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Red Ants Pants, Montana Nonprofit Association set virtual concert

“While our state and nation are facing challenging times, we believe that in many ways, we are coming together stronger than ever,” said festival producer Sarah Calhoun in a news release announcing the concert. “We hope folks will join us in raising a glass and enjoying some incredible music from festival favorites as we celebrate and recognize the Montana grit that will see us through.”

The Farms of the Future Hinge on High-Speed Internet

During a recent National Telecommunications and Information Administration webinar, experts dissected the economic potential of and roadblocks to precision agriculture technology in rural America.

The insidious ways building private prisons creates more prisons

A new study finds that creating more private prison beds causes more people to be incarcerated—and for longer periods.

Radically Rural: Art as an Amplifier for Community Connection

Artists and art collectives help small towns with creative problem-solving during the pandemic.

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $35 Million To Fuel High-Growth Entrepreneurship Across America Including Los Alamos Commerce And Development Corporation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that 52 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 36 states will receive grants totaling $35 million to support entrepreneurship, acceleration of company growth, and increased access to risk capital across regional economies.

Big Sky Finance – September 2020 Newsletter – Montana Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year

Big Sky Finance is proud to have nominated winner, Kelly King of Mountain Hot Tub, as Montana’s 2019 Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year.

Legal & Tax Do’s and Don’ts for Businesses – 9/22 – 10AM – Online

This webinar will go over choosing the right legal structure, business registry, contracts, zoning regulation, business taxation, payroll taxes, withholding, and employee vs. independent Contractor.  

Montana Community Development Block Grant Community Planning Grant Applications are being accepted through October 15, 2020. 

In an effort to support social distancing, electronic submission ONLY of application materials is strongly recommended, hard copy will be accepted, but not required.

Charlo, Montana based MT Solar boosts production with game-changing robot

“We’ve got a shop full of people that will come up with ideas just based on their exposure to it and what we can use robots for.”

Working to eliminate obstacles to growth and development in Great Falls

“There are going to be projects, that in order to work – they need the support both of tax abatements and tax increment financing,” said Brett Doney, president and CEO of the Great Falls Development authority.