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The Montana Associated Technology Roundtable was founded to promote economic development in Montana by bringing together the network of entrepreneurs and business professionals to share ideas and information.

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American Prairie Reserve deserves Montana’s support

I am reminded that when the creation of Glacier Park was proposed in the early 1900s, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce opposed the idea because it would prevent coal mining. Today the Kalispell Chamber touts...

Gas Stations, Other Car-Centric Uses Banned From Transit-Oriented Areas in Sacramento

New gas stations, drive-through restaurants and warehouses will soon be banned within a quarter-mile of Sacramento’s 23 light-rail stations under a new ordinance passed Tuesday by the City Council. The ordinance will also eliminate parking...

1 Million Cups Missoula Holiday Celebration – 12/19

Join us next week for a holiday celebration. ‘Tis the season of good cheer. So let’s raise our cups (of coffee) and toast another smashing season of 1MC (and even more amazing presenters to come...

Chase for talent pushes tech giants far beyond West Coast

“Almost everyone is looking at other affordable places where you can open an office.”

The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy

Can rural America be saved?

Bob Dunn, CEO of Landmark Development Services Company, LLC. says Montana in good position for changing economy

“We’re in the middle of a very dynamic shift in our economy,” Dunn said. “It used to be that the employer would locate in a community, in a state, in a city because of the...

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

A negotiation is frequently “a war of attrition. There’s usually no one argument that can suddenly get someone to see the light.”

Survey finds increasing interest in skills-based hiring, online credentials and prehire assessments

A drumbeat of studies show increasing labor market returns for degrees, and employers say they value the critical thinking skills of liberal arts graduates.

Governor Bullock Welcomes Outdoor Media and Lifestyle Company MeatEater, Inc. to Montana

“I’m thrilled to be able to call Montana home once again,” said Rinella, who spent a decade living in Montana while earning his MFA in Narrative Non-fiction writing from the University of Montana and launching...

The electric cars of the future could be recharged in 15 minutes

“450kW is substantially quicker than the Tesla superchargers (120kW), and would in principle be 10 times quicker than the rapid chargers that are currently widely available,”

Gut-brain link? MSU scientists seek life-saving clues with $2.9 million grant

“It’s really cool because it turns out your brain is really influenced by your gut,” Lefcort said Thursday in Cooley Lab. “This is cutting edge right now.”

Missoula considers adding “tourism infrastructure” to aging Front Street district’s plan

Tourism in Missoula pumps more than $329 million into the local economy, with 4 million visitors stopping in the city each year. The industry creates 3,300 local jobs, and provides other benefits as well, according...

4 reasons why you should hire remote workers

“Smart employers need to seriously consider the feedback from their staff that they’re being more productive outside the traditional office environment,”

Montana Career Opportunities – Accountant – MoFi

The role focuses on timely, accurate, and consistent treatment of accounting transactions to support the accounting and compliance team.

Seeking Projects for Spring Entrepreneurship MBA Classes

If you are a startup with an interesting business challenge or opportunity (e.g. funding strategy, new market entry, new product rollout) that you would like students to evaluate or analyze, or an existing business seeking...

She Thinks Big Podcasts – Women Entrepreneurs Doing Good in the World

Join the Community! Where women entrepreneurs who are doing good in the world come to connect, learn, share resources, have accountability and help each other do more good in the world!

Montana Senator Jon Tester Secures $600 Million Investment to Expand High-Speed Internet in Rural America

Senator Was Only Member of Montana’s Congressional Delegation to Vote for the Funding

Headwaters Foundation Launches Zero to Five, a Strategic Initiative for Montana’s Children

“When we asked the communities we serve how we could best allocate our resources, they told us without hesitation to focus on the children. They also told us to let communities lead the process. We’re...

To Expand Clean Energy Access to All Californians, It’s Time to Expand Net Metering

Californians have developed the country’s most ambitious cap-and-trade program, own more electric cars than any other state, and have created 542,000 clean energy jobs.

Montana West Economic Development group touts 2018 successes

President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Meerkatz highlighted the organization’s leadership in notable community projects in 2018.

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


Create Events. Promote Events. Sell Tickets Online


Montana Department of Commerce – Montana Is On The Move


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.


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


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.


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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