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Elon Musk says Tesla is ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomous driving – Is your state and community preparing for level 5?

“I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 (no driver input needed) autonomy complete this year.” Elon Musk

On Broadband, Tester Tells FCC: Don’t Leave Rural Communities Behind

It is irresponsible for the FCC to allocate $16 billion using incorrect data that gives an incomplete picture of the nation’s broadband gaps. I fear this will turn into another broken promise from the FCC and rural America deserves better.”

Montana Career Opportunities – Cybersecurity Consultant, Incident Response Specialist – LMG Security

LMG staff are leaders in the cybersecurity industry. We’ve published game-changing research on cell phone intrusion detection, literally wrote the book on Network Forensics, and strive every day to push the boundaries of current cybersecurity…

Montana Career Opportunity – Postdoctoral Research Associate Position – Inimmune Corporation

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Inimmune Corporation has an exciting opportunity available immediately in our R&D Center for a postdoctoral research associate position in synthetic chemistry. Based in beautiful Missoula, MT, Inimmune’s mission is focused on…

Missoula, Montana based ATG Presents: ‘The Future of Quote to Cash’ -7/14-16 – Virtual Summit

Join us July 14th through 16th – from the comfort of your own home or office – as our fourth annual Quote 2 Cast Summit tackles the latest in Quote to Cash best practices, and challenges the status quo with deep dives into these new technologies to understand the value they can bring today, and into the future.

PFL’s Third Annual State of Multichannel Marketing Report

“With marketing budgets projected to decrease over the next year, marketing leaders don’t have room for error in their multichannel strategies and campaigns.  Delivering a brand experience that breaks through the clutter is essential in today’s digital-first world, leading to increased brand recognition, engagement and, most importantly, sales.” PFL CEO Andrew Field

Kalispell native returns to shoot movie in the Flathead

“The Flathead Valley is just such a beautiful area that when we were coming up with shooting locations, coming back here just made sense. It’s kind of surreal to be back here, but it is fun as well.

New Office, Leadership Will Drive Future Mobility in Michigan – The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification is set to become a catalyst of transportation innovation in the state. Trevor Pawl, a former executive at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will lead that charge.

Sen. Jon Tester – Update on available Broadband assistance

The fund would estabish a fund to compensate rural broadband providers for offering free or discounted services to families who are struggling to keep up with their bills due to COVID-19.

Support Grows for Guaranteed Income Among America’s Mayors

More city leaders are committing to explore universal basic income experiments that are grounded in civil rights ideals.

The Red Ants Pants Foundation Girls Leadership Program – 2020 Program Applications Available

The Red Ants Pants Foundation Girls Leadership Program is designed to inspire hope for our youth, develop pride in our rural communities, and foster strength and courage in our leadership.

Red Ants Pants Foundation Newsletter – The Show Must Go On

Our second class of girls have graduated from the our Girls Leadership Program. 

Wyoming Governor offers new details about budget cuts, announces second round of reductions

The reductions are being planned in response to a massive decline in projected state revenue driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and a downturn in the energy industry.

Our World Accelerated: Analyzing the Impacts

During the last 120 years, our mobility increased by an order of magnitude, but so did associated costs. Are we better off? Could we do better?

In Migrant Worker Camps, Wifi Is a Basic Utility

During the Covid-19 pandemic, an agricultural community comes together to expand wifi access in migrant farmworker camps.

No new taxes: Missoula’s FY21 budget eyes investments in housing, roads, police and equity

Mayor Engen said the proposal won’t increase property taxes but rather, will shift funding to areas based on the city’s strategic goals and community values.

The Prospera Business Network launching tutorials on PPP Loan forgiveness

There’s quite a bit to the process, it can be a bit confusing but, Prospera as of right now has helped 2000 businesses and are looking to help more.

Seattle passes big business tax on salaries of top earners after years of false starts

Seattle’s years-long effort to tax the wealth generated by tech and other lucrative industries crossed a new milestone Monday.

Shelby, Montana residents: Your input is needed ASAP

The goals of the project include researching and assessing our existing conditions of historic buildings in our downtown district, conducting community and stakeholder sessions to gather input about the vision for maintaining and preserving our historic downtown, developing clear, understandable recommendations, reviewing those recommendations with residents and completing a planning document for the benefit of the community.

Is Small-Town White Montana Ready for My Big, Loud, Brown Family? It Doesn’t Matter, Because We’re Here Anyway.

People we greet here in this town, all of whom are white, are friendly but look at my big, loud brown family with confusion, like we must be lost. We’re not; we’re exactly where we belong.

Montana Department of Commerce Connection – A dynamic dashboard that shows the Coronavirus Relief Fund grants

The state of Montana has launched a dynamic dashboard that shows the Coronavirus Relief Fund grants that have been awarded to businesses and nonprofits. This dashboard will be updated weekly until all grant dollars have been expended.

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