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Pandemic perk: Bay Area companies increase mental health help for remote workers

Half of the more than 1,000 workers from mostly Bay Area companies who responded to a survey about how their employers are supporting them said they feel their companies could be doing more to bolster their mental and overall health during the pandemic.

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.

Radically Rural: Art as an Amplifier for Community Connection

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

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.

Ducrey Chocolate makes the list of 20 new businesses opening in downtown Missoula this year

Linda McCarthy, Executive Director of the Downtown Missoula Partnership said Missoula has a sort of entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Local Solutions by Local People: Building Resiliency through Opportunity Development Cooperatives

Please join the Montana Cooperative Development Center for a workshop on an emerging cooperative structure that is already proving successful in revitalizing communities, grow local leadership, and create sustainable businesses.