties, accurate and timely reporting of all financial information according to U.S. GAAP, federal regulations, and contractual agreements.
- Montana Career Opportunity - I.T. Systems Support Technician - Missoula - JCCS
It is through over 65 years of community commitment that JCCS has not only impacted the people we serve, but also the communities in which we live. Professionally, we know we can help improve our clients quality of life. Personally, we donate our time, energy and resources, to numerous organizations
- University of Montana students display a knack for business
A few students already know they want to go into business. For them, the business of America still is business.
Montana Economic Development
- Finances point to cross-town merger for Missoula hospitals
Providence is big.
- Bozeman businessmen meet with Interior Secretary
Coming off of 13 years as a leader at REI before being confirmed as Interior Secretary almost a year ago, Jewell said she was familiar with the economic boon that public parks and forests could provide for businesses.
- IT consulting firm Advanced Technology Group expands, offers big-city opportunity in Missoula
Although finding that balance and absorbing the cost of airfares have been challenges, once people get over the shock of a company like ATG being located in Missoula, the Montana location adds a boutique feel and certain draw, Stergios said.
- Missoula, Montana SBC Spotlight: Buttercup Cafe & Market
We serve delicious breakfast and lunches made from Montana ingredients.
Come Home Wyoming
- New Frenchtown, Montana millsite redevelopment director envisions 'a small city'
"I think this mill site is the greatest opportunity in Montana to create economic development and to balance the environment and to take advantage of the natural setting."
Incubators and R&D
- Spring 2014 Wheeler Center Conference On Campaign Finance In The Big Sky And Beyond, 4/11, Helena, Montana
The program for this one-day conference has been designed to convene a diverse set of expert stakeholders who can help bring greater understanding to the range of the tensions and trade-offs of campaign finance in Montana and the US.
- Critics decry limited access to government
"There's a clear trend toward increased secrecy in this country. I see it in my survey research of journalists and I also see it just on the ground, in what's happening at state capitals and the federal government," said David Cuillier, director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
- Missoula council hears spending, cutting ideas from 'budget games'
"Sometimes, it felt like pulling teeth to get the information that we needed."
- Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.
- Downtown Missoula center to offer collaborative workspace - MACH Central
"Why not come together and make stuff happen?"
- Supercomputer comes to University of Idaho researchers' rescue
"It's very rare," said Alves-Foss, who knows of just one other computer center with as much memory.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes
They fear Tesla's plan to create a world where you never have to bring your car into the shop again.
- EHR Rankings Hint at Physician Revolt - The Elusive Promise of Electronic Health Records
When it comes to electronic health record (EHR) systems, many physicians are clicked off.
- Scholarship program aimed at 7th graders
The application period ends March 20. The seventh graders can continue to receive scholarships throughout college and graduate school to the tune of $30,000 to $50,000 annually.
- Common behaviors increase babies' risk of obesity later - early education is best
"These results from a large population of infants--especially the high rates of television-watching--teach us that we must begin obesity prevention even earlier."
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Women should embrace the B's in college to make more later
The college majors that tend to lead to the most profitable professions are also the stingiest about awarding A's.
- Half of U.S. Business Schools Might Be Gone by 2020
When the big players start offering online degrees, they'll draw far-flung students who might otherwise have opted for the convenience of a part-time program close to home.
- Insurance Expertise Needed for Blackstone LaunchPad Participants
Looking for folks that will be willing to invest some time on an ongoing basis to share their knowledge and expertise and help student entrepreneurs identify their future needs and options.
Funding and Building your Business
- Talking the walk: Is a more 'walkable' Butte the key for city's future?
The trick is fostering neighborhoods that provide residents' needs within a half-mile walk: groceries, retail, work places and exercise opportu-nities. The more "walkable" a city, the more it can attract those coveted young professionals with families.
- Missoula to Lolo trail project launches new website
People in Missoula County could soon walk, run or bike from Missoula to Lolo.
Energy and Climate Change
- Netflix encourages employees to talk to recruiters
What if instead of bureaucracy, a booming company relied on common sense?
- Corporate Social Responsibility Reduces Crash Risk
Academic study shows socially responsible corporations have less risk of a stock price crash
- Work From Home? Your Taxes Just Got Easier
According to the IRS, this simplified option will save small businesses 1.6 million hours annually by reducing paperwork and recordkeeping. But just because the new option is easier, does it mean it's better? Here, we'll break down the two methods for calculating the home office deduction so you can decide what works for you.
- BYU chemist makes breakthrough discovery on natural gas
A Brigham Young University professor has discovered a way to transform natural gas into liquid alcohol fuel, a process that could revolutionize world markets for an abundant natural resource.
- 'Go Fossil Free': Individual investors begin to divest from fossil fuel
As the effort to pressure colleges, cities and religious institutions to divest from fossil fuels gains traction, a small but growing number of individual investors are examining their retirement funds and portfolios with an eye toward eliminating their exposure to coal, oil and natural gas.
- Hackers seek to disrupt electric grid through 'smart' devices
"If you're a utility today, depending on your scale, you're under attack at this moment."
- SolarCity accuses utilities of slowing home-battery project
That combination - solar on the roof, batteries in the basement - could one day revolutionize the energy industry, undercutting traditional utility companies.
- Can Coal Ever Be Clean?
Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO₂ emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- MontanaPBS turns 30 - Public television station welcomes digital age
Much has changed since 1984.
- Techies find fulfilling work at nonprofits
In becoming more technologically driven, the nonprofit sector has also become a place that can offer the types of career challenges that might lure an ambitious engineer.
- The Future of Brain Implants
Science fiction? Perhaps not for very much longer.
- This optical switch is super small and crazy fast
The ultrafast switch is made out of an artificial material engineered to have properties that are not found in nature.
- Volvo Thinks Magnetic Roads Will Guide Tomorrow's Autonomous Cars
We live in a world where satellites and microprocessors can tell us how to get anywhere we want to go, but Volvo believes the future of transportation lies with something much simpler: magnets.
- Delta Adds Daily Nonstops Between Boise, Los Angeles
"We are pleased Delta sees opportunity for growth in the Boise region and that they have chosen to dedicate their valuable resources to our market," said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp.
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