Effort underway to bring a tech hub to Montana


Tech hub would help create technology that can be used nationwide

“Most of this work right now is being done in Silicon Valley and the northeastern part (of the country), MIT and those universities,” said U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana.

Senator Tester believes there’s a lot of untapped potential in rural areas like Montana.


By: Colter Anstaett


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