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"...climate change is fundamentally the greatest threat to the integrity of our national parks that we have ever experienced." Glacier Park Superintendent John Jarvis CBS Sunday Morning On The Trail: Disappearing glaciers --- http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
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Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Technology Innovation Partnership
- Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow Businesses, Create 46 New Jobs across Montana
"Montana's economy is strong and we are seeing great opportunities for businesses to grow and expand all across the state," said Governor Bullock.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- MTIP Innovator Training, 11/2-3, Lame Deer
This event is geared toward innovators, small businesses, and university researchers, but anyone is welcome to attend.
Great Falls Development Authority
- NHTSA Tells US Automakers Must Make Cyber Security Top Prority
Cybersecurity must be given the highest possible priority, in both word and deed.
Montana Office of Tourism & Economic Development
- GFDA Top 13 10/24/2016
Keynote speakers were announced for Senator Jon Tester's 17th Small Business Opportunity Workshop: Helping Vets and Business Connect, Thursday, October 27, 8:30-12:30, Great Falls Civic Center in the Missouri Room.
Energy and Climate Change
- Governor Bullock Announces Investments in Montana Tourism Communities
Funding will strengthen Montana's economy and tourism infrastructure
Come Home Montana
- Boise could be climate-change refuge, scientists say
Boise may be a safe haven for those looking to escape the effects of climate change in the next 25 years, according to some scientists.
- Gov. Jerry Brown Condemns State School Bond Measure for Promoting Sprawl
Ten newspapers have joined California Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing Proposition 51, a billion bond ballot measure endorsed by both Democrats, including the lieutenant governor, and Republicans.
- Scotland paving renewable energy path in a big way
On a regular basis, more than half of Scotland's electricity comes from renewable sources. The country wants to increase that amount to 100 percent as soon as 2020.
- Simple, inexpensive method for creating energy-harvesting wooden floors
Keep the lights on by walking around your home.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunities - Deputy Director, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and more... - The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
Helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.
- Flathead County's Economy Facing Worker Shortage, Industrial Shifts
More than 800 positions are available during shoulder season
- Mayors Must Be Policy Entrepreneurs
Mayors must be at the vanguard of making U.S. entrepreneurship more demographically and geographically inclusive. The playbook to get started is clear:
- CBS Sunday Morning On The Trail: Disappearing glaciers
Visitors take snapshots of the views, but when Dan looks through his lens, he sees something different. He's trying to take a picture of what ISN'T there -- the tons and tons of ice that have disappeared.
- Blacklock Block Manufacturing - Of love, slag and cement: Anthony Blacklock pursues the American manufacturing dream in Butte, Montana
In the early 2000s Anthony Blacklock was living in his native Scotland, going about his life as the owner of a fireproofing company, when he decided to posted a YouTube video of himself giving a monologue on Scottish independence.
- Invizeon - Missoula's Barry Hartman of FSC Securities Investment Losses
Stoltmann Law Offices is investigating FSC Securities Corporation for the wrongful endorsement and sale of risky investments, and its financial advisor, Barry Hartman.
- MWTC Presents: Wisetail Tells Its Tale, 11/15, Missoula, Montana
Fortune Magazine Names Bozeman's Wisetail One of "50 Best Places to Work" in America
- Women who wrangle and weld need rugged clothing that works; entrepreneurs step up - Montana's Red Ants Pants
Sarah Calhoun started her women's workwear company, Red Ants Pants, in 2006, in White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
- Governor Bullock Announces Funding to Help Small Businesses in Montana
"Montana's economy is strong and growing and Montana products and services are in demand all across the globe," said Governor Steve Bullock. "These new funds will increase opportunities for Main Street businesses all across the state to compete in a global economy and move more Montana goods to international markets that demand our quality products."
- 'Find a mentor': Local female business leaders share advice on shattering glass ceilings
Young women should consider tech companies as employers, because even tech companies need a wide variety of work skills.
- 8 Interview Tests You Might Actually Be Asked to Do on the Spot
There's no one right answer. Instead, they're looking to get more insight into your personality as well as how you approach difficult situations.
- What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?
Half the children born today, they say, have a 50% chance of living to 105. That's up from only 1% a century ago.
North Dakota Business and Economic Development
- Financial website ranks Idaho third among worst states for women
Only Mississipi and Wyoming, Nos. 1 and 2 and the list, were cited as worse for women than Idaho.
- Seattle-area businessman buys Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho
"This is my favorite ski resort anywhere in the world and we are excited to be part of it."
- Williston State expanding free tuition program to Montana
Beginning next fall, the program will also be offered in Montana's Daniels, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties.
Regional Economic Development
- China's plan to organize its society relies on 'big data' to rate everyone
In this world, anything from defaulting on a loan to criticizing the ruling party, from running a red light to failing to care for your parents properly, could cause you to lose points.
