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TONIGHT!!!! – A Climate Conversation featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus. – 10/28 – 7PM – Online

The Baucus Institute brings global thought leaders in the areas of economic development, foreign policy and politics to Montana for public discussions about issues of critical importance to the future of our country. Thanks to the generous support of donors, Speakers Series events are free and open to the public.

University of Montana Writing Alumna Stephanie Land Reflects On Her Netflix Global Hit ‘Maid’

Land graduated in 2014 from UM with a bachelor’s degree in English. The rest of the story is currently being watched by millions.

High Tech Manufacturer in Kalispell says revenue has spiked more than 20% since the pandemic began – Career Opportunities

Even with a smaller labor pool, Manger says Kalispell is a great place to recruit people from elsewhere. But they also find workers at Flathead Valley Community College, offer an internship program and focus heavily on a person’s attitude rather than a college degree.

Data isn’t objective. This new podcast dispels the myth

Data journalist Mona Chalabi’s new podcast, ‘Am I Normal,’ explores what happens when numbers don’t tell the full story.

Paris Plans to Become a ‘100 Percent Cyclable’ City

Mayor Anne Hidalgo continues her commitment to making Paris more bikeable with a new plan that will improve bike parking and facilities in the French capital.

The Future of American Farming Demands Broadband

How can we deliver the broadband that farmers need?

$150,000 Lowe’s grant helps Sunburst, Montana with community center

“I had found out in August that the little town that I had grown up in – Sunburst, Montana – submitted an application, unbeknownst to me,” said Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandise for Lowe’s.

Anaconda’s Montana Hotel gets $100,000 state grant to help restoration

Brown hopes projects like the Montana will be able to guide others that are approved for the grant, showing how historical buildings can be used for community events.

Montana relief funds recommended to recruit health care workers – $12,500 for out-of-state health worker

$12,500 in relocation expenses, plus the taxes on that additional income, to each out-of-state health worker who comes to Montana to work for at least a year.

PROSPERA: Starting a COOP 101: Housing and Childcare Coop FAQs – 11/2 – 1PM – Live Zoom

Who should attend:

All interested parties! Employers, developers, childcare providers, community leaders, parents, concerned citizens

Bellevue’s boom: City’s tech industry is poised to eat Seattle’s lunch

“There is no debate now,” said Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta, who lauded Bellevue’s downtown and livability. Plus, the tech exec delivers his staff a special perk seldom seen in Seattle: “I offer free parking to my employees,” he said with a laugh. “This is an amazing place.”

The Definitive Guide to Commuter Benefits. Are there any commuting reimbursement programs in Montana?

Are there any companies or government programs in Montana that provide some sort of transportation reimbursement to encourage employees to not drive their cars to work?

Huge affordable housing project in Missoula delayed by rising construction costs

However, progress is being made on designs and the entire initiative is still moving forward at a steady pace.

Upcoming Trainings from Prospera – Learn how to start a Housing or Childcare CO-OP!

Did you know Prospera offers almost 800 online classes?

Montana Career Opportunity – Development & Operations Coordinator – The Blackfoot Challenge

The Blackfoot Challenge is a nonprofit organization (NGO) and national leader in community-based conservation with the mission to coordinate efforts that conserve and enhance the natural resources and rural way of life in the Blackfoot watershed for…

Gov. Gianforte Announces Significant Step to Expand Broadband in Montana

The state has released a Request for Information (RFI) to support the ConnectMT Act broadband program, one of the first major steps in closing the digital divide for Montana.

Financial tech firm moves headquarters to Bozeman

“We did a pretty comprehensive search throughout the intermountain west and really fell in love with Bozeman,” he said, of picking a new headquarters.

Stimulus Funds Help Virginia, Vermont Build Broadband Equity

It’s difficult to know exactly how many Americans still need home access. The terms “coverage” and “access” are not synonyms.

North Dakota Hires Its Second-Ever Chief Data Officer

Ravi Krishnan will become state chief data officer on Nov. 1. Among his key plans: spreading awareness of strong data governance practices to all agencies in the enterprise.

Project Kuiper – Amazon and Verizon join forces to challenge SpaceX’s satellite internet

The super-villain-style rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk could soon be settling into low-Earth orbit.

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