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Montana leaders continue to fight against size increase for ‘metropolitan’ status

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is considering a change that would increase the size of a metropolitan statistical area from 50,000 residents to 100,000.

Dorsey is pleased to invite you to this webinar to update you on developments. Annual Forum on Employee Health and Welfare Benefits

Health, Cafeteria and Fringe Benefit Plan Developments –

Health Plan Litigation: From Prevention to Recovery –

What To Do with $2.67 Billion Dollars (or Something Less):
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Anti-Trust Settlement

Montana Workforce Connections – Where students connect with businesses for training opportunities outside the traditional classroom.

Workforce Connections Across Montana is the official launch of the new Workforce Connections website, created through a collaborative effort between the Montana Department of Labor and the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce. The website connects today’s employers with tomorrow’s workforce.

Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN) Workshops in May!

This network represents governmental entities, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses that are actively working to improve workforce development in their local communities.

Growth Summit to address local development – 5/18 – 8AM – Kalispell

The socially distanced, in-person gathering will look at “factors both spurring and inhibiting growth across Kalispell and the Flathead Valley,”

Tourism Research – Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

The Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development (MOTBD) relies on data to drive Montana’s tourism marketing strategy. Utilizing multiple tourism data partners, MOTBD works hand-in-hand with its agency of record to conduct and manage the analytics necessary to drive a successful tourism marketing strategy.

Starlink receives nearly $73 million for more than 29,000 sites in Montana.

SpaceX won bids to provide internet across Montana, including swaths of Lincoln, Flathead and Glacier counties and small pockets along the Hi-Line at Cut Bank, Shelby and Havre. SpaceX also will serve an area east of Bigfork.

Montana Foreign Direct Investment Map

Myriad opportunities exist for FDI into Montana as part of vertical integration of supply chain or partnerships with international firms.

Accelerate Montana’s Rural Innovation Initiative – UM Students: Check out this International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course!

This program will teach you what is like to work with an international remote team working to crack economic inequity in rural communities using innovative, cutting-edge, lean startup tools to launch and grow sustainable businesses.

The Case for Letting People Work From Home Forever

Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and coworkers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why.