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USDA Invests Over $3 Million in 29 Montana Agri-Businesses for Value-Added Activities

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.

Montana State University Extension offers free series about electric vehicle adoption in Montana – 9 to 11 a.m. on the following Fridays: Jan. 28, March 4 and May 6 – Online

The series is intended to provide individuals, community leaders and planners with a better understanding of the impact of the use of electric vehicles in rural communities.

Request Your FREE Safety and Health Consultation – Montana’s Safety and Health Consultation Program

Work-related injuries and the resulting losses can be significantly reduced and, in many instances, PREVENTED altogether with the proper identification and elimination (or control) of safety and health hazards. 

Targeting an enzyme in fat cells drives rapid weight loss in obese mice – I want to be a mouse…

A new study has shown how targeting an enzyme within fat cells can alter sensitivity to leptin and in turn drive rapid weight loss in obese mice, while also improving overall metabolic health.

Great Falls Economic Development 2021Q4 Quarter Index

Number of new establishments opened in Great Falls MSA in 2020 ( 401 

Now You Can Rent a Robot Worker—for Less Than Paying a Human

Automation is reaching more companies, imperiling some jobs and changing the nature of others. 

GFDA – Business Trainings and Events You Should Know

Whether you’re just getting started, looking for new customers, wanting to grow sales through e-commerce, or focusing on workforce.
We’re here to help.

Check out the upcoming trainings below!

Evening in Science for Montana Science Center – 2/25 – Bozeman

Join Montana Science Center for an evening of scientific discovery over cocktails, appetizers and engaging conversation to support science education and the Montana Science Center. Science Discovery is only made possible by a community that invests in its future.

MSC After Dark: Chemistry of Cocktails – 6/2 – Montana Science Center – Bozeman

Join us at Montana Science Center to learn how to make tasty cocktails with a science flair. Beverages and light bites included as our bartender leads you on a scientific journey of ingredients and experiments.

MSC After Dark: Science of Whiskey 4/14 – Montana Science Center

Join us at Montana Science Center and taste some of the area’s amazing whiskey, while learning about the process of whiskey distilling.

MSC After Dark: STEAM & Suds – 5/12 – Montana Science Center

Join us at Montana Science Center! Come try out the high-tech makerspace, STEAMlab- learn to solder, 3D pint, laser cut and so much more. Beer, beverages and snacks included during the event!

MSC After Dark: STEAM & Suds – 2/10 – Montana Science Center

Come try out the high-tech makerspace, STEAMlab – learn to solder, 3D print, laser print and so much more. Beer, beverages and snacks included during the event!

Montana Science Center Women in STEM Day – 2/12 – Montana Science Center

Local, female professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math careers will be in-house guiding interactive demonstrations for visitors of all ages. Sponsored by Mountain Hot Tub.

Backers of property tax cap initiative ask Supreme Court to allow signature gathering

One of the backers of an initiative aiming to cap property taxes in Montana is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s block on collecting signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot.

One More Week Until the 47th Annual Economic Outlook Seminars! Nine Cities Tuesday, January 25 – Wednesday, March 16

Where Housing is Headed. How will today’s imbalances be resolved?

How Deutsche Telekom is creating real connection virtually for its remote workforce

They’ve created a web-based application which represents a combination of all the distributed offices. Agents log on in the morning and take their seat in the virtual office. Everyone who’s logged on can see other employees who are logged on, and easily start collaborating through the app’s tools and features.

Montana reports a record number of new businesses in 2021

The Montana Business Economic Report contains information about where, by ZIP code, new businesses are located. The 59901 ZIP code (Flathead County) had the highest increase in 2021, with more than 7,000 new businesses registered.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 1-16-22

Here is our Top 10 for this week celebrating work and successes to grow and strengthen the Great Falls regional economy — Montana’s Golden Triangle. And, sharing business resources and skill-building opportunities to empower your success.

Montana Career Opportunity – Request for Proposals- Executive Director/Administrative Services – Montana Economic Developers Association

Great opportunity to Come Home to Montana and bring your expertise, energy and insight to contribute to a better Montana.     The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) is seeking professional services to fill the…

Outdoor Cats Are Using $500 Starlink Satellite Dishes as Self-Heating Beds – Why don’t solar panels have this feature?

The devices—developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX—have a warming feature to prevent snow built up from disrupting the signal

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