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University of Montana Report: Visitors Spent $3.7B in Montana Last Year

Visitation to Montana was down 1% in 2018, though spending in the state increased nearly 11% overall.

$1.5M Grant from Washington Foundation to Benefit UM, MCPS Education Programs

“Over the last six years, UM and MCPS have taken the lead on building a teaching and learning model that ensures that every child has the opportunity to succeed,” said Mike Halligan, executive director of...

CBS 60 Minutes – The growing partnership between Russia’s government and cybercriminals

An Obama administration national security official tells “60 Minutes”: “Increasingly, you cannot tell which is which when it comes to the criminal and the intelligence agency.” Lesley Stahl reports.

MSU Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference – 5/9 – Bozeman

The WCOE conference helps women develop their professional and personal success.

The WIRED Guide to Open Source Software

As crazy as that might sound, the open source way of building software is now embraced by the likes of IBM

For the first time, Boise State’s president is a woman. Find out who she is.

“They were willing to bring in a young woman president who had big ideas for the university to take its next step. And that feels exciting to me.”

Do you know an Alice? – Dilbert by Scott Adams

Alice is everywhere.

Montana Business Quarterly – University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Each Montana community has its own unique economy. Take a look at the largest communities in the state, as we summarize their recent economic trends.

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

These cameras want to get to know you and what you’re buying.

A Cancer Scare Helped This Founder Realize His Need for Community. A Co-Working Space Was His Answer

So far, the club’s community, built largely on word of mouth, is achieving Caberwal’s goal of bringing disparate groups together–of its 1,500 members, 60 percent are women and close to 40 percent are nonwhite.

China’s Blockchain Dominance: Can the U.S. Catch Up?

President Xi Jinping said China seeks to lead in innovation worldwide, citing blockchain, AI, the Internet of Things and other technologies as the driving forces.

Pilot program teaches Jefferson High students to recognize, respond to mental health crises

“We are more aware of the issues as a school, and we now have the tools to help fellow students and others in need,” said junior Jadyn Bellander.

Qualcomm announces smart cities accelerator program

Qualcomm will provide ‘matchmaking’ for governments, municipalities, and enterprises with hardware, software, cloud, design, and manufacturing providers under its new Smart Cities Accelerator Program.

Why Young Professionals Don’t Negotiate Salary (and Why They Should)

Getting paid what you are worth requires more deliberate planning than most employees — and entrepreneurs — are willing to implement.

Online resource center launches to support Missoula’s 250 nonprofit groups

Heather Sundheim, executive director of Living Art of Montana, said the Missoula Nonprofit Center will help her connect with people and organizations that share the same values and goals.

More flights, carrier competition drive Missoula airfares to lowest in the state

When the results came, they reflected an 11 percent reduction in airfares and a $5 million savings to Missoula passengers.

Running Start sees enrollment jump at Flathead Valley Community College

Running Start, a dual enrollment program that began in the early 1990s, allows high school students to begin earning credits toward their college education before graduating at little to no cost to them.

Brick by Brick – Housing’s Impact on Great Falls – 5/6

“it is hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need. Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else...

Wyoming Career  Opportunities – India Program Supervisor, Patagonia Operations Manager, Social Media Coordinator, Wilderness Medicine Business Operations Manager and more…. – NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

Hone your skills while working in an administrative position at our world headquarters in Lander, Wyoming or one of our locations worldwide.

Vote for your favorite historic small town – Cody, Wyoming

These 20 nominees for Best Historic Small Town have big histories and small populations – fewer than 30,000 people as of the last census – making them fun and affordable ways to dive into our...

Missoula, Montana’s Submittable Grants Management is #1 in 20 Best Grant Management Software in 2019

First in our list is Submittable—an all-in-one application management software that simplifies the grants management process for different organizations (foundation, nonprofit, universities, etc.).

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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