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Social Security Whistle Stop Tour Exploring Myths and Zombie Lies about Social Security July 29-August 2, 2024 – Various Montana Communities

Social Security, so vital to Montanans’ economic security, is facing unprecedented challenges. We all need to stay informed, and to support efforts to defend and strengthen this important program. Come and learn more!

A Harvard Happiness Expert Says This Is the No. 1 Myth That Keeps People From Being Happy – Happiness isn’t an emotion.

If you don’t understand what happiness actually is, you’re going to have a hard time achieving it.

Fruit may be the easiest way to shield your brain from depression as you age

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then a new study suggests upsizing this to a fruit salad may offer even more – by significantly lowering the risk of depressive symptoms with age. It’s the latest in a growing body of evidence that points to the long-lasting and wide-reaching health benefits of incorporating fruit into any diet.

Accelerate Montana – We’re back with new initiatives, updates, and opportunities!

In this edition of our newsletter, learn about Accelerate Montana’s upcoming courses in technology, construction, and more! Stay connected and reach out if you would like more information on any of our programs. 

As new tech threatens jobs, Silicon Valley promotes no-strings cash aid

The rise of artificial intelligence has stoked fears that such technological advances will wipe out millions of jobs. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have thought about that too, and they’ve long pushed an idea to soften the blow: cash aid from the government, no strings attached.

GFDA Top Ten 7/21/24

I am very pleased to announce that I have promoted Jolene Schalper to Executive Vice President of the Great Falls Development Alliance.

Diabetes-reversing drug boosts insulin-producing cells by 700%

This new study has been able to grow the insulin-producing cells right there in the body, in a matter of months.

$33 Million in Funding Available to Advance Smart Manufacturing Technologies to Help Accelerate a Clean Energy Economy

Smart manufacturing is the use of advanced technologies and processes—including digitalization and artificial intelligence—to improve the technical performance, productivity, quality assurance, and security of the manufacturing sector.

The True Story About Montana Land Acquisition by American Prairie.

American Prairie recently announced two property acquisitions in Phillips County, one of the seven counties in which we own property. Chuck Denowh, policy director for United Property Owners of Montana, used this announcement to question our presence in Central Montana. Mr. Denowh lists a “parade of horribles” regarding American Prairie, accusing us of hastening the decline of central Montana’s agricultural economy and communities and threatening Montana’s general fund revenues by our non-profit status. He even holds us responsible for increases in food prices.
Mark Twain quipped, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Here’s what we know:

Full Swing PR – Public Relations and digital marketing for women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC leaders

Turning up the voices of those historically left out of the conversation