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Roundabouts, new traffic lanes among proposed options to improve Helena’s Custer Avenue traffic – Why no similar improvements on Missoula’s Reserve Street?

The department says that Custer is jammed due to schools, business, events, development and tourism. “The Custer Avenue project is a really important project to Helena,” MDT Director Mike Tooley said. “It’s really complex and...

Billings schools say no to week-long spring break, discuss year-round school

Research backs up Leo’s comments; generally, students learn better on a year-round schedule, especially those from low-income families who statistically struggle more in school than their more wealthy peers.

One Big Sky District brings its action plan to the Billings City Council

In a word, Billings has potential.

The Next Housing Crisis

At some point settling in the much ballyhooed “tiny units” will lose appeal.

Rural cities work to attract, retain youth

“The lower median age is the golden barometer for cities,” Sobiek said. “It shows you are going into the future.”

American Airlines coming to Glacier Park International Airport

Kalispell will be getting flights with service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new daily flights begin on June 6 and tickets will go on...

CEO says company intends to move forward with proposed $251-million crypto mining facility in Butte, Montana

Tilton says the company is still in the midst of securing electricity for the facility and won’t be able to move forward until the electric component of the project is complete.

Tribal Relations & Small Business Summit – 2/12-14 – Helena

The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs and the Montana Department of Transportation – Small Business Program are collaborating to bring you an exciting conference!  Join us for 1 day or all 3 days to learn from...

2019 Montana Legislature primer

Fifty-one bills have already been introduced and a whopping 2836 bills are waiting in the wings to see if they pass legal muster, get drafted and make it to committee.

5 Ways to Prepare Kids for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

Recognize, celebrate, and reinforce the “four C’s.”

Technical Assistance Webinars Available for ReConnect Program

The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband.

Tell Us Something – a celebration of storytelling, of the community, and of each other hits biggest year yet in 2018; expansion possible in other Montana communities. Is your community interested?

“It’s not surprising that you provide an art event like Tell Us Something that is curated and intentional, that people will respond.”

2019 Idaho Women of the Year – 3/6 – Boise

 Idaho ​Business ​Review’s ​Women ​of ​the ​Year ​honors ​women ​who ​are ​shaping ​Idaho’s ​economic ​and ​community ​well-being ​through ​their ​outstanding ​leadership, ​mentoring ​efforts ​and ​community ​involvement. ​IBR’s ​Women ​of ​the ​Year ​program ​includes ​a ​popular...

NorthWestern Energy warns of holiday season scam activity

Thieves are trying to steal your money and they are using dirty and convincing tricks this holiday season.

New program partners MSU student with mayor to help solve city’s challenges

“This program encourages MSU students to envision and help create a brighter future for Bozeman,” McSpadden said. “For us, that’s a definition of leadership.”

What does Montana look like to you in the next ten years?

In pursuing our mission One Montana is committed to ensuring a sustainable and vibrant Montana by resolving challenging social, economic and environmental issues that impact our state’s diverse communities.

Bonner, Montana Bitcoin mining riding out cratering market

“We’re still plugging away as usual,”

The Future of Remote Work

“The way we all work is going to change.” Richard Branson

Oregon CIO Terrence Woods Discusses State’s Top Priorities

Modernization in particular stands to be an ongoing issue for Oregon, as it is for most states in the country.

Speak Your Piece: Times’ Rural Economics Analysis (“The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy.” ) Omits a Wealth of Options

“Instead of so-called place-based policies to revitalize small towns,” Porter writes, “why not help their residents take advantage of opportunities where the opportunities are?” 

Above Bozeman – 4K Drone Film

Bozeman, Montana is unique.

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An investment of more than $1 billion has allowed NorthWestern Energy to provide more than 60% of its energy from renewable resources, helping it lead the way to a brighter future in Montana. Learn how http://www.northwesternenergy.com/environment/environmental-commitment/renewable-energy


The Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the state’s lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state.


Space is now available at iConnect Montana’s new 47,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art data center facility in Billings, Montana. 1030 Central features the highest industry standards for operating efficiencies, cost controls, security and reliability.


PFL is a marketing technology company that provides sales enablement and marketing automation solutions, as well asprinting, mailing, and fulfillment services. They also provide some great Montana Jobs.


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Dorsey & Whitney – An International business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients’ needs in Missoula, Montana and beyond. http://www.dorsey.com/missoula/


The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development – Driving economic growth & sustainability through tourism. The $3 billion spent annually by visitors circulates throughout Montana communities generating business & tax revenue, jobs & economic development opportunities.


Montana Department of Commerce – Montana Is On The Move


Actify Media is a web design and internet marketing company providing quality, profitable websites that increase visitors and revenue for your business.

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