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DOT Enhances Its Program for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

One key change is an increase in the personal net worth cap, which might help businesses overcome the conundrum of being “too big to be small and too small to be big.”

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KRTV ran a story about our partnership agreement with Lethbridge Economic Development.

Net Neutrality Is Really A Debate Over Monopoly Power

“They do not want their providers engaging in blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. And if they have problems they expect the Nation’s expert authority on communications to be able to respond,”

Montana Department of Commerce Announces International Tourism Marketing Strategy Development Initiative

Over the next 12 months, Commerce will collaborate with its marketing agencies of record (AORs) to understand the desired outcomes from Montana’s economic development and tourism industry leaders. Previously focused on trade tourism and seven specific international markets, Commerce will now explore new options, including new markets, direct-to-consumer tactics, rich media marketing campaigns and exclusive Montana-based summits and press tours.

Feds to end coal leasing in Powder River Basin, nation’s largest source of coal

Though the Powder River Basin coal industry has been in decline since 2008, the BLM’s decision — even if it is defeated by legal challenges — sends a strong signal to the industry, as well as Wyoming and Montana leaders, that mining in the region will come to an end, said Shannon Anderson, attorney for the Sheridan-based landowner advocacy group Powder River Basin Resource Council.

Buttigieg, Pelosi, Other Leaders Headline U.S. High-Speed Rail Conference

Conference speakers asserted that America is entering a new era of progress on high-speed rail, following unprecedented investments by the Biden Administration; Brightline West breaking ground on a bullet train from Las Vegas to Southern California last month; major new labor agreements; and federal designation of seven high-speed rail corridors around the country (including Dallas to Houston and Portland-Seattle-Vancouver, BC.)

June primary ballots give voters a chance to re-think their local government structures

Should City and County organizations merge to form a more efficient and economically less expensive single governing body and should term limits be imposed are among many questions that citizens need to consider.

GFDA Releases Report on Economic Impact of Population Growth in Great Falls Montana

Modest population growth in the Great Falls Montana MSA (Cascade County) created local economic impact of $88.8 million from 2018-2023, supporting 717 jobs in the region, according to a report released today by the Great Falls Development Alliance (GFDA).

Welcome to the world of smart dorm – Missoula, Montana based The Smart Dorm Company

The Smart Dorm Company, founded by two Montana university students, utilizes new innovations to establish smart infrastructure for various facilities. We are focused on creating cost-effective sustainable technology for large-scale residential facilities.

Health department seeks input by May 17 (Now extended to May 20) on 3-year plan to improve child care quality and access

Montana will receive nearly $32 million in federal funds next year to make child care more accessible for low-income families. How it will use that money — and the similar amount it will receive each year through 2027 — is currently being discussed by state officials.