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Crafting the Perfect Wader: The Simms Fishing Products Story

“The reason I wanted to live in Montana was pretty simple,” he said. “When I was 12 years old, I came up here with my grandfather on a fishing trip on the Bitterroot River. It...

One of the most powerful and moving commencement speeches you’ll ever hear.

…keep on standing.

LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Gives This Rousing Speech to Startups Facing Their Darkest Moments

It offers lessons for anyone struggling in the face of a massive challenge.

Energy generating windows may be coming sooner than you thought

SolarWindow Raises $25 Million for Manufacturing Electricity-Generating Glass

8 Mistakes First-Time Founders Make When Starting a Business

Money, market, speed and fatigue are all factors that can undo the best business idea.

Biomarker study detects onset of Alzheimer’s up to 30 years before symptoms appear

The study presents nine measures, produced from several decades of data, that can signal the onset of the disease up to 30 years before cognitive decline becomes apparent.

Instantantly charging batteries with massive power density ultracapacitors are coming from Nawa

We’re talking sub-20 seconds for a full charge – and they’re unparalleled for quick bursts of huge power.

The road to self-driving cars

During Pogue’s 45-minute ride, the safety human never touched the controls. The driving was safe, smooth, and polite, which is more than can be said for all the human drivers nearby.

Want to Stay Healthy as You Age? Let Go of Anger

Anger, far more than sadness, is linked to negative health effects in older people, potentially by contributing to inflammation and chronic disease.

7 maps that tell the incredible story of aging in America

Find out how this major demographic shift will impact your community in these maps

11 Things Smart People Don’t Say

No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are certain phrases that instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light.

Missoula County Public Schools receives $578,003 grant to recruit, retain new teachers – Employment Opportunities

The grant will support MCPS’ Collaborative Mentoring and Induction Program for New and Early Career Educators, which focuses on building frameworks to assist new educators in the district.

Business Engagement Training – 6/12 – Helena

Montana Department of Labor Job Service Bureau invites you to attend Business Engagement Training from Ken Messina (Business Engagement Manger/Rapid Response Manager for the Department of Career Services for the State of Massachusetts)

TechLink Weekly tech roundup: green technology available for licensing

TechLink can help you navigate the licensing process at no cost to you.

TED Talks – Bill Gates looks to the future

Microsoft founder Bill Gates takes us deep into his remarkable history and propels us into the future of technology and philanthropy.

Big Sky Commerce: Congratulations to one of our favorite brewery clients, Imagine Nation Brewing

Thanks for your community work and for counting on Big Sky Commerce!

It’s time we demand that engineers build us Strong Towns. Confessions of a Recovering Engineer

“Wider, faster, treeless roads not only ruin our public places, they kill people. Taking highway standards and applying them to urban and suburban streets, and even county roads, costs us thousands of lives every year.”...

‘The State of Freight’ – Montana Rail Link announces $95 million in investments, largest in its history

“This year will be the highest we’ve ever spent, the biggest number we ever spent in Montana Rail Link history,” said Ross Lane, Chief Communications Officer for Montana Rail Link.

Is California ready to ban gas-powered cars? Not yet. But they’re thinking about it

“It’s time that we clear the path for emissions-free transportation and take significant steps to achieve our ambitious emissions reduction goals,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat,

How to Make a Car-Centric City Friendlier to Bikes

Can it embrace the characteristics that many of America’s most popular cities are emphasizing—better walkability and bikeability, more dense transit-oriented housing development—or will it cling to the highways and sprawl that have long defined the...

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The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

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.

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.

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

Create Events. Promote Events. Sell Tickets Online

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.

Dorsey & Whitney – An International business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients’ needs in Missoula, Montana and beyond.

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.

The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. – Montana Is On The Move

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