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Registration for the 2020 Montana Healthy Communities Conference – 4/28-30 – Helena

Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of their current state, the resources at their disposal, vision for the future, and critical next steps. 

Regional Radon Conference, March 26 and 27, 2020, Helena Montana

Learn new technical tips, hear from industry leaders and network with colleagues.

“The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World”

At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today–a bracing, optimistic vision of America’s future from one of our most experienced and original political minds.

Geodesic cabins offer energy-efficient dwellings for adventure lovers

The energy-efficient dome shape provides a passive heat flow exchange and consistent interior heat distribution, allowing the home to maintain warm inside temperatures even during the coldest of days.

Smarter robot swarms and car-guiding tech that sees beneath snow-covered roads offer blueprint for autonomous cars

MIT has developed a system that lets vehicles look beneath the asphalt.

Program In Progress – Safety, Connectivity, and Beautification at Hwy 93/Main St. Intersection in Hamilton, Montana

A team from the City of Hamilton, Montana applied to Community Builder’s Technical Assistance program to engage the community in solving some of the issues around the Highway 93/Main Street intersection.  The project began in the Fall of 2019 and is ongoing today. 

Idaho is known for its ‘Famous Potatoes,’ but there’s a new cash cow in the state

Idaho agriculture is seeing an unprecedented boom, with the state currently ranking as the fifth-largest ag economy in the nation.

Billings, Montana non-discrimination ordinance fails in 7-4 vote

“It’s in the telling of their stories. It’s in the shaking of their voices.”

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

“We believe ‘Just walk out’ technology,” makes shopping a better experience.

Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

Picture a pod hotel room — on wheels.

Missoula’s Old Sawmill District: High demand prompts expansion of co-working lounge

The Old Sawmill District unveiled its plans for a tech and innovation campus on the north side of Wyoming Street.

Do You Realize How Much Big Tech Is Testing You?

When it comes to driving our decisions in a world of data, they say, “the age of experiments is only beginning.”

What Next Generation Economic Development Tools Does Montana Need? Your input is requested

Please find below two survey links. One is for those working in the field of Economic Development, the other is for those in the Business Community.  Please share these links with your colleagues and across your network!

Montana State University expands computer science offerings with data science minor

Data science is one of the hottest jobs in the computer science field, with thousands of job openings nationwide and starting salaries of around $100,000.

Montana is #1 in Reliance on Federal Aid.

States that rely heavily on federal grants-in-aid tend to have sizable low-income populations and relatively lower tax revenues.

2nd-annual International Women’s Day Summit – 3/6 – Bozeman

Registration is open through February 28, 2020. In meantime, read all about last year’s event and check out this year’s lineup!

Zero to Five helps caring Montanans make a lasting difference through local and statewide work, giving children a great start in life and a promising future.

We believe that every child deserves a great start, and we know that when we improve a child’s first five years, we improve their whole life.

Kalispell, Montana based 1 Mission Nutrition supplement company gives back to troops

“Every purchase from 1Mission Nutrition helps create a strength pack for a deployed service member,”

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming

Software-driven systems can produce enough searing heat to power manufacturing processes that now gorge on fossil fuels.

U.S.C. Offers Free Tuition to Students Whose Families Make $80,000 or Less

Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine financial need.

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