Washington State Business
- Bank creates community innovation cafes
How else can traditional banking services adapt to offer consumers deeper, more wide-ranging experiences?
- University of Washington launches historic $5 billion philanthropic campaign
The UW has already received more than $3 billion toward its goal.
- Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy addresses Montana workforce shortage
Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says in the next ten years or less, the state will see around 30,000 people retire from the workforce, she says the state has around half the amount of young people ages 16 to 24 years old who will be able to fill the gap.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Wyoming will be in the hole almost $157 million
In the spring, there was an unprecedented decline in coal production.
- Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools
Is it the smartest investment we could make in our children, our businesses, and our country's economic future?
- Paying Back the Unsung Heroes Who Keep Our Schools Functioning
A student at Georgetown University extended the hand of friendship to one of the many workers who keep that esteemed school running and the simple act started a movement.
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- Boom and bust, all at once: America's education divide fuels political polarization
There are, it seems, two American economies. The dividing line is education.
Montana Education Excellence
- Video: Cultivating Connections Youth Farm Internship Program
Cultivating Connections is a service-learning internship at Homestead Organics Farm offered to Bitterroot Valley high school students.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- MSU named a national finalist in annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards
"Montana State's strategic plan identifies engagement and integration as two important goals for our university, and this award recognizes activity that is perfectly aligned with those goals. MSU works in close partnership with our local, statewide and global communities to help address real concerns and improve the human condition." MSU President Waded Cruzado
- Bozeman lawyer criticizes lack of public input on Koch Foundation deal with MSU
"I'm concerned about our wonderful university being hijacked by right-wing money," Goetz said Friday. "The Kochs preach the gospel of academic freedom, but common sense tells me otherwise."
Funding and Building your Business
- Missoula named top 10 spot in US to see leaves
Hiking up to the "M" gives you views of fall that are unmatched in other places.
- We must ask ourselves, where will the children go?
If we want to say no, to everyone, what will we do instead? If they can't come to Montana, where will they go?
- Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing Our Cities
The Maker City Playbook is a comprehensive case studies and how-to information useful for city leaders, civic innovators, nonprofits, and others engaged in urban economic development.
Connectivity & Communications
- Social media influencers turn followers into dollars
60 Minutes meets a group of young social media stars, who are neighbors in one Hollywood building where they make videos and earn big paychecks
- Stand-Alone Broadband: Will Rural Users Still Pay Twice What Urban Users Pay?
If carriers don't receive the full level of support expected, they will have to charge customers more for stand-alone broadband, Romano noted. And that, he said, "puts at risk the goal of charging reasonably comparable rates."
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Portland joins Bloomberg's public data initiative - "What Works Cities"
The city has signed on to a national project designed to make government data more available to the public, and to help government offices use that information more effectively.
- Data Sharing and the Death of Government Silos
a "major inflection point for government."
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- Harvard geneticist says reversing aging is plausible
"We're talking about reversing the epigenetic changes that are at the nucleus of every cell."
- Hacked home devices caused massive Internet outage
Troubling to security experts was that the attackers relied on Mirai, an easy-to-use program that allows even unskilled hackers to take over online devices and use them to launch DDoS attacks.
- How your DVR was hijacked to help epic cyberattack
Technology experts warned for years that the millions of Internet-connected "smart" devices we use every day are weak, easily hijacked and could be turned against us.
- City of the Future - Technology & Mobility - Autonomous transportation is coming
Many transportation plans which project outcomes decades into the future focus almost exclusively on the problem of automobile congestion and prescribe increased infrastructure in the form of new roads as the primary cure. However, experts and trends point to a future that will be increasingly multi-modal.
- UK demos self-driving cars talking among themselves
While self-driving vehicles will be revolutionary, having self-driving vehicles communicate with one another and with road infrastructure will take that revolution to the Nth degree.
- Michael Bloomberg's plan to get cities ready for self-driving cars
Self-driving cars are coming. Whether it's Tesla's Model 3 or Uber's automated ride-hailing service, many cities will probably start seeing these vehicles on the road in just a few years
- Today's TED Talk - What a driverless world could look like
What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins?
- 120-mile beer run made by self-driving truck
For the majority of that 120-mile trip, the truck's driver left his seat and observed the road from the comfort of the sleeper berth.
- Electric Car Charging Stations Coming to All New European Homes
"Every new or refurbished house in Europe will need to be equipped with an electric vehicle recharging point, under a draft EU directive expected to come into effect by 2019."
- In the Self-Driving Future, Cars Are the New Arcades
A world in which cars are merely rooms on wheels provides new opportunities to entertain captive, bored passengers, not to mention sell them stuff.
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