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ABC News Video – Seeley Lake, Montana in crosshairs of changing economy

Missoula County’s timber industry has taken a harsh hit not because of low timber prices but because of soaring home prices. ABC’s Terry Moran reports on the fallout.

South Carolina’s Blueprint Reveals How It Will Leverage AI – What Is Your State Planning?

The state’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy details how agencies will leverage the technology for predictive analysis, to improve resident services and drive workforce development. Ethics and security are part of the plan.

U.S. Department of Energy Vision for the Beneficial Integration of Electric Vehicles into the Electricity Grid

The document serves as guidepost, offering direction for stakeholders as they develop products, identify opportunities for standardization, and design new policies, rates, and services, among other activities.

MEP July 2024 Newsletter is Here!

The Missoula Economic Partnership expands prosperity and improves quality of life by engaging in strategic business development, creating pathways for people to realize their potential, and fostering our culture of diversity and innovation.

GFDA Quarter Index 2024 – Q2

Size of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Montana new solar project: 100MW

Small Towns Are Paying Remote Workers to Move In – Career Opportunities in Montana

Small Towns Are Paying Remote Workers to Move In

More Evidence That Safer Streets Don’t Hurt Local Business

…more insight into why people simply don’t believe it.

UM Family Medicine Residency Program Receives $750K to Expand Training Sites

The proposed new training sites in Butte and Helena will focus on full-scope family medicine, including obstetrical training, similar to the Missoula and Kalispell training programs.

California Continues Its War On Solar To Please Investor-Owned Utilities

Either investor-owned utilities in California are deliberately trying to slow down community and rooftop solar or state regulators simply are adopting restrictions that put limits on community and rooftop solar that just happen to work out that way.

Wyoming considers limiting local authority over housing, zoning and development

As Legislature’s Regulatory Reduction Task Force eyes stripping some town and county control, two mayors call for more tools, not fewer.

Montana Career Opportunities – Various – Montana’s Nonprofits

MNA’s 600+ nonprofit members address a broad array of missions, come from all four corners of the state, and range in size from the smallest all-volunteer nonprofits to the largest organizations in Montana.

How can I scale up as a startup CEO?

The transition is tough — but not impossible

USDA: Virtual Job Fair on July 24th for Jobs in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY.

Learn about our various job openings in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. Hear from Human Resources and state representatives to gain insight into our hiring process and work life culture.

When job hunting, how do I identify good company culture?

Identifying a company’s culture is an underrated component of job seeking. So, thanks for asking the question. We could all benefit from strategies to evaluate workplace culture, knowing how a particular work environment will mesh with your unique personality and work style.

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without startups

WEF’s head of Innovator Communities says the relentless drive and ingenuity of startups will help us navigate the complexities of our polycrisis, transforming our world for the better.

Rethinking What an Urban Bridge Can Do

A new structure recently opened in Bordeaux could provide an interesting blueprint for the future of the urban bridge.

Affordable Child Care a Problem in Rural America

New study shows that affordability and access to high-quality child care are increasingly problems for employers and employees.

Montana State recognized for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation

“Our commitment to ensuring the university has a positive impact on talent, innovation and place is exemplified by this designation. We remain focused on working with communities across the state to improve their economic well-being and contribute in meaningful ways to their economic growth.” Alison Harmon, MSU vice president for research and economic development

Missoula Mayor Andrea Davis joins Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

Davis is the lone mayor from Montana and one of 27 U.S. mayors selected for the program. Other top city officials came from Africa, Europe, Oceania and Canada

UM Receives $1.8M to Tackle Rural Health Care Workforce Shortage

OHRP Director Lily Apedaile said Montana is experiencing a severe health care workforce shortage – especially in rural Montana – which will require a systems-building approach to solve.

Intuit’s CEO Just Said AI Is the Reason He’s Laying Off 1,800 Employees. His Memo Is the Worst I’ve Seen Yet – Laying off people who are doing what you told them to is never a good look.

I’m not saying AI isn’t going to change the way people do spreadsheets and budgeting. I’m sure it will. But that doesn’t change the fact that firing a bunch of employees so you can jump on the shiny new thing is not only a bad look, it’s bad leadership.

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