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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.

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 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

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

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.

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

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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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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5 Tips for Building Culture in a Remote Workforce

In the context of the workplace, that feeling has a lot to do with a company’s culture, and it can have a significant impact on the happiness and productivity of your teams. 

Montana high school students invited to apply for free weeklong summer journalism camp July 7-12

Applications are now being accepted for a free summer journalism camp for high school students on Montana State University’s campus. The camp will run from July 7-12 and includes lodging and meals on campus.

Intent Based Leadership Keynote David Marquet & Workshop – 3/29 – Billings

Join us March 29th to hear nationally recognized keynote Captain David Marquet, followed by a three part workshop led by Intent Based Leadership Trainer, Andy Worshek, a retired Navy Master Chief who served with Captain...

Getting Real About Rural America

Nobody knows how to reverse the heartland’s decline.

Cross-Cultural Small Business Wins Retailer of the Year Award at 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow

“Major and Michelle truly represent what it means to be Made in Montana members,” said Lt. Gov. Cooney. “Sage and Oats is a small business success story itself, and it’s also a wonderful showcase of...

The International Wildlife Film Festival – April 13-19 – Missoula

“It celebrates wildlife, it celebrates the environment, and it celebrates people’s relationship to wildlife through film.”

Why use Big Sky Finance for the SBA 504 Loan Program?

With our history of dedication to helping Montana business, let our experienced team guide you thru the SBA 504 loan process.

University of Wyoming Entrepreneurship Summit – 4/17-18 – Laramie

Participants on the summit’s second day will experience elements within the entrepreneur and ecosystem tracks. Workshops and panels to help entrepreneurs understand the resources available and also provide an opportunity for those resources to better...

Virginia electric utilities wiring rural areas for broadband

Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address geographic disparities in broadband coverage by passing a bill that will give the state’s two largest electric utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, the green light to provide...

Athena Pack conference to empower Montana women for successful families, careers – 5/1-2 – Bozeman, Montana

“I think if we all look at how we can lead social change and we look at our own backyards in our communities, for me, every fantastic women’s leadership conference or training that I’ve been...

Billings Gazette opinion: Don’t let sun set on Montana economic development

The proposal doesn’t request an increase in funding, just level-dollar funding. HB52 has virtually no opposition, yet it remains in House Appropriations Committee a month after its hearing while the clock ticks toward the session’s...

Calling Montana’s emerging tech companies! We want to hear from you. Free coaching. Potential Investment. What’s not to like? Apply now!!

Are you an emerging tech company looking for funding? Early Stage MT is where startups go for money and mentoring.

Live webcast to highlight Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Students and members of the public can take a virtual field trip from the backyard to the backwoods of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this fall through a program being offered online.

How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

Certain kinds of students — but not the privileged and the wealthy — benefit greatly from a selective university.

A Harvard Professor Says Half of All Colleges Won’t Exist in 10 Years (and Why a New Model Might Provide a Better Path to Career Success)

Sound far-fetched? Clayton Christensen’s argument is based on a premise familiar to successful entrepreneurs.

I’ll never leave Montana

The Montana river runs through all of our lives.

Montana’s businesses must make case for funding preschool

The pilot program is yielding measurable results that demonstrate the tremendous positive impact of high-quality preschool programs and show that publicly funded preschool would work in Montana.

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University of Montana pushes to expand online education

The University of Montana wants to stake a claim in the online market for “distance learners.”

Montana is finding more homeless students who previously ‘fell through the cracks’

A recent report trumpeted an alarming statistic; Montana has seen its homeless more than double among rural students in a four year period.

Music to Bozeman’s ears: City’s music scene impacts growth, economy

The arts and cultural sector contributed over $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 — more than the agriculture, transportation, or warehousing sectors, according to U.S. government data

MATR Sponsor


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.


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.


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.


Create Events. Promote Events. Sell Tickets Online


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


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.


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.


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


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

Upcoming Events:

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The 3rd Annual Missoula Market Watch – 3/20

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 28

Spring 2019 Orser Executive Speakers Forum

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Apr 04
Apr 10

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 6:00 pm

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Aggressive, award-winning economic development support for business attraction, expansion and retention through financing packages, tax incentives and grants, site selection, workforce assistance, and strategic services. Talk to an expert today - Jolene Schalper, [email protected]

Arrow Solutions Group is a Montana-based technology staffing company providing technical resources to organizations in Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is the longest-standing and leading advocate for the Flathead Valley community and business climate.

Big Sky Commerce is an integrated provider of merchant credit card transaction processing services, check processing services, Internet payment gateways, related software application products and value-added services.

As the hub of learning, creativity and innovation in Northwest Montana, Flathead Valley Community College is expanding

Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP)- Promoting Technology Commercialization in the State of Montana.

For over 25 years, Zoot Enterprises has been a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition, and decision management solutions.

TechLink helps the Department of Defense to commercialize leading-edge new technology by partnering DoD labs with private sector companies for technology licensing, transfer, and research and development

Big Sky EDA- Building Businesses and Creating Jobs in the Greater Billings, Montana area

Montana West Economic Development - Mission: To cultivate growth through the support of new and expanding businesses in the Flathead Valley

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