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What have we sacrificed for transportation independence?

My hope is that anyone who is reading this stops, just for a moment, and really questions what we have given up for the proliferation of one of the most iconic symbol of American freedom....

Why I sold my car; the math and the lifestyle

So here’s the math.

2019 NADC Economic Development and Procurement Conference – 7/30 – 8/1 – Billings

A hub for American Indian businesses, NADC provides technical assistance, financial lending opportunities, and champions small businesses and tribes in order to empower Indian communities toward economic and social stability

American Prairie Reserve offers bison hunts

For the third year in a row the American Prairie Reserve is offering public bison harvest on its property.

Billings call center lands HelloFresh contract, adding up to 200 new jobs

ROI Solutions, a call center with offices on 24th Street West in Billings, will begin managing customer service operations for the national meal-kit delivery service HelloFresh.

New data shows 245 million opioid pills came into Montana over six years – Where were they sold in your county?

The highest number of prescription pills came to the Walgreens pharmacy in Kalispell with 4.1 million.

Philanthropy Northwest – Strengthening Democracy in Montana

One of the “Bright Spots” featured in Philanthropy Northwest’s Democracy Lens highlights the role of philanthropically-supported nonprofit organizations in creating and maintaining a strong civic culture in Montana.

MACo News: July 2019

I would like to encourage all county officials to consider participating in the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) as they prepare their 2019-2020 budgets.

Electric scooter company launching in Bozeman

“We do have a mobility problem,” Kitto said. “We want to be more than just a joy ride.”

City Club Missoula Presents: U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) – 8/12

Please come and share your thoughts and questions with Senator Daines

Portland, Ore., Metro Tests Mobility Analytics Platform

It’s no longer enough to simply know how many cars travel a highway or how many passengers crowd onto a train or bus.

Startups Are Abandoning Suburbs for Cities With Good Transit

Ultimately, transit is more than just a mobility strategy, it is a stimulant for new business creation, job generation, and economic development as well.

University of Montana website provides backcountry maps

University of Montana’s Wilderness Institute  makes it easier for backcountry visitors to plan backpacking, rafting and hiking trips.

The key to continuing Idaho’s economic success: empower women business owners

Women now own nearly 5,000 businesses and employ over 36,000 Idahoans, paying out more than $1 billion in salaries and wages to Idahoans.

Watch: Reimagining the Rural West Initiative launch

Panelists explored challenges faced by rural areas, and ideas to build vibrant communities. Watch the webinar.

Self-Driving and Electric Vehicles, Over Promised and Under Delivered

The raft of rosy projections in recent years have not even remotely come true.

Cars & Coffee – 7/20 – Missoula

If you’ve got something interesting, bring it!

Submittable Raises $10M Series B to Transform the Application Submission and Review Process – Submittable Career Opportunities

Funding will spur growth in its AI-driven marketplace with plans to double workforce in Montana headquarters in the next year

Montana Commerce Director Rice Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Homes in Lewistown

“It’s important we recognize and celebrate the renovation of Lewistown’s Meadows Apartments, a place that will provide its residents with safe, accessible and affordable homes,” Commerce Director Rice said.

Idaho Career Opportunities – Unity developers, electrical engineers, sales and marketing professionals and more… – Black Box VR

Let’s do this together. We are hiring Unity developers, electrical engineers, sales and marketing professionals and looking to partner with top fitness trainers, gyms and experts. We are also interested in sharing ideas and insights...

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