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Edge of the Plains – The Documentary – Imagination, Resourcefulness and Grit Entrepreneurship in Montana

Rock31, powered by the Montana SBDC and Big Sky Economic Development announced today that they will release the film “Edge of the Plains” in select theaters across Montana this fall. Tickets are available at:

GFDA Quarter Index 2021Q2

Great Falls metro area national rank for Best Market for First-Time Homebuyers:  4th

Big Sky Economic Development – August Trainings & Events

I want to show you how to party like a boss star by designing a business that is uniquely YOU. It’s time for you to love the biz you’re with and run the business of your dreams!

Billions in funding for three emerging energy technologies that Wyoming is already exploring: clean hydrogen, carbon capture and advanced nuclear power.

Despite the senators’ misgivings about the infrastructure plan, some of the programs covered under its hefty price tag would support the development of advanced energy sources, which many in Wyoming say are key to revitalizing the state’s economy as natural resource revenue continues to decline.

Montana Code School relaunches, open to rural, remote learners

Gladen said the Montana Code School wants to hear from other employers that may have interest in students going through the program or fulfilling other needs. Many students are seeking to augment skills and advance in their field or shift careers entirely.

Glacier Park’s Dark Skies Illuminated Online – The first international transboundary night sky preserve in the world

New webcam at Dusty Star Observatory provides visitors rare glimpse of the first international transboundary night sky preserve in the world

How to Build a Water-Smart City

As water shortages and drought become increasingly common, cities will need to invest in infrastructure and find ways to recycle their supply.

What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.

An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.

Today’s TED Talk – Remembering climate change … a message from the year 2071

Coming to us from 60 years in the future, legendary sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the “history” of how humanity ended the climate crisis and restored the damage done to Earth’s biosphere. A rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time.

“Wolverines!” – 60 Minutes – Doctors, scientists who warned officials about oncoming pandemic focus of Michael Lewis book

In his book, “The Premonition,” Michael Lewis profiles people who tried to sound the alarm about COVID-19 as officials failed to act.

(NOW ZOOM ONLY) City Club Missoula August 9, 2021 Starting at 11AM!! – Missoula’s Mayoral Debate 2021 – Zoom

City Club Missoula aims to bring people together for civil dialog on issues of civic interest. The monthly meetings provide a forum where experts weigh in on topics important to Missoula-area residents before inviting the public to pose questions to the presenters.

Montana State University seeks businesses and others to sponsor senior engineering projects

Sponsors don’t need to be located in the Bozeman area.

August MEDA Online News

There has been no “summer slow down” for MEDA members.  Catch the August newsletter and dig deep into the long list of information from the conference summary, tools,  grants, and other opportunities  that are available.

Flathead Valley Community College Offers New Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparatory Course

Program is geared toward potential military recruits and anybody else considering secondary education

Just 5% of power plants are responsible for 73% of electricity emissions

By targeting a small segment of power plants, we could make a big dent in global carbon emissions.

Carbon neutral isn’t good enough. California (and all states) need to be carbon negative by 2030

Our economy is going to suffer the bitter taste of the new normal unless the state(s) take aggressive action.

Bumble Gave Nearly Its Entire Staff a Week Off to Combat Burnout. Here’s What It Learned

One of several companies to institute a ‘reset week,’ the dating app business has useful lessons on how to let your employees unplug.

Restoring a Sense of Belonging: The Unsung Importance of Casual Relationships for Older Adults

“Feeling connected to other people, not just the people who are closest to you, turns out to be incredibly important,”

To understand work culture in China, start with a number: 996. 12-hour days, six days a week

It’s shorthand for the grueling schedule that has become the norm at many Chinese firms: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week.

Great Falls Economic Development Top 10 for 8-1-21

Here is our Top 20 for the last five weeks 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.

Time Magazine – In the ‘Great Reshuffling,’ People Are Flocking to Montana’s Biggest City. Its Mayor Has a Good Idea Why

How the Great Reshuffling is affecting the community, the factors driving so many Americans to relocate and his approach to paying for the increased demands on the local infrastructure.

